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Anti Aging Near Infrared Light

 Near Infrared Light Therapy - ACNE • ANTI-AGING • PAIN

What is LED Light Therapy?

Light Emitting Diode (LED) phototherapy is the application of light energy to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits.  The energy is used to improve cellular performance. Phototherapy is known for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties and has a variety of applications across many medical fields.

Research has shown that phototherapy can: increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, decrease wrinkles, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone, texture and clarity, ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm and arthritis and kill acne bacteria, and much more.

 Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 

  • Reduces the appearance of crow's feet
  • Clears blemishes
  • Improves the appearance of skin tone
  • Regeneration/stimulation of collagen
  • Restores skin's natural collagen activity
  • Activates fibroblast cells which create collagen and elastin
  • Helps the appearance of sun-damaged skin
  • Creates more skin moisture which will help fill out skin
  • Increases circulation, providing a healthier skin to
  • Helps in reducing melanin production, which causes brown age spots
  • Promotes nutritional elements existing within the skin
  • Helps the appearance of irregular pigmentation
  • Lessens skin coarseness
  • Lessens pore size
  • Stimulates and activates metabolic function in skin cells
  • Smoothes texture
  • Reduces skin degradation
  • Reduces the appearance of overall redness and flushing


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How Does Light Energy work?

Specific wavelengths of light energy, when properly absorbed, up-regulates compromised cells. The light (photons) energy is absorbed by photoacceptors in the mitochondria and used to create adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The ATP produced then stimulates various metabolic processes which can result in the repair and regeneration of cell and tissue components.

 Light therapy can:

  1.   Increase vascularity (circulation) by increasing the formation of new capillaries, which are additional blood vessels that replace damaged ones. New capillaries speed up the healing process by carrying more oxygen as well as more nutrients needed for healing and they can also carry more waste products away.

  2.   Stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen is the most common protein found in the body. Collagen is the essential protein used to repair damaged tissue and to replace old tissue. It is the substance that holds cells together and has a high degree of elasticity. By increasing collagen production less scar tissue is formed at the damaged site.

  3.   Stimulate the release of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the major carrier of energy to all cells. Increases in ATP allow cells to accept nutrients faster and get rid of waste products faster by increasing the energy level in the cell. All food turns into ATP before it is utilized by the cells. ATP provides the chemical energy that drives the chemical reaction of the cell.

  4.   Increase lymphatic system activity. Edema, which is the swelling or natural splinting process of the body, has two basic components. The first is a liquid part which can be evacuated by the blood system and the second is comprised of the proteins which have to be evacuated by the lymphatic system. Research has shown that the lymph vessel diameter and the flow of the lymph system can be doubled with the use of light therapy. The venous diameter and the arterial diameters can also be increased. This means that both parts of edema (liquid and protein) can be evacuated at a much faster rate to relieve swelling

  5.   Increase RNA and DNA synthesis. This helps damaged cells to be replaced more promptly.

  6.   Reduce the excitability of nervous tissue. The photons of light energy enter the body as negative ions. This calls upon the body to send positive ions like calcium among others to go to the area being 
    treated. These ions assist in firing the nerves thereby relieving pain.

  7.   Stimulate fibroblastic activity which aids in the repair process. Fibroblasts are present in connective tissue and are capable of forming collagen fibers.

  8.   Increase phagocytosis, which is the process of scavenging for and ingesting dead or degenerated cells by phagocyte cells for the purpose of clean up. This is an important part of the infection fighting 
    process. Destruction of the infection and clean up must occur before the healing process can take place.

  9.   Induce a thermal like effect in the tissue. The light raises the temperature of the cells although there is no heat produced from the diodes themselves. (The BioPack cluster will be warm to the touch 
    because of the electronics needed to power the 30 diodes.)

  10.    Stimulate tissue granulation and connective tissue projections, which are part of the healing process of wounds, ulcers or inflamed tissue.

  11.    Stimulate acetylcholine release. Acetylcholine causes cardiac inhibition, vasodilation, gastrointestinal peristalsis and other parasympathetic effects.

In an article, “Therapeutic Light” - by Chukuku S. Enwemeka, PT, PhD, FACSM, he wrote “other reported mechanisms of light-induced beneficial effects include modulation of prostaglandin levels, alteration of somatosensory evoked potential and nerve conduction velocity, and hyperemia of treated tissues. The resultant clinical benefits include pain relief in conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tendonitis, ankle sprain, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction, shoulder and neck pain, arthritis, and post-herpetic neuralgia, as well as tissue repair in cases of diabetic ulcer, venous ulcer, mouth ulcer, fractures, tendon rupture, ligamentous, tear, torn cartilage, and nerve injury.”

INFRARED LIGHT THERAPY Pain: Invisible Near infrared dominant (880 nm)   

Invisible to the naked eye, IR light penetrates deeper than any other color in the spectrum. Combating the signs of aging and accelerates healing of wounds, cuts, and damage.

RED LIGHT THERAPY Wrinkles:  Red Light Dominant (625 nm to 660 nm)

Red light reaches deep layers of the skin, where it stimulates cellular repair and increases circulation to promote a more vibrant, youthful complexion. Red and IR light work synergistically to deliver optimal skin rejuvenation.

BLUE LIGHT THERAPY Acne:  Blue Light Dominant (405 nm to 465 nm)

Proven to have powerful anti-bacterial properties, blue light is used to treat mild to moderate acne. Blue light also helps to purify the skin, stabilize oil glands, and soothe inflammation.

AMBER LIGHT THERAPY Complextion: 605 nm 

Brings vitality to dull complexions, Amber light reduces the appearance of redness, swelling and inflammation. This color of light is beneficial for rosacea and the treatment of burns, including sunburns.

Discomfort

LED light Therapy session (Red and/or IR Light) specifically designed to address inflammation associated with trauma and/or an allergic reaction that causes discomfort with a focus on clients whonmxperience persistent problems such as joint and muscle discomfort. It is also used within 72 hours of any traumatic event including post-surgical interventions to reduce scarring and encourage normal tissue formation.

 Infrared Light Therapy  

Infrared (IR) light (wavelength 800nm - 900nm) energy penetrates tissue at a greater depth than the blue and red light. Approximately 50% penetrates to 8cm and decreases to less than 1% at 20cm (NASA study). Infrared energy is known to heat tissue and its effects are well documented for therapeutic pain management. For cosmetic applications, IR stimulates the NaK+ pump which increases cell membrane permeability; facilitating equilibrium of cellular pH, while increasing nutritional absorption and elimination of waste byproducts.

Red and Blue Light designed to repair damaged skin and significantly reduce the P. acnes, the bacteria responsible for causing inflammatory acne vulgaris. 15 minutes of Blue light first enters the sebaceous glands and singlet oxygen is created. Singlet oxygen then in turn kills the bacteria. Next, the client is exposed to 15 minutes of red light. This acne treatment aids in the healing process of the skin and prevents infection and scarring from occurring.

Blue light (wavelength 405nm-450nm) provides a very superficial penetration even with a high- intensity narrowband light source. It is primarily absorbed by the epidermis of the skin. Once it is absorbed, blue light targets P. acnes by stimulating porphyrins which then produce intracellular singlet oxygen and thus inducing bacterial death.

Red light (wavelength 625nm-660nm) penetrates human tissue superficially, with approximately 80% of the energy being absorbed in the first 2cm. Red light energy has a significant effect on mitochondrial stimulation, which increases the production of ATP and in turn boosts fibroblast activity. This leads to an increase in cellular turnover, superficial circulation, and an anti-inflammatory emission. 

Red and/or IR Light designed to re-hydrate the face, and increase collagen and elastin formation resulting in a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. It aids in decreasing flaccidity, lifting sagging tissues and restoring skin tone and texture resulting in an overall improvement erasing years from the face. Ten treatments are recommended. Maintenance once a month or as needed can prolong the youthful appearance.

Red and/or IR Light intended to improve discoloration caused by sun damage, chemical build-up, and chemical reactions from chemical peels, and excessive use of skin damaging products. This process normalizes the melanin within the skin. The amount of treatments needed vary depending on the amount of damage to the skin, the thickness of the skin and the age of the client. Severe conditions such as Melasma may be best treated with a combination therapy of topical ointments such as hydroquinone and/or IPL and/or laser followed by Light Therapy.

Scar Tissue - Red and/or IR Light uses powerful Infrared and red light to stimulate the reduction of fibrotic tissue and the replacement of normal tissue. Clients usually notice softening of scar tissue. They also notice flattening and widening of the scar. This is a normal sequence in scar reduction. With several more sessions the flat, wide scar will become thinner and remain flat. Some scars may appear to be resistant to this program (hypertrophic and/or keloid). If this is the case, a customized treatment protocol and/or additional treatment options may need to be considered.

Lightwave LED systems are for Licensed Professionals and have 5 FDA Clearances.

Over the Counter LED for Home use - Revive Light - Neurocare Systems

 

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Research Study Links to PubMed and Journals  Click the links below to view study abstracts on PubMed.gov

Peripheral Neuropathy:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16504836
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11904323

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15289717

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14693984

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16710647

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16303775

 

Wound Healing:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19588536/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9865208

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29713842

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29668397

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29546619

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11295756

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10362987

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9041509

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1437861

PAIN STUDIES

Chronic Low Back Pain, Joint Pain:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2539004/

https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/unique-use-near-infrared-light-source-treat-pain

TMJ

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24197518

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28218006

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29861802

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29850961

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28294697

Inflammation/Pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30074108

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29909435

MS-spinal treatment

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29742699

Joint pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28740325

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25705083

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24610977

Neck and back pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24511189

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27135465

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20704667

Muscloskeletal pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28466181

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4743666

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5903214/

TBI, Brain, Neurological

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28001756

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21182447

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5066074

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28164443

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23964217

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7769534

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26989758

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15557336

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21172691

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214647416300381?via%3Dihub

LLLT Overview

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22045511

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3799034/

Exercise Recovery/Post Workout

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3554033/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24249354

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24942380

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29099680

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27874264

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27050245

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26647747

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27141153

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27034111

 

Over 60 peer-reviewed papers on tissue repair and pain control.   Although most studies use low level lasers, more recent studies reveal very similar results with LED systems.  The studies show overwhelming positive results.

  

 

 

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