The use of LED-Low-level light therapy (LED-LLLT) has grown rapidly in dermatology as well as many other fields of medicine. More-and-more evidence is being published on its value, as a non-invasive standalone treatment, as well as an adjunct to surgery….
To summarise how it works; a light source which is non-laser, non-invasive and non-ionising, provides energy in the form of photons, which in turn gets absorbed by the cells. This boosts the cells into a photo-activated energetic state, but without heat, and without damaging them. If these cells were damaged or compromised, the LED-LLLT will promote their repair, and improve healing times. It also encourages the cells to multiply and function better.
For example, in the skin it stimulates fibroblasts to produce more collagen, elastin and ground substance to give the skin a healthier and youthful look (photo rejuvenation). Some wavelengths also relieve muscle and joint pain, and promote the general euphoric feeling. There is even anecdotal evidence of LED-LLLT therapy benefiting patients living with Parkinson’s disease.
The treatment is pain free and non-invasive.