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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 photo acceptors 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 and 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. 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 that the blood system can evacuate, and the second comprises the proteins that the lymphatic system must evacuate. Research has shown that the lymph vessel diameter and the flow of the lymph system can be doubled with light therapy. The venous diameter and 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 cleanup. 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.

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 accelerates the 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.

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 anti-inflammatory emissions.

LED light Therapy session (Red and/or IR Light) is specifically designed to address inflammation associated with trauma and/or an allergic reaction that causes discomfort with a focus on clients who experience 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.

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

AMBER LIGHT THERAPY Complexion: 605 nm

It 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.

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 eliminating waste byproducts.

Red and/or IR Light is 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 is intended to improve discoloration caused by sun damage, chemical build-up, chemical reactions from chemical peels, and excessive use of skin-damaging products. This process normalizes the melanin within the skin. The number of treatments needed varies depending on the amount of damage to the skin, the thickness of the skin, and the client's age. 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 the 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 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.

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