What is 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 and wrinkles, texture and clarity, ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm and arthritis and kill acne bacteria, and much more.

What is low-level light therapy?

Originally researched and developed by NASA, low-level light therapy, also known as photobiostimulation, is the application of light energy to the body to obtain therapeutic benefits.  It produces a natural photochemical reaction similar to the process of plant photosynthesis, and has a wide range of beneficial applications across many medical fields, including the treatment of skin, muscle, joint and pain conditions.

 

Article:  Keys to Effective Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) 

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. 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.”

 

Diagram:  How Light Energy is Absorbed by Cells
 

What is Celluma?

Celluma is unique and quite unlike any other low-level light therapy device available today. Based on NASA research, Celluma delivers blue, red and near-infrared light energy simultaneously to safely treat a wide variety of conditions. Each wavelength is absorbed by different molecules that act as a signaling mechanism for different cellular processes. For example, some reduce inflammation and some kill bacteria, while others enhance localized circulation.  

Celluma can be used by the whole family*, Health Canada approved and FDA-cleared to treat:

  • Wrinkles and aging skin

  • Acne and pimples

  • Muscle pain, joint pain and arthritic pain

  • Muscle spasm and muscle tissue tension

  • Decrease inflammation

  • Increase micro-circulation

*Celluma is not for use on children under 12 years

 

Anti-aging treatment with Celluma light therapy

As we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin which leads to fine lines and wrinkles.  Red and near-infrared wavelengths of light energy are used in the Celluma light therapy devices to assist aging skin.  These wavelengths of light energy activate fibroblast cells (responsible for producing collagen and elastin) enhancing your body's natural ability to generate collagen and elastin.

 

Acne treatment with Celluma light therapy

Blue wavelengths of light energy are used in the Celluma light therapy devices to assist with acne and pimples.  Blue light therapy works by killing the bacteria below the skin's surfaces that causes acne as well as decreasing inflammation and improving skin tone and texture.

Pain management with Celluma light therapy

Near-infrared wavelengths of light energy are used in the Celluma light therapy devices to penetrate deep into the muscles and joints tissues to alleviate pain, increase circulation, increase tissue repair  and decrease inflammation.  Celluma's unique ability to bend and flex allows you to contour the device to treat various parts of your body.

How do I achieve best results with Celluma?

  • Use Celluma on clean, dry skin

  • Use any Celluma device 2 - 3 times per week for 30 minutes

  • Place your Celluma as close to the treatment area as possible

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