What is light therapy?
So what is LED light therapy? Light therapy is the application of specific wavelengths of light energy to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits.
The energy delivered is then used to improve cellular performance. Light therapy can be delivered through light emitting diode (LEDs) devices or cold lasers, and has a variety of applications across many medical fields.
It has been widely researched and is supported by thousands of peer-reviewed and published clinical research papers from prestigious institutions around the world. Other terms by which light therapy is know are photobiostimulation, photobiomodulation, photomedicine, LED light therapy, low-level light therapy (LLLT), red light therapy, cold and soft LASER therapy. All terms are correct, have the same meaning and are used to describe the delivery of light energy to to treat a variety of medical and cosmetic conditions.
The treatment is non-invasive, painless, requires no recovery time, and can be used safely on all skin types.
The only all-in-one LED light therapy device designed to manage a variety of pain and skin conditions.
About the Celluma SERIES
Cleared by the FDA for pain management and skin care, Celluma LED light therapy devices use specific wavelengths of light energy to improve cellular health by accelerating the repair and replenishment of compromised tissue cells. While similar devices on the market claim to do the same, they often require multiple panels and accessories in order to treat specific conditions or accommodate different parts of the body. From compact handhelds to large full-body light therapy devices, the Celluma SERIES offers convenient solutions in a variety of versatile, affordable all-in-one systems.
How it Works
In the same way that plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into energy, high intensity light emitting diodes (LEDs) utilizing specific, proven wavelengths of light can trigger a natural biostimulatory effect in human tissue. Research has shown that LED light therapy can increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, kill acne bacteria, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone, texture and clarity, decrease under eye wrinkles as well as ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm, and pain associated with arthritis.
Research indicates that cells absorb particles of light (photons) and transform their energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy that cells utilize. The resulting elevation of ATP is then used to power metabolic processes; synthesize DNA, RNA, proteins, enzymes, and other products needed to repair or regenerate cell components; foster mitosis or cell proliferation; and restore homeostasis. Simply put, the LED light source provides compromised cells with added energy so the cells performance is enhanced. For example, fibroblast cells will increase collagen and elastin production in connective tissue to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increase the rate of wound healing.
LIGHT SOURCE EMITS PHOTONS
PHOTONS ARE ABSORBED IN THE MITOCHONDRIA AND CELL MEMBRANES
CAUSING AN ELEVATION OF ATP SYNTHESIS
Increased ATP* causes a cascade of metabolic events resulting in biochemical and cellular changes
Patented, pulsed-wave technology controlled by proprietary software algorithms add to the applicability of Celluma light therapy. With the exception of the Celluma CLEAR (emits blue and red only) for treating acne, all Celluma devices are polychromatic and deliver blue (465nm), red (640nm) and infrared (880nm) light energy simultaneously to safely treat a wide variety of conditions easily and affordably, both in a professional setting and at home. 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.
Shining a Light on the Celluma Difference
There is a broad range of optical parameters required to induce cellular responses for desired therapeutic outcomes. These specific and well-proven requirements for effective light therapy begin with choosing the correct wavelengths; blue, red and near-infrared. These are the wavelengths most widely supported by credible scientific research for the effective application of low-level light therapy. Optimal energy delivery and treatment parameters are also crucial components. The importance of device placement and proximity to tissue is one aspect of LED light therapy which is often misunderstood and rarely explained effectively. The key to efficacy is getting the light emissions as close to the skin as possible to ensure optimal energy absorption. Based on Celluma’s patented shape-taking design, no other LED device is capable of positioning better or more easily than Celluma.
We know, based on the Inverse Square Law of optical physics, that the proximity to the treatment area is key to effectiveness. This law applies to all light therapy devices. In order to make up for the distance factor, early LED machines were built on what is considered today to be outdated platforms, and had to resort to different strategies, including increasing the number LEDs or increasing power output. However, these tactics don’t make up for distance they are positioned form the skin, they do however add dramatically to the cost of these bulky devices. The key to light therapy efficacy is not how much energy is output by a device, or how many LEDs there are, but how much energy is available for absorption by the tissue.
The Inverse Square Law states that certain forces on an object varies by the inverse square of the distance between the object and the source of the force. Light energy obeys this law. For example, an object placed three inches away from a light source will receive only one ninth as much energy as an object placed one inch from the light. Simply put and following the principles of the Inverse Square Law, we understand that the closer the light energy is emitted to the skin the more energy is absorbed and the faster and better you will see results. What exactly does this mean for you and how do you use this information to optimize results?
Today’s advances in LED technology allows Celluma to produce devices that leverage the Inverse Square Law. Celluma devices are flexible and shape-taking in design, allowing them to be contoured closely to the treatment area. In application, this means faster, better and longer lasting results for you, your clients and your patients. Essentially, placing Celluma, or any light therapy device farther away from the skin will not make it ineffective, just less effective.
Additionally, Celluma’s contouring design allows previously considered “awkward” areas such as elbows, shoulders or ankles to be treated with ease. The modality is hands-and stand free and does not require monitoring during the treatment session.
See how Celluma compares to other light therapy devices. The difference is uniquely clear. Celluma is:
- Safe, clinically proven, FDA-cleared and medically CE marked
- Non-toxic, non-invasive
- Affordable alternative to drugs and harsh topical solutions
- Conforms closely to the treatment area for optimal effectiveness unlike other LED devices
- Patented Shape-Taking Design. While some LED machines claim to be flexible, unlike Celluma, none can hold their shape in position without stands or cradles to hold them in place
- Treats large surface areas and can be used safely anywhere on the body
- Portable and lightweight — ideal for travel and easy storage
- Takes the principles of the Inverse Square Law into account
- Embedded NASA researched technology
- Safe for the entire family, including pets*
*Not cleared for use on children under 12 years old
Illuminating Vitality as Nature Intended
Celluma light therapy mimics a natural photobiochemical reaction process to deliver safe, UV-free low-level light energy through FDA cleared, high-intensity LED devices. Use Celluma to regain and maintain your body’s natural vitality without the concern of dangerous side effects often associated with modern pharmaceuticals. Designed to address a multitude of skin and musculoskeletal conditions, Celluma is available in 1, 2 and 3-mode user-friendly devices and comes in several sizes.
See why Celluma is a preferred low-level light therapy device for wellness, pain, and skin specialists.
- Self-diagnosis of Mild-to-Moderate Acne for Self Treatment with Blue Light Therapy
- Clinical Efficacy of Self-applied Blue Light Therapy for Mild-to-Moderate Facial Acne
- Phototherapy with blue (415 nm) and red (660 nm) light in the treatment of acne vulgaris
- Low Level Light Therapy with Light-Emitting Diodes for the Aging Face
- Dual Effect of Photobiomodulation on Melasma: Downregulation of Hyperpigmentation and Enhanced Solar Resistance – A Pilot Study
- Low Level Laser (Light) Therapy (LLLT) for Cosmetic Medicine and Dermatology
- Regulation of Skin Collagen Metabolism In Vitro Using a Pulsed 660nm LED Light Source: Clinical Correlation with a Single-blinded Study
- Facial Rejuvenation in the Triangle of ROS
- Effects of Infrared Radiation on Skin Photo-aging and Pigmentation
- Study to Determine the Efficacy of Combination LED Light Therapy (633 nm and 830 nm) in Facial Skin Rejuvenation
- Light-emitting Diodes (LEDs) in Dermatology
- The Use of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) For Musculoskeletal Pain
- Short-term therapeutic effects of 890-nanometer light therapy for chronic low back pain: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study
- Keys to Low Level Light Therapy
- The Nuts and Bolts of Low-Level Light Therapy
- Infrared LED irradiation applied during high-intensity treadmill training improves maximal exercise tolerance in postmenopausal women: a 6-month longitudinal study.
- Comparison between cold water immersion therapy (CWIT) and light emitting diode therapy (LEDT) in short-term skeletal muscle recovery after high-intensity exercise in athletes-preliminary results.
Dermal Wound Healing
- A Systematic Review of Low-Level Light Therapy For Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcer
- The Use Of NASA Light-Emitting Diode Near-Infrared Technology For Biostimulation
- Effect of NASA Light-Emitting Diode Irradiation on Wound Healing
- Comparison of laser and diode sources for acceleration of in vitro wound healing by low-level light therapy
- Combination of low-level light therapy and nitrosyl-cobinamide accelerates wound healing