LED Red Light Therapy for Wound Healing
Celluma Light Therapy for the Treatment of Dermal Wounds
In original research conducted at the prestigious Beckman LASER Institute at the University of California, Irvine, Celluma was clinically proven to speed the rate of wound closure equaling or outperforming cold LASERs of similar optical parameters4.
The Celluma is medically CE- Marked in Europe for all FDA indications-for-use, as well as for Dermal Wound Healing as a Class IIa medical device in the European Union. Ideal for use following surgery to enhance healing of incisions or non-healing wounds, Celluma LED red light therapy can help reduce patient down-time and fight infection while increasing overall patient comfort and satisfaction.
Red light therapy has been shown to accelerate tissue repair, decrease wound size and accelerate wound closure, as well as reduce the pain associated with the healing process.
The seminal research for Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT), sometimes called LED therapy, was conducted by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center out of concern for astronauts who might be injured or become ill during long term space flight. In response to this health risk, NASA developed LED (light emitting diode) technology that showed great promise for delivering light energy deep into the body to promote wound healing, and human tissue growth as well as heal burns. The therapeutic benefits of LLLT has been demonstrated in thousands of clinical studies, articles and peer reviewed literature to show that the mechanism for action is cellular absorption of photons (light energy) and the increased production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy which cells utilize to fuel cellular activity. The resulting increase in ATP is then used to power metabolic processes, which includes synthesizing DNA, RNA, and the proteins and enzymes needed to repair or regenerate cells.
Low level-light therapy has been shown to decrease a patient’s recovery time while reducing discomfort levels and enhancing overall outcomes. It is ideally suited following any ablative procedure, as well as pre and post-surgery for the following reasons:
- Phototherapy has been shown to accelerate tissue repair, decrease wound size, accelerate the resolution of erythema, accelerate wound closure and prevent dehiscence¹.
- Phototherapy prior to surgery may reduce the incidence of hypertrophic scars and keloids ².
- Ongoing post-surgery photo-rejunvenation² (activation of fibroblasts to produce collagen and elastin, stimulation of keratinocytes which produce keratin to provide structural strength to the skin).
- Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation prevention².
- Activation of mast, macrophage and neutrophil cells can decrease inflammation and protect against infection.
- Phototherapy is anti-bacterial. The presence of C-acne bacteria can lead to post-operative infections, particularly in shoulder surgery. Using professional grade LED red light therapy prior to surgery can decrease the presence of this bacteria.
LED Red Light Therapy Benefits
There are additional health benefits to using LED red and near-infrared light therapy, as it has been proven to decrease inflammation, increase blood flow and oxygen to tissue, and overall give our cells the boost of energy they need to perform more optimally.
LED red light therapy is a wonderful drug-free option to help eliminate those under eye wrinkles and fine lines. The best line of defense in the anti-aging war is to increase the production of collagen and elastin. Fibroblast cells are responsible for producing collagen and elastin, the two most common proteins in connective tissue. Increased fibroblast proliferation is just one benefit of LED red light therapy. Fibroblasts make collagen fibers, so it stands to reason that the more, and healthier, fibroblasts we have in the skin, the more and better collagen fibers are made.
Proven red and near-infrared wavelengths are utilized in the Celluma SERIES of LED red light therapy devices to combat the signs of aging. These specific wavelengths of light energy are clinically verified to enhance your body’s natural ability to generate collagen and elastin by activating the fibroblast cells.
Pain and Recovery
LED red light therapy has been clinically proven to provide therapeutic benefits across various medical applications, penetrating deep beyond the skin’s surface to enhance health at the cellular level. LED red light therapy benefits our body by providing a more natural method of healing that works from the inside out. Rather than simply masking pain, Celluma red light therapy works differently to treat the underlying condition, enhancing tissue repair and performance, and allowing your body to perform at an optimal level of health and wellness.