LED therapy: using light to regenerate cells
A method used in aesthetics as well as in medicine, photomodulation allows the regeneration of cells simply by exposure to pulsed and cold light. Derived from the soft laser, it promises to solve all kinds of physical and cerebral problems. Focus on the cousin of light therapy….
Photomodulation, a light technique with multiple virtues
Deep cell hydration, blood oxygenation or even healing assistance, led photomodulation makes it possible to intervene in different ways on the body for aesthetic or medical needs. The most important thing about this method is that it has no side effects and is totally painless.
Photobiomodulation in a few words
Photobiomodulation is based on the ability of our cells, via mitochondria, to respond to pulsed and chromatic light. This therapy uses LEDs, these bulbs that you already know in your daily life, but for a therapeutic application that has several objectives:
- Regenerate cells in depth
- Moisturize the cells
- Help the penetration of the product into the dermis
- Heal and behave as an anti-inflammatory
- Improve cell recovery
- Increasing energy tenfold….
This method of care by light is therefore found in a sports setting to improve performance, an aesthetic setting for the reduction or even disappearance of acne or stretch marks and rejuvenation actions, or a medical setting for the healing and repair of brain cells. There are therefore many applications:
- Anti-ageing effect
- Recovery assistance
- Sport Capacity Development
- Activation of healing
- Skin problems
- Brain injuries
- Neurodegenerative disease….
Light therefore seems to be the solution to many physical problems. And the major advantage of photobiomodulation is that it does not hurt at all during or after treatment. This LED therapy is totally painless and effective, which represents a real revolution in the field of health and aesthetics.
What is photomodulation: origins and operating principles?
The effects of soft lasers were already well known in the medical field and had been for at least 50 years. The first to benefit from this innovative technology in the search for healing in a environment considered difficult is NASA. Indeed, weightlessness slows down healing just like in the depths of the ocean where it is denser. The variation in gravity therefore plays a decisive role in the recovery of cells. It was therefore necessary to use infrared lamps, which, by the way, actually emit a spectrum ranging from blue to infrared, to activate and even accelerate healing.
This first discovery is combined with LEDs, these everyday bulbs, which have the particularity of not heating up. It was still necessary to discover that LEDs associated with infrared and diffused in pulsed light with flashes spaced a few microseconds apart could positively influence damaged or even damaged cells and activate biological agents allowing the repair and regeneration of these cells to discover photobiomodulation.
It is by performing acts of healing the cellular lesions of patients treated with radiotherapy or any other disease attacking the cells that researchers realized the other effect of this truly unique technique: rejuvenation. Numerous studies have been conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness of this process from both a medical and aesthetic point of view and the results are simply impressive. If only on fine lines which, on the least receptive subjects, are significantly reduced, to the most receptive subjects where they can practically or even completely disappear.
And this is just one example of the many benefits of this LED technology. Based on their experiments, the researchers refined the method by varying the wavelengths of light according to the desired effects using different colours such as blue, yellow or infrared. Indeed, they realized that the monochromic application of pulsed light allowed them to act differently on the cells. For example, acne is treated first by exposure to blue light which has an antiseptic effect on pimples and then by red light for healing. Professionals have thus observed effects on most dermatitis and particularly acne. Today, photobiomodulation continues to work in the medical field and is regularly used in the aesthetic field.