LED Light Therapy
Non-invasive, FDA-approved LED technology is designed to treat a variety of skin and pain conditions
Light Therapy: The New Way to Heal
Thanks to innovative new technologies, LED light therapy is becoming a popular way to heal and stay healthy. Lumturi Wellness offers a Celluma device that provides LED light therapy, which is a popular, non-invasive treatment that uses different wavelengths of light that have been shown to effectively treat various health issues affecting the skin, muscles, tissues, and bone. LED light therapy uses different wavelengths of light, such as red, blue, and infrared to promote unique effects, depending on their penetrability. Years of research have shown that, when certain wavelengths of light penetrate the body, they stimulate mitochondria, which are tiny, energy-producing organelles found inside cells. Once energized, these mitochondria produce more of the compound adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is an energy source that’s used and stored at the cellular level. This surge in ATP leads to several physiological effects. It increases the production of collagen, the most abundant protein in our bodies. And it is known to reduce inflammation, which is beneficial for muscle recovery, chronic inflammatory diseases, and general arthritic joint and muscle aches and pains. It is also known to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne.
The colors of LED light therapy provide different therapeutic properties:
- Blue light wavelengths between 380 nanometers (nm) and 500nm, which are among the shortest and highest-energy wavelengths. This makes it popular for treating surface skin conditions such as acne and has been shown to have an antimicrobial effect on the skin, which helps it kill acne-causing bacteria
- Red light therapy, is the largest wavelength that penetrates deep into the skin. Red light ranges from 630nm to 700nm and penetrates to a depth of 10 millimeters. This is why red light therapy is ideal for combatting signs of aging; used consistently over a period of time, it will stimulate skin cells and generate visible changes in the tone and texture of the skin, while also noticeably diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is also used to treat dermatological conditions such as rosacea and psoriasis, and it’s been shown to combat androgenetic alopecia, which is hair loss
- Near-Infrared (NIR) light ranges from 700nm to 1100nm and penetrates to a depth of 2 to 7 centimeters. NIR is used as a medical treatment, and for good reason. Numerous studies have shown its efficacy in reducing inflammation, which is the body’s natural response to injury. This light therapy has been shown to successfully reduce rheumatoid arthritis symptoms by as much as 70% when compared with placebo groups. This type of light therapy is especially beneficial for actively fit individuals. By zoning in on inflammation, NIR therapy promotes faster muscle recovery, mitigates pain, and reduces the amount of downtime between bouts of exercise. This is why red light therapy is often used as a recovery tool for weight-lifting, running, biking, and other intense forms of exercise.
Proven research suggests 2 (30-minute) sessions per week for 6-8 weeks depending on the area and condition being treated.