An Overview of Photon LED Light Therapy

Photon LED light therapy is a non-invasive skin treatment that use LED light energy to stimulate the body’s natural cells processes to boost, rejuvenation, and repair the skin from inside. LED light therapy use wavelengths of visible and invisible light to eliminate all sorts of imperfections on the skin. There are many different types of LED light therapies, however here are the top three most popular within the skincare industry.

  • Blue light- this light therapy features powerful antibacterial properties that treat acne without irritation, decreases the production of oil, prevents future breakout, and is a UV-free alternative to treat eczema and psoriasis.
  • Red light- this light therapy boosts the skin's natural hydration, eliminates redness and inflammation, improves blood circulation within the skin, and provides increased skin repair.
  • Near Infrared light- this light therapy features the most effective wavelength. This boosts cells permeability and absorption to rejuvenate cells, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, boosts elasticity, eliminate pain and inflammation, and fasten wound healing.

It is no surprise that life would not exist on this planet without the existence of light from the sun. The reason is simple. Light has proved to be a source of wellness on living tissues and possesses numerous healing benefits. Light feeds photons (tiny packages of energy) to our bodies that result in various benefits to our health by boosting our body's natural chemistry and healing powers. LED light therapy manifests these therapeutic effects of light to alter the functioning of the body at the cellular level, thus boosting circulation, relieving pain, and bearing healing.

LED light therapy has been put under years of independent research to determine and explain its powerful therapeutic benefits to all living tissues. Visible red light with a wavelength of 650 nanometres (nm) can penetrate human tissue to a 8-10 mm depth. The high blood and water content in the skin layers allows them to readily absorb red light, which effectively treats any blemishes close to the skin surface. When absorbed by cells, the light accelerates tissue repair, which speeds up recovery.

The light has also been established to affect a group of cells at the cellular level, which causes them to release other cellular products that cause the skin capillaries to dilate. The dilation boosts blood flow, which increases oxygen and nutrients supply to the skin. That is how light therapy helps restore the natural cellular activity of the skin and promote tissue regeneration.

History of Photon LED Light Therapy

The use of light for therapeutic purposes dates back to ancient times. Light was discovered to affect the growth and metabolism of organisms long ago. Indeed, the use of sunlight in heliotherapy dates back to 1400 BC, where it was practiced for many centuries in ancient civilisations, including ancient Rome, Egypt, and Greece. In 1500 BC, the Greeks first recorded the healing properties of light when they revealed that exposure to light vital for health restoration. 

Just like any other inventions, innovations must occur. Around the 1900s, light therapies had transitioned from the use of direct sunlight to using filtered sunlight and artificial sources of light such as fluorescent tubes and quartz lamps.

In 1903, Dr. Niels Finsen, a Danish physician, was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for his research work that showed the beneficial effects of different light wavelengths in Tuberculosis treatment.

Towards the final years of the 20th century, research funded by NASA had already shown results of using LED to boost the healing of painful mouth ulcers resulting from cancer therapies such as chemotherapy and radiation. The results showed that LED treatment was quick and painless.

The space program and NASA proved further powers possessed by the LED light. NASA used LEDs to enhance the growth of plant tissues in space since cells cannot grow naturally without gravity. When LED was applied to the plants, they thrived. Also, LED proved to reduce the symptoms of zero gravity on astronauts such as loss of bone mass, atrophied muscles, and lack of healing on wounds.

In a LED Technology Press Release, NASA stated, NASA scientists have found that cells exposed to near-infrared light from LEDs, which is energy just outside the visible range, grow 150 to 200 percent faster than cells not stimulated by such light. The light arrays increase energy (ATP and nitric oxide) that speed up the healing process.

The LED light therapy has been used by physicians, NASA, and navy seals for the regeneration of muscles and wound healing. The technology continues to be used to date but with improved quality and efficiency. Enjoy the beauty of light therapy with the many approved therapeutic benefits of LED therapy by visiting Skin Engineers website.

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