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What is LED Light Therapy?



LED red light therapy can target fibroblast cells, responsible for producing collagen and elastin, two proteins that are found in connective tissues.

Stimulating the production of collagen and elastin can help tighten and firm the skin. As a result, most clients see a reduction in common signs of aging within only a few sessions.

In addition to the improved appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin around the neck, commonly associated with aging, is also improved.

Acne Treatment

Clients who have cycled through various creams, ointments, and even prescription medications often find success with Celluma light therapy. Treatment can reduce the surface-level appearance of acne as well as prevent future breakouts by improving overall skin health.

The combination of blue and red light used by Celluma devices causes a dramatic reduction in acne. Blue LED targets acne-causing bacteria underneath the skin while red LED stimulates the immune system which helps kill bacteria more effectively. In addition to killing bacteria, red LED  also helps decrease inflammation which reduces scars and lesions that may linger after acne is gone, improving the overall appearance of the skin.

Pain Management

Much like plants, scientific research has shown that human bodies can absorb particles of light (photons) and transform that light energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy needed to power metabolic processes, improve cellular performance, and encourage tissue repair and regeneration.

Modern LED red/near-infrared light therapy utilizes three types of wavelengths; Blue, Red, and Near-Infrared. Blue and Red light therapy provide great aesthetic benefits such as acne treatment and increased collagen production, helping to achieve the signature youthful glow people associate with red light therapy facials.

Infrared light, however, particularly near-infrared, offers a whole new set of medical benefits that are clinically proven to penetrate deep below the skin’s surface layer to target muscle and joint pain at the source, providing much-needed pain relief for people who suffer from inflammation, arthritis or another type of injury.

Whether you are looking for pain relief from a chronic condition or healing of a specific injury (i.e. an ankle sprain or a strained muscle), red light therapy is an effective, non-toxic, and easy-to-use treatment option.

Hair Restoration

Red light LED devices have been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of male and female pattern hair loss. Substantial research has supported light therapy’s ability to regrow hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia with minimal degrees of side effects and adverse events.

Light therapy for hair can be an effective stand-alone therapy or adjunctive therapy to medication and topical prescriptions for optimal hair regrowth. The bottom line is that the market for real hair restoration solutions is booming. Light therapy for hair compliments currently existing treatments and procedures (prescription drugs, PRP, stem cells, transplant surgery) to enhance an individual’s outcome for maximizing hair growth.

What is Light Therapy? 

Light Emitting Diode (LED) phototherapy is the application of light energy to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits. The energy is used to improve cellular performance. Phototherapy is known for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties and has a variety of applications across many medical fields. Research has shown that phototherapy can: increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, decrease wrinkles, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone and wrinkles, texture, and clarity, ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm, and arthritis, kill acne bacteria, and much more.

How Does Light Energy work?

Specific wavelengths of light energy, when properly absorbed, up-regulates compromised cells. The light(photons) energy is absorbed by photo acceptors in the mitochondria and used to create adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The ATP produced then stimulates various metabolic processes which can result in the repair and regeneration of cell and tissue components. In an article, “Therapeutic Light”-by Chukuku S.Enwemeka, PT, Ph.D., FACSM, he wrote “other reported mechanisms of light-induced beneficial effects include modulation of prostaglandin levels, alteration of somatosensory evoked potential and nerve conduction velocity, and hyperemia of treated tissues. The resultant clinical benefits include pain relief in conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tendonitis, ankle sprain, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, shoulder and neck pain, arthritis, and post-herpetic neuralgia, as well as tissue repair in cases of diabetic ulcer, a venous ulcer, mouth ulcer, fractures, tendon rupture, ligamentous, tear, torn cartilage, and nerve injury.”

What is Celluma? 

Celluma is unique and quite unlike any other low-level light therapy device available today. Based on NASA research, Celluma delivers blue, red, and near-infrared light energy simultaneously to safely treat a wide variety of conditions. 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.


This clinically validated technique is gaining greater and greater acceptance in mainstream medicine by dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons as a non-invasive therapeutic modality for the treatment and healing of skin and wound conditions and by pain professionals for pain relief.


Phototherapy, or LED red light therapy, 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 referred to are photobiostimulation, photobiomodulation, photomedicine, LED light 

therapy, low-level light therapy (LLLT), red light therapy, and cold and soft LASER therapy. All terms are correct, have the same meaning, and are used to describe the delivery of light energy to treat a variety of medical and cosmetic conditions.

LED light therapy treatments are non-invasive, painless, require no recovery time, and can be used safely on all skin types. 

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