The LED light treatment devices PharmaLight offers are effective and easy to use. Within wound care, orthopedics, physical therapy, rehab and other areas it´s now possible to accelerate the healing process, reduce the risk of scarring, speed up recovery and to actually heal bad chronic wounds. And it´s cost effective.
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How PharmaLight´s LED light treatment works
- LED light treatment stimulates the production of ATP in the mitochondria
ATP is the major carrier of energy in the cells and is made by the cell’s power units, the mitochondria. Without ATP, all cellular functions cease, and an increase in ATP allows the cells to accept nutrients faster and to dispose of waste products by increasing the energy levels in the cell. ATP provides the chemical energy that drives the chemical reactions of the cell. ATP production is enhanced by light therapy, as light of a coherent, optimal wavelength energizes the cytochrome b structure, allowing it to donate electrons to the electron transport chain at a greater rate to increase ATP production.
- LED light treatment reverses cell death process and ensures cell repair
Following injury, a cell quickly approaches a point of no return, after which cell death is a certainty. LED light treatment, if administered immediately, can reverse most such cell death processes by increasing ATP production.
- Cellular regeneration
Once a cell has died, the body needs to make new cells to replace the compromised or damaged cells. Light therapy prevents the overproduction of scar tissue and ensures quicker (up to 250X) cellular regeneration. This is of major importance for accident victims to regain full functionality. This accelerated “replacement” effect is seen in all cell types. Once cells have been boosted with light therapy they can resume their normal functioning and make new blood vessels, nerve tissue, bone cells, cartilage, etc. Light therapy does not cause cellular overgrowth or cancer – cells are merely recharged to resume their normal functioning.
- Clearing of inflammation and increased lymphatic activity
Local inflammation, although necessary, chokes a cell. LED light treatment lessens inflammation and ischemia, helping the cell to take up nutrients and oxygen from surrounding tissue and blood vessels. Light therapy relieves ischemia and stops cell “choking”. Edema has two components i.e. a liquid part, which can be evacuated by the blood system and a proteinaceous component which is comprised of proteins which have to be evacuated by the lymphatic system. Research has shown that the lymph vessel diameter and the flow of the lymphatic system can be doubled with the use of light therapy. The venous and arterial diameters can also be increased. This means that both components of edema can be evacuated faster to reduce swelling.
- Increased immune system activity
Near-infrared light has been shown to increase immune system functioning. The exact mechanism by which this occurs has not been eluciated, but several studies have shown a systemic effect in subjects on whom light therapy was used. This means that local treatment of a wound with Photizo®has a general immune enhancing effect.
- LED light treatment increases blood supply
Increases blood supply to areas by stimulating the formation of new capillaries and blood vessels to replace damaged ones. This speeds up the healing process by providing more oxygen and nutrients needed for healing to the damaged cells. It also accelerates waste and debris removal form the site of injury. Light therapy has a vasodilatory effect.
- Systemic effect and reduced excitability of nervous tissue
LED light treatment assists in reducing the excitability of nerve tissue, thereby relieving pain. There is also a sharp increase in endorphins and serotonin, providing a further systemic pain-relieving and calming effect. This is of importance in acute and chronic pain relief.
- LED light treatment regulates collagen production
Collagen is the most essential protein building block used to repair damaged tissues, and to replace old tissues. By increasing and regulating collagen production less scar tissue is formed. LED light treatment does not result in an overproduction of collagen – rather, it helps the cell produce optimal levels necessary for healing.