Photobiomodulation for your wellness & healthy skin
what is photobiomodulation?
Photobiomodulation, also known as low-level light therapy (LLLT), is a therapeutic technique that involves the application of low-intensity light to biological tissues. This light typically falls within the visible and near-infrared spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. The goal of photobiomodulation is to stimulate various cellular processes within the body, which results in health benefits and promoting tissue repair.
How is photobiomodulation performed?
During photobiomodulation, light energy is absorbed by mitochondria, which are the energy-producing organelles within cells. This absorption can lead to several physiological effects, including increased production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the cell’s primary energy source. Additionally, it can trigger signaling pathways that influence cellular function, such as reducing inflammation, promoting blood circulation, and enhancing tissue regeneration.
The benefits of photobiomodulation
Photobiomodulation has been researched and used in various medical and therapeutic applications, including:
Pain Management: It has been employed to alleviate pain caused by conditions such as musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, and neuropathy. The reduction in inflammation and the release of endorphins (natural pain-relieving compounds) contribute to its pain-relieving effects.
Wound Healing: Photobiomodulation can accelerate wound healing by promoting cell proliferation, collagen synthesis, and angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels), which are crucial processes in tissue repair.
Hair Regrowth: It has been explored as a treatment for conditions like androgenetic alopecia (pattern hair loss), where low-level light therapy may stimulate hair follicles and promote hair regrowth.
Skin Rejuvenation: Photobiomodulation has been used for skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and wrinkles. It is believed to enhance collagen production and improve overall skin texture and appearance.
Muscle Recovery: Athletes and individuals engaged in physical training use photobiomodulation to potentially speed up muscle recovery and reduce muscle fatigue.
Inflammatory disorders: Studies have shown promising benefits for inflammatory disorders such as Hidradenitis, acne, eczema, psoriasis and myofascial pain.