Low-Level-Laser-Therapy (LLLT), also known as Red Light Therapy (RLT) or Near-infrared (NIR), uses low-power lasers to emit light in the near-infrared spectrum, typically between 700-1000nm. When applied to the skin the light energy is absorbed by the cells, increasing energy in cells (adenosine triphosphate) which leads to an improvement in blood flow, tissue repair, and cell growth. The therapy promotes the activity of certain enzymes and activates the immune system, which helps to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
LLLT is used to treat a variety of conditions including pain, inflammation, weight loss, wound healing, eczema and more. It is used in the cosmetic industry for anti-aging, and hair regrowth.
Light Therapy helps accelerate weight loss by removing fat out of fat cells. The image to the right are actual photos of fat cells collapsing during a Light Therapy treatment.
For long term weight loss Light Therapy must be coupled with a proper diet. Photos of actual patients show the possible results.
Below is a testimonial from Dr. Olivia Johnson on the success of her patients weight loss results.
Skin Care & Wound Care
Light Therapy increases blood flow and reduces inflammation bringing tremendous results for skin care and wound care patients. Light Therapy increases collagen growth and cellular energy (biostimulation) bringing anti-aging results as seen in the photos to the right.
Elderly people battle inflammation around wounds especially wounds to the arms and legs. The biostimulaton effects of Light Therapy accelerates wound healing.
Biostimulation also brings healing effects to other skin conditions like eczema, hives
The History of Light Therapy
Light therapy has a long history dating back to ancient times when people would spend time in natural environments such as sunrooms to improve their health. Dr. Mester, a Hungarian surgeon who conducted pioneering research on the effects of LLLT in the 1960s, found that LLLT had a positive effect on wound healing and pain relief. He called this effect "biostimulation” – the effect of light in deep tissue stimulating multiple biological effects. The first studies on the biological effects of LLLT were conducted in the 1970s, and the therapy was first used to treat pain and inflammation in humans in the 1980s. NASA used LLLT in the 1980s to support wound healing for astronauts.
In the 1980s, the Soviet Union and the Eastern bloc countries were the first to adopt LLLT as a standard treatment for various medical conditions, including sports injuries and chronic pain. It was not until the 1990s that LLLT started to be used in Western countries, and it has been increasingly used since then in many clinics and hospitals worldwide.