Unlike a heating pad, light therapy works underneath the skins surface, penetrating a 1” to 1”1 ½” below the skin’s surface. Light therapy assists with pain relief by increasing blood circulation, relaxing muscles, and reducing spasms.
There are many studies that show how light therapy works for pain relief, including a NASA study that confirmed their light therapy devices reduced painful side effects from radiation and chemotherapy. Health professionals such as doctors, rehab facilities, therapists, and chiropractors already use light therapy for pain on patients in clinical settings. The efficacy of infrared light therapy for chronic low back pain was studied in the journal Pain: Research and Management.
Oral light therapy, in the form of low level lasers and LEDs, has been used in dentistry for decades now. Various studies have shown the efficacy of LED lights for various aspects of oral health. A study shared by the US National Library of Medicine showed how LED lights killed periodontal pathogens. Non-UV blue lights have also been shown by the American Chemical Society to be a safer but still effective method for teeth whitening with whitening treatments, a finding repeated by major dental product suppliers. Light therapy is worth looking into for things like; sensitive teeth, toothache, infections, oral hygiene in general, tooth/gum damage
Aside from working on the skin, it works for the hair too! There are many factors to consider in the success of regrowing hair. The key is to have visible red light absorbed by the hair follicle. Wavelengths between 630-670 nanometers are most effective in being absorbed and cause a natural biological reaction to stimulate hair growth. Success in regrowing hair also relies on how early the treatment is started. The earlier that it is done, the better the results. The kind of hair loss matters too.
Red light hair loss therapies are recommended for individuals who have temporary hair loss due to issues such as medication side effects, stress, surgery, or other hair loss conditions, such as male pattern baldness or menopause.
If your pain problem has developed over several years and is considered chronic, it may take multiple daily treatments to start reducing pain. The system is not intended to replace any current medication prescribed by your physician. Always consult your physician if the pain persists or intensifies. This may be a symptom of other conditions needing immediate attention.
First, turn the device off and unplug from any power source. Clean device exterior with damp cloth or rubbing alcohol. Allow to dry completely prior to use. Do not clean the LED lights with any liquid or damp cloth.
Yes, you may experience some redness and/or skin sensitivity after treatments. This is normal. It should fade shortly after treatment. If you continue to have discomfort and redness of the skin, lower the suction setting and frequency of use until you are comfortable. If you are still experiencing redness or discomfort, give your skin a rest for a few days.