Everybody experiences a wound at some stage in their lives, and some people are more prone to slow-healing wounds than others. Examples here include people using cortisone, diabetics and the elderly in general. Read more here on using light therapy to assist in wound healing.
- Studies have found that near infrared wavelength increases microcirculation and formation of new capillaries. The wound is, therefore, receiving more oxygen and nutrients to help with the natural wound healing process.
- Infrared rays ‘clean up’ dead cells through boosted blood circulation.
- 3. It stimulates the production of fibroblasts. Fibroblasts synthesise collagen, elastin, and proteoglycans in the final healing phases.
- 4. It helps release ATP (raw cellular energy) which provides energy to the damaged cells in the wound so they can heal better and faster.
- It increases lymph system activity. This helps to ensure efficient cleanup and detoxification of the wounded area without overtaxing the lymph system. Helps in the prevention of lymphedema.
- It stimulates tissue granulation, the forming of new connective tissue and tiny blood vessels that form on the surfaces of a wound during the healing process.