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Here’s Why Light Therapy for Wound Treatment is So Beneficial
Most adults have, at some point in their lives, dealt with a wound. This could be from a scraped knee while learning to ride a bike, a small papercut, or even more serious wounds from a surgery or accident that occurred. In essence, a wound is any external or internal injury to healthy, living tissue. Owing to the incredible ways our bodies function, they are optimised to self-heal through specific natural mechanisms that are activated upon injury. Our ability to self-heal, however, slows down due to factors like ageing. This is where light therapy for wound treatment makes a significant impact.
How Light Therapy Works
The use of light therapy has been documented in medical literature for thousands of years, but it has only been in the last century that medical science has realised its immense power for healing and cell repair. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) were originally utilised by NASA for plant-growing experiments in space, but they have also been used for musculoskeletal training injuries in Navy SEAL team members, and were found to improve these injuries by more than 40%. Research also found that LED therapy decreased the amount of time wounds took to heal in a U.S. Naval submarine’s crew members.
Here at Photizo, our products harness the benefits of red and infrared light at set wavelengths and frequencies. These products are therefore able to provide broad treatment applications and are specifically useful for wound treatment. The use of our portable, hand-held units promote healing because they lessen inflammation, increase lymphatic activity, increase blood flow, regulate collagen production, promote cellular regeneration, and even prevent overproduction of scar tissue.
What Kind of Wounds and Injuries Benefit from the Treatment?
Some people are more prone to injuries than others – children, the elderly, and individuals with conditions like diabetes might be more susceptible to developing wounds through accidents or poor circulation. Our Photizo light therapy for wound treatment is therefore ideal for the management of injuries and the promotion of healing. Light therapy can be used to aid tissue repair in the following:
- Superficial skin injuries like scrapes, cuts, nicks, blisters, insect bites, and even minor burns and sunburn
- Wounds due to surgeries and invasive procedures
- Diabetic, venous, and mouth ulcers
- Internal tissue damage such as fractures, tendon ruptures, cartilage or ligament tears, and strains or sprains
If you would like to have your own portable light therapy unit available for current (and possibly future) wound and tissue repair treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us at Photizo today.