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Acute and Chronic Wound Treatment
Acute and Chronic Wound Treatment that Supports the Healing Process
The human body is an incredible system. Millions of intricate processes work in unison to create a functional, conscious being, with the ability to heal itself when injured. This is a very important attribute, as we are constantly at risk of injury due to accidents, ailments, and other external events. However, due to the severity or location of certain wounds, we might sometimes require some assistance with the healing process. As medical technology and treatments advance, we find more improved methods of supporting healing. Light therapy is one such method and can be used for both acute and chronic wound treatment.
The Difference Between an Acute and a Chronic Wound
Before the treatment, let us take a closer look at the different types of wounds:
- Acute Wounds: This categorisation refers to the healing of wounds, rather than the type or severity thereof. These follow the typical or expected stages of healing, which are inflammation, tissue formation, and remodelling. Importantly, this process should occur in a timely fashion. This type of injury can be caused by a puncture, incision, burning, laceration, or abrasion.
- Chronic Wounds: These refer to injuries that have failed to progress through the phases of healing in an orderly and timely fashion as described above and have shown no significant progress towards healing for about four weeks.
Both open and closed wounds can progress from an acute to a chronic one. Open wounds happen when body tissue in the base of the injury is exposed, and closed wounds are those in which the damage does not expose the tissue. Typical open wounds can be caused by abrasions, lacerations, surgery, incisions, ulcers, etc. The most common closed wounds are typically due to contusions, blisters, or hematoma.
What Is Light Therapy and How Is It Used for Acute and Chronic Wound Treatment?
Red and infrared light at specific wavelengths and frequencies can help to accelerate healing by activating the body’s own cellular regeneration mechanisms. It also allows increased blood flow into the area being treated to ensure that any waste is quickly removed from the area, further supporting the healing process. This type of treatment is very easy to administer and very gentle, so it is suitable for frequent use.
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If you are looking for an effective and non-invasive acute and chronic wound treatment, look no further than the light therapy technology available through Photizo.