Red and infrared light therapy uses low energy light emitting diodes (LEDs) to stimulate cell function. Once absorbed, the light energy is converted to cellular energy. Certain wavelengths of light enhance the functioning of mitochondria, which takes in nutrients, breaks them down and creates energy molecules for the cell. This improves the functioning of the whole cell which results in starting a series of metabolic events such as improved healing, the reduction of inflammation, enhanced production of collagen and elastin, increased circulation and the formation of new capillaries and increased activity in the lymph system.
Depending on the condition you are treating, you can experience a reduction in symptoms as early as the first treatment session.
The frequency of sessions depends on the condition, the severity of the condition and if it is being used in conjunction with other medicines. Some treatment plans require use daily, others a few times per week. Please refer to the instructions for use supplied with the Photizo devices.
Unlike most conventional treatments, red light therapy is safe, non-invasive, uses no chemicals or drugs, and is not associated with harmful side effects.
The majority of people won’t feel anything, but some have reported feelings of immediate relief, to a sensation of tingling and mild heat, minor itching and light aching. It is beneficial to note that each sensation recorded has been minor.
Although low level laser therapy and LED light therapy are both considered as Photobiomodulation, the main difference is in the way they deliver the light. Laser light is coherent and LED light is non-coherent. The difference between coherent and non-coherent light is easy to see. If a bright flashlight with an incandescent or LED bulb is directed toward a distant wall in a dark room, the beam projected upon the wall will be diffuse and widely spread out. Yet if a laser pointer or therapy tool is directed in this way you will only see a tiny spot on the wall. That is because the beam remains coherent over long distances.
Although we have never received any report of side effects from our clients, the following side effects are normally mentioned when searching on the internet: headaches, eye strain, insomnia, skin redness or irritation.
The FDA has approved red and infrared light therapy for treatment of certain conditions. The Photizo Pain Relief device is registered with the FDA as a 510(k) exempt device.
Red light is visible (610-750nm) and near infrared light is invisible (750 and 1mm).
Red light is visible and is most effective for use on the surface of the skin. Infrared light is invisible and is effective for use on the surface of the skin as well as penetration into the body.
Overstimulation of cells with red and infrared light can slow down healing. Always refer to the instructions for frequency of use and how to treat.
The effectiveness of light therapy will differ slightly from person to person. Severity of the condition, skin tone and build of user/patient can have an influence. For instance, light penetrates easier through light skin than dark skin.
No. There are no UV rays in red and infrared LED light therapy. Exposure to UV radiation is the main factor that causes skin cells to become cancer cells. Almost all skin cancers (approximately 99% of non-melanoma skin cancers and 95% of melanoma) are caused by too much UV radiation from the sun or other sources such as solaria (solariums, sunbeds, and sun lamps).
The red and infrared light will not damage your eyes but it is advisable not to shine your Photizo device directly in your eyes, just as you never look directly towards the sun.
No. Light is blocked by clothes. For best results the treatment LEDs should be in direct contract with the skin, unless treating wounds. Then the lens should be held a few millimetres away from the wound.
Ensure that your skin is clean and remove any makeup if using on the face and neck. Also clean the lens to prevent cross-contamination if the unit is used by more than one person or animal, in the case of the Photizo Vetcare.
Everyone’s skin is different. Some individuals show dramatic results quickly, while others may show less visible results over longer periods of exposure. All Photizo red and infrared LED light treatment devices are safe and effective for all skin types and colours.
Shipping times depend on which reseller you order your Photizo device through.