I am a qualified physiotherapist who has been in practice for 17 years. One of my fields of interest during these years was women’s health. I worked in a hospital environment together with gynaecologists and also with various pre- and postnatal maternity groups. I also treated many patients in my private practice throughout the years.
I often gave talks on breastfeeding, breastfeeding complications and wound care. Photizo Light Therapy has replaced all other equipment I used previously to treat cracked nipples and assist with wound healing in my practice.
Cracked nipples is a condition that occurs during breastfeeding due to the mechanical wear and tear that occurs during the strong suctioning of the baby and different ways of latching during breastfeeding. One of Photizo Light‘s benefits is wound healing and because of this, I saw great results treating cracked nipples and Caesarean sections post-operatively.
The Photizo Light will not only promote quicker healing and repair of tissue that has formed micro-tears due to the frequent wear and tear of breastfeeding, but it will also promote the healing process of a caesarean cut. Because Photizo Light enhances blood circulation it carries more oxygen to the affected tissue and the oxygen assists in the healing process of scars. Cell repair and regeneration happens.
Photizo Light is most effective when used on ‘fresh’ wounds, meaning wounds that are 1-6 week old. Wounds older than 6 weeks form more scarring that becomes difficult for the light to break down. Although results have been seen on older scars, it is advised to use Photizo as early as possible while the scar is busy forming and not yet fully formed because then the light can break down and re-align the fibrin and collagen threads that form scars and heal them properly while they form.
Due to this re-alignment of fibrin and collagen fibres in scar tissue, the wound tissue also becomes more elastic and movement of the scar and surrounding muscles is improved. Therefore patients tend not to experience any pulling sensation on their scars post-operatively during daily activities like going to the gym etc.
When one looks at a scar it is always made up of very strong connective tissue. The fibrin threads of scars crisscross to make the scar very strong, but this is inclined to produce a raised effect which is cosmetically not desirable. Photizo Light realigns these connective tissue threads and the result is that the wound remains strong but cosmetically appears much better than it would have.
Some people tend to form keloid scarring. This scarring is very difficult to treat due to the genetic component. I have treated many patients in my practice with keloid scarring and the results will never be the same as someone who is not prone to keloid scars. Having said this though, there have still been slight improvements and most keloid patients were happy with even a 50% improvement.
I use the Photizo Physiotherapy device aimed at professionals and which is used in many physiotherapy practices. Similarly, the personal use units make it easy for self-treatment in the comfort of your own home. It is easy to use and very safe to use. The benefit of daily treatments also enhances the healing process of cracked nipples and Caesarean wounds. This will make the whole process of breastfeeding much more comfortable and pain-free. Cracked nipples are very painful and negatively affect the breastfeeding process for any mommy who would love to breastfeed. Photizo helps with this and it also helps with the healing of the caesarean cut, the elasticity of the wound and the cosmetic appearance of the wound.
The good news is Photizo Light is very safe and cannot cause any harm. It benefits most conditions and achieves wonderful results and produces happy patients!
Femke Moodie Physiotherapist
(Registered at HPCSA)
Pr No. 072 000 0093645