How Light Therapy Works
Think of it as a battery charger for compromised cells . . .
Light source emits photons
Photons are absorbed in the mitochondria and cell membranes
Causing an elevation of ATP synthesis
Increased ATP causes a cascade of metabolic events resulting in biochemical & cellular changes…
Cells Affected by LED Therapy
Fibroblast Cells: (red, a little IR). Produces collagen and elastin fibers in connective tissue.
Keratinocytes: (both red and IR equally). Provides structural strength to the skin, hair and nails. Responsible for skin clarity, tone and texture.
Mast Cells: (red, near IR). Essential for inflammatory reactions.
Neutrophil Cells: (leukocytes): (little red, mostly IR). Are the first line of defense in the inflammatory process. Adequate numbers are important to protect the body from infection.
Macrophage Cells: (leukocytes): (red and IR). Play a vital role in activating specific immune responses.
P. acnes bacteria: (blue) causes bacteria to destroy itself.