THE USE OF LIGHT TO ENHANCE BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY
Phototherapy is not a new science and over 1,000 clinical studies have studied the effects of light on our bodies: Phototherapy is the exposure of cells and tissue to low levels of visible or near infrared light.
When these wavelengths penetrate the skin they are absorbed by the mitochondria of the cell which starts a cascade of inter and extracellular reactions that promotes healthier skin. These reactions first begin when the light is absorbed by the cells’ mitochondria and continue to work even after the light has been switched off.
STUDIES HAVE DEMONSTRATED THAT RED AND NEAR INFRA-RED LIGHT AT OPTIMIZED ENERGY LEVELS:
- Enhances the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which enhances cellular metabolism and proliferation.
- Increases blood flow and lymph activity to improve tissue oxygenation, eliminate toxins and accelerate healing.
- Enhances cellular balance repairing homeostasis within the cell and between cells.
- Increases collagen, elastin synthesis and cell proliferation in cell types involved in promoting healthy skin.