CELLUMA LED LIGHT THERAPY
What is LED Light Therapy?
Light emitting diode (LED) therapy, also known as phototherapy or low-level light therapy, is a non-invasive therapeutic modality that helps to improve cellular health. In our Houston clinic, we offer Celluma LED Light therapy, an award-winning device that is FDA-cleared to treat muscle, joint and arthritic pain, as well as acne and wrinkles by decreasing inflammation and increasing micro-circulation.
How does it work exactly?
According to the Celluma website, "In the same way that plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into energy, high intensity LEDs utilizing specific, proven wavelengths of light can trigger a natural biostimulatory effect in human tissue. Research has shown that LEDs can increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, kill acne bacteria, decrease inflammation, improve acne prone skin, skin tone, texture and clarity, decrease under eye wrinkles as well as ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm, and pain associated with arthritis. Research indicates that cells absorb particles of light (photons) and transform their energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy that cells utilize. The resulting elevation of ATP is then used to power metabolic processes; synthesize DNA, RNA, proteins, enzymes, and other products needed to repair or regenerate cell components; foster mitosis or cell proliferation; and restore homeostasis. Simply put, the LED phototherapy source provides compromised cells with added energy so the cells performance is enhanced. For example, fibroblast cells will increase collagen and elastin production in connective tissue to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in our skin and increase the rate of wound healing.
LED Treatments in the Clinic
Patients can opt to add LED light therapy to their acupuncture treatment, or book a 30-minute, stand-alone treatment. It works best in conjunction with acupuncture when being used to treat acne or wrinkles, or on the back, neck or over achy joints. It can also be used over wounds to speed up the healing process.
We also include LED light therapy with every acu-facial treatment.