Overview of Light &
There are many benefits of red and infrared light therapy. Studies show improvements in many types of conditions. Learn how one customer finds help with the LZR UltraBright.
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The information below is for the clinical use of LED therapy. Although we include a short overview of physics, physiology, and the history of light, we purposely limit coverage of these subjects to focus on the clinical aspects of treatment with LED and light therapy.
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LIGHT THERAPY WITH LZR ULTRABRIGHT
MEDICAL USES OF LZR ULTRABRIGHT
LZR Ultrabright is the most effective and cost efficient device used in administering light treatments. The light waves are focused on the affected area for a specific period of time and sometimes administered at certain times of the day where light therapy is most effective in the healing process. LIGHT THERAPY IN SKIN TREATMENTS. The affected skin area or spot is exposed to ultraviolet light or the whole body surface is enclosed in a high power UVB booth done at home or clinic. The most famous and safest treatment quality is the utilization of narrowband UVB or NB-UVB, having a wavelength of 311–313 nanometer.
SKIN CONDITIONS THAT CAN BE TREATED
Light therapy is among the best LED treatment for atopic dermatitis (AD) to persons or patients who have not responded to the traditional type of treatments. With an improving historical efficacy, the LED therapy choices of UVA1 and NB-UVB are used for acute and chronic AD.
Light therapy is highly effective in the treatment of psoriasis and its localized inflammation in the immune system. The application of Ultraviolet light as radiation based treatment suppresses the immune system and stop the inflammatory growth and effects. The light therapy for skin conditions usually use 313 nanometer Narrowband UVB though it may use UV-A (315–400 nm wavelength) or UV-B (280–315 nm wavelength) light waves. In the timer controlled UVB based LED therapy the time period when the light waves are active and focused at the affected skin areas can be short and quick. Sometimes the therapy is only less than a minute depending on the skin sensitivity and condition.
Light therapy is a very effective treatment of this type of ailment due to the skin cells produces pigments when applied with the UV light. The pigments are generated to defend against the light waves on the skin surface. About 30 days or so is needed to achieve re-pigmentation in affected areas in the face and neck. Up to 4 months if the affected areas being healed is in the hands and legs.
In the LED treatment of acne, a high-intensity blue light (425 nm) is used used. Light therapy appears to provide short-term benefits,those with serious acne disorders will require further assessment by a specialist to warrant usage of light based treatments in the acute skin areas affected by the ailment.
The American Cancer Society officially stated that that ultraviolet light therapy, depending on the skin condition may be effective in the treatment of certain skin cancers. A narrowband UVB light is used in the treatment of certain mycosis type disorders while red light is utilized in the treatment of superficial type skin cancers.
6.OTHER SKIN DISORDERS
LED therapy can be effective in the treatment of eczema, dermatitis, eruptions, lymphoma and planus type skin ailments.
Low levels of laser light waves used in the therapy and treatments of chronic wounds is increasingly raising its potential of becoming the better medical LED treatment for these type of ailments. However, the higher powered lasers have been used to close fresh acute open wounds as opposed to stitching these to close.
OTHER TYPES OF DISORDERS
8.DIABETIC RETINAL CONDITIONS
The treatment of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular oedema by using LED therapy is supported by factual data at this point in time.
9.MOOD AND SLEEP RELATED AILMENTS
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Light therapy makes up for lost sunlight exposure or the lack of it and resets the body's internal clock. Excessive sleepiness and fatigue data generated by test results approximately on a one month period of light therapy, helped effectively reduce the stressful and very depressive behaviors of SAD. LED therapy is the ideal treatment of SAD as opposed to anti-depressants due to its more safer in its application and ease of use. Light therapy if conducted in the morning, provided the best healing effects as opposed to other times of the day.
Light therapy has also been suggested in the treatment of non-seasonal depression and other psychiatric mood disturbances, including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder and postpartum depression. antidepressive efficacy."