LLLT is believed to promote wound healing by inducing the local release of cytokines, chemokines, and other biological response modifiers that reduce the time required for wound closure, and increase the mean breaking strength of the wound. 13, 14, 15, 16, 18
Wound healing was one of the first applications of Red Light Therapy, when it was proven to treat skin ulcers. NASA found out that red and near-infrared therapy can help speed up closing wounds, at 20% faster with less scarring.
Studies suggest that 660nm stimulates the transcription of genes involved in the electron transport chain and stimulates Cytochrome C oxidase in stressed fibroblast cells and suppresses bacterial growth. The wound area receives more oxygen and nutrients to help with the natural wound healing process, increased ATP gives energy to the damaged cells in the wound so they can heal better and faster ... but the light also promotes lymph system activity – helping with detoxification of the wound. NIR rays boost blood circulation helping with cleaning up dead or damaged cells, including dead bacteria, as well as collagen production – as proven in many studies, red light waves stimulates collagen and elastin production helping in the final wound healing phases.
While trying to treat injured soldiers during training in Norfolk, Virginia and San Diego California. Dr. Whelan and his team found out that soldiers with musculoskeletal training injuries who were treated with light-emitting diodes improved by 40%. In 2000, Dr. Whelan concluded, “The near- infrared light emitted by these LEDs seems to be perfect for increasing energy inside cells.” It seems that no matter what LEDs boost energy to the cells and accelerate healing. New tissues are made and the whole healing process is expedited. It is faster than other laser treatments
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