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NEAR-INFRARED LIGHT VS. RED LIGHT
Short wavelengths of light, such as UV light, contain more energy than red or near-infrared light, but can only reach the top layer of skin. Meanwhile, Red Light and Near-Infrared Light both are able to penetrate through multiple layers of skin – the difference is how deep each can go
Near-Infrared Light is considered to be about 750nm-1200nm. This longer-wavelength, lower-energy light will reach deeper tissues but at a slower pace.
This is ideal for reaching deep area of the body that are considered inaccessible, like muscles, joints, and even brain tissues.
Studies have shown that the most measurably-effective wavelengths of NIR are 810-850nm.
Red Light is typically considered to be 620nm-750nm. This shorter-wavelength, higher energy light will penetrate a little less than NIR, but become absorbed by your cells quicker.
This can also help with reaching muscles and joints, but is ideal for shallower parts of the skin, like skin repair and rejuvenation, pain relief, and mood enhancement.
Studies have shown that the most measurably-effective wavelengths of Red Light are 635-670nm.
How does Red Light Therapy promote health?
Frequency: 3x – 7x per week
Photobiomodulation (PBM) also known as Red-Light Therapy is a groundbreaking approach in health and skin care. Shift the way you manage your health with this FDA-approved service by optimizing your body’s natural healing.
PBM uses light waves to “bathe” the body with therapeutic light. This stimulates cell regeneration and enhances tissue repair.
Natural Stress Relief
PBM uses near infrared red light therapy treatment to stimulate the mitochondria in our cells. This process reverts the effect of Oxidative Stress.
Increases circulation and synthesis of cellular energy by optimizing your body’s natural healing powers.
PBM therapy is the application of red and near-infrared light to diseased or injured tissues to reduce inflammation, promote regeneration and enhance immune resilience. PBM triggers photochemical changes in the body in the same way photosynthesis effects plants, or sunlight effects vitamin D synthesis.
Laser therapy is a medical treatment that uses focused light to stimulate a process called photobiomodulation (PBM means photobiomodulation). During PBM, photons enter the tissue and interact with the cytochrome c complex within mitochondria. This interaction triggers a biological cascade of events that leads to an increase in cellular metabolism, which can decrease pain as well as accelerate the healing process.
Photobiomodulation therapy is defined as a form of light therapy that utilizes non-ionizing light sources, including lasers, light emitting diodes, and/or broadband light, in the visible (400 – 700 nm) and near-infrared (700 – 1100 nm) electromagnetic spectrum. It is a nonthermal process involving endogenous chromophores eliciting photophysical (i.e., linear and nonlinear) and photochemical events at various biological scales. This process results in beneficial therapeutic outcomes including but not limited to the alleviation of pain, immunomodulation, and promotion of wound healing and tissue regeneration. The term photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy is now being used by researchers and practitioners instead of terms such as low level laser therapy (LLLT), cold laser, or laser therapy.
The fundamental principles that underpin photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy, as currently understood in the scientific literature, are relatively straightforward. There is consensus that the application of a therapeutic dose of light to impaired or dysfunctional tissue leads to a cellular response mediated by mitochondrial mechanisms. Studies have shown that these changes can impact pain and inflammation, as well as, tissue repair.
Stimulate Cytochrome C The primary target for the photobiomodulation process is the Cytochrome C complex, which is found in the inner membrane of the cell mitochondria. Cytochrome C is a vital component of the electron transport chain that drives cellular metabolism.
Increase Production of ATP (Energy) As light is absorbed by Cytochrome C oxidase (COX), it stimulates the electron transport chain to increase the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) within the mitochondria. When tissue is damaged, the production of ATP in the cell is impaired which slows down the metabolism of the cell as a protective mechanism. PBM helps restore the oxidative process which helps restore normal cellular function.
Increase NO and ROS Activity In addition to ATP, laser stimulation also produces free nitric oxide (NO) and modulates reactive oxygen species (ROS). NO is a powerful vasodilator and an important cellular signaling molecule involved in many physiological processes. ROS have been shown to affect many important physiological signaling pathways including the inflammatory response. Together, increased NO and improved ROS levels provide an environment for faster signaling, resulting in decreased inflammation.
Restore Cellular Energy Balance PBM helps restore normal cellular function which helps prevent apoptosis (cell death). This helps reduce inflammation, edema, and hastens the tissue repair process.
NASA LED’s have proven to stimulate wound healing at near-infrared wavelengths of 680, 730 and 880 nm in laboratory animals.