Updated: Jun 3, 2021
Introducing Red Light The: No Longer Just for Your Face!
Dealing with chronic pain, stiffness, or inflammation? Circulatory issues? Sleeping troubles? Incessant breakouts? Body rashes and irritation? We have the treatment plan just for you! Introducing "Photobiomodulation" - "PBM" for short, or "Red Light Therapy" in everyday terms!
Technology, Technology, Technology!
At Medisthetics Wellness & Laser Clinic, we make a point of researching and incorporating the latest and greatest in laser and other technology into our clinical offerings. "Red Light Therapy", also called "Photobiomodulation" (PBM for short) involves the harnessing of laser light energy for its healing properties, making it the perfect addition to our wide range of services!
How Does Red Light Therapy Work?
Red Light Therapy involves the exposure of the body or parts of the body to low levels of red or near-red light energy, a type of non-ionizing electromagnetic energy which cannot be seen by the naked eye but which your body experiences as heat. This energy triggers photochemical changes to the body at the cellular level, specifically in the mitochondria - or "power generators" of the cells. This absorption, in turn, leads to those cells to emit more energy - channeled into healing and repairing tissue, muscle, and skin.
Incredibly, Red Light Therapy has been shown to purify the body's blood due to the treatment's warming effect leading to the dilation and ultimately improved circulation of the blood vessels. With this improved circulation comes improved liver function, detoxification, and immune function.
What Red Light Therapy Can Do for You
More like: "What can't it do?!" PBM has been proven to assist in the repair and regeneration of skin, muscle, bone, and tissue at varying levels within the body. Here are just a sample of some of the conditions which the treatment can help:
Stroke, Heart Attack, & other cardiovascular disease
Hypoglycaemia, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension, & other related coronary issues
Headaches, dizziness, & other circulatory concerns
Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Tendonitis, & other inflammatory concerns at the joint, tendon, and bone level
Sports injury, work accidents, strains, sprains, & other pain management
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Rotator Cuff tear, & other ailments caused by repetitive or overuse
Menstrual cramping & other related pain
Overall mental well-being & brain health
Improved and enhanced sleep quality
Postpartum cracking, & inflammation/irritation, & other wound healing
Wrinkles, photo (sun) damage, & other signs of aging
Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema, & other chronic, inflammatory skin issues
Improvement of texture & discolouration of scars, stretch marks, & more!
Is Red Light Therapy Safe?
Absolutely! Red Light Therapy is a soothing, non-invasive, and FDA-approved. Whole body PBM Therapy bed does not contain ultraviolet light only red and near infrared so it’s impossible for these wavelengths to burn you. and does not damage the skin or give you a tan. While the treatment bed looks similar to a tanning bed, the Red Light Bed does not use the same type of light..
Not only is it safe, the treatment is intended to promote healing at multiple levels of the body and is a highly comfortable experience. In fact, many clients nap during their session!
How Fast Does PBM Therapy Work?
Within hours (and sometimes minutes) following Red Light Therapy Treatment,
Research has shown:
1. Pain killing effects (analgesia) and reduction in muscle spasm can occur within 1 minute.
2. Reduction in inflammation and swelling (oedema) starts after 1 hr.
3. Repair processes initiated by the cell nucleus start to ramp up after about 24 hrs.
Are There any Side effects with the PBM Therapy Treatment?
PBM Therapy does not create side effects like prescription or over the counter drugs. Some of the healthiest populations are where the sun can deliver consistently higher levels of red and near infrared light to your body. This could help explain why those who live in the Mediterranean have such good general health (along with a healthy diet too!). No adverse effects that we are aware of have been reported in the scientific literature. If you look at the FDA, Health Canada, TGA or MHRA websites there are no reports of adverse events from Red Light Therapy or also know as (Photobiomodulation).
How many Treatments Will I Need?
This is quite a hard question to answer as it is affected by so many variables. Factors such as the severity of your problem, the length of time you have been suffering with it, is it a recent onset/injury or have you been suffering for years? More acute injuries and conditions usually settle quicker with Red Light therapy compared to chronic ones.
Is There a limit of treatments I can have?
No is the simple answer. The only limit is that you shouldn’t have more than one 15-20 minute session in a 24-hour period. A good example is professional athletes. They use the whole body PBM Therapy bed daily in order to train harder with faster recovery and with more endurance in their chosen sport.
When Might PBM Therapy Not Be Advised?
CANCER – the evidence so far shows:
There is NO EVIDENCE of harm for cancer patients being treated with PBM Therapy.
However, if you have cancer or are having ACTIVE cancer treatment (Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy) we would advise/urge you getting your oncologists permission if your treatment will involve the Whole-Body Light Bed Pod. As part of our consultation paperwork, we will ask you to sign a disclaimer that you have done so before starting treatment.
For specific body part LLLT Therapy using the
Desk Top Device we can proceed without your oncologists go ahead provided the specific body part Red Light Therapy is not needed in an area of known cancer e.g., you have lung cancer but have unrelated knee pain that you want help with.
Contact us today to learn more about what makes Red Light Therapy a great choice for you and your bodily aches, pains, and other concerns! 289 203 5575