LED (Light-Emitting Diode) therapy is a non-invasive treatment that reaches through the skin’s layers to stimulate healing in the body. It is often also known as RLT (Red Light Therapy), LLLT (low-level light therapy), or Cold Laser Therapy.
Light Therapy can be used on all skin types and does not burn the skin, and there is no pain associated with treatment. However, the use of Accutane is not recommended with treatment.
Since the 1980s, researchers have found that red light has a variety of positive effects on humans, including increased cellular metabolism, reduced inflammation, increased circulation, reduced oxidative stress, and accelerated injury recovery.
Benefits of LED Light Therapy
- stimulates collagen production
- increases circulation
- reduces inflammation
- relieves pain
- strengthens the mitochondria & increases ATP production
- stimulates hair & skin growth
What Can LED Light Therapy Help?
LED therapies can help to stimulate healing, prevent tissue death, relieve pain, and relieve inflammation. Stem cells are particularly susceptible to the effects of light.
While studies are still being carried out, research is showing benefits to a large variety of patients:
- Post-Surgical Wounds & Scars
- Wound Healing including Diabetic Ulcers
- Musculoskeletal Injuries (broken bones, tendonitis, muscle damage)
- Cancer Patients (reducing symptoms of treatment such as pain or Oral Mucositis)
- Neuropathic Pain such as Neuropathy, Sciatica, or other Nerve Injury
- Osteoarthritic Joint Pains
- Rheumatoid Arthritis Pains & Stiffness
- Skin Conditions (Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Sun Damage, etc)
- Hair Loss including alopecia
- Scar Reduction
- Chronic Pain & Inflammation
What to Expect with LED Light Therapy
Quick & Painless
This therapy is quick and painless, with treatments ranging from 5 minutes to 30 minutes.
Typical Treatment Course
Depending on the condition being treated, the number of sessions necessary varies. Cases range from 12-24 sessions on average, but can be more based on how long the condition has been present and the seriousness of symptoms.
The initial consultation will include a detailed understanding of the patient history and how significant the impact of the condition is.
How We Use LED Light Therapy
At Acu Chatt, we are able to combine LED Light Therapy with our other treatment options in order to optimize patient results! Our goal is ALWAYS to get the best possible quality of life for our patients as quickly as possible.
This therapy is compatible with Acupuncture, ATP Therapy, and Ozone Therapy. Many cases benefit from a combination of therapies. In order to determine the best treatment plan, we recommend calling 423-708-5651 and scheduling a consultation to discuss your best options will be.
Common Questions about LED Light Therapy
Am I A Candidate?
Because of the wide array of conditions that LED Light Therapy can benefit and its various applications it’s best to schedule a consultation to determine if you are a candidate for this treatment.
How does it work?
LED Light Therapy uses wavelengths of the visible light spectrum to stimulate the cellular mitochondria and increase ATP production.
There are many frequencies, but Red and Blue are the most commonly used wavelengths. They do not contain any harmful ultraviolet light.
This therapy has been found to reduce inflammation and increase circulation as well as stimulate fibroblasts which increase collagen production.
Is LED Light Therapy covered by insurance?
Currently, there are no insurance companies that cover LED Light Therapy or any other regenerative procedures. The good news is that you are the one in charge of what procedures you get, not an insurance company.