How Photon Light Therapy Works
Light is a form of energy that behaves like a wave and also as a stream of particles called photons. There is a whole spectrum of energies, known as the Electromagnetic Spectrum, of which light is one.
Different types of light include ‘white light’ from the visible spectrum which consists of all colours but appears white to the human eye, Ultraviolet (UV) photons such as those used for X-rays and Gamma Ray and Infrared photons.
The wavelength of the light is measured in nanometres (nm) and different wavelengths will interact with matter in different ways. An example would be X-rays which pass through the soft tissues allowing doctors to see inside the body.
The visible spectrum, which is the spectrum used for LED Photon light therapy ranges from 400nm (violet) to 700nm (red). It poses no risk of damage to the skin or tissues as the power levels used for LED light therapy as not as strong as those used in IPL/Laser treatments.
By exposing the light to the skins surface the skin’s photoreceptors are activated and let the skin cells absorb its energy. The skin will then react to the light in different ways depending on the wavelength and colour of the light.
For anti-ageing, once the light is absorbed it accelerates the cells biochemical circulation and stimulates the production of collagen helping to plump out the skin and over time reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
With regards to acne treatments the LED photon light works on the foundation of stimulating the compounds inside of acne bacteria, destroying the bacteria wall, and eventually, killing the bacteria
LED Photon light can also penetrate the skin to help treat tissues from this inside out, this is why it can also be helpful in tackling inflammation and muscular aches and pains.