Lots of FAQs on Low-Level Light Therapy!
What is low-level light therapy?
Low-level light therapy is the use of light emitting diode (LED) technology to the body. Our Celluma light therapy machine causes a natural photoniochemical reaction similar to the process of plant photosynthesis. The power of these LEDs has been shown to repair damaged cells, stop further damage of cells, increase cellular metabolism, and help production of collagen (essential for smooth, healthy skin!)
Is light therapy a proven treatment for acne, anti-aging, and pain?
Yes. Cleared by the FDA, extensive research has been done on the use of low-level light therapy. With committed treatment, this machine can help: mild to moderate acne, minor muscle and joint aches and pains, arthritis and muscle spasms, minor chronic neck and shoulder pain of a musculoskeletal origin, superficial, benign pigment vascular lesions and more.
How close should the light therapy machine be to the treatment area? (& also, should I remove makeup before using the machine?)
The closer to the skin, the better. And therefore, yes, you should absolutely remove makeup before using the Celluma light therapy machine, and we provide makeup removal wipes! The Celluma is a very flexible machine, and can be situated appropriately anywhere on the body.
What do you wear using the light therapy machine?
Depends on where your areas of concern are! For instance if you’re interested in using the machine for anti-aging on your face, being completely clothed is fine. If interested in using the machine for a shoulder injury, we supply wraps and robes for you to change into so that our techs can better situate you for the best direct exposure and comfort.
Can I go back to normal activities after using light therapy?
Yes. There is no “down time” after using our Celluma light therapy machine.
Who should not use light therapy?
Light therapy is not recommended for children under age 12, for pregnant or breast feeding mothers, for anyone with a history of epilepsy or over a known tumor or metastasis (the development of secondary malignant growths at a distance from a primary site of cancer).