About Celluma: Phototherapy is based on LED technology and is the application of light energy to the body for therapeutic benefits. It promotes a natural photo biochemical reaction similar to the process of plant photosynthesis. The energy delivered by the Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) has been shown to enhance cellular metabolism, accelerate the repair and replenishment of damaged skin cells, as well as stimulate the production of collagen - the foundation of a healthy and smooth skin. Research has shown that LED Light Therapy may help to smooth skin texture, improve skin firmness and resilience, increase the lymphatic system activity, restore skin's natural cellular activity, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and superficial hyperpigmentation. The treatment is for all skin types and it is non-ablative, non-invasive, painless with absolutely no downtime. Patients or clients can return to their normal activity immediately after the treatment.
How safe is phototherapy? Phototherapy is based on light-emitting diode (LED) arrays developed for NASA manned space flight experiments. In comparison to lasers, the patented LED technology generates negligible amounts of heat and is not considered a significant risk device.
Does biophotonic therapy utilize UV light? No. Biophotonic devices utilize a combination of blue and infrared (not visible to the naked eye) light-emitting diodes (LEDs) only.
Biophotonic therapy sessions are non-invasive and are intended not to produce any thermal damage or pain.
Even though appropriate measures are taken to reduce side effects, they cannot be completely eliminated in every case. It is important to notify your therapist if you have any problems or concerns such as uncomfortable heat from the panel, prolonged redness of the skin, swelling, itching or severe headaches during or immediately after the session. These are all indications of sensitivity to light in which case you would want to discontinue the session immediately. These side effects rarely occur and usually subside within 24 hours of discontinuing the session. It is also important to notify the therapist if any conditions to your medical history change such as becoming pregnant or diagnosis of a medical condition.
How many Celluma treatments will I need? This depends largely on the severity of the skin condition that is being treated, and how much improvement is needed. For optimal results, the recommended frequency of red or blue LED light treatments is one 30 minute session two times a week for 6-8 weeks. Maintenance treatments are recommended every 4-6 weeks.
Pre and Post Session Instructions:
The treated area should be clean without any moisturizers and creams prior to starting any treatment session. In order to maximize the benefits, you must drink at least 8 oz. of water before and after all sessions, practice healthy eating habits, limit sun bathing, alcohol consumption, and smoking while undergoing your series and up to six weeks following your sessions. Most users will continue to see a marked improvement in their skin over the 12 week protocol period even after the initial LED Light Therapy sessions have concluded. As with any cosmetic protocol, individual clinical results will vary from person to person and no guarantees can be made that expected or anticipated results will be achieved.
Not to use LED devices if you are:
Suffering from seizures or epilepsy
Taking cortisone injections or any steroid injections/medications
Under 12yrs old
Please note that some drugs and medications are associated with photosensitivity. Herbs and over the counter medications such as psoralen and St. John’s Wort can also cause sensitivity to light.