LED LIGHT THERAPY

Transform Your Cellular Health with Celluma.

Light Therapy
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BioPhotonics
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Clinical Research

What is light therapy?

So what is LED light therapy? Light therapy is the application of specific wavelengths of light energy to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits.

The energy delivered is then used to improve cellular performance. Light therapy can be delivered through light emitting diode (LEDs) devices or cold lasers, and has a variety of applications across many medical fields.

It has been widely researched and is supported by thousands of peer-reviewed and published clinical research papers from prestigious institutions around the world. Other terms by which light therapy is know are photobiostimulation, photobiomodulation, photomedicine, LED light therapy, low-level light therapy (LLLT), red light therapy, cold and soft LASER therapy. All terms are correct, have the same meaning and are used to describe the delivery of light energy to to treat a variety of medical and cosmetic conditions.

The treatment is non-invasive, painless, requires no recovery time, and can be used safely on all skin types.

The only all-in-one LED light therapy device designed to manage a variety of pain and skin conditions

How it Works

In the same way that plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into energy, high intensity light emitting diodes (LEDs) utilizing specific, proven wavelengths of light can trigger a natural biostimulatory effect in human tissue. Research has shown that LED light therapy can increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, kill acne bacteria, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone, texture and clarity, decrease under eye wrinkles as well as ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm, and pain associated with arthritis.

Research indicates that cells absorb particles of light (photons) and transform their energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy that cells utilize. The resulting elevation of ATP is then used to power metabolic processes; synthesize DNA, RNA, proteins, enzymes, and other products needed to repair or regenerate cell components; foster mitosis or cell proliferation; and restore homeostasis. Simply put, the LED light source provides compromised cells with added energy so the cells performance is enhanced. For example, fibroblast cells will increase collagen and elastin production in connective tissue to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increase the rate of wound healing.

..Reported mechanisms of light-induced effects include modulation of prostaglandin levels, alteration of somatosensory evoked potential and nerve conduction velocity, and hypermia of treated tissue. 1"

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—Chukuku S. Enwemeka, PT, PHD, FACSM
Therapeutic Light

About the Celluma SERIES

Cleared by the FDA for pain management and skin care, Celluma LED light therapy devices use specific wavelengths of light energy to improve cellular health by accelerating the repair and replenishment of compromised tissue cells. While similar devices on the market claim to do the same, they often require multiple panels and accessories in order to treat specific conditions or accommodate different parts of the body. From compact handhelds to large full-body light therapy devices, the Celluma SERIES offers convenient solutions in a variety of versatile, affordable all-in-one systems.

LIGHT SOURCE EMITS PHOTONS
LIGHT SOURCE EMITS PHOTONS
PHOTONS ARE ABSORBED IN THE MITOCHONDRIA AND CELL MEMBRANES
PHOTONS ARE ABSORBED
CAUSING AN ELEVATION OF ATP SYNTHESIS
Light Activated
Increased ATP* causes a cascade of metabolic events resulting in biochemical and cellular changes

Celluma Versatility

Patented, pulsed-wave technology controlled by proprietary software algorithms add to the applicability of Celluma light therapy. With the exception of the Celluma CLEAR (emits blue and red only) for treating acne, all Celluma devices are polychromatic and deliver blue (465nm), red (640nm) and infrared (880nm) light energy simultaneously to safely treat a wide variety of conditions easily and affordably, both in a professional setting and at home. Each wavelength is absorbed by different molecules that act as a signaling mechanism for different cellular processes. For example, some reduce inflammation and some kill bacteria, while others enhance localized circulation.

Shining a Light on the Celluma Difference

There is a broad range of optical parameters required to induce cellular responses for desired therapeutic outcomes. These specific and well-proven requirements for effective light therapy begin with choosing the correct wavelengths; blue, red and near-infrared. These are the wavelengths most widely supported by credible scientific research for the effective application of low-level light therapy. Optimal energy delivery and treatment parameters are also crucial components. The importance of device placement and proximity to tissue is one aspect of LED light therapy which is often misunderstood and rarely explained effectively. The key to efficacy is getting the light emissions as close to the skin as possible to ensure optimal energy absorption. Based on Celluma’s patented shape-taking design, no other LED device is capable of positioning better or more easily than Celluma.

We know, based on the Inverse Square Law of optical physics, that the proximity to the treatment area is key to effectiveness. This law applies to all light therapy devices. In order to make up for the distance factor, early LED machines were built on what is considered today to be outdated platforms, and had to resort to different strategies, including increasing the number LEDs or increasing power output. However, these tactics don’t make up for distance they are positioned form the skin, they do however add dramatically to the cost of these bulky devices. The key to light therapy efficacy is not how much energy is output by a device, or how many LEDs there are, but how much energy is available for absorption by the tissue.

Inverse Square Law Formula

The Inverse Square Law states that certain forces on an object varies by the inverse square of the distance between the object and the source of the force. Light energy obeys this law. For example, an object placed three inches away from a light source will receive only one ninth as much energy as an object placed one inch from the light. Simply put and following the principles of the Inverse Square Law, we understand that the closer the light energy is emitted to the skin the more energy is absorbed and the faster and better you will see results. What exactly does this mean for you and how do you use this information to optimize results?

Today’s advances in LED technology allows Celluma to produce devices that leverage the Inverse Square Law. Celluma devices are flexible and shape-taking in design, allowing them to be contoured closely to the treatment area. In application, this means faster, better and longer lasting results for you, your clients and your patients. Essentially, placing Celluma, or any light therapy device farther away from the skin will not make it ineffective, just less effective.

Additionally, Celluma’s contouring design allows previously considered “awkward” areas such as elbows, shoulders or ankles to be treated with ease. The modality is hands-and stand free and does not require monitoring during the treatment session.

See how Celluma compares to other light therapy devices. The difference is uniquely clear. Celluma is:

  • Safe, clinically proven, FDA cleared and medically CE marked
  • Non-toxic, non-invasive
  • Affordable alternative to drugs and harsh topical solutions
  • Conforms closely to the treatment area for optimal effectiveness unlike other LED devices
  • Patented Shape-Taking Design. While some LED machines claim to be flexible, unlike Celluma, none can hold their shape in position without stands or cradles to hold them in place
  • Treats large surface areas and can be used safely anywhere on the body
  • Portable and lightweight — ideal for travel and easy storage
  • Takes the principles of the Inverse Square Law into account
  • Embedded NASA researched technology
  • Safe for the entire family, including pets*
*Not cleared for use on children under 12 years old.

Illuminating Vitality as Nature Intended

Celluma light therapy mimics a natural photobiochemical reaction process to deliver safe, UV-free low-level light energy through FDA cleared, high-intensity LED devices. Use Celluma to regain and maintain your body’s natural vitality without the concern of dangerous side effects often associated with modern pharmaceuticals. Designed to address a multitude of skin and musculoskeletal conditions, Celluma is available in 1, 2 and 3-mode user-friendly devices and comes in several sizes

FDA cleared LED light therapy device

Depth of Light Energy Penetration

Depth of Light

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Originally developed by NASA for astronauts who could become injured or ill on long-term space missions, low-level-light therapy is used today as a safe and natural method of treating a variety of skin and pain conditions such as acne, wrinkles, aging skin and pain.

FAQs

Clinical Research

See why Celluma is a prefered low-level light therapy device for wellness, pain, and skin specialists.

Anti-Aging Pain Management Acne Treatment Wound Healing
*Not for use for on children under 12 years

FDA Cleared Versus FDA Approved?

Have you ever wondered about the difference between FDA Cleared versus FDA Approved? Read on for a full explanation. The FDA regulates all medical claims made by device manufacturers regarding their products. The Agency uses two different processes depending on comparative risk for reviewing medical claims before manufacturers are permitted to make those claims commercially.

The 510(k) Process

The 510 (k) process is intended to review devices that are better understood by the Agency and/or potentially less hazardous to patients, like the Celluma. This process is most often used to review Class II devices. This is a less burdensome review process and if the Agency concludes that the manufacture has demonstrated that the device is substantially equivalent to a legally marketed device, the device is “cleared” for commercialization. A device being “cleared” is not reflection on the efficacy of the device, only an indication of the comparative risk in use.

The Pre-Market Approval (PMA) process

The Pre-Market Approval (PMA) process is intended for devices not as well known to the Agency and that pose a greater risk to the patient, like implantable devices. An example would be a heart stint. These types of products are considered Class III devices. A PMA is a more burdensome process and if the Agency concludes that the manufacture’s claims are supported using this process, the device is “approved” for commercialization. As a particular Class III device becomes better known to the FDA, it may be re-classified as a Class II device, meaning any subsequent review of such devices by the Agency will be done using the 510(k) process. Again, a PMA “approval” does not denote the relative efficacy of a device, only the comparative risk of the device in use.

That said, a device “clearance” is not somehow a subordinated “rating” by the Agency in comparison to an “approval”. It is just the favorable conclusion of a different review processes used by the Agency, depending on how common and how risky the device is getting reviewed

Near-Infrared Program

Why FDA Cleared is Important to You?

As a Class II medical device, the Celluma SERIES of light therapy machines are FDA cleared. The FDA regulates any “medical claims” made by device manufacturers. Accordingly, before any medical claims can be legally made by a device manufacturer, those claims must be reviewed by the FDA for both efficacy and safety. The FDA does not test devices themselves, however they thoroughly analyze the data submitted by manufacturers, or “sponsors” to ensure that the claims made about the device as substantiated and that users of the products can expect effective and safe performance, relative to the claims.

Having a medical light therapy device “cleared” by the FDA is a rigorous, time-consuming and expensive process. Medical device manufacturers that pursue FDA clearance are demonstrating to the public their commitment to providing safe and effective products. Essentially, they are putting their money where their mouth is. As such, medical devices that are granted FDA clearance are made by companies who have the public interest in mind and don’t try to circumvent federal regulations in taking their products to market.

By choosing FDA cleared medical devices you are assured that appropriate regulation and authoritative oversight has been conducted. FDA clearance means that the device you are purchasing has been confirmed efficacious and safe when used as directed. In order for a medical device to receive FDA clearance, each component of the device must pass inspection - including each of its sources, suppliers, and manufacturers. Without FDA regulation, neither the device itself nor its suppliers are held accountable to quality controls or manufacturing standards, resulting in a product that may be considerably less effective and oftentimes significantly less safe than FDA cleared devices.

Celluma LED devices are FDA cleared to treat the following conditions:

  • Full face wrinkles
  • Inflammatory acne vulgaris
  • Diminished local blood circulation
  • Muscle & joint stiffness
  • Muscle tissue tension
  • Muscle & joint pain
  • Muscle spasm
  • Arthritic pain

Celluma is also CE Marked in the European Union (EU) as a Class IIa medical device for dermal wound healing and was the first device of its kind to achieve such status.

Competitor Analysis

Device Feature CELLUMA Dermalux Flex MD
Wavelengths Blue, Red, Near Infrared* Blue, Red, Near Infrared*
Treatment Time Up to 30 minutes Up to 30 minutes
Application Face & Body Face & Body
Number of LEDs 356 360
Dose (fl uence) J/cm² (in typical facial position) 0.449-0.877 J/cm² 0.178-0.313 J/cm²
Treatment Area 718.5 cm² 730 cm²
Hygiene Barriers + Face Shields
In-Person and Online Certifi cation (Up to Level 4 and 60 CPD points)
Marketing Support
Manufacture USA UK
Medical CE
Globally patented shape-taking design
Product Innovation of the Year WINNER
FDA-cleared on OTC basis