LED LIGHT THERAPY

Transform Your Cellular Health with Celluma.

Light Therapy
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BioPhotonics
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Clinical Research

What is LED Light Therapy?

So what is light emitting diode (LED) therapy? Light therapy, also known as phototherapy or low-level light therapy, is the application of specific wavelengths of light energy to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits for a variety of conditions including skin and pain.

The absorbed energy is then used to improve cellular performance. Red light therapy can be delivered through light emitting diode (LEDs) devices or cold lasers, and has a variety of applications across many medical fields. This clinically validated technique is gaining greater and greater acceptance in main stream medicine by dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons as a non-invasive therapeutic modality for the treatment and healing of skin and wound conditions and by pain professionals for pain relief.

Phototherapy, or LED red light therapy, 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 referred to 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 treat a variety of medical and cosmetic conditions.

LED red light therapy treatments are non-invasive, painless, require 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 LED Light Therapy 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 light emitting diode (LED) or phototherapy can increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, kill acne bacteria, decrease inflammation, improve acne prone skin, 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 phototherapy 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 in our skin 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 treatments, Celluma red LED light therapy devices use specific wavelengths of light energy to improve cellular health by accelerating the repair and replenishment of compromised tissue cells for enhanced skin appearance and pain relief. 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 for the treatment of skin concerns as well as muscle, joint and pain issues in a variety of versatile, affordable all-in-one systems.

LIGHT SOURCE EMITS PHOTONS
LED Light Source Emits Photos
PHOTONS ARE ABSORBED IN THE MITOCHONDRIA AND CELL MEMBRANES
Photons absorbed through LED phototherapy
CAUSING AN ELEVATION OF ATP SYNTHESIS
LED Light Therapy Device 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 emitting diode 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 skin and pain 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 acne-causing bacteria, while others enhance localized circulation. With 13 models to choose from, whether you are seeking a solution to aging skin or acneic skin, there is a Celluma model to address your concerns and budget. Most Celluma models address both skin and pain conditions in a single device so be sure to choose the model that best suits your particular needs. A full description of each is available by clicking here.

Shining a Light on the Celluma Difference

When it comes to phototherapy (light emitting diode therapy), 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 phototherapy. 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 phototherapy devices. A rule of thumb is to place the device as close as possible to the skin but within your comfort level or that of the patient. Remember, the closer the device is placed to the skin the more energy is available for utilization by under-functioning cells and the faster and better the improvement to skin and pain conditions.

Based on the Inverse Square Law of optical physics, we understand that the proximity to the treatment area (skin) is key to effectiveness. This law applies to all phototherapy light devices and all brands. 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 from the skin, they do however add dramatically to the cost of these bulky devices. Whether treating aging skin or pain conditions, 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 (skin). So, if using phototherapy to improve skin and pain concerns, select a shape-taking LED device such as Celluma whose patented design leverages the Inverse Square Law thereby maximizing your potential for successful treatments.

LED 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 skin and pain outcomes?

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 whether that be facial skin or arm and leg joints. 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. Therefore, it makes sense to use a shape-taking LED device which can be optimally positioned so maximum energy is absorbed in the targeted region for better and faster skin treatments and pain relief.

Additionally, Celluma’s contouring design allows previously considered “awkward” areas such as elbows, shoulders or ankles to be treated with ease. Celluma phototherapy is hands-and stand free and does not require monitoring during the treatment session. This is a welcome advancement for Practitioners and home users alike, who can enjoy more effective skin and pain treatments with improved ease-of-use.

See how Celluma compares to other light therapy and phototherapy devices for treating skin and pain conditions. The difference is uniquely clear. Celluma is:

  • Safe, clinically proven, FDA cleared and medically CE marked for skin and pain conditions
  • Non-toxic, non-invasive, compared to many skin topicals
  • 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/skin 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 treatments 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. Celluma machines are FDA-cleared to treat a variety of skin and pain conditions to regain and maintain your body and skin’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. The Celluma DELUX permits full-body skin and pain treatments and came into being as a result of demand from customers seeking a way to treat larger areas of the body. The Celluma DELUX is medically credentialed to treat the same skin and pain conditions as all other Celluma devices.

FDA cleared LED light therapy device

Depth of Light Energy Penetration

Depth of Light Therapy in Skin

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Visible Electromagnetic Light 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.

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See why Celluma is a preferred 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 manufacturer 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 manufacturer’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 Therapy 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 are 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 grade LED 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. So it stands to reason, whether choosing a red light LED device for professional or home use, whether for the treatment of skin or pain conditions, to choose a professional, medical grade light therapy device that has withstood and passed the rigorous demands of an FDA review.

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
  • Cleared for Over-The-Counter use (note: this is known as OTC clearance and requires a higher level of both efficacy and safety data to be provided to and passed by the FDA)

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 (fluence) 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 Certification (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