Scientifically proven, FDA-cleared, and award-winning Celluma is the choice of many pain management professionals worldwide. Chiropractors, acupuncturists, and wellness practitioners value this non-attended modality to easily and effectively treat a variety of pain, muscle, and joint conditions anywhere on the body. Celluma is also effective in treating and preventing acne and is a non-invasive and potent device for use in anti-aging efforts.
Okay, that sounds great, but what is Celluma LED light therapy?
Celluma therapy utilizes high-intensity light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to trigger a bio-stimulatory effect in human tissue. Particles of light (AKA photons) may be absorbed in the mitochondria and cell membranes and transformed into a form of energy known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The 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.
If those were a lot of new vocabulary words, in Layman’s Terms, you can think of it as a battery charger for compromised cells. You can essentially give those cells a boost and encourage them to get back to work. The effects depend on the types of light used, and some types of light are recommended for multiple indications.
Celluma Light Therapy
There are six types of cells that are affected by LED therapy. Fibroblast cells, which produce collagen and elastin fibers in connective tissue, can be improved with mostly red and a small amount of infrared light. Keratinocytes provide structural integrity to skin, hair, and nails. They are also responsible for skin clarity, tone, and texture. Celluma LED Light Therapy will activate these cells with both red and infrared light.
Mast cells are essential for inflammatory reactions and can be treated with both red and infrared light. Similarly, Neutrophil cells (leukocytes) are the body’s first line of defense in the inflammatory process. Adequate numbers are important to protect the body from infection. Both of these cell types can be treated by Celluma Light Therapy with red and infrared LEDs. Macrophage cells (also leukocytes) play a vital role in activating specific immune responses. These, too, will be activated and charged with red and infrared LED light therapy treatments.
The range of indications that Celluma can be used to treat is vast. Given that the device is portable, comes in several models and sizes, and completely non-invasive to the user, it makes it quite an appealing alternative to many options on the market. It is flexible and versatile and can be applied to any part of the body or focused specifically on the face. Read on to learn more about how Celluma LED light therapy can change your life.
Helps Reduce and Clear Acne
Celluma has been cleared by the FDA to treat inflammatory acne vulgaris, which is caused by pores that are deeply clogged with bacteria, dead skin cells, and oil. Treatments involve the utilization of blue LEDs, which have been shown to diminish bacteria. This helps to clear existing breakouts and restore the skin’s healthy appearance. With the equal use of some red and infrared LEDs, keratinocyte cells can be stimulated to improve skin clarity, tone, and texture.
Say goodbye to expensive creams that don’t work, plastering your face with silicone strips before bed every night, and Botox injections. With Celluma’s red LED treatments, patients will enjoy the benefits of increased collagen production, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With the stimulation of fibroblast cells, elasticity may be restored and the crepe-like appearance that comes with age will begin to tighten. Skin in the treated area will be noticeably smoother and more firm with repetitive treatments. Smile lines and crow’s feet are also treatable with Celluma LED Light Therapy.
Reduce Muscle and Joint Pain
Aging elders and athletes alike will enjoy the benefits of red and infrared Celluma treatments. These treatments have been approved by the FDA for multiple indications including arthritis, muscle spasms, muscle, and joint pain, muscle tissue tension, joint and muscle stiffness, and diminished local circulation.
Pain relief doesn’t stop with athletes or the elderly. Veterinarians have begun using Celluma as a post-operative treatment to speed up the recovery time in animals. With the use of red and infrared LEDs, the Mast and Neutrophil cells are stimulated, which will improve the body’s reaction to inflammation and fortify protection from harmful bacteria and infection.
If you are curious about what a treatment may be like, the answer is that it may vary, depending on your indication and budget. All treatments are 30 minutes long. They are completely painless, require zero recovery time, and are suitable for any skin type. The treatments involve the use of a flexible panel that can be wrapped or secured to target specific areas of the body. Many users find the treatment sessions to be comfortable and relaxing. Most indications involve the use of Celluma Light Therapy 2 or 3 times per week for 4 weeks.
The effects are cumulative. So, consider Celluma to be sort of like going to the gym, adhering to a diet, or taking vitamins. It is a commitment. In order to see results, you will have to complete the entire prescribed course. But hey, your wrinkles didn’t show up overnight, so you can’t really expect them to magically disappear after a single 30-minute treatment, right? With regular maintenance, you can adopt a self-care regimen that can preserve, protect, and regenerate your cells
Also, consider that preventative care may go a long way later in life. Think of your skin as a sheet of paper. When you crumple it up into a ball, sure, there are ways to un-crumple and flatten it out. Unfortunately, no matter what you do, some of those lines will always be visible. So, if you begin treatments before wrinkles begin to emerge, it is sort of like preventing the sheet of paper from ever getting balled up, to begin with. Prevention is easier than damage control, but both can have amazing results.
You may be wondering…
Does Celluma actually work?
We will leave you with the following statement from a collaborative study conducted by researchers at Boston’s Mass General Hospital, the Harvard School of Medicine and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health & Sciences in 2012:
“The day may not be far off when most homes will have a light source (most like a LED device) to be used for aches, pains, cuts, bruises, joints, and which can also be applied to the hair and even transcranially to the brain.”