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Light therapy and skin treatment: Healing begins beneath the surface

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CARI GREEN, FOREVER HEALTHY FOUNDATION

Low-level light therapy uses low incidence levels of photon energy to target tissue to achieve a clinically useful effect without resulting in unintended heat or damage. It has shown dramatic beneficial effects when used for wound healing, pain management, and skin rejuvenation, but it has been slow to receive clinical acceptance. Lasers are more widely used for these types of treatments, but they can cause thermal injury and require a trained operator. Based on an extensive review of the therapy’s risks and benefits, the Forever Healthy Foundation supports the use of LED low-level...Read full article

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