"WHAT IS PHOTOTHERAPY - HOW DOES IT WORK?
Quite simply phototherapy is “the use of light to alter biological activity”. Phototherapy involves exposing cells or tissue to low levels of light in the visible or near infrared part of the spectrum. When light of these wavelengths penetrate the skin they are absorbed by the mitochondria of the cell which starts a cascade of inter and extracellular reactions that promotes healthier skin. These reactions first begin when the light is absorbed by the cells mitochondria and continue to work even after the light has been switched off. Phototherapy is not a new science and today over 1000 clinical studies have studied the effects of light on our bodies and on many cellular processes demonstrating that light:
-Enhances the production of adenosine triphosphate or ATP which enhances cellular metabolism and proliferation
-Enhances cellular homeostasis, repairing imbalances within the cell and between cells
-Increases blood flow and lymph activity to eliminate toxins and accelerate healing
-Enhances RNA and DNA synthesis to improve reproduction of healthy cells
-Increases proliferation of cell types involved in promoting and maintaining healthy skin
-Increases synthesis of collagen and elastin"