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scars and skin wounds

In original research conducted at the prestigious Beckman LASER Institute at the University of California, the LED device used at OneThirtyLabs was clinically proven to speed the rate of wound closure equaling or outperforming cold LASERs of similar optical parameters.

Enhancing healing

Our device is medically CE-Marked in Europe for all FDA indications-for-use as well as for Dermal Wound Healing as a Class 11A medical device in the European Union. Ideal for use following surgery to enhance healing of incisions or non-healing wounds, the LED therapy can help reduce patient down-time and fight infection while increasing overall patient satisfaction.

Closeup of a scar on the right side of a woman's neck

LED therapy

Light therapy has been shown to accelerate tissue repair, decrease wound size and accelerate wound closure as well as other beneficial effects. These mechanisms have been demonstrated to promote dermal wound healing as well as reduce the pain associated with the healing process. Our treatment is intended to be used for dermal wound healing referring to the treatment of surface wounds existing at the outer 2mm of the skin and including normal, acute post-surgical and chronic wound healing including but not limited to diabetic ulcers.

The seminal research for Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT), also known as LED therapy, was conducted by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center out of concern for astronauts who might be injured or become ill during long term space flight. In response to this health risk, NASA developed LED (light emitting diode) technology that showed great promise for delivering light energy deep into the body to promote wound healing and human tissue growth. The therapeutic benefits of LLLT has been demonstrated in thousands of clinical studies, articles and peer reviewed literature to show that the mechanism for action is cellular absorption of photons (light energy) and the increased production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy which cells utilise to fuel cellular activity. The resulting ATP is then used to power metabolic processes, which includes synthesising DNA, RNA, and the proteins and enzymes needed to repair or regenerate cells.

Low level-light therapy has been shown to decrease a patient’s recovery time while reducing discomfort levels and enhancing overall outcomes. It is ideally suited following any ablative procedure as well as pre and post-surgery for the following reasons:

  • Phototherapy has been shown to accelerate tissue repair, decrease wound size, accelerate the resolution of erythema, accelerate wound closure and prevent dehiscence¹.
  • Phototherapy prior to surgery may reduce the incidence of hypertrophic scars and keloids ².
  • Ongoing post-surgery photo-rejunvenation² (activation of fibroblasts to produce collagen and elastin, stimulation of keratinocytes which produce keratin to provide structural strength to the skin).
  • Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation prevention².
  • Activation of mast, macrophage and neutrophil cells can decrease inflammation and protect against infection.
  • Phototherapy is anti-bacterial. The presence of P-acne bacteria can lead to postoperative infections, particularly in shoulder surgery. Using the professional grade LED light therapy prior to surgery can decrease the presence of this bacteria