LLLT - Low Level Laser light therapy

Low level Laser light therapy is one of the most useful USA FDA approved treatment for treating active acne/ pimples and for hair regrowth.Why Low-level laser light: – This treatment is referred to as ‘low-level’ because the energy delivered to the skin are low compared to other forms of laser treatments.LLlT has effective role in treating highly infected nodular and cystic acne lesions.Formation of acne involves:
  • Follicular hyperconification,
  • Increased sebum or oil  secretion due to the androgenic  or male hormone secretions,
  • Colonization of Propionibacterium acnes and inflammation.
Need of Low-level light therapy in Acne:Traditional way of treating acne includes topical and oral medications such as-
  • Topical antibiotics,
  • Topical retinoids,
  • Benzoyl peroxide,
  • Alpha hydroxy acids,
  • Salicylic acid, or azaleic acid.
  • In severe cases, oral antibiotics such as doxycycline, oral retinoids, and some hormones are given.
  • Medications work by controlling formation of acne, sebum production, and inflammation.
  • Some patient needs combination treatment to get good control on active acne lesions. For these patients along with the oral & topical medications
LLLT gives faster control on acne lesions.

How Low-level Laser light helps in controlling acne
Blue light [417nm ]
When LLlT light is used in controlling active acne lesions, mainly blue light, the acne forming bacteria releases a chemical called as porphyrins, this photochemical reaction forms the free radicals which destroys the acne forming bacteria.

Red light: [633nm]
Penetrate deeper in tissues as compared to blue light.
Red light helps to control the excess oil secretions from the sebaceous glands.
Red light helps in reducing inflammation.

How Low-Level Laser light is effective in Skin?
Along with treating pustular Acne,LLLT therapy also  helps in Skin rejuvenation, Healing of skin , in pigmentary disorders like vitiligo , inflammatory diseases like psoriasis etc.Low Level Laser light has blue and red-light wavelength which helps in skin healing.Low level laser light therapy especially blue light helps to stimulate blood circulation around the hair follicles and also helps in hair strengthening.

How Low-Level Laser Light therapy helps in Skin rejuvenation?
Skin starts showing its first signs of aging in the late 20s to early 30s and it usually presents with wrinkles, pigmentation, telangiectasia, and loss of elasticity. This happens because of reduction in the amount of collagen and degeneration of elastic fibers.The red-light therapy is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation which helps to improve photoaged and aging skin without destroying the epidermis.This red light penetrates deeper into the skin & promotes cell growth, improves cell viability, reduces size of pore, stimulate cells to produce more collagen beneath skin skin. This helps in skin rejuvenation.
What are the benefits of Low-Level Laser light therapy?

  • Non-invasive, office hour procedure.
  • Painless treatment without any downtime.
  • Safe during pregnancy.
  • Can be combined with other procedures like chemical peels, laser treatments to get best possible results.
  • Helpful in patients who doesn’t tolerate or take isotretinoin.
  • LLLT is widely used after invasive scar reduction laser treatments to allow faster healing of the treated area.