Light therapy is the application of specific wavelengths of light energy to tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits.
The energy delivered is then used to improve cellular performance. Light therapy can be delivered through light emitting diode (LEDs) devices or cold lasers, and has a variety of applications across many medical fields.
It has been widely researched and is supported by thousands of peer-reviewed and published clinical research papers from prestigious institutions around the world. Other terms by which light therapy is know are photobiostimulation, photobiomodulation, photomedicine, LED light therapy, low-level light therapy (LLLT), red light therapy, cold and soft LASER therapy. All terms are correct, have the same meaning and are used to describe the delivery of light energy to to treat a variety of medical and cosmetic conditions.
The treatment is non-invasive, painless, requires no recovery time, and can be used safely on all skin types.
Cleared by the FDA for pain management and skin care, Celluma LED light therapy devices use specific wavelengths of light energy to improve cellular health by accelerating the repair and replenishment of compromised tissue cells. While similar devices on the market claim to do the same, they often require multiple panels and accessories in order to treat specific conditions or accommodate different parts of the body. From compact handhelds to large full-body light therapy devices, the Celluma SERIES offers convenient solutions in a variety of versatile, affordable all-in-one systems.
In the same way that plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into energy, high intensity light emitting diodes (LEDs) utilizing specific, proven wavelengths of light can trigger a natural biostimulatory effect in human tissue. Research has shown that LED light therapy can increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, kill acne bacteria, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone, texture and clarity, decrease under eye wrinkles as well as ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm, and pain associated with arthritis.
Research indicates that cells absorb particles of light (photons) and transform their energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy that cells utilize. The resulting 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. Simply put, the LED light source provides compromised cells with added energy so the cells performance is enhanced. For example, fibroblast cells will increase collagen and elastin production in connective tissue to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increase the rate of wound healing.
Patented, pulsed-wave technology controlled by proprietary software algorithms add to the applicability of Celluma light therapy. With the exception of the Celluma CLEAR (emits blue and red only) for treating acne, all Celluma devices are polychromatic and deliver blue (465nm), red (640nm) and infrared (880nm) light energy simultaneously to safely treat a wide variety of conditions easily and affordably, both in a professional setting and at home. Each wavelength is absorbed by different molecules that act as a signaling mechanism for different cellular processes. For example, some reduce inflammation and some kill bacteria, while others enhance localized circulation.
There is a broad range of optical parameters required to induce cellular responses for desired therapeutic outcomes. These specific and well-proven requirements for effective light therapy begin with choosing the correct wavelengths; blue, red and near-infrared. These are the wavelengths most widely supported by credible scientific research for the effective application of low-level light therapy. Optimal energy delivery and treatment parameters are also crucial components. The importance of device placement and proximity to tissue is one aspect of LED light therapy which is often misunderstood and rarely explained effectively. The key to efficacy is getting the light emissions as close to the skin as possible to ensure optimal energy absorption. Based on Celluma’s patented shape-taking design, no other LED device is capable of positioning better or more easily than Celluma.
We know, based on the Inverse Square Law of optical physics, that the proximity to the treatment area is key to effectiveness. This law applies to all light therapy devices. In order to make up for the distance factor, early LED machines were built on what is considered today to be outdated platforms, and had to resort to different strategies, including increasing the number LEDs or increasing power output. However, these tactics don’t make up for distance they are positioned form the skin, they do however add dramatically to the cost of these bulky devices. The key to light therapy efficacy is not how much energy is output by a device, or how many LEDs there are, but how much energy is available for absorption by the tissue.
The Inverse Square Law states that certain forces on an object varies by the inverse square of the distance between the object and the source of the force. Light energy obeys this law. For example, an object placed three inches away from a light source will receive only one ninth as much energy as an object placed one inch from the light. Simply put and following the principles of the Inverse Square Law, we understand that the closer the light energy is emitted to the skin the more energy is absorbed and the faster and better you will see results. What exactly does this mean for you and how do you use this information to optimize results?
Today’s advances in LED technology allows Celluma to produce devices that leverage the Inverse Square Law. Celluma devices are flexible and shape-taking in design, allowing them to be contoured closely to the treatment area. In application, this means faster, better and longer lasting results for you, your clients and your patients. Essentially, placing Celluma, or any light therapy device farther away from the skin will not make it ineffective, just less effective.
Additionally, Celluma’s contouring design allows previously considered “awkward” areas such as elbows, shoulders or ankles to be treated with ease. The modality is hands-and stand free and does not require monitoring during the treatment session.
The difference is uniquely clear. Celluma is:
Not limited to:
As a Class II medical device, the Celluma SERIES of light therapy machines are FDA cleared. The FDA regulates any “medical claims” made by device manufacturers. Accordingly, before any medical claims can be legally made by a device manufacturer, those claims must be reviewed by the FDA for both efficacy and safety. The FDA does not test devices themselves, however they thoroughly analyze the data submitted by manufacturers, or “sponsors” to ensure that the claims made about the device as substantiated and that users of the products can expect effective and safe performance, relative to the claims.
Having a medical light therapy device “cleared” by the FDA is a rigorous, time-consuming and expensive process. Medical device manufacturers that pursue FDA clearance are demonstrating to the public their commitment to providing safe and effective products. Essentially, they are putting their money where their mouth is. As such, medical devices that are granted FDA clearance are made by companies who have the public interest in mind and don’t try to circumvent federal regulations in taking their products to market.
By choosing FDA cleared medical devices you are assured that appropriate regulation and authoritative oversight has been conducted. FDA clearance means that the device you are purchasing has been confirmed efficacious and safe when used as directed. In order for a medical device to receive FDA clearance, each component of the device must pass inspection - including each of its sources, suppliers, and manufacturers. Without FDA regulation, neither the device itself nor its suppliers are held accountable to quality controls or manufacturing standards, resulting in a product that may be considerably less effective and oftentimes significantly less safe than FDA cleared devices.
Celluma LED devices are FDA cleared to treat the following conditions:
Celluma is also CE Marked in the European Union (EU) as a Class IIa medical device for dermal wound healing and was the first device of its kind to achieve such status.
All Celluma devices have also received Health Canada licensing as a class II medical device. Use the link below to search active licenses of all Celluma devices under LICENSE NAME. We highly suggest using this database to search all devices claimed to be Health Canada licensed to ensure your safety.
Celluma LED can be add-on to most services for $50 for 30 minutes.
It cannot be used at the same time as a cream-based or jelly mask. It can be used before or after.
Drop in for an LED session over 6 weeks. We recommend minimum of 3 times per week for at least 6 weeks. Each session will be 30 minutes, the device will automatically shut off. The session will include cleansing and finishing products as needed.
$75 per 30 minute session
Drop in for an LED session as frequent as you want. We recommend minimum of 3 times per week. Each session will be 30 minutes, the device will automatically shut off. The session will include cleansing and finishing products as needed. Begins from date of purchase.
$650 per month unlimited sessions
*Charged on first day of session and ends 31 days after.
Celluma devices will be based on availability.
Daily rate $50 per day
1 week $300
2 weeks $500
Celluma rentals are only for local residents.
A minimum of 1 week is required for home rentals. If you decide to rent 2 months or more, we suggest purchasing a Celluma device for better value.
For security purposes, we require a $1000 cash deposit for any rental period. Upon return of the device, the rental total will be deducted from the deposit and remaining returned to you. Credit card information will also be collected on the rental form--it will be charged the device price if you do not return the device as scheduled.
It is important for you to use the device as directed. The device must be returned in working condition and not damaged. Should it be damaged or not operational, your deposit will be forfeited and you will be responsible for the cost of repairs or replacement of the device.
The device cannot be shared with others outside of your household.
Do not sit or lay any body part heavily on top of the device. Do not bend the device on the opposite direction than flat.
Celluma devices available:
Clear edition - blue
Face edition - blue & red
Lite edition - blue, red, infrared
Home edition - red & infrared
Skin edition - blue & red (larger size than face, same size as Pro)
Pro edition - blue, red, infrared (same size as Skin)
Sport edition - infrared
All Cellumas include a 2-year Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty. Once you receive your Celluma device, a registration warranty card is included in the box. You may submit this by mail or via email directly to Celluma.