Just want to say I am officially giving this a go!
I purchased my LED light (not from Led man) and it's 660 nm Red & 880 nm Infrared LED lights, which is the ideal wavelengths needed. At first I was a little bit hesitant about light therapy... I don't know about you guy's but I kept thinking how on earth can holding a light over my face make a difference? I was talking to my brother about it and he made an excellent point. He said, If over exposure to sunlight can have adverse effects such as wrinkles, sunspots, and even cancer etc., etc. then why can't light have beneficial effects as well? Lol, I was SOLD! Also, seems much simpler then needling, and I've been doing that no problem-o!
Now I was researching this LED light therapy and came across something that I found very interesting & I thought it may be beneficial to anyone out there who is also looking into trying Lamarr's method. I know It's kind of long but definitely good stuff to know. I've bolded and color coded the main important things to take from it if you don't want to read the entire thing.
"In order to better understand the effects of LEDs on cell growth and proliferation, we have measured radiolabeled thymidine incorporation in vitro in several cell lines treated with LED light at various wavelengths and energy levels. As previously reported, 3T3 fibroblasts (mouse derived skin cells) responded extremely well to laser and LED light exposure (Lubart, 1992, 1993; Yu, 1994, 1997; Yamada, 1991; Whelan, 1999, 2000, 2001). Cell growth increased 150-200% over untreated controls. Additionally, osteoblasts (rat derived) have been reported to have increased DNA synthesis and increased cellular growth rate when exposed to laser light (Yamada, 1991). With LED treatment, we have found that these cells demonstrated a growth-phase specificity, responding only when cells are in the growth phase. In these experiments, fibroblasts and osteoblasts, at a concentration of 1x104 cells/well, were seeded in 24 well plates with a well diameter of 2 square centimeters. DNA synthesis was determined on the second, third, and fourth days in culture for both fibroblasts (Figure 1) and osteoblasts (Figure 2). Exposure to LED irradiation accelerated the growth rate of fibroblasts and osteoblasts in culture for 2 to 3 days (growing phase), but showed no significant change in growth rate for cells in culture at 4 days (stationary phase). These data are important demonstrations of cell-to-cell contact inhibition, which occurs in vitro once cell cultures approach confluence. This is analogous, in vivo, to a healthy organism, which will regenerate healing tissue, but stop further growth when healing is complete. It is important to note that LED treatment accelerates normal healing and tissue regeneration without producing overgrowth or neoplastic transformation."
And they also mentioned in the study that In human epithelial cell line, cell growth increased 155% over untreated controls at 670nm and an increase of 171% over untreated controls was obtained with a wavelength of 880nm
If anybody is interested in reading more I will attach the link to the website I found all this:
Anyways, this all sounds quite promising! I will keep you guy's posted on what happens **fingers crossed**
Edited by pineappleXpress, 30 April 2014 - 08:36 PM.