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18 February 2014 Low-level light therapy (LLLT) for cosmetics and dermatology
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Proceedings Volume 8932, Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy IX; 89320X (2014)
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2014, San Francisco, California, United States
Over the last few years, low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) has been demonstrated to be beneficial to the field of aesthetic medicine, specifically aesthetic dermatology. LLLT encompasses a broad spectrum of procedures, primarily cosmetic, which provide treatment options for a myriad of dermatological conditions. Dermatological disorders involving inflammation, acne, scars, aging and pigmentation have been investigated with the assistance of animal models and clinical trials. The most commercially successful use of LLLT is for managing alopecia (hair loss) in both men and women. LLLT also seems to play an influential role in procedures such as lipoplasty and liposuction, allowing for noninvasive and nonthermal methods of subcutaneous fat reduction. LLLT offers a means to address such conditions with improved efficacy versatility and no known side-effects; however comprehensive literature reports covering the utility of LLLT are scarce and thus the need for coverage arises.
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Mossum K. Sawhney and Michael R. Hamblin "Low-level light therapy (LLLT) for cosmetics and dermatology", Proc. SPIE 8932, Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy IX, 89320X (18 February 2014);


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