Low Level Light Therapy and Your Vagina
Light is an essential part of our everyday lives, but did you know that our cells can benefit significantly from specific wavelengths? As we have become a more light deprived society, our cells have been getting less exposure to beneficial forms of light—, especially our more intimate regions. Low-level light therapy uses visible light wavelengths to expose the body to beneficial types of light without exposure to the dangerous forms.
Vaginal tissue changes throughout a woman's life. As women age or experience childbirth, their vaginal tissue decreases in elasticity. When women enter menopause, circulation, and blood flow in the vagina decreases with the decline in estrogen. This can negatively impact vaginal hydration and bladder function, making sex, and even using the restroom uncomfortable. Many women suffer in silence or resort to expensive surgeries or medications to try to combat some of these issues.
Photobiomodulation, also known as low-level light therapy, is a non-invasive alternative. It targets the cells responsible for these functions to stimulate and increase the synthesis of collagen and elastin in the vaginal tissue and supporting areas. The body has a diverse range of tissue and cell types that all have their own unique cell-to-cell light absorption characteristics. Low-level light therapy uses different colors/wavelengths of light to target the light absorption characteristics in a specific location to produce desired results.
This technology aims to increase cellular ATP production within the mitochondria. ATP is the energy currency of our cells and is vital in cellular repair and the production of new cells. When normal mitochondrial function is restored by photobiomodulation, the cell metabolism improves, allowing increased collagen and elastin production, nerve healing, and increased voluntary muscle control.
New research is beginning to show that our cells use light energy to communicate information cell-to-cell, using biophotons. There are over 3,000 studies currently completed, which prove the efficacy and effectiveness of light.