Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy (aPDT)

"Inclusive": The photobiological effect of the HELBO® TheraLite Laser

What is achieved by the photobiological effect?

  • Inflammation is suppressed.
  • Wounds heal faster.
  • Pain is reduced.

Why does the photobiological effect work?

  • The radiation with blue to red laser light (wavelength 380nm to 700nm) stimulates the synthesis from ADP to ATP through oxidative phosphorylation.
  • The so-called low-level laser therapy (and thus the photobiological effect) is a regulation therapy. It increases the circulation where required by the respective indication and conversely inhibits it for those indications where it is not required. The same regulatory behaviour is effected by the laser treatment in the case of the immune reaction too.

How does the photobiological effect work?

  • The mitochondria in the cells are stimulated, the inhibiting influences on the metabolism and the energy supply are reduced.

The pain reducing effect through our HELBO®TheraLite Laser is proven in the following study:
„Pain relief by a single low level irradiation on orthodontic patients undergoing fixed appliance“
Dritan Turhani, Martina Scheriau, David Kapral, Thomas Benesch, Erwin Jonke and Hans - Peter Bantleon American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics; September 2006

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