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Fluorescent Light Therapy

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Skin complaints are one of the most common reasons for pet owners to seek veterinary help ranging from itchy skin to deep skin wounds.

 

Fluorescence biomodulation is a new technology to manage impaired and damaged skin by delivering fluorescence at a cellular and molecular level helping to reduce inflammation but still accelerate regeneration.

How it works

There are two parts to the treatment:

An LED Lamp and A Chromophore Gel

Used together, they produce multi-wavelength fluorescent light energy that can penetrate skin at different depths, helping to heal skin wounds and reduce antibiotic usage.

The Phovia System

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Phovia is an innovative non-invasive, treatment that can be used to help a variety of skin conditions such as different types of pyoderma (infection in the skin), interdigital cysts, furunculosis, chronic and acute skin wounds and even post-operatively after surgery!

The treatment can be performed without the need for sedation or general anaesthetic and even more importantly can reduce the need for antibiotics. 

 

The two-part system, comprises a LED lamp and a chromophore gel.

 

Together, they produce multi-wavelength fluorescent light energy that can penetrate the skin to variable depths.

 

Unlike other systems, Phovia is capable of triggering different beneficial responses at different levels of the skin helping to accelerate wound healing and reduce inflammation and pain.

The Chromophore Gel

The gel contains chromophores, specialised molecules that can absorb photons of directed light (from the LED lamp) and then re-emit them at different wavelengths.

 

This produces the fluorescent light energy (FLE) that is key to how the Phovia system works.

The gel is applied to the pet's skin, and then illuminated with the lamp, resulting in the biological effects we observe as more rapid skin regeneration.

The Process

1. A layer of Chromophore Gel is applied to the affected area

2. The lamp is then placed close-to but not in contact with the skin

3. A 2-minute light therapy cycle takes place:

The LED Lamp produces blue light.

The chromophores in the gel generate fluorescence under this blue light, emitting multi-wavelength fluorescence light energy (FLE).

Photo-acceptor molecules in the cells absorb these FLE photons, resulting in electro­-chemical changes.

Different wavelengths of light penetrate to different depths, and thus, drive different effects.

Blue wavelengths penetrate to 1mm, targeting bacteria and reducing microbe-induced epidermal inflammation.

Green wavelengths penetrate to a depth of 0.5-2mm, targeting fibroblasts and driving keratinocyte proliferation.

Yellow wavelengths penetrate down to 2mm, reducing inflammation and improving perfusion.

The long red wavelengths penetrate best of all, potentially as far as 6mm. They stimulate angiogenesis and reduce inflammation, stimulate ATP production as well as promoting additional collagen synthesis, leading to more rapid wound stabilisation.

4. The wound is gently wiped and the gel removed

5. The process is repeated one more time

6. Weekly treatments are performed until the area has healed

Get in touch with a member of our team now to find out if Phovia can help treat your pet.

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