Apr 13, 2016: According to a research conducted at the School of Medicine, Ajou University, exposure to IR LED light may help to reduce and improve surgical scars, reported Healio.The researchers provided 14 sessions of low level LED light treatment at 830nm/ 590nm at a dose of 60 J/cm2 over a period of four weeks. The result showed improved scar quality following thyroidectomy to a certain extent.
Free from pain and other side effects, low level of LED therapy (called LED- LLLT) can be used on Asian skin.The MD of dermatology and Surgery at School of Medicine, Ajou University, Young Joon Park recommended that more thorough research needs to be done in evaluating the effectiveness of 830/590nm LED light treatment.
IR LED light may help to reduce and improve surgical scars
Park and team evaluated 35 patients with thyroidectomy suture lines who were exposed to the LED light treatment for 11 minutes a day for one week and followed by treatment three times a week for up to 3 weeks.
Patients were given follow-up check at one month and three months from the treatment which researchers used a tri-stimulus-color analyzer and the Vancouver Scar Scale (VSS) score, and a subjective fulfillment score to assess scar quality.
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The researchers concluded that the overall results propose that 830/590 nm LED-LLLT used in the study could be an efficient technique for improved scar quality subsequent to a surgical process.