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How Do Light Treatments Work?

Photomedicine, or medically-optimized light treatments, have demonstrated impressive results for outbreaks in peer-reviewed clinical trials. So how does it work? Learn more about the science for common skin conditions like lip, mouth, and genital sores.

Disclaimer: Luminance RED devices are registered with FDA for use in the relief of muscle and joint pain, including arthritis and muscle spasm pain, and increasing blood circulation, and relaxation of muscles. They are intended for general medical purposes to provide topical heating. The information provided below is for educational purposes and not not a substitute for a face-to-face consultation with your healthcare provider, and should not be construed as medical advice.

Lip Treatments

In many clinical studies, medically-optimized light treatments have shown great results for lip sores and outbreaks. Learn more about the science.

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Mouth Treatments

Mouth sores and ulcers can be treated with medically-optimized light wavelengths, and recent studies have shown impressive healing results. Learn more about the research.

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Genital Treatments

In recent medical studies, photomedicine light treatments have demonstrated positive impact on gential sores and outbreaks. Learn more about the clinical data.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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It’s ideal to use the device immediately once you feel the tingle and know that an outbreak is coming. Continue treating affected areas 2-3 times daily, with at least 4 hours between treatment, until the sores have fully healed.

Clinical studies have shown phototherapy to be safe and efficacious. However, if you’re considering using it with children, we recommend consulting with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns. Please note, all treatments with children should be done under adult supervision.

Preventative light treatments may offer benefits for some people. We suggest applying treatment 2-3 times per week to the affected area where frequent sores or outbreaks occur.