Inhibition of Fibroblast Proliferation In Vitro Using Low-Level Infrared Light-Emitting Diodes
Scars, including hypertrophic and keloidal-type scars, may occur after burns, trauma, or surgery. Despite several treatment options available for scars, few effective, noninvasive modalities exist. Recently, a few small clinical studies revealed the possible benefit of red and infrared (IR) low-level light therapy (LLLT) in scar treatment. One of the important features of scars is proliferation of dermal fibroblasts, but in vitro data regarding the effects of light-emitting diode (LED)-generated IR light on human skin fibroblasts is lacking.
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Article Written By: Hadar Lev-Tov MD,Neil Brody MD, PhD,Daniel Siegel MD, MS,Jared Jagdeo MD, MS
Original Article Posted on: 26 December 2012
Link to Original Article: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/dsu.12087