Best LED Light Therapy Handheld Device
A quick Amazon search and a scroll through the results provides a bewildering variety of handheld LED options. However, how do you know you are getting a good deal for your money? How do you evaluate quality, durability and effectiveness? The price range for handheld LED machines is vast so how do you determine how much to spend, while getting all of the benefits you desire? Happily, there is a way!
There are several criteria to be aware of when selecting the best handheld LED device to meet your needs. The ideal handheld red light therapy device should be backed by science, affordable, durable, portable and easy to use.
Whether selecting a handheld or a larger red light therapy device, one of the first things to look for is whether or not the device has FDA clearance. Most people are more familiar with the term “FDA-approved.” Using the word “clearance” doesn’t mean a device is less than approved, rather it is how the FDA classifies light therapy devices.
LED light therapy is a well-known treatment modality and is considered by the FDA to be low-risk to the user, and so these types of devices are subject to 510(k) review and are then “cleared” for sale by the FDA. So, if you see a device that says FDA Approved, it is likely you are seeing a claim of false advertising because this just isn’t the terminology used by the FDA for low-level light therapy devices such as LED light therapy devices regardless of whether it is a handheld LED or a full sized panel-style device. And if you see no mention of the FDA, it is unlikely that the device, whether handheld or larger, has been put through proper and rigorous testing to ensure safety and efficacy.
Backed By Science
The Celluma SERIES of LED Light Therapy devices, including our handheld POD, is entirely backed by science and meets all the requirements for efficacious LED light therapy devices. Celluma LED Light Therapy devices, including our handheld POD, utilize a pulsed frequency to maximize the cells ability to absorb the light energy during treatment. The more energy that is absorbed, the faster and better the results. Celluma is one of the few medical-grade light therapy products that includes a pulsing algorithm. It is expensive and complex to include a pulsing algorithm but we wanted to ensure that the Celluma SERIES of light therapy devices, including the Celluma POD, is the best and most effective light therapy on the market. The Celluma POD recently won Best LED Handleld by the readers of Les Nouvelles Esthetique & Spa Magazine.
There is a certain range of wavelengths which are capable of being absorbed by mitochondria to increase metabolic function. Blue, red and near-infrared are proven wavelengths absorbable by molecules in the mitochondria (called chromophores) to increase adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production, especially in under-functioning cells (cells that are aged, diseased or injured). ATP cellular fuel.
Specific wavelengths of light energy, when properly absorbed, up-regulate compromised cells. The bottom line is that LED light therapy devices, even those as small as a handheld, can provide energy to under-performing cells so they can function more optimally and do what they were designed to do. For example, an under functioning fibroblast absorbing light energy will now be able to generate more collagen and elastin, something that can benefit our entire bodies. The light energy is absorbed by photoacceptors in the mitochondria and is then used to create ATP. The ATP produced then stimulates various metabolic processes which can result in the repair and regeneration of cell and tissue components.
The Celluma POD is quite unlike any other handheld LED device in that it not only checks all the boxes for efficacy but it is also a multifunctional handheld. Boasting the same programs and power to treat acne, pain and aging skin, the Celluma POD handheld is actually more aptly described as a mini Celluma PRO or Celluma LITE. No other LED handheld comes close to offering this kind of versatility in a single device.
Brighter, clearer skin is in the palm of your hand with the Celluma POD! With this portable, cost-effective and professional-grade light therapy machine, the Celluma POD the only handheld you will ever need and is ideal for those interested in targeted spot treatment and for those on the go! No wonder it won Best LED handheld!
And for more on the science of LED light therapy, you can read about the research and details here to understand more about what the handheld Celluma POD can do, as well as all of our professional and home red light therapy devices.