Egg, Lining, and Sperm Quality Improvement
Traditionally, reproductive medicine has often maintained that aging and declining egg quality, declining endometrial lining, and declining sperm quality is irreversible.
Yet research into the effectiveness of Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) or Red Light Therapy for fertility enhancement shows that it is possible to improve egg quality, some endometrial lining issues, and sperm quality.
In fact, several fertility clinics in North America, Europe (most notably in Denmark and Norway) and in other countries around the world, report consistently high percentages of successful fertilization in patients when combining LLLT (low level light therapy), with Assisted Reproductive Therapy (ART).
Laboratory studies have repeatedly shown the effectiveness of Low Level Light Therapy (also known as Red Light Therapy), for fertility-improvement due to enhanced mitochondrial activity and ATP production, increased blood flow and the reduction of oxidative damage.
These actions have been shown in studies to significantly improve egg, lining, and sperm quality, thus improving your chances of getting and staying pregnant.
What does Low Level Light Therapy Do?
Low Level Light therapy is proven to be effective in improving fertility-outcomes since it enhances mitochondrial production, and ATP production. This can be the difference between poor egg, lining, and sperm quality, or really good quality.
An average cell contains around 2,000 mitochondria, whereas the oocyte (the human egg cell) has 600,000 mitochondria. Poor egg, lining, and sperm quality typically reflect reduced ATP (energy) function.
Old age = low ATP. Youth, vitality, fertility = high amounts of cellular ATP.
Application of Low Level Light therapy increases the production of cellular energy (ATP) in the mitochondria, which in turn improves the egg, lining, and sperm-cell’s ability to develop, mature and properly migrate.
Who can receive treatment
Younger women do not respond as well to photo biomodulation therapy for fertility, as well as those women 35 years-of-age and older.
The optimum age for promoting fertilization via LLLT is for women in the mature age group of 35-47, because reproductive cells are more likely to lack cellular energy from the aging process.
Any man with low count, poor morphology, low motility, and/or sperm DNA fragmentation can benefit from this therapy.
LLLT is recommended to improve the following conditions:
- Poor egg quality
- Multiple implantation failure
- Thin endometrium
- Poor sperm quality
Recommended courses of treatments
For women, Low Level Light treatment for fertility-enhancement is recommended during the lead up to a ovulation, regardless of whether ovulation is to be achieved naturally or via medication.
You’ll receive three treatments per week starting on day 1-3 of your menses and continue for an additional three times per week right up to ovulation. If success is not achieved, then another course, or even two more courses of treatment may be necessary.
Men receive therapy three times per week for two weeks, or more if necessary.
- Unlike other low level light therapy devices on the market, Celluma has the unique ability to contour close to the skin’s surface for increased light absorption and optimal therapeutic efficacy.
- Celluma is also FDA-cleared, which is not true for many light therapy devices. FDA-cleared medical devices assure that appropriate regulation and authoritative oversight have been conducted.
IS LOW LEVEL LIGHT THERAPY SAFE?
- Celluma is safe, clinically proven, FDA cleared and medically CE marked for skin and pain conditions.
- Low level light therapy is also non-toxic, non-invasive, and an affordable alternative to prescription drugs and harsh topical treatments.
- Unlike other types of light therapy treatments, Low levels do not contain ultraviolet (UV) rays, so there is no risk of cancer-causing damage to skin tissue.
- In comparison to lasers, low level light therapy generates negligible amounts of heat and are not considered a significant risk to the general population.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?
- In general, side effects from light therapy are rare. If they do occur, they typically involve temporary redness of the treated area.
- Side effects are minor and do not last long. Red light therapy treatment is non-invasive, painless, requires no recovery time, and can be used on all skin types and tones.
There are a few contraindications:
- If pregnant or breastfeeding, talk with your healthcare provider.
- Suffer from seizures or epilepsy.
- Taking cortisone injections or any steroid injections.
- Taking any photosensitive drugs.
- Use over known metastasis.
- Within 5 days after the use of cosmetic fillers over that area.
Low level light therapy is thought to boost blood flow to the uterus and increase the thickness of the uterine lining. We recommend 3x per week for 30 minutes each leading up to the embryo transfer.
6 treatments: $1200.00
12 treatments: $2000.00
Please refer to this research article and the ones listed below for more information:
Male Fertility and Low Level Light Therapy: