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these answers apply to both the DPL 2-Panel System as well as the handheld
often and how long should I use the DPL Device for skin care?
DPL Device is designed to run for seventeen (17) minutes per treatment,
then it turns off automatically.
There is a beep every minute. For skin care, not pain, we
recommend taking a maximum of two (2) 9 minute DPL treatments
daily for the first month
and then two treatments per week after that. If you miss a treatment,
dont worry, just extend the daily treatments for the lost days.
You may continue to use the light for the two 9 minute treatments per
day after the one month period with no ill effects.The system works
from the inside outward....everyone's skin is different and depending
on the type of skin, age, what the skin has been exposed to (sins of
the past...sun etc...) will determine how the skin will respond to the
DPL Therapy System. When you start using the DPL Therapy
System it will take time to build up and requires it to be used as like
a "work out" program....stick with it and you can continue
to use the system from 30 days, 45 days....up to 10 weeks @ 2x's per
day. After that you will be able to back down to using the system 2,
3 or 4 times per week as maintenance.
DPL Therapy System's user manual says to use the system for 17 minutes.
I thought the treatments were 9 minutes?
The recommended time to treat pain is 17 minutes. However, for
skin rejuvenation you can do either two 9-minute treatments or one 17-minute
treatment. After 2 months of use, most people are able to reduce usage
to one 9-minute treatment every day, or 3-4 times a week.
long will the LEDs last?
The LEDs are rated for 2,500 hours and with normal use should last many
years. LEDs are not like light bulbs with filaments, but have solid
state chips inside.
long until I see results?
skin varies, but most people feel and see a difference in about four
treatments. Because of differences in damaged skin, some people will
see the benefits almost immediately and others will need more treatments.
Because treatments are progressive, we recommend treatments for at least
ten (10) weeks, for maximum results.
is the size of the system?
The DPL two panel system projects the largest surface area LED exposure
in the home-based marketplace with a 9" x 14" (126 sq. inches)
footprint. The system also includes a stand for use on the face and
an easily adjustable strapping system which helps you place the panels
allmost anywhere on your body.Each panel is 6" x 9".
I use the DPL outside of the USA?
Yes! - The DPL comes with a WORLD VOLTAGE Power Supply. It will operate
at voltages from 100 V to 240 V at 50 or 60Hz so Yes! It will work outside
the USA. You may need a plug adapter as the unit does come with the
standard USA two blade plug.
the DPL have a CE Certificate for European countries?
Yes, it has a medical
CE, the numbers after the CE (1023) indicate that it is certified as
a medical device of Class IIa.
is the wattage of the system?
The most important question is that the DPL System produces 4
Joules per centimeter squared. Our product meets the NASA specifications.
The DPL System produces 30 Watts of power. The power supply is
"World Voltage" and will operate from 100V to 240V 50/60 Hz.
is the DPL Made?
Made in Colorado, USA!
it help with my Psoriasis?
Light therapy has proven to be fairly effective in improving
the appearance of inflamed, scaly skin due to psoriasis. Natural ultraviolet
light from the sun and controlled delivery of artificial ultraviolet
light are used in light therapy for psoriasis. Studies have shown that
combining ultraviolet (UV) light therapy and certain medications adds
to the effectiveness of UV light.The red and infrared lightwaves of
the DPL System increase circulation and help put moisture back into
the skin, which benefits those with psoriasis. The DPL system will increase
.and if the skin is tender and sore it tends to go
after areas that need help with inflammation and redness.
the DPL be used to help reduce appearance of cellulite?
customers that are using our Deep Penetrating Light for this application
and we are starting to see articles about using cellulite creams with
peptides & the light.
Claims that others are finding:
It is chosen in order to boost to maxim slimming effect and cellulite
reduction, as together with light therapy it leads to better results.
Main light effects for slimming:
1. It breaks cellulite fibers conglomerates
2. Reduces stretch marks
3. Improves lymphatic drainage
4. Corrects skin sensitivity
5. Improves reflex generating processes
6. Stimulates lipid analysis in cells
7. Performs a massage which contributes to eliminating wastes and toxins
We also sell the peptides at: http://www.emersonww.com/Cellbone.htm
have titanium dental implants, will this be a problem?
We have had customers that have had dental implants (metal/titanium)
and they have said that when they use the system on their face that
they feel an increase in warmth due to the metal/titanium.
long it will take using the DPL for the pain to go away?
It will depend on the extent of the pain and problem....some can use
the system once and feel a lot better, others will have to use the system
2 to 3 times in a row.
purchased the DPL light and I'm also using Doryx antibiotic (75mg once
a day) for Rosacea flare ups and I just wanted to know if I could use
the lamp while using the Doryx. Thank you for your response.
are no harmful UV rays from using the DPL. For some antibotics, such
as Tetracycline, you have to use caution to sun light exposure, but
the LED lights do not give off any harmful UV's like the sun - so you
can take them when using the light as it is different from sunlight.
suggest that you double check with your physician.
I have on of your
units at home and greatly like it! I am alittle concerned, however,
about the area right around my eye. I removed the light panels from
the holder to use them pretty much against my face, but the area of
my eye - because it is recessed about 1-2 inches from the panel - is
not "as close as possible" as you say to use the unit.
Can you tell me at what distance does the unit
start to deliver less than optimal joules/cm2 and at what rate does
this decrease fall off? I am trying to determine if I need
to do two sittings - one for my face and a second one with the unit
slanted more to be close to the periocular area. I am using the device
as a skin treatment for "wrinkles" and other skin issues.
The system is designed
for the face to be used with the panels on the stand facing the system
in the middle (spine of the book) for the nine minute session. In facing
the system in the middle of the two panels you will want to be 1/2"
from the panels. The lights will cover the entire area...eyes, neck,
cheeks, jawline, nose etc...and broadcast out more. You will be able
to cover these areas by facing directly in the middle of the two panels.
If you would like to cover the sides of the eyes (crow feet) area or
in between the eyes...you can turn and face the right panel in the middle
and have the left panel hit the area on the left side of the face for
4 1/2 minutes and then turn and face the left panel directly in the
middle and have the right panel hit the area on the right side of the
face for the remaining 4 1/2 minutes.....this will also cover the area
on the jawline nicely.
long can it be used to help my pain?
It can be used everyday if desired...for pain relief it
is working on the muscles, joints etc. and the skin surface is different
on the back than it is on the face....so the system can be used differently....if
you are using it in back-to-back sessions, give it a minute or two in-between
to let the power supply cool down....as you will not want it to get
too hot. Also, the panels can be applied directly to the skin surface...he
can use the strap provided to secure the panels onto his back, or knee,
etc., and not have to hold them in place. More
information on using the DPL for PAIN.
the DPL is safe to use on my legs after having a varicose vein operation?
The DPL Therapy System will help with the healing process...it
does a great job with wound healing....if there is any bruising....it
will help. I would wait a few days after the surgery before starting
to use the system....and then start slowly.
I use DPL Therapy if I have a thyroid problem?
Many times when someone has a a slow (hypo) thyroid condition
they may be on medication to speed up their thyroid. The use of the
light will stimulate and increase circulation...which is what they are
trying to accomplish. They may or may not have to take the meds or may
be able to take a lower dose. So, for those who have a slow thyroid
the increase in circulation that is created will actually help with
that! (check with physician.)
Many times customers will take a real thick towel and roll it up and
cover the nape of the neck area to cover that area. The DPL Therapy
System increases circulation and if they are trying to slow down the
thyroid they will want to make sure to cover that area and not let the
light hit the nape of the neck.
For those that have a thyroid that is fast (hyper)
and they are on medication to slow their thyroid down, they will want
to be cautious where the light hits on the nape of their neck. They,
too, may want to roll up a towel to cover that area and will want check
with their physician.
Does the DPL work for rosacea?
Many rosaceans find that treatment with all-red LED lamps provides relief
from their rosacea symptoms.
Studies suggest that low-level light in certain ranges, particularly
the red and near-infrared range, from LED lamps and also from low-level
lasers, has an anti-inflammatory effect.Also, according to the inflammatory
theory of rosacea, since rosaceans have a reduced capacity to counter
the negative effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS), increasing levels
of superoxide dismutase (SOD), which is key in the process of clearing
ROS, should theoretically help to prevent or even reduce some of the
damaging effects ROS has on rosacea affected tissues.Studies so far
indicate that low-level light therapy increases levels of SOD.
LED Treatments work on everyone?
treatments are proven to work on all skin types. There is over a 90%
success rate for people using our system.
this hurt my eyes?
have been found showing any harmful effects to the eyes when using our
product correctly. However, we recommend not staring directly into our
LEDs. Goggles can be purchased with DPL order if you wish to have for your comfort. See
this study: Healing
Eyes Article with
infrared light therapy help heal toenail fungus?
Although the FDA has yet to get on board with using this same light
therapy technology for treating toe nail fungus some podiatrists are
using it in their practices. Podiatrist Gabriel Maislos, D.P.M., of
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston has reported infrared
light therapy as 87 percent effective in the treatment of toe nail fungus.
For anyone who has had their toe nails removed in order to better treat
the nail bed with anti-fungal creams or for those who have been reluctant
to try prescription drugs that may put your liver at risk, light therapy
is a very hopeful alternative.
can't I see light from some of the LED's?
(880 nm) are on and working properly. You cannot see them because they are
in the infrared spectrum, which is not visible to the human eye. Some digital
cameras and camcorders will display the infrared lights.
I combine LED treatments with other skin care?
Yes. LED treatments
can be used alone or with other skin care treatments. Many physicians have
found LED treatments to complement other skin care treatments.
LED treatments hurt?
lasers or other ablative (skin harming) treatments, LED treatments are non-thermal,
non-ablative, and non-invasive. Clients report no discomfort or pain associated
with LED treatments.
LED therapy and IPL (intense pulse light) therapy the same?
and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) are different. There are several Commercial
IPL systems on the market and they range from 500-1200 nm, but the big difference
is in the energy output measured in joules/cm2. IPL typically has a power
range of 3-90 Joules. It is closer to laser and because of that more dangerous
than LEDs. IPL typically need trained users/aesthetician to administer.
Are lasers more effective than LED's for light Therapy?
A. No, In fact the opposite is true. Everyone thinks lasers work better
since they cost more when they are simply throwing away money. Once
a laser light enters the skin it is no longer a collumated beam of light,
it is basically the same as an LED. The advantage of the LED's are that
they dispurse light up to 40 degrees at an angle so they cover a larger
area. If you use a unit with several LED's you cover a much larger area
at a time, which is very important when working with larger muscle groups.
An infrared LED will actually penetrate much deeper than a red laser.
What LED's penetrate the deepest?
basic rule is that the higher the nm. or wavelength the deeper the penetration.
Do I need to buy a larger unit to get results?
A. In most cases the answer is no. It is simply going to
take you a longer time to treat the area. In some case such as back
muscles we recommend the larger 2-panel DPL system in order to cover
a larger area of muscle at one time, just seems to work better. It is
also much easier to treat the back with the larger panels instead of
a small hand held unit.
Should I buy an FDA cleared unit or one of the cheaper knock off products?
should always buy an FDA cleared product. If they will not show you
their FDA clearance then do not buy it. All Devices used to treat the
human body for any ailment must legally have FDA clearance. If they
FDA catches these companies making and selling illegal medical devices
they could actually come and take the unit you purchased from one of
What is the medical profession saying about LEDs?
A. Harry T. Whelan, MD, professor of pediatric neurology
and director of hyperbaric medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin,
states: "LED treatment has been a wonderful advancement,"
Dr. Whelan says. "LEDs don't heat the tissues the way lasers do;
because LED uses longer wavelength (redder) near-infrared light, it
penetrates the tissues deeper. And where lasers are more pinpointed
in their delivery, LED can treat the entire body.
LED's produce (non-coherent, monochromatic light; spontaneous
emission) - Laser's produce (coherent, monochromatic light, stimulated
Tiina Karu (1998:
The Science of Low-Power Laser Therapy) states that "...the coherence
of light is of no importance in low-power laser clinical effects"
and "the primary difference between lasers and LED's is that the
laser's coherent beam produces "speckles" of relatively high
power density which can cause local heating of inhomogeneous tissues".
& scientist agree that LED's are effective in generating a response
within living tissue and hence has a therapeutic effect if used properly.
Most published research
on photorejuvenation has been conducted using Lasers and not LED's.
Only within the the last decade have LED's been produced with a strong
enough output power to be beneficial for photo rejuvenation. NASA has
produced the best research documentation to date supporting the effectiveness
of LED's to stimulate plants and human tissue. Until more research is
completed on the success of LED's for photorejuvenation the effectiveness
is still not supported by extensive research.
DPL Therapy System has been designed as an in-home system and
is based on the NASA study....4 joules per 2m square in 9 minutes. Systems
that are used at Doctors offices will get to that joule rating much
quicker and cost a lot more than our system and have to be administered
by a professional. Usually, they will recommend a series of treatments.
The DPL Therapy System will be able to get the same results it
will just take a little longer...but, the cost is a lot less. And for
those who are going in or have gone in to have treatments from a Doctor
using LED's or Lasers they will be able to maintain those results with
the DPL Therapy System and they will be able to do so in the convenience
of their own home.To
summarize, both LED's and Laser's work, but more research is needed
to determine their best suited role LED's will play in photo-rejuvination.
is the output of the LED skin light?
it true that we are born with only so much collagen?
is a protein and as a protein collagen is synthesized (or formed) continuously
in your body unless you have certain collagen deficiencies (scurvy or
the lack of vitamin C is known to inhibit the production of collagen
properly and the skin become fragile, wounds do not heal, skin discolors,
among other results). Collagen chains are synthesized as longer precursors
called procollagens and then transported or secreted into
the extra cellular space after it is processed and assembled and these
collagen molecules then polymerize to from Type I collagen.
There are 12-27
different collagen types (scientists disagree on the division). Type
I collagen is the most abundant in the human body; it is present in
scar tissue and is the end product when tissue heals itself by repair.
This is the type of collage that our LED lights eventually forms. Type
III collagen is the collagen of granulation tissue and is produced quickly
by young fibroblasts before the tougher type of I collagen is synthesized.
Our LEDs stimulate these fibroblasts which produce Type III collagen
which eventually forms Type I collagen.
As we age genetics,
(Intrinsic internal aging) and Environmental (Extrinsic - external
aging) slows the skins ability to repair itself from free-radical
damage. Lasers work on reducing wrinkles by actually damaging the tissue
causing Type I collage to be produced in the healing process. Our LED
lights are non-invasive and do not harm the skin, but rather stimulate
fibroblasts which produce collagen which repairs our skin damage.
the DPL do as much as the photo light treatments I can get at my spa?
Ask the spa what the depth of penetration of their
treatment is. You will see that their units are using the same technology,
but charging you much, much more! The
DPL cost of $349 is only $1/day for one year--easy to do the math on this,
and for the same infrared light technology!
about extremely sensitive skin?
If you have sensitive skin, it helps to start with freshly-washed skin,
and apply a damp cloth after your treatment.
is the difference between the DPL Therapy System and other similar infrared
see our DPL comparison chart.
I feel any pain when using the DPL?
It is absolutley painless and safe.
there replacement bulbs available for the DPL panels?
The panel LED bulbs are designed to work daily for over 5 years.You
cannot replace the bulbs yourself, but the panels may be replaced.The
prices listed in 2006 is $110 per panel.
LED light therapy help with acne or blemishes?
Please view our Before and After photos.
The DPL Improves healing of acne, lessen coarseness, and help
sun-damaged skin.Skin that feels and looks younger in just 9
minutes per day. The DPL unit stimulates the skin's natural healing
are the benefit differences between the blue and infrared/red light?
DPL Therapy utilizes 154 infrared (880nm) LEDs and 20 red (660nm)
LEDs - Light Emitting Diodes. These wavelengths provide safe, healthy
treatments. The red and infrared
diodes are absorbed by the skin, muscles, tissues, bone as
well as working at the physical cellular level.
The blue lights
are believed to be contractors and restrictors.They have reportedly
helped with burns, and bacterial acne. Most manufacturers only sell
the blue light for use for animals as the blue lights have not YET,
at this writing, been FDA approved for human use.
(See our PAINX 2000 Infrared LIght Therapy information.)
is the best wavelength of infrared light for skin rejuvenation? And
what is the importance of joule ratings?
The best source
to answer this question is the NASA study
which found that 880nm is the most effective. The DPL contains 154 of
the 880nm LEDs and 20 of the 660nm red LEDS!
Joules refers to the amount of energy delivered. The DPL
reaches 4 joules/cm2 on the skin, like the NASA study specified, in
9 minutes. Licensed medical professional
may have systems that deliver much higher joules faster, but the cost
is prohibitive for the home user.
the DPL damage my eyes if I use the LED every day? If
I wear the eye shield you provide, the eye shield may cover those wrinkles
and wrinkles at the tails of my eyes, and that will make the LED useless
to me. How can I overcome this problem?
You do not HAVE to
wear the eye shields but, you will want to make sure that her eyes are
closed while using the system.
A tip that I have found to be useful for that area, on one of your sessions
turn and directly face the left panel for 4 1/2 minutes and then turn
and directly face the right panel for the remaining 4 1/2 minutes. The
lights will hit directly down the center of face and will also help
along the jawline. There is a beep every minute so you will know when
you are at 4 1/2 minutes and then at the end of the 17 minute session
the system will automatically turn off.
This is something that is beneficial to that area...the system has been
designed when someone is using it and faces the center (like the spine of
a book) that the lights will broadcast and cover that area between the nose
and forehead but, for those are really trying to zero in on that area this
seems to help. Read about
studies on Infrared Therapy and Eyes.
the number of LED's matter?
DPL System utilizes 154 infrared (880nm) LEDs and 20 red (660nm) LEDs.That's
more than any other home unit available.
What are the differences between infared and red light therapy vs. yellow?
The yellow lights can be great stimulants
for the sensory and motor nervous system, as well as toning muscles.
It helps to increase your energy state. It, reportedly, helps relieve
arthritis pain and improves the lymphatic system. Studies report that
for skin rejuenation, the Infrared and red LEDs are more effective.
the DPL help with age spots and scarring?
YES, the DPL reduces brown spots and improves skin tones, as well as
helps heal black and blue skin damage, and heals wounds. Also, check
out our Cellbone Skincare product, Acrowhite.
It is great for age spots!
infrared LED light help with thinning hair?
Yes, infrared LEDs accelerate hair
growth and stimulate dormant hair follicles. Also, please read about
our HairMax Laser comb
which is FDA approved to improve thinning hair!
LED light treatment be used on someone who has been treated recently
with Botox® injections?
You can use
the system DPL Therapy System after having fillers, botox etc....It
is suggested that you wait a couple of days to allow the fillers to
firm up and take hold....then start using the system slowly ...if you
want to use addition caution cover the treated area for a few extra
days and then start slowly introducing the light. If there is any bruising
at the area of the injections the DPL Therapy System will help
with the healing of any bruising. If after giving the injected area
time to settle into the skin and firm up someone chooses to use the
light they will want to do so by starting slowly.....and if they are
really concerned they should cover the area that has been injected.
There are different types of injections and they work differently, firm
up, and last for different lengths of time, are made of different kinds
of material and so the use of the light will react to each of these
IWait and then start in a few days with short sessions going very slowly,
could even cover the area.
it true that the DPL light therapy reduces the effectiveness of Botox
or Restlyn treatments?
We have customers that have had Botox treatments prior to using the
DPL Therapy System and those that purchased the DPL Therapy System and
will have Botox treatments.The DPL Therapy System works from the inside
outward and with the continued use of the DPL Therapy System, hopefully,
this would prevent the need for injections (Botox, Restlyn, etc). You
will want to follow the instructions provided with the DPL Therapy when
you start using the system...bare in mind that everyone's skin is different
and will respond to the light differently.For those that want to use
the DPL Therapy System after a recent
injection....we recommend giving that injection a few days to set up/in
prior to using the system. If there is any bruising that occurred at
the injection site the DPLT Therapy System will help with the healing
the DPL System work for stretch marks and loose skin on the stomach?
I'm not aware of any of our customers who have used the light on stretch
marks, so I forwarded this question to the manufacturer. Here is their
reply: "We have customers who are using the system on the stomach
and for stretch marks, and I know that is it very helpful with scaring...
the age of the scar tissue will determine the time required to see results."
Also, when I was selling a different light (smaller and less powerful)
I heard about a woman who used the light on a scar while she was laid
up in bed for 10 days. She said the scar diminished a great deal during
this time by treating it for 15 minutes a day.
long do you need to apply the LED light for skin rejuvenation?
Recommended treatment time varies among different brands of LED lights,
and I've seen these recommendations change over time as more data is
collected. Generally, for the quickest results, daily use is recommended.
The recommended treatment time for the light we sellthe DPL
Therapy Systemis nine minutes a day for the first 4-10 weeks,
then nine minutes two-three days a week after that.
I wear protective eye goggles when I use the light on my face?
Some manufacturers recommend and/or supply eye protectors (we include
them with the DPL System). Others say to just close your eyes
if you use the light near your eyes.
How far away should I hold the light from my skin?
The light intensity becomes weaker the further away it is from your
skin, so it's best to use the light very close to your skin.
tried an infrared LED light on my inflammatory arthritis and it reduced
the bouts of pain from a week down to a couple days. So I bought one
for my mom try on her osteoarthritis. How long should she use it on
her painful joints?
Your mom should use the light 2-3 minutes on the more painful areas,
and about one minute per location on the surrounding tissue.
had a huge bruise on my leg so I tried my LED light on it, and it went
away much more quickly than bruises typically do. I'm now using it on
the bruises that my daughter gets on her legs from climbing on playground
equipment. Does it make sense that the light works on bruises?
NASA research found that infrared LED light accelerates healing, so
yes, it may help bruises heal faster.
I often only use the panels without the stand, how do I detach the
panels from the stand? When
the Mounting Bracket is inserted into the Column Post you will hear
a click as there are little clips on the end that hook onto
the Column Post to keep it from falling off, and if you try to pull
or slide it off those clips keep that from happening
is to turn the Mounting Bracket and it will help to release the clips,
allowing the Mounting Bracket to be removed, also, allowing it to be
removed without breaking the clips. The panels have been designed so
that you can easily remove them from the Mounting Bracket by sliding
them up and off. If you should need to remove the Mounting Bracket from
the Column Post please follow these instructions:With
the Column Post and Mounting Bracket facing you, turn
the Mounting Bracket to the left, after turning the Mounting Bracket
to the left this will allow you to pull the Mounting Bracket out of
the Column Post slots.
System Medical Precautions
Consult your doctor before using.
If you experience any adverse effect or have a concern regarding use,
stop use immediately and contact your doctor.
If pregnant consult your doctor prior to use.
If you have been diagnosed or suspect a thyroid problem do not use over
thyroid gland (neck area).
Do not use if you are taking drugs known to cause photosensitivity reactions.
Consult your doctor or dermatologist before using device over any suspicious
or cancerous lesion.
Do not use over or near a recent steroid injection.
If you are using topical or systemic steroids or NSAIDs for pain or
skin conditions you may experience a mild flare up of your symptoms
and you should discontinue DPL therapy.
Do not apply light to an open wound, as heat may stimulate circulation
and cause bleeding.
DPL Therapy is not to be used when incapacitated, sleeping or
Do not leave small children close to unit unattended.
Do not allow children to use the light it is not a toy.
Do not use on infants.
The skin should be clean when using. Do not use with liniments, salves,
or ointments that contain heat-producing ingredients, as a skin burn
If the DPL System begins to overheat turn off immediately.
If using the unit causes any discomfort stop use immediately.
See FAQ for tips for users with rosacea and sensitive skin.
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