Light, source of energy: photobiomodulation

Light is essential for maintaining life on Earth. We are well aware of the effects of light rays on plants and what we call photosynthesis, but did you know that this phenomenon also occurs in human beings?

In this second episode of our web series on light, Dr Cyprien Guermonprez, head of research and development at Lightinderm , explains in detail the phenomenon of photobiomodulation, necessary for cell renewal.

Photobiomodulation is a process quite similar to photosynthesis. The latter is a phenomenon that allows plants to transform the nutrients they receive, such as water and CO2, into metabolic energy, necessary for their growth and maintenance of life, thanks to natural sunlight.

And the same goes for our skin to keep it healthy. Sunlight will stimulate the production of metabolic energy, ATP, essential for the proper functioning of our body and our skin. This is called photobiomodulation. Mitochondria, small cellular energy factories located inside our cells, will capture food and oxygen and use them to produce cellular energy. Thanks to small solar panels located outside these mitochondria, called photoreceptors, they will capture photons of light, a subject discussed in our first episode of the web series, which will accelerate the production of metabolic energy.

Would you like to learn more about this phenomenon of photobiomodulation? Do you also want to understand what other benefits light has for the skin? We invite you to visit our YouTube channel !

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