The Science of Light Therapy


POLY — The Science of Light Therapy

Light waves and light energy, including those found in natural sunlight, are measured in nanometers. A nanometer is a unit of length equal to one-billionth of a meter.

  • Blue-Light, which is used to treat acne and blemishes, occurs between 400-500 nanometers.
  • Red-Light, which is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, etc., occurs between 600-700 nanometers.
  • Infrared, which is used for general wellness and pain management, occurs just beyond 700 nanometers.

POLY Systems harness the health & wellness properties of each of these naturally occurring wavelengths and deliver light energy within a specific nanometer range – thus providing maximum power and effective results.

POLY’s interchangeable head panels allows you to offer multiple light therapy services from a single device!

Every Body Loves POLY!

In 2016 we introduced the first POLY Systems to the field of Health & Wellness.
Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons were among the first practices to utilize POLY in conjunction with their services. When POLY received FDA 510K OTC Clearance; Salons, Day Spas, Med Spas, Health Clubs and Wellness Centers joined the medical community in offering POLY Pro Systems to their menu of Spa & Wellness services.


Today businesses across the country are using POLY to attract new customers and increase sales & profits. Many locations offer multiple POLY Pro Systems to handle the tremendous demand.


POLY offers universal appeal and is safe, gentle and effective for all skin and body types.

Red Light Therapy (Energy)

Skin Rejuvenation and Repair for the Entire Body
Red Light Energy at 633 nanometers (wavelength) and 60mW/cm2 (power), has the ability to gently penetrate the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin) and reach the dermis, (the middle layer of the skin.) This enables it to reach fibroblasts, the cells located beneath the skin that manufacture collagen. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that helps to lift, firm and tone the skin.


Red-Light does this, in part, by stimulating the mitochondria – the “power plants” within the cells that convert food into a useable form of stored energy. When energy is needed by the cells, it is then converted from stored energy into ATP (adenosine triphosphate). ATP acts as a ‘super conductor’ that transports energy directly to places within the cells (throughout the body) where it is needed. Red Light Energy induces an increase in cellular energy, which in-turn, helps to boost cell growth – repairing and rejuvenating the skin.
The Halo Effect
While the area of the skin that receives direct exposure from Red Light Energy will see the most effective and beneficial results, many people report (anecdotally) that after exposure to Red Light Energy, they often experience a euphoric feeling of wellness and well-being. A combination of being calm and relaxed while also feeling re-energized.

Blue Light Therapy (Acne Treatment)

Blue light at 417 nanometers helps to clear the skin by destroying the P. Acnes bacteria, which is responsible for most mild to moderate acne.
The P. Acnes bacteria is a harmless bacteria that exists and feeds off of human skin. In some cases, however, the bacteria can spread and grow. This clogs the pores and irritates the skin, which in turn produces the inflammation and redness commonly associated with acne. Blue light activates a specific compound in the waste products of P. Acnes, turning the waste into a toxin that, while harmless to the person, destroys the bacteria and thus the cause of the acne.

Infrared Light Therapy (Pain Management)

Infrared light at 850nm acts similarly on the cells as red light. Because the infrared waves are longer, however, they are capable of penetrating through the skin and reaching the inner tissues of the body.


Infrared lights are invisible to the human eye and is primarily felt as heat. As such, it is capable of warming and increasing the blood flow to areas inside the body, which in turn decreases the time to heal internal injury and reduces inflammation from strennous workouts or conditions like arthritis that cause pain and soreness.

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