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Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2008 Dec;27(4):227-38. doi: 10.1016/j.sder.2008.08.003.

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in dermatology.

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RoseLab Skin Optics Research Laboratory, 3333 Graham Blvd., Montreal, Quebec, Canada. daniel.barolet@mcgill.ca

Abstract

Light-emitting diode photobiomodulation is the newest category of nonthermal light therapies to find its way to the dermatologic armamentarium. In this article, we briefly review the literature on the development of this technology, its evolution within esthetic and medical dermatology, and provide practical and technical considerations for use in various conditions. This article also focuses on the specific cell-signaling pathways involved and how the mechanisms at play can be put to use to treat a variety of cutaneous problems as a stand-alone application and/or complementary treatment modality or as one of the best photodynamic therapy light source.

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19150294
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10.1016/j.sder.2008.08.003
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