1Aesthetic and medical biotechnologies research unit, Prestige Company, Loro Ciuffenna (AR), Italy
Corresponding Author: Luigi Cristiano
Address: Aesthetic and medical biotechnologies research unit, Prestige Company, Loro Ciuffenna (AR), Italy; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Received date: 12 October 2019; Accepted date: 22 October 2019; Published date: 29 October 2019
Infrared radiation has wavelengths between 780nm and 1000μm. It is well absorbed by living organisms and is perceived as heat. The mechanisms of action of infrared rays on humans are still little known, however their effects on living tissues are well known, particularly useful in the treatment of various diseases and disorders, in the reduction of wound healing times, in weight loss, in non-surgical body remodelling, in photo-rejuvenation, in muscle recovery, in improving sleep quality, in relaxation and in many other applications in medicine, non-invasive aesthetic medicine, beauty, fitness and wellness. This brief communication aims to provide an overview of the use of infrared and related devices in these fields of application, grouping them according to (1) medical applications, (2) non-invasive aesthetic medicine applications and beauty treatments and (3) for home wellness use.
Citation: Cristiano L. Use of infrared as a complementary treatment approach in medicine and aesthetic medicine. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2019 Oct 29;2(2):77-81.
Copyright © 2019 Cristiano L. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Infrared; Near-infrared Rays; Mid-infrared Rays; Far-infrared Rays; FIR Sauna; FIR Blanket; IR Lamps; IR Caps; IR Lipo Laser Paddles; IR Devices
Abbreviation: IR: Infrared; NIR: Near-infrared Rays; MIR: Mid-infrared Rays; FIR: Far-infrared Rays