BIOPTRON Application and Action








   Over the past couple of decades professionals and patients alike have welcomed a wealth of changes and improvements in healthcare. In the scientific world there has been excitement over numerous innovative breakthroughs, with research highlighting the efficacy of various new treatment. Some of these harness the most modern state of the art techniques, while others draw on natural resources and mechanisms as old as time. Many of the most successful examples area combination of both ancient and modern ideas.




   The BIOPTRON Light Therapy System is a powerful light therapy technology demonstrating a remarkable design of visionary commitment. In the early 1980's a team of scientists discovered the significance of polarised polychromatic light. Based on this research the BIOPTRON Light Therapy System was created (2).

   Since 1988 BIOPTRON AG has invested in further sophisticated research and new product developments necessary to achieve optimal clinical effectiveness in light therapy treatments.

   Consequently, the BIOPTRON Light Therapy System draws on more than 20 years experience and is used by physicians and nurses in hospitals and by families and individual users at home, all benefiting from the positive effects on the human body.

   The patented technology of the BIOPTRON Light Therapy System can enable clinical success with consistently remarkable results in the prevention and treatment of various medical disorders. High quality technology and innovative design with simple use and with no known adverse effects. BIOPTRON Light is a supportive tool for both clinical and home settings.


   Light is the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum, as seen in the array of colours present in a rainbow. The difference in these colours of the rainbow are based on their wavelength. Then at the higher frequencies are the gamma and X-rays, ultraviolet, infrared and radio waves.

Ultraviolet Light

   Falls below the visible part of of this electromagnetic spectrum with a wavelength of less than 400 nm (nano meters the basic measure of the electromagnetic spectrum). Ultraviolet light is responsible for tanning of the skin. It is know that ultraviolet lights is one of the most important aetoilogical factors responsible for the development of skin cancers (melanoma, baslioma) and for ageing of the skin.

BIOPTRON Light Therapy does not contain ultraviolet light.

BIOPTRON Light Therapy is composed of both

Visible Light is within the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum and has a wavelength between approximately 400 nm to 780 nm and BIOPTRON Light Therapy Systems emit between 480nm to 780nm

Low Infra Red Light and BIOPTRON Light Therapy Systems emit between 780nm to 3400 nm


BIOPTRON Advantages :

- Wide range of applications

- Application in professional and home environment

- Easy to use (no special skills or training needed)

- Safe and noninvasive

- Short treatment times

- Painless treatment

- No UV radiation

- No known side effects

- Cost effective

- Relaxing and calming experience

- Swiss made






   In the area of wound healing, BIOPTRON Light Therapy can be used as a stand alone therapy and / or as a complementary - additional therapy for the treatment of:

- Wounds after injury (post traumatic wounds)

- Burns

- Post operative surgical wounds

- Pressure Sores (Decubitus)

- Leg Ulcers (Ulcus Curis)

Normal wound healing is a complex process consisting of different stages which are divided into three overlapping phases:

- Inflammation

- Proliferation (granulation tissue formation)

- Remodelling

   The process of wound healing requires the interaction of cells in the dermis (lower part of the skin) and epidermis (upper part of the skin) as well las the activity of chemical mediators (biochemical substances responsible for biological activities in the human body) released form inflammatory cells, fibroblasts and keratinocytes (specific cells playing a part in would healing).

   So BIOPTRON Light treatment can promote and speed up wound healing and lead to rapid regeneration of epithelium (skin tissues) in the edges and depth of a wound. At the end of this section of the website are recommended treatment times for WOUND CARE which can be accessed by following this link


- Significantly reduced healing period

- Medically proven effectiveness

- Unique successes, confirmed clinical stuides





   Chronic wounds are underestimated by physicians and generall public alike, yet their prevalence continues to increase drammatically because of the stady growth of the elderly population and because the elderly at an increased risk in respect to chronic wounds.

   The need to care for the population with chronic wounds is a growing challenge that requires innovative approaches.

   We believe that the use of BIOPTRON Light Therapy and in conjunctin with existing procedures could greatly enhance the natural wound-healing process. Furthermore, improved wound healing could reduce the risk of infection for the patient, decrease the number of costly dressings required, and more weiftly return the patient to a pre-injury/illness level of activity.

   BIOPTRON Light Therapy Systems provide new insight into the management of venous leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, burns, grafting and wounds following operation and injury. Patients are now able to receive innovative wound-care management. BIOPTRON Light Therapy could offer significant support in conjunction with standard wound-care.

Wound healing has a highly complex set of physiological processes regulated by many differnt cellular and humoral factors

© HAROMED BVBA - Harmum Vereecken - 2004. Source: Bloton, P., Dyson, M., Young.S. The effect of polarized light on the release of growth factors from the U-937 marcrophage-like cell line. Laser Therapy 1992; 33-37.

The complex process of wound healing can be influenced by BIOPTRON Light Therapy.

   In spite of the positive clinical expereinces reported in numerous publications, the mechanism of the biological effect of polarized light is still under investigation. It is assumed that, in the cell membranes, the polar heds of the lipid bilayer are reordered by polarized light and that, as a consequence, functional changes take place (3).

   Different biological effects have been observed after light therapy, including the stimulation of cell proliferation - especially fibroblasts, the release of growth factors and the enhancement of collagen synthesis. (3,4,5). A number of clinical studies have revelaed accelerated wound closure with increased wound epithelization and improved tensile strength of scars. (4-7)

   One proposed mechanism of action of photostimulation is the absorption of visible light by mitochondria. (8) This may cause a chain of reactions on a molecular level, leading to an increase in cell energy and activation of the nucleic acid synthesis, which is essential in wound repair. The second proposed mechanism is related to the infrared portion of the light spctrum. This initiates the response at the membrance level, probably through photophysical effects on Ca++ channels (9). Light therapy has been shown to stimulate release of the growth factors from the irradiated cells. Growth factors stimulate angiogenesis, extracellular matrix production and degradation of cytokine release (10). The key cells in skin ulcer contraction and collagen synthesis are fibroblasts and keratinocytes. A number of studies have demonstrated their activation and proliferation in response to low-energy laser/hoton stimulation.

   Other mechanism that may be responsible for the light's therapeutic effect is the local peripheral vasodilation, which may enahnce skin blood flow and supply of oxygen to the ulceratd area, thereby facilitating the transportation of the nutrients required for healing (10).

Venous leg ulcers

   It is widely known that light therapy can accelerate the healing of wounds and superificial skin ulcers (1,2) The favourable effect of BIOPTRON Light Therapy on the healing rate of venous leg ulcers may be explained by the stimulation of epithelial growth and ranular tissue regeneration (10)

Upper photographs Source: Institute of Dermatovenerology, Department of Dermatovenerology, Belgrade University , School of Medicine , Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro.

Wound assessment: Measurements of wound surface area (ulcer size) by computerised planimetry Planix Digital Panimeter)

Ref: (10) Medenica, L, Lens, M. The use of polarised polychromatic non-coherent light alone as a therapy for venous leg ulceration. Journal of Wound Care 2003; 12: 1. 37-40




Deep second degree burns

NOTE Fig 1: Single case (Source: Department of Plstic Surgery, University Hospital Gent, Belgium) showing the effect of BIOPTRON Light Therapy.

Fig 2: Monstrey, S,, Hoeksema,, H., Salens, H, Depuydt, K., Hamdi, M., Van Landuyt, K., Blondeel, P.A. A conservative approach for deep dermal burn wounds using polarised-light therapy. British Journal of Plastic Surgery 2002; 55; 420-426

   First-degree and superifical second-degree burns may be treated with conservative local medical treatments in combination with BIOPTRON Light Therapy treatment. Clinical studies have shown that the routine use of BIOPTRON Light Therapy may significantly reduce the time necessary for complete epithelization of the damaged skin, reducing the risk for the formation of the functionally and esthetically unacceptable scars (11)

   Clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of polarized light therapy in healing 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade pressure ulcers. When polarized light treatment was added to conventional ulcer therapy, rapid changes in appearance and size with complete healing in half of the cases and accelerated partial healing in the remaining cases appeared within 1-2 weeks (13)

Above images Source Single case Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Gent, Belgium. showing the effect of BIOPTRON Light Therapy.

Diabetic foot ulcers

   BIOPTRON Light Therapy has eben used to treat diabetic foot ulcers and clinical results have confirmed its positive influence on the affected and treated areas. The ulcers gradually cleared, granulated and epithelized during treatment. Healing time was substantially shortened and ulcer pain was lower compared to treatment without BIOPTRON light therapy application (17).

Post surgical wounds

BIOPTRON Light Therapy is a very simply and effective additional therapy in treatment of surgical wounds.

19. Simic, A., Peskin, P., Bjelovic, M., Stojakov, D., Todorovic, M., Jekic, I., M icev, M., Sabljak,P., Kontarak, M., Bioptron Light Therapy and Thoracoprenolaprotomy wound healing in patients operated due to cardiac carcinoma. Presented at the 4th International Gastric Congress, New York, USA. April 30 -May, 2001

Chronic wounds are frequently encountered in the elderly and those who are bedridden. Typical characteristics of chronic wounds include a loss of skin or underlying tissue and failure to heal with conventional types of treatment.

   Chronic wounds are difficult to heal and require a long time to complete closure. The relative resistance of chronic wounds to a wide range of therapeutic approaches and the absence of a standard single therapy for the treatment of chronic wounds shifted the attention of many researchers towards the investigation of other therapeutic approaches.

   The use of different sources of light therapy in wound healing therapy has gained particular attention in the last few decades, and many clinical studies have evaluated the role of light therapy in the management of wounds.

   BIOPTRON Light Therapy can promote and speed up wound healing through the stimulation and modulation of reparative and regenerative processes, anti-inflammatory effects and enhancing processes of the human defense system. This type of phototherapy can be considered a valuable therapy in the treatment of various wounds and would healing disorders.

Leg Ulcers

   A leg ulcer is defined as a wound on the leg, below the knee that fails to heal within a 6 week period. Venous leg ulcers constitute the majority of all leg ulcers and are responsible for up to 80% of lower extremity ulceration's. An overall prevalence of venous leg ulcers ranges from 0.06% to 2.2% with a tendency to increase as the population ages.

   The prevalence of venous leg ulcers in patients after 70 years of age is estimated to be 1 to 4%.

   Venous leg ulcer refers to a failure of the venous system to return blood to the heart. This is usually caused by incompetent valves in the deep veins, the long saphenous vein, the short sphenous vein or the perforator veins of the calf which are situated in the leg.

   Due to the weak venous valves blood from the deep veins in the legs flows back into the minor veins (called the superficial veins) whereas the traffic should only be one way. This lads to a build up of blood in the superficial veins which will slow down and many eventually stop flowing. This may result in a metabolic breakdown particularly in the surrounding skin area and the skin may start to degenerate giving rise to inflammation and ultimately the development of an ulcer.

   Venous leg ulcers are difficult to heal and their complete healing may take years. Many patients with leg ulcers suffer from pain resulting in problems along with both sleep and mobility resulting in severe impairment in quality of life.

   The positive effect of BIOPTRON Light Therapy on the cells composing tissue in the leg region has been shown to enhance the healing process in patients with venous leg ulcers. BIOPTRON Light applied as a stand alone therapy has been shown to result in complete wound healing and or it can be considered effective in the treatment of venous leg ulcers when used as an integral part of a wound management programme. (9)


Decubitus (Pressure Sores)

   Decubitus - pressures sores commonly referred to as a bedsore and this form of pressure ulcer is caused by prolonged pressure on specific body areas in patients confined either to bed or wheelchair. They tend to develop on an area of the body where bony prominence is not protected by muscle tissue such as the sacrum (the tailbone at the base of the spine), heels, elbows and shoulder blades. When the pressure cuts off the blood supply cells and tissues composing the skin are damaged and ulcers start to form creating a potential breeding ground for harmful bacteria with increasing infection.

   One in ten hospital patients, one in eight home care patients and one in four nursing home patients suffer from bedsores. The problem is seen to be growing due to the ageing population and in every hospital the number of patients requiring treatment for bedsores is increasing creating high levels of demand on resources and funding.

   Treatment involves taking pressure off of the body area requiring high levels of nursing and healthcare provision. The pressure ulcers are cleaned although in some cases the use of surgical intervention is required. BIOPTRON Light Therapy has been shown to be an effective therapy to accelerate tissue healing and repair.

   BIOPTRON Light Therapy also play an effective role in the prevention of bedsores.

Severe Second Degree Burns

   BIOPTRON Light Therapy has been used in the treatment of burns for many years and the treatment of burns depends on the depth and severity of the injury. A standard classification results in precise treatment such as conservative or surgical intervention.

First Degree Burns are the mildest form

   A good example is sunburn. First degree burns are normally characterized by reddening of the skin, slight swelling and pain and discomfort. The symptoms normally disappear within a few days without leaving any scars.

Second Degree Burns are called partial thickness burns and are divided into superficial and deep burns.

   In the superficial second degree burn the entire epidermis (upper part of the skin) and a superficial part of the dermis (the lower part of the skin) are destroyed.

   Since the depth of the burn is relatively superficial there are usually no long term effects to the skin hair follicles, sweat glands or nerve endings. Usually the damaged skin regenerates with two weeks after the injury.

Deep Second Degree Burns are more serious.

   There is generally damage to the deep layer of the dermis with only a few hair follicles, sweat glands and nerve endings remaining at the base of the wound. These wounds require surgical removal of dead tissue and transplantation of skin - skin grafting. More than 50% of burns are deep second degree burns or full dermal burn wounds.

   Third Degree burns (full thickness burns) are where all of the layers of the skin are destroyed leaving no possibility for the injury to heal naturally unless the burn covers a very small area and require surgery. The major complications of such wounds are infection, development of scars and contractures.


   These burns can be treated with conservative local medical treatment approaches in combination with BIOPTRON Light Therapy. Several studies have shown that the routine use of BIOPTRON Light Therapy can significantly reduce the time necessary for complete epithlisation (regeneration of the skin) towards complete healing thereby effectively reducing the formation of scaring.

   Clinical findings show how the application of pressure therapy can start earlier if the burn area has been treated with BIOPTRON Light Therapy. In addition if the body area (save for the hands) are treated with BIOPTRON Light Therapy then physiotherapy can begin immediately.


   BIOPTRON Light Therapy has been used to treat patients with deep second degree burns after surgical procedures have been carried out to reduce healing time and time in hospital.






   Pain is the unpleasant sensation associated with actual or potential injury. Pain occuring after tissue injury has a protective role, alerting the body to damage and inducing rest to allow tissue regeneration. In chronic persistent pain this physiological fucntion may be compromised. The pathophysiology of pain involves alteration of pain-transmission pathways. Knowledge of the normal physiology of these pathways is essential to understanding the mechanisms of both acute and chronic pain (16)

   Thanks yo the ability of BIOPTRON Light Therapy to penetrate into tissue it is a suitable treatment for use in Rheumatology, Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy. It has been reported that significant pain reduction in chronic pain conditions (rheumatoid arthitis, shoulder and neck pain) has been achieved.

   In all these instances light therapy can help relieve pain and improve function. Very good resutls have been achieved in combination with standard treatment methods. BIOPTRON Light Therapy is ideally suited as a complementary treatment in rehabilitation. Combined with standar physiotherapy procedures it can be successfuly used as an integral part of procedures for sports injuries, ankle and knee injuries, shoulder and elbow problems along with stretched tendons and bruises.

   Musculosceletal pain can be caused by inflammation, degeneration or trauma to skeletal or mysofascial tissues. Recent research in the field showed that BIOPTRON Light Therapy could be used to provide temporary relief of minor chronic and shoulder pain.

   BIOPTRON Light Therapy can be used as a stand alone therapy of combined with other treatment approaches in the treatment of:

Rheumatism - osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and arthroses

Physiotherapy - in treating low back pain, shoulder and neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, scar tissue and musculoskeletal injuries

Sports Medicine - soft tissue injuries to muscles, tendons and ligaments - muscle spasm, sprains, strains, tendonitis, ligament and muscle tears, dislocations, contusions and tennis elbow

Rheumatoid Arthritis

   Phototherapy can be an effective treatment for reliving pain and improving the quality of life for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (19, 20)

   Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease with persistent inflammation or of joints causing breakdown of cartilage's bone erosion and resulting permanent joint deformity.

   In specialist centres BIOPTRON Light Therapy has become part of the standard therapy programme. In additional BIOPTRON Light Therapy has been used for patient use at home. At the end of this section of the website are recommended treatment times for PAIN CARE which can be accessed by following this link

BIOPTRON Light Therapy helps to:

- Receive pain and decrease intensity

- Strengthen muscles and increase body motion

- Increasing walking distance and speed

- Improve quality of sleep


   Back shoulder and neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, scar tissue and musculoskeletal injuries.

   Back pain is one of the most common conditions resulting in stopping people from enjoying a normal life as well as costs to business with millions of lost working days.

BIOPTRON Light Therapy is a powerful therapeutic tool in the treatment of back pain (15)

BIOPTRON Light Therapy helps to:

- Relieve pain and muscle tightness

- Improve blood flow to tissues

- Reduce swelling

- Speed up regenerative processes

BIOPTRON Light Therapy is also an integral part of both physical therapy and rehabilitation programmes.


   The succcess of light therapy pain management is due to a number of mechanisms, one of which may through its positive effect on chondrocyte proliferation and matrix's synthesis. Also, significant stimulatory effect on fibroblast action and enhanced connective tissue repair have been noted in extensive research. These effects are related to the biostimulative effect of light therapy at the cellular level. Normalisation of microcirculation and speed of nerve transmission have been reported to interrupt the viscious circle in relation to the origin and development of both acute and chronic pain.





- Bring relief to aching muscles

- Soothe muscle and joint pain

- Increase the range of active and passive movements of joints

- Allow faster recovery from muscular and joint pain

- Support the treatment of painful sports injuries such as tendon problems, muscle problems, contusions, dislocations, strain, sprains, abrasions and bruises

- Actively reduce inflammation and swelling


In the treatment of :

- Acne

- Eczema

- Psoriasis

- Skin infections

- Mouth Conditions such as ulcers, gum disease, inflammation of the lining of the mouth and lips

All of these skin conditions are quite common with often distressing effects and impact on day to day life. At the end of this section of the website are recommended treatment times for SKIN CARE which can be accessed by following this link

Various forms of acne occur in 80% of teenagers and young adults particularly men often resulting in loss of confidence and feelings of depression.

Eczema occurs in 5% of adults and is common in babies and young children with around 15% affected. Constant itching and resulting skin soreness can be particularly upsetting in children and often prevent the sufferer and their families from getting a full nights sleep.

BIOPTRON Light Therapy helps to promote skin healing and reduce pain with a treatment which is clean, painless and simple to use.




Endogenous Eczema

What is endogenous eczema?
Similar to atopic eczema, is a type of inflammation of the skin (dermatitis). It results in itchy, red, swollen, and cracked skin. Clear fluid may come from the affected areas, which often thicken over time. It typically starts in childhood with changing severity over the years. In children under one year of age much of the body may be affected.


Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Symptoms of upper respiratory infection include
nasal discharge,
nasal congestion,
runny nose,
scratchy or sore throat, and
nasal breathing.

Allergic respiratory Diseases

Allergic reactions
pollen from trees and grasses
house dust mite
pets such as cats and dogs which may result in:
allergic rhinitis ( when seasonal this is called hay fever) which affects the nose and eyes
asthma which affects the lung
both rhinitis and asthma together

Musculoskeletal Disorders and Neurological Disorders


Inflammation of the veins – after injections, infusions of fluids or blood, removal of blood samples
Pressure sores in babies who cannot move normally
Traumatic injuries such as cuts, abrasions and bruises
Skin / nappy rash caused by yeast infection
Skin conditions such as :
Phlebitis, decubitus and intertrigo


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The most effective medical Light Therapy system for non-invasive therapy of various medical conditions, prevention and anti-ageing beauty treatments, with no side effects.




BIOPTRON Light Therapy stimulates faster skin healing without pain and scarring (1-4)

The light spectrum provided by BIOPTRON Light Therapy triggers a range of beneficial processes in the skin:

- Increases microcirculation - 590 nm and 840 nm wavelengths stimulates the formation of new blood vessels; 990 nm wavelengths encourages peripheral vasodilation, which can improve skin blood flow. (2)

- Increases cell activity - 633/640 nm wavelengths promotes the production of adensosine triphosphate (ATP - an energy transfer molecule in cells; increased cell activity promotes skin repair and regeneration, reducing the appearance of fine lines.

- Increases skin hydration - 590 nm wavelength helps the skin retain water and maintain elasticity (3)

- Accelerates collagen and elastin synthesis - 660 nm wavelength stimulates fibroblasts to increase collagen production, which helps to tighten and thicken skin and reduce the signs of ageing (4)

- Increases tissue repair rate - 830 nm light stimulates mastocytes to release proteins involved in tissue repair (4)

- Boosts the immune system - wavelengths greater than 400 nm penetrate epidermal and dermal layers of the skin and interact with lymphocytes to promote skin defense and repair processes (5/9)

- Regenerates and firms skin for a visibly younger-looking appearance - wavelengths of 525 nm target and eventually eliminates melanosomes (the melanin-containing parts of skin cells). This process helps restore and even skin complexion.

Natural rejuvenating power

BIOPTRON Light Therapy effectively reverses the major signs of skin aging and enhances the effects of cosmetic products and procedures

- Decreases fine lines and skin wrinkles by promoting collagen and elastin production

- Rejuvenates and improves rough surface texture for a glowing smooth skin

- Fights dullness for a radiant complexion

- Helps improve skin thickness

- Brings back the shine, tones the skin and strengthens the hair follicles

Stage One - as we age, we produce less collagen which results in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles due to thin,dry skin

Stage Two - BIOPTRON Light Therapy penetrates deep into the dermis layer, stimulating fibroblast cells which produce collagen

Stage Three - New collagen moves to the surface of the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles

Stage Four - The increase in collagen production smoothes the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

BIOPTRON Light Therapy can be used to enhance the benefits of other anti-ageing & Cosmetic Treatments (14)

BIOPTRON Light Therapy has a strongly synergistic effect when used in combination with other medical anti-ageing treatments including:

- Mesotherapy

- Biorevitalisation

- Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, BOTOX ® & collagen injections

- PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy

- Mesothreads & suspension threads

- Invasive peels

- Rollers

BIOPTRON supports anti-ageing procedures in two main ways:

- The broad light spectrum of BIOPTRON helps eliminate any redness, swelling and haematomas from the skin in the post procedure phase

- When used with other anti-ageing products BIOPTRON assures the full absorption and penetration into he skin of the product used


Improve the effect of cosmetic creams by using them in combination with BIOPTRON anti-ageing light (10 minutes daily). It's an easy, effective way to achieve healthy, glowing skin, BIOPTRON anti-ageing light is suitable for men and for women of any age, regardless of skin type.


BIOPTRON Light Therapy reverses the signs of aging when used in combination with a regime of nappage (skin stimulation), PRP therapy and linear and soft filling


After BIOPTRON Light Therapy in combination with mesotherapy gave a reduction in crows' feet wrinkles.


BIOPTRON Light Therapy with soft filling reduced dark circles under the eyes.

An independent study investigated the penetration of moisture into the skin by a 1- minute BIOPTRON Light Therapy application,a acting on a cosmetically active moisturising ingredient, in nine health volunteers (3)

This Cosmetic Boosting Effect of BIOPTRON Light:

- reduces the necessary time for an active ingredient (such as moisturiser) to be absorbed by the skin

- allows an active skin cosmetic ingredient to develop its own properties within a much shorter time after the application to the skin

scientific tests performed on Zepter skin care products showed strong evidence of a perfect synergy with BIOPTRON Light, as their active ingredients help to:

- boost collagen synthesis (bio-mimetic peptides)

- improve water balance of the skin (pure hyaluronic acid)

- reinforce the natural skin defense (echinacea extract)

- stimulate microcirculation (Malt extract)

- soothe irritated skin and protect cells from inflammatory stress (madecassoside, siegesbeckia orientalis)

Reduces Dandruff and Hair Shredding

BIOPTRON Light Therapy stimulates the immune system and stabilises the production of keratinocytes, minimizing the occurrence of scaly, flaky scalp patches and eliminating dryness of the scalp. In a study enrolling patients concerned by either dandruff and dryness, or dull hair (n=5) the use of BIOPTRON Light Therapy plus Zepter Haircare treatment products for 2 months, resulted in a visible reduction in dandruff (4/5 patients), and improved hair radiance (2/5 patients). two months of BIOPTRON Light Therapy for 10 minutes daily, in combination with Zepter Haircare treatment products, led to a 60% reduction in hair shredding (10.11)

Reduction in dandruff and improvement of hair radiance. High resolution photographs made with Visioface ®

Prevents and treats Acne

BIOPTRON decreases inflammation, improves immunological factors related to acne and prevents scarring. (1) Furthermore, BIOPTRON blue light wavelengths have been clinically proven to kill acne-causing P. acnes bacteria, clearing existing blemishes and preventing future outbreaks. There is no physical contact between the treated area and BIOPTRON making it a comfortable, painless treatment that can be used alone or combined effectively with other therapies for rapid, and long-lasting results.




The long nights and dull days of winter can cause some people to experience low mood which is now termed seasonal affective disorder or winter depression. The condition is characterised by the inability to feel happy or experience pleasure (depression), an increased need for sleep, profound tiredness during the day, increase in eating.

   Seasonal affective disorder is caused by an imbalance in the production of specific hormones that affect an area of the brain which triggers sleep. Production of this 'sleep hormone' called melatonin is usually turned off in the morning in response to increased light levels and then turned on again at night. However this sleep hormone melatonin is out of balance in people experience seasonal affective disorder so they continue to feel tired and sleepy all day.

   The main treatment for seasonal affective disorder is bright light therapy where increased light levels cause a reduction in the hormone melatonin which is causing the desire to sleep during the day.

   Conventional light boxes supply a dose of 10,000 light units which are called lux and a daily treatment is for approximately 30 minutes. The light intensity generated by the BIOPTRON Light therapy Devices are:

BIOPTRON MED ALL = 10,000 to 22,000 lux

BIOPTRON PRO 1 = 10,000 to 20,000 lux

BIOPTRON 2 = 13,000 to 14,000 lux

   For comparison indoor light is around 500 lux, outdoor light on a cloudy day is up to 5,000 lux and a midday summer sunlight can reach at least 50,000 lux. So BIOPTRON Light Therapy is ideal for use in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder.


SAD from Steven Warren on Vimeo.

At the end of this section of the website are recommended treatment times for WOUND CARE which can be accessed by following this link


   The duration of each session and of the entire course of treatment depends on the area to be treated and the underlying condition.

   The application of BIOPTRON Light Therapy treatment takes only a few minutes once or twice a day.

   The therapy session should be applied when you have time to relax and enjoy the session.




Step 1

Before using the BIOPTRON Light Therapy clean the area that is to be treated. NOTE: Any dressings must be removed before treatment
Step 2

Relax and point the light therapy beam on the area to be treated. Hold the BIOPTRON Light System at a right angle of 90 degrees and maintain a treatment distance of 10 cm ( 4 inches). The Light Therapy System should not be moved during treatment.

In order to cover large areas treat point by point until the whole surface has been treated.

Step 3

Apply the BIOPTRON Light Therapy System one or twice a day (e.g. every morning and / or evening) for the general 4 to 10 minute or according to the indication table detailed below

Step 4

Repeat until all relevant areas have been treated

Step 5

Unplug the BIOPTRON Light Therapy System at the end of use


General well-being & relaxation On any part of the body in a relaxed position 4 - 10 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
Improved circulation in small blood vessels On any part of the body where improved circulation is required - e.g. on the area of an injury 4 - 10 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required

Promotion of wound healing

a) Treatment of minor burns

Superficial burns - e.g. mild sunburn. Some partial thickness (deeper) burns - e.g. scalding from a hot liquid 2 - 8 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
b) Treatment of skin ulcers

Venous leg ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcers

Pressure sores

2 - 8 minutes

2 - 8 minutes

2 - 8 minutes

1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
c) Treatment of postoperative wounds Surgical incisions 2 - 8 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
d) Treatment of traumatic injuries (see also section relating to soft tissue injuries)



2 - 8 minutes

2 - 8 minutes

1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
Stimulation of immune (body defense) system 4 - 10 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
Reduction of pain (general) Pain in any part of the body 4 - 10 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
Lower back pain

Muscular & mechanical lower back pain (injury to back muscles, ligaments, vertebrae (back bones) and/or joints between vertebrae)

Lower back stiffness (spasm in back muscles)

Difficulty in walking due to back pain and muscle spasm

4 - 10 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required


a) Osteoarthritis

Pain / swelling / stiffness in hip joint

Pain / swelling /stiffness in knee joint

Pain / swelling / stiffness in hand - finger joints

4 - 10 minutes

4 - 10 minutes

4 - 10 minutes

1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
b) Rheumatoid arthritis

Pain / swelling / stiffness in hand - finger joints

Pain / swelling / stiffness in shoulder

Pain / swelling / stiffness in neck

Pain / swelling / stiffness in foot - toe joints

Pain / swelling / stiffness in knee joints

4 - 10 minutes

4 - 10 minutes

4 - 10 minutes

4 - 10 minutes

4 - 10 minutes


1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
Carpal tunnel syndrome

Tingling aching numbness in one or both hands

Loss of feeling in the fingers

Poor grip (caused by weakness in finger muscles)

Pain the wrist - shoulder - arm

4 - 10 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
Tennis elbow

Pain in elbow region

Pain in muscles around elbow

Stiffness in elbow region

4 - 10 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required

Soft tissue injuries

a) Sprained ligament

Pain around sprained join

Swelling around sprained joint

Difficulty in movement

4 - 10 minutes

1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
b) Sprained muscle or tendon

Pain in are of strain

Swelling around injury

Difficulty in movement

4 - 10 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
c) Bruise

Pain in injured area

Swelling around the injury

2 - 8 minutes or 4 - 10 minutes if more severe 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
d) Tendinitis (tenosynovitis)

Pain around inflamed tendon

Stiffness in inflamed tendon

Weakness in affected joint

1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
e) Bursitis

Pain in affected joint area

Swelling in affected joint area

Difficulty in moving affected join

1- 2 times per day for as many days as required

f) Repetitive strain injury
(R S I)

Pain in affected joint area

Swelling in affected joint area

Weakness of affected joint

Difficulty in moving affected joint

1- 2 times per day for as many days as required


a) Arthritis


Pain, stiffness, loss of normal joint function 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
b) Soft tissue injury

Sprains & strains,

General aches and pains

1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
c) Rehabilitation After hospitlisation or a long illness 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
d) Promotion of wound healing

Skin ulcers and sores - venous leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, pressure sores

Surgical wounds

Cuts & bruises

1- 2 times per day for as many days as required

e) Improved blood circulation and healing

For example at the site of the injury 4 - 10 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required

f) General well being & relaxation

To help relieve stress and muscle tension 4 - 10 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required

Skin Disorders

Reduction of pain and promotion of healing in

a) Acne

Acne lesions 4 - 10 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
b) Eczema Eczema lesions 4 - 10 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
c) Psoriasis

Psoriasis lesions

4 - 10 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
d) Skin infections

Viral infection (e.g. Herpes simplex)

Bacterial infection

4 - 10 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
f) Conditions affecting the mouth

Mouth ulcers,, gum disease, inflammation of the lining of the mouth, inflammation of lips etc.

4 - 10 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required


A bright light therapy in the winter months to alleviate symptoms

Low mood

Inability to feel pleasure

Increased need for sleep

Severe tiredness

Increased appetite

Weight gain

15 - 20 minutes 1 session per day, given early morning (between 06.600 - 08.00 hours)

Conditions in Children

Reduction of pain and promoting healing in:

a) Skin disorders

Allergic eczema

Skin infections

4 - 10 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
b) Infection of the upper airways (respiratory conditions)

Common cold

Sinus infection


10 minutes 2 sessions per day x 5 - 6 days
c) Conditions affecting muscles, joints and bones

Deformity of the spine / leg / foot

Traumatic conditions (bone fractures, soft tissue injury, wounds etc.)

2 - 8 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required

Illnesses in newborn babies (in ICU)

Reduction of pain and promotion of healing in:

a) Traumatic injuries

Cuts, abrasions, bruises 10 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
b) Inflammation of veins Caused by injections, intravenous lines etc. 2 - 8 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
c) Pressure sores d) Skin (Nappy) rash Caused by yeast infection in the groin area 10 minutes 1- 2 times per day for as many days as required
References (1). BIOPTRON AG study CTE09B/R, Data on file, 2013.( 2). Gerhrke A. Influencing skin surface temperature using incoherent linear emitted polarised light from the BIOPTRON compact light therapy device. Data on file; 2013 (3) BIOPTRON AG Study CTE202B/R Data on file 2013. (4) Bolton P et al. The effect of polarised light on the release of growth factors from the U-937 marcrophasge -like cell line. Laser Therapy 1992: 33-7 (5) Zhevago NA, Samoliva KA . Modulation of proliferation of peripheral blood lymphocytes after irradiation of volunteers with polychromatic visible and infrared light. Tsitologia. 2004 (46) 6 567 - 77. (6)




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