My treatment times are so short because I want your treatments to be as effective as they can be.
It’s human nature to think that, “if I hold this thing closer or use it longer, it will work better.”
Please take a look at that graph and let me explain to you why that is not the case.
First of all, notice that the treatment scale is measured in seconds, not minutes.
The top of the graph is labeled “stimulation” meaning, it’s working.
The floor level of the graph is labeled “inhibition” which means, it quit working.
The higher the intensity of the light (left side), the less seconds you need to get “stimulation.” At that higher intensity, if you go for too many seconds, the stimulation drops off. Look towards the back of the graph. If you use it too long, it quits working.
Also from the source article you can read that red and infrared light therapy “works” with devices that range from a power rating of 1–1000 mW, and varies widely depending on the particular application. What does that mean exactly? It means that a light with barely any power will work, and a light with a thousand times more power will work. The trick is to use it for the right amount of time.
Since my lights are by definition “high power” LEDs, the treatment time within is between 90 and 180 seconds, in line with other medical devices used for similar applications. They work within that time range. If you use it closer (increasing the intensity) or longer than recommended, at the very least you’re wasting your time, and could be reducing the effectiveness of your treatment simultaneously.
That’s why my treatment times are so short.