At Avery, we are always seeking ways to improve the surgical experiences of our patients — including your healing and recovery period.
One of the ways we do this is offering our patients healing facilitation options, including Healite LED Therapy treatments just before surgery and during their recovery period.
Please note that individual results will vary depending on the individual, their genetics and lifestyle factors, and all surgeries have associated risks. Before proceeding with any surgery, it is advisable to seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified medical practitioner such as a Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Gary Avery (MED0001633092) a registered medical practitioner, with specialist registration in Surgery – Plastic Surgery. Dr Avery is also a member of the two leading professional associations for plastic surgeons in Australia, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Their websites provide additional information regarding plastic surgery in Australia that you might find useful, please visit ASAPS and ASPS.
How Healite can prepare you for surgery and assist in your recovery
Healite LED Therapy is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment with no down time. It is used to enhance your body’s natural cellular recovery, with clinical studies demonstrating improved healing times and relief of pain.
Our Healite LED Therapy device uses light at targeted wavelength 830nm to help the body heal after surgery and rejuvenate cells.
Your Healite Recovery
The Healite LED 830nm (with 590nm photosequencing) targets wound healing.
Healite LED treatment encourages skin to heal after any trauma, including surgery. A course of LED treatments just prior to your surgery and for the four weeks after surgery can significantly reduce healing time, and also help reduce pain, swelling and redness.
Studies published by the manufacturers of Healite (Lutonic) have shown that skin cells grow 150% – 200% faster when exposed to the correct wavelength of LED light. By triggering biological changes that repair the skin at a cellular level and result in glowing, rejuvenated, healthy skin.
Due to the nature of LED light, photosensitising medications as well as illnesses that cause photosensitivity are considered contraindications to the treatment.
The result of any treatment depends upon the individual skin metabolism of each person. It is important to understand that the speed at which results are achieved as well as the final outcome can never be exactly predicted. This is an adjunct treatment to your surgery and there are no guaranteed results or recovery outcomes.
Typical treatments last around 11 minutes.
Very. In fact, many patients find it relaxing.
Depending on which part of the body is being treated, you will be asked to sit up or lay down for your treatment. You will be given a pair of googles to wear if the light is placed over your face.
Please remove all-make up and skin coverings prior to your treatment. The Avery team will be there to guide you.
Just after treatment, your skin may look slightly ‘flushed’ (pink to slightly red in colour, depending on your skin tone) but tends to return to your normal skin colouring within about 1/2 to 1 hour.