Photobiomodulation via multiple-wavelength radiations

Lasers Med Sci. 2020 Mar;35(2):307-316. doi: 10.1007/s10103-019-02879-1. Epub 2019 Sep 16.


Photobiomodulation via a combination of different radiations can produce different effects on biological tissues, such as cell proliferation and differentiation, when compared to those produced via a single radiation. The present study aims to conduct a review of the literature addressing the results and applications of photobiomodulation induced by a combination of two or more radiations as well as their possible effects. PubMed was used to search for studies with restrictions on the year (< 50 years old) and language (English), including studies using human and animal models, either under healthy or pathologic conditions. Several studies have been conducted to evaluate the combination of different radiation effects on cells and biological tissues. Positive effects resulting from multiple-wavelength radiations could be attributed to different absorption levels because superficial and deep tissues could absorb different levels of radiations. Multiple-wavelength radiations from devices combining radiations emitted by low power lasers and light-emitting diodes could be a new approach for promoting photobiomodulation-induced beneficial effects.

Keywords: LED; Low power laser; Multi-wavelength; Photobiomodulation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Absorption, Radiation
  • Animals
  • Bacteria / radiation effects
  • Cell Differentiation / radiation effects
  • Cell Proliferation / radiation effects
  • Humans
  • Low-Level Light Therapy*
  • Radiation*