Analysis of the healing process in superficial skin wounds irradiated with a blue-LED photocoagulator
Authors: Rossi F., Tatini F., Pini R., Cicchi R., Pavone F.S., Bacci S., De Siena G., Alfieri D.
Autors Affiliation: Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, CNR, Sesto Fiorentino- Firenze, Italy; European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy (LENS), National Institute of Optics, CNR, Firenze, Italy; Universita Degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy; Light4Tech Firenze S.r.L., Scandicci- Firenze, Italy
Abstract: The blue-LED photocoagulator, named \’EmoLED\’, is a photohaemostatic device that enables an immediate stop of the bleeding in superficial wounds. The working principle is based on a light-induced coagulative process, ensured by a spectrally selective and spatially localized photothermal effect. The device is based on LED technology, emitting light in the 400 – 450 nm range to irradiate a bleeding wound. Light is mainly absorbed by the haemoglobin (i.e. the blood) and the resulting photocoagulative effect is localized in the bleeding area.
KeyWords: Haemoglobins; Healing process; Light-induced; Photocoagulation; Photothermal effects; Wound healing, Light emitting diodesDOI: 10.1109/Fotonica.2014.6843965