The gentle treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Acute Abscesses and Acne
lAight® is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that uses a combination of light and radio frequency. A broad spectrum of light with different wavelengths (no UV-A and UV-B radiation) is used. The lAight®-therapy was developed by the company LENICURA especially for the treatment of all degrees of hidradenitis suppurativa in Germany, but can also be used for acute abscesses and acne. The side effects are limited to temporary skin irritations.*
The therapy is currently only available in Germany and Austria, for further information you can click the link below to get to our German homepage.
The Therapy Concept
For lAight®, we use a combination of various electromagnetic waves, including fractions of the visible light spectrum. Potentially harmful wavelengths of UV-A and UV-B are not utilized. A wide range of studies can be found for the efficiency and safety of the single components of the lAight®-therapy, which have been researched individually.
The NICE study – conducted at the University Medical Center of the University of Mainz (Germany) – investigated the effect of a purpose-built combination therapy, called lAight®-therapy, as a treatment for hidradenitis suppurativa*.
The NICE study found that a regular treatment regime of the inflamed lesions utilizing lAight®-therapy reduces the number of lesions and significantly improves the quality of life for the majority of patients (measured by the DLQI scale). Patients also describe an instant, noticeable pain reduction following the treatment, as well as an accelerated healing process and an improved scar texture.*
Minor side-effects occur rarely, in some cases a temporary skin irritation can appear on the treated skin areas*. There are only a few known contraindications, for example, skin cancer. Therefore, lAight® is a suitable long-term therapy for hidradenitis suppurativa. Whether lAight® is an adequate treatment for an individual patient, will be determined by the attending physician.
With the consent of the patient, the progress of all therapy utilized, as well as photographic documentation, can be recorded and reviewed. The individual patient can access our purpose-built lAight® Portal and look into his course of treatment, as well as find useful information about hidradenitis suppurativa.
What physicians say about lAight®
“It is my goal to give HS patients a normal life. I offer a special consultation hour for patients with chronic abscesses and hidradenitis suppurativa. After only 7 months I already witnessed so many distinct and visible successes that I am very happy to have included this gently new form of therapy into my practice. The overwhelmingly positive feedback is a great encouragement for me.”
Dr. med. Uwe Kirschner, Dermatologist and venereologist
“The combination of the lAight® therapy with a special treatment of wounds in our WundZentrum offers a good possibility and great therapeutic option for patients with HS.”
Dr. Peter Kandzorra, Surgeon
“We are familiar with the ordeal of the HS patients. We are happy to be able to provide a treatment that is a good supplementation to a surgical intervention.”
Gerhard Rothenaicher, Surgeon
“The lAight® therapy is a promising alternative for the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa and I am delighted to be able to provide it for my patients. We can treat the disease now without surgical interventions, long-term and non-invasive. The results of the lAight® therapy are very positive and my patients are relieved to have found a working treatment.”
Dr. Zeynep Potente, Aestetic and plastic surgeon
University Medical Center of the University of Mainz
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Esther von Stebut-BorschitzSenior Physician, Assistant Professor TransMed Research School,
Head of Programming, Expert in inflammatory Dermatosis,
Since October 2017: Director of the clinic and policlinic for dermatology and venerology of the University Medical Center of Cologne
Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, USA
Iltefat Hamzavi, M.D., FAADDirector Researcher Initiated Studies, Dermatological
Expert in Photodermatology und Laser-Technology for Hidradenitis suppurativa/Acne inversa und Vitiligo