Phovia: biomodulation by fluorescence (BMF)

Use of Phovia LED lamp after applying chromophore gel
Chromophore gel on the lesion
Phovia™ LED lamp and chromophore gel

Phovia™ uses fluorescence biomodulation for the management of superficial and deep canine pyoderma (skin infections), interdigital pyoderma (abscesses between the fingers of dogs) and to accelerate wound healing in dogs and cats. This painless technique requires the application of a Phovia™ chromophore gel to the area to be treated and then the use of an LED lamp. The floorescent light emitted is copmposed of light rays of different wavelengths (400 to 700nm). The energy of this polychromatic light interacts with the chromophores of the body, which causes cellular stimulation at different depths of the skin. The use of photobiomodulation decreases certain proinflammatory molecules (cytokines), increases collagen production and promotes the formation of small blood vessels (angiogenesis), stimulates mitochondria and activates growth factors. This technique does not replace the use of other treatments but it could reduce the duration of certain treatments such as anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics.
Biomodulation by fluorescence is used in human dermatology for the treatment of acne, venous ulcers and bedsores.

  • Fluorescence biomodulation in the management of canine interdigital pyoderma cases: a prospective, single-blinded, randomized and controlled clinical study
    A. Marchegiani et al. Veterinary Dermatology 30 (5) 2019 371-6
  • The Effectiveness of Fluorescent Light Energy as Adjunct Therapy in Canine Deep Pyoderma: A Randomized Clinical Trial
    Andrea Marchegiani. Vet Med Int 2021 Jan 9;2021:6643416
  • Effect of the topical Klox fluorescence biomodulation system on the healing of canine surgical wounds
    A. Salvaggio. Veterinary Surgery 2020 49 (4) 719-727

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