Updated Information – February 2020
Photizo Home Care models for use on people are currently undergoing Class IIa Medical CE certification and are not available yet in the UK and across Europe. As far as we know at the moment, once Brexit is implemented, this will not affect the European regulatory process for medical devices.
In addition to the currently available Photizo Vetcare (CE marked for animals) and Photizo Blush, three further Photizo Home Care models (Skin Care, Sport and Pain Relief) offer different strength doses of red & infrared pulsed and continuous light. Due to the current USA’s FDA regulatory process accepting the minimal risk and efficacy of LED phototherapy devices for pain conditions, Photizo Pain Relief is also authorised for sale in USA.
However regrettably, we are not able to confirm an availability date for these models in UK and Europe. The Authority that awards the Medical CE certification to medical device manufacturers do not provide a timescale of this process.
Until Photizo Home Care devices for people are fully CE certified as medical devices, we are prevented from selling in the UK and also limited to what we can say to those who want to use a device on themselves, especially if Photizo Vetcare has already been purchased. What we can say is that all the Photizo devices including those for use on people are already available in some other countries outside Europe that have their own regulatory standards. Published studies on the effects and mechanisms of red and near-infrared light include in vitro and in vivo with both humans and animals.
Once all the units are available to the UK market and subject to the types of conditions, consumers may not necessarily need to buy more than one Photizo Home Care model for use on the whole family (whether it is a person or a pet/large animal family member).
The way cells in mammals and other species respond to red & infrared light appears to be exactly the same according to many published studies and observational reports.
The strength of the Vetcare dose is exactly the same as the forthcoming model Photizo Sport, which is an appropriate dose for numerous musculoskeletal conditions, wounds and also provides effective pain relief.
Check out the full details of the Vetcare and the Award winning Blush Photizo models which are available to purchase in the UK and Europe from this website. If you are a practitioner wanting to purchase please contact us for further information.