breast awareness light – breast examination device

The Science behind the Fairylight

Fairylight™ Breast Analyser is designed to maximise light transmission through the breast tissue. Even so, only a small fraction of the light will pass through completely – and this is what you will see when you use the product. That’s why it’s important to use Fairylight™ Breast Analyser in a very dark room.

The red/orange light is designed to give the optimum contrast and enables you to see the maximum detail. All of the light from Fairylight™ Breast Analyser is visible and you can use Fairylight™ Breast Analyser as often as you like with no harmful side effects.

science1 The Science behind the Fairylight

When the light hits a blood vessel in your breast it is absorbed by the haemoglobin in the red blood cells. This makes the veins in your breast appear as dark lines.

Why should I check out any dark areas?

In the early stages of some types of malignancies there is an increase in the blood flow to the area. New blood vessels are formed in a process called angiogenesis.

Angiogenesis around a small malignancy
This increase in the number of small vessels may cause a dark shadow or dark area when Fairylight™ Breast Analyser is used.

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