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Our mission is to investigate the impact of light therapy, body and laser therapy on human health and well-being. By conducting our in-depth research with experts, we want to convey to people that these therapies are worthy of attention.


Exploring light therapy

Exploring how red and infrared light therapy is used for pain relief and how low-level light therapy treats hair loss and improves regrowth by improving circulation and stimulating new growth.

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Create a forum where people can discuss and investigate all things related to light, body and laser therapy.

Increase the number of researchers interested in light therapy

It is essential to attract many researchers to study this new type of therapy, investigate its effectiveness and apply this type of treatment in practice.

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About Jose Diego Mier​

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Jose Diego Mier

As the founder of the Heliotherapy Research Institute, Jose Diego Mier has had a long successful career, gaining over 10 years of experience in light therapy, dermatology, and skin care. Dr. Mier is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in both cosmetic and medical dermatology.

During his extensive studies at the university, Jose observed how light therapy could effectively treat various skin conditions, which fueled his determination to pursue it as a lifelong career. His research and clinical practice is focused on using light-based therapies for various skin conditions, including acne, psoriasis, eczema, and skin aging.

He has published numerous research papers in leading dermatology journals, and his work has been recognized with awards for excellence in research and innovation. He has been invited to speak at national and international conferences, sharing his expertise and insights on light therapy and skin care.


  • University of California, Dermatology Residency Program, 2014-2017
  • Downstate Health Sciences University, Doctor of Medicine – MD, 2009 – 2013
    Activities and societies: Benjamin Bender MD Award for Excellence in Clinical Dermatology 
  • Johns Hopkins University, A Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc.) in Medicine, Science, and the Humanities, 2004-2008 (with honors of Excellence)

Professional Highlights and Accomplishments:

Jose has been invited as a speaker at several national and international conferences, where he shared his expertise and insights on light therapy and skin care.

He has worked as Research Study Coordinator supporting the ongoing adult and adolescent clinical trials in areas such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, oncodermatology, and other inflammatory skin diseases.

During his work as a Research Assistant, Jose developed and implemented cutting-edge photomedicine treatment protocols, utilizing various light-based therapies such as laser therapy, photodynamic therapy, or intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, to effectively treat a wide range of dermatological conditions.

Dr. Mier has received additional training in Hansen's disease & leprosy, skin disease in the setting of HIV, MOHS surgery, laser and cosmetic dermatology, and advanced techniques in minimally invasive cosmetic surgery. 

Jose is an author of numerous publications in professional dermatology and photomedicine journals. 

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