Red Light Therapy
From speeding up healing to building skin-improving collagen, red light therapy has the power to put your body’s own healing abilities to work.
What is Red Light Therapy?
Also known as LED light therapy or low level light therapy (LLLT), red light therapy emits light close to the infrared range. This wavelength of energy alerts your cells to activate their metabolism and enter healing mode. Red light stimulation produces beneficial results with no harmful effects.
How Does Red Light Therapy Work?
Red light therapy uses LED lights that emit wavelengths of red light that enter the body and stimulate cells to build collagen and put more energy into healing. This can improve conditions all over the body, from rejuvenating the face to easing joint soreness.
Red light affects the mitochondria, the small bodies inside cells that make energy. The mitochondria begin to produce extra energy, which the cell then uses for rebuilding and repairing.
What is it like?
LED lights close to the skin will emit red light. Your skin absorbs this light to a depth of approximately 5 millimeters, allowing it to reach deeper layers of skin where new growth and energy production occur.
You will not feel any discomfort, although the light may feel warm. The length of treatment varies widely depending on the area to be treated, the results desired, and your provider’s treatment plan.
What are the effects?
Effects of red light or LED light therapy include:
- Improved wound healing
- Less pain and soreness
- Decrease in signs of aging
- Improved skin tone and texture
- Increased hair growth
Used on the face, red light therapy has powerful anti-aging effects by stimulating collagen, which smooths wrinkles and tightens skin. Used on areas of thinning hair, it can stimulate the sleeping hair follicles to start making hair again.
What is Infrared Therapy?
Although infrared is classified as light energy, we don’t see it; we feel it as warmth. Because all humans produce infrared, it’s safe, natural and easily absorbed by our tissues. During and after absorption participants notice effects such as pain relief, increased circulation and blood flow, weight loss, detoxification, skin rejuvenation, relaxation, improved sleep and more, but those are just a few of the benefits!
For millennia, people all over the world have used infrared to improve their health and assist with boosting the metabolism, reducing inflammation, lowering side effects of diabetes, reducing allergy symptoms improving heart function and bettering their quality of life. How does infrared do it? When it enters the body, it breaks up fats and toxins that are trapped in water molecules, it makes us sweat to let them out and therefore an infrared session is one of the best ways you can naturally detox your body!
Am I a good candidate?
Red light therapy uses wavelengths of light safe for all skin types, so most people are good candidates.
Is there any downtime?
You can resume your usual activities immediately. You may look flushed for a few hours, but this resolves by itself.
What results can I expect?
If you came for aesthetic improvements to your face, you can expect to see results develop over several weeks as your body builds new collagen. This strengthens and tightens the appearance of your skin.
For those looking to relieve pain or heal stubborn wounds, you can expect to see decreased pain and better wound healing. Joint pain may resolve due to increased collagen cushioning.
For people looking to regrow thinning hair, you can expect to see more hair regrowing over the following weeks and months. Hair has natural cycles, so the increased energy triggers hair follicles to rejoin the other hairs in their growth pattern.