Red Light Therapy
What is Red Light Therapy?
Red Light Therapy is a technology that has both cosmetic and healing efforts. The word "healing" is defined as "the natural process by which the body repairs itself". That is exactly what happens when the body is exposed to Red Light wavelengths. Red Light in wavelengths between 630-660 nm (nanometers) has the ability to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin, energizing fibroblast cells that make collagen and elastin production. This is how the skin repairs damage and rejuvenates the skin's overall appearance. The visible benefits from Red Light Therapy, such a s reduced wrinkles and firmer skin may seem like just cosmetic enhancement, but it actually is the result of the body healing itself without any trauma.
Are There Any Other Benefits of Red Light Therapy?
Red Light Therapy can provide relief from chronic and acute pain including muscle pain, joint pain, arthritis, high blood pressure, tissue and nerve damage, and can decrease injury healing time.
What Results Can I Expect?
The initial effect is clearer, brighter and tighter feeling skin. The long-term effect is improved skin clarity, tone, and texture, fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, as well as puffiness around the eyes are reduced. Over time, Red Light Therapy will help restore tired-looking skin, diminish freckles, age spots, and acne, even out pigmentation, and improve the appearance of weathered skin.
How Long Does it Take To See Results?
Red Light Therapy is not a quick fix, but rather a gradual, self repair of all skin damage done over time. Results will depend on how often one uses Red Light Therapy, and how much skin damage they are trying to repair, how old they are, and their skin type. The most noticeable results will be seen with regular and consistent treatments over a course of several months.
How Does Red Light Therapy Differ From Laser Treatments?
Red Light Therapy does not cut, burn, or break the skin as with Laser Treatments. Lasers use heat and concentrated light to vaporize or remove tissue. Red Light Therapy does not produce any vaporization or burning of tissue, and therefore no inflammation or erythema.
Is it Safe?
According to the FDA, Red Light Therapy has a "non-significant risk" status and is completely safe for the eyes. Red Light penetrates tissue to a depth of 8-10mm, delivering energy to stimulate a response for the body to heal itself.