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Red Light Therapy

What is Red Light Therapy?

Red Light therapy is a non-invasive skin treatment option that helps your skin and muscle tissues to heal and repair at the cellular level. It’s 100% natural, drug-free, and free of any chemicals. The red light produced by lamps infiltrates the skin to stimulate the cellular activities.  You might have also heard or seen it called photobiomodulation (PBM).

Light therapy is close to 100 years old, with red light specifically being studied in the last 40 to 50 years.  Specific wavelengths of red light have been found to have health benefits.

How does Red Light Therapy Work?

The Red Light Therapy works by exposing your skin to a lamp that produces red light. The mitochondria, known as powerhouse or power generators of our cells, soak it up and produce more energy.  By increasing the function of the mitochondria using RLT, a cell can make more ATP. With more energy, cells can function more efficiently, rejuvenate themselves, and repair damage.

What are the Benefits of Red Light Therapy?

The use of Red Light Therapy comes with several benefits to the user. Listed below are just some of those benefits. It’s very safe for all types of skin and is safe for use by people of all ages.  As an emerging science, there has been hundreds of studies performed to understand the many benefits RLT can provide.  

Red light therapy has been FDA approved for:

  • Reversal of sun or UV damage to skin

  • Wound healing

  • Increased circulation with new capillaries

  • Reduced pain and inflammation including joint pain

  • Treatment of acne

  • Reduction of appearance of wrinkles, pigmentation spots, stretch marks, and/or scarring

  • Skin rejuvenation, restoration, oxygenation, and/or hydration

  • Collagen production

  • Supporting skin structure, elasticity, and metabolism

 

Red light therapy is also indicated for:

  • Increased weight loss and fat reduction

  • Increased athletic performance

  • Increased testosterone production

  • Improved thyroid health

Treatment for Your Skin

The Red Light Therapy penetrates the layers of the skin to stimulate the cellular activities and increase the circulation of blood to the skin surface. This results in more oxygen and nutrients to sustain the skin cells. This also brings about an increase in the production of collagen and fibroblasts that assists healing certain skin conditions, like psoriasis, sun damage, cold sore/herpes simplex, improving scar tissue texture.  RLT leads to the growth of vibrant skin and healthy skin and assists in having a smoother skin tone. It also helps to repair the damages caused to the skin by sunburns. Also due to the increased blood circulation in the skin, it helps to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and help treat acne.

 

Treatment for Pain, Injuries and Muscle Recovery

The red light therapy accelerates the healing process of injuries and wounds and also lessens inflammation. It also enhances the joint’s range of motion, especially for those battling arthritis and back pains, as well as relieves pain and inflammation.  Certain wavelengths can penetrate deep enough to improve the healing of tendons, ligaments, nerves and bones. 

Clients are using RLT to help reduce muscle soreness, promote faster healing, increase muscle performance and the regeneration and building of muscle tissue.

Improve Sleep and Re-establish a Healthy Circadian Rhythm

RLT has been shown to improve the production of melatonin, a key player in your sleep.  Red light has the opposite effect as blue light that is coming from our devices like cell phones, tablets and TVs.

Helps in Losing Weight

Red light therapy makes it possible for people battling weight issues to lose weight naturally without having to resort to harmful pills or expensive surgeries.  RLT has been proven helpful in reduction of cellulite and body circumference.