If you’re reading this article, then the chances are pretty good that you have probably heard about red light therapy and may be wondering, one, what in the world is it, and two, what are the benefits and how will they impact you?
Red light therapy is growing exponentially in popularity around the world. It’s now found in skin care clinics, dermatologist offices, plastic surgeon offices, spas, resorts, physician offices, homes, and even tanning salons. But why the huge buzz and why is this seemingly unpretentious technology taking off like wild fire? Quite simply, it’s a non-invasive, pain-free, and drug-free alternative that offers tremendous benefits for the skin, over all well-being, as well as the body.
NASA, during plant growth experiments, found that red and infrared LEDs (light emitting diodes) were not only extremely beneficial to plants but also significantly accelerated the healing of injuries that afflicted astronauts in outer space. Since those discoveries, countless studies have been performed using specific wavelengths revealing a vast number of positive results and benefits.
These studies have shown that wavelengths in the yellow, amber, red, and infrared ranges penetrate deep into all the layers of the skin offering a plethora of benefits such as;
- Stimulating collagen and elastin production
- Diminishing redness
- Tightening the skin
- Reducing lines and wrinkles
- Fading age spots and scarring
- Accelerating the healing of blemishes
- Easing Rosacea symptoms
- Increasing cellular energy
The combination of red LEDs at about 660 nanometers and infrared LEDs at 880 nanometers and beyond have the ability to penetrate even further into the body; reaching deep into skin, tissue, joints, and bone. The reparative and healing properties within the wavelengths offer a natural means for speeding up the healing process and easing pain. Red and infrared light therapy helps to;
- Reduce inflammation
- Increase the production of endorphins
- Block pain transmitting neurons
- Increase circulation
- Accelerate healing
- Increase cellular energy (ATP)
- Repair cellular damage
In order to see significant results with red light therapy, consistency and regular treatments are vital. It’s not a therapy that you can do every once in a while and expect to see impressive results. These powerful but soothing treatments need to be performed on a regular basis so that the skin and body can begin to repair and heal themselves. Red light therapy offers a gentle, pain-free, drug-free, non-invasive, and non-ablative option for visibly improving the skin, speeding up healing, and easing pain.