What Is Red Light Therapy?
Although the effects of light on the human body have been observed for eons, Red Light Therapy is a relatively new phenomenon. Due to its increasing popularity, people are now becoming aware of its health benefits.
At first Red light therapy was only found at certified medical practices. After its recognition as a powerful tool for skin treatment, spas and health clubs began utilizing it. In recent years, however, with the advent of advancing LED technology & deliverability systems; many people are now able to enjoy RLT in the comfort of their own home.
Driving its popularity is the fact that Red Light Therapy can improve the overall appearance of skin. It reduce signs of aging, as well as the inflammation & redness associated with acne breakouts while helping fade scars from blemishes. This makes it highly beneficial for a person of any age.
RLT is known to boost collagen production which gives your skin a more youthful appearance as well as improve hydration and elasticity. This has a direct relation to the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, & cellulite. It can be used on all skin types & tones.
It can also treat skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis & eczema. It's able to reduce the redness and inflammation associated with these types of conditions, while speeding up the healing process of lesions or dry patches.
So what actually is it?
Red light therapy is a type of phototherapy that uses specific wavelengths of light through the skin to improve health and appearance. Generally, the light frequencies used are between 620nm->1000nm. This provides both red and infrared light, which are known to move best through the human body.
When Red Light is applied to skin, it penetrates deeply and easily with little absorption by tissues around it, reaching the dermal layers where new collagen & elastin are synthesized. What this does for you is unparalleled by any other type of non-invasive therapy.
Red light therapy can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with other aesthetic procedures such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion for enhanced results.
What else does RLT help with?
Red light therapy can greatly improve any pain or injury on the body. Reducing inflammation, while stimulating tissue regeneration & new blood vessel growth for faster recovery times.
It's also helpful for people who are physically active. Red light therapy can help reduce post-workout discomfort, speed up recovery times between training sessions & reduces the risk of injuries by keeping muscles warm and loose. The compounded effect of this can improve your overall performance and increase confidence.
RLT is a great option for people who suffer from chronic pain. It's been known for its ability to help reduce the discomfort of arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis & MS.
Reducing pain while stimulating healthy cell production at the same time is what makes this type of treatment so effective. Red light therapy can be applied to any part of the body for fast relief, without harmful or addictive side effects that you get with most pain management medications. An added bonus is that it helps to release endorphins & serotonin which have a direct relationship with better health and well-being.
Although Red Light Therapy treatment is still fairly new; we know enough about its benefits & low-risk profile to make a bold statement: Red Light Therapy is one of the most effective, safe and affordable non-invasive, anti-aging treatments available!