Red light therapy has been popular in many tanning salons and aesthetic clinics. It is being advertised as a Full-Body Skin Rejuvenation Treatment, Anti-Aging, Anti-Wrinkle, and offers Pain Relief. It also claims to correct stretch marks, scars and adult acne. It is believed that certain wavelengths of red light produces therapeutic relief. Many versions, from handheld devices, masks, and red light beds are available nowadays. However, is it safe and UV-free?
What is UV Light?
Ultraviolet light is a form of electromagnetic radiation. It has a wavelength from 10nm to 350nm. It is naturally present in sunlight, tanning lamps, black lights and mercury-vapor lamps. Too much exposure to UV light causes sunburn, suntan and freckling and poses a high risk of developing skin cancer. Although it has a negative effect in our health, it is also the one responsible in producing Vitamin D, or “sun vitamin.”
Does the Source of Red Light Matter?
Many tanning salons offer a full-body bed with red light. Even though red light beds do not produce tanning, it uses fluorescent bulbs that still emit UV rays. Although it is unclear how strong or what wavelength the red light beds emit, it is still unsafe as it increases your risk to developing skin cancer. Those who have had severe sunburns at a young age, has a family history of skin cancer and people with very fair skin, freckles and moles, and red hair has a higher rate of developing skin cancer. If you want to enjoy the benefit of Red Light Therapy, you have to choose methods that doesn’t emit UV rays.
What is a Safer Alternative?
Trophy Skin is committed to produce safe and effective at-home solutions to common skin problems. With the advent of red light therapy, Trophy Skin developed RejuvaliteMD Anti-Aging Red Light Therapy. It is powered with 120 LED bulbs that are UV-free. The LED panel is evenly divided to contain different spectrum of red lights to combat aging. Red (660nm), Yellow (590nm), Amber (630nm), and Infrared (880nm) are different wavelengths of red light that work great in reducing signs of aging by creating fibroblasts, elastin, and new collagen. It also decreases the enzymes that break down collagen, thus improving the skin’s elasticity.
RejuvaliteMD is FDA-cleared and is safe to use at home. It has a built in auto shut-off timer that will turn off after 5 minutes. With as little as 5 minutes a day, you can combat fine lines and wrinkles and reverse sun damage safely. For better results, you can use it up to twice a day, a minimum of 5 days a week, for the first 60 days. Don’t be fooled into stepping into harmful UV-rich red light. Choose RejuvaliteMD and bask under safe and UV-free red light.