Whether you’re new in your skincare journey or a skincare guru, we’re guessing you’ve probably heard of red light therapy. This form of light therapy has become increasingly popular in many tanning salons and aesthetic clinics.
It has been advertised as a treatment for full-body skin rejuvenation, anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, and offers pain relief. It also claims to correct stretch marks, scars, and adult acne.
In addition to its cosmetic claims, it’s also believed that certain wavelengths of red light produce therapeutic relief. Many versions — from handheld devices to masks to red light beds — are available nowadays.
Sounds pretty incredible, right? But before you use it, one important question remains: Is red light therapy safe and UV-free? Let’s dive in.