Updated January, 2020
RejuvaliteMD Red Light Therapy addresses the problems of aging skin. Unlike tanning beds, this at-home LED lamp doesn’t emit harsh ultraviolet rays. That means it can’t cause skin damage like sunburn and skin cancer.
Aside from the wrinkle-busting effect of red light therapy, it also reverses sun damage, lighten hyperpigmentation, and it improves the skin’s firmness and appearance.
Originally used to grow plants in space, red light therapy is widely studied for its many other applications in the medical field. Instead of performing invasive medical procedures, health professionals are now looking at light therapy as an alternative treatment to common dermatologic ailments and other health concerns.
What are the therapeutic effects of red light therapy?
Although RejuvaliteMD is cleared for aging skin problems, it may also apply to the following as well:
Wounds, Cuts, and Scrapes
People who have chronic wounds have poor blood circulation that is why their wounds take time to heal. Red light therapy improves blood circulation and that is the key to heal wounds faster.
A bruise forms when blood leaks from the veins and seep into the skin tissue. Using red light will quickly heal bruises by helping the white blood cells act faster on the dead blood cells that got trapped in the skin.
Unlike pain medications that you may develop resistance to, red light therapy targets the pain receptors and desensitizes it to eliminate the pain.
Low-Level Laser Therapy can help in pain management when the correct wavelength of red light is used. 830nm of red light can penetrate 5 centimeters of the skin which can help decrease joint pain.
Red light also plays a role in healing acne. When acne forms, it wreaks havoc in the skin and disrupt the underlying skin tissue. When left untreated, it can lead to scarring and discoloration.
Because red light improves blood circulation, inflamed skin heals faster and it delivers collagen to areas where it is needed the most. Aside from red light, blue light therapy is also used to kill the acne-causing bacteria to help manage acne too.
The combination of blue and red light therapy are great alternative ways to combat acne without having to use antibiotics or topical chemicals that may be too harsh for the skin.
When hair follicles absorb the red light, it causes it to grow healthier and stronger. However, red light therapy can’t revive hair follicles that are already dead.
Studies suggest that starting red light therapy at the onset of hair loss have more pronounced results than starting it late.
Red light in the wavelengths between 630nm to 670nm are proven to be effective in managing hair loss caused by stress, side effects of medication, those undergoing menopause or those who had surgery.
People with psoriasis thought sunbathing provides relief from this affliction. However, too much UV exposure outweighs the therapeutic effects sunlight gives.
Using red light therapy for psoriasis is safer compared to baking under the sun. UV-free wavelengths penetrate the skin and help heal it from within.
What’s in the light?
Sunlight has the power to provide warmth and energy so that plants can make their own food. In the same way, LED light can penetrate the skin at specific cellular levels to bring about change in the skin.
Instead of just using 1 wavelength or red light, RejuvaliteMD is made up of 4 different spectra of red lights. The color Red has a wavelength of 660 nanometers(nm) that helps produce collagen and elastin for skin cell repair.
The Yellow LEDs have a wavelength of 590nm that helps reduce redness. Amber LEDs also help calm sensitive skin and reduce spider veins and flushing and has a 630nm wavelength.
The invisible Infrared lights have the highest wavelength at 880nm and can penetrate the skin deeper than the other lights. Although it doesn’t produce visible light, these busted-looking bulbs help speed up the healing of the skin and combat sagging and wrinkling.
The 120 LED bulbs are evenly divided by these 4 special lights to penetrate the skin and target cells at different levels. Because cell damage doesn’t just appear at the top surface, it is important that the light can target damaged cells that need repair at different levels.
Red Light Therapy leads to increased blood flow that causes better anti-inflammatory response and production of collagen and fibroblasts.
Does Light Therapy work fast?
Light travels faster than sound but it doesn’t mean it’s therapeutic effects is lightning-fast as well. Remember, you did not age overnight. You gradually gained those wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage through the years.
Although age spots look like they are just sitting at the top of your skin, it goes way below the surface. It won’t budge off easily even if you exfoliate your skin daily! It takes time for it to fade so be patient!
Fine lines and wrinkles are caused by loss of collagen, and shining a light on your wrinkles won’t iron those out right away!
You need to set your expectations right. The key to success in light therapy is using it consistently for a period of time. Allow time for red light therapy to work its magic and heal your skin from within.
And while your skin is healing, take extra measures to prevent further skin damage! It is counter-productive that you are doing red light therapy, but you are taking no action in shielding your skin from too much sun exposure or unhealthy lifestyle (smoking) or diet (too much carb intake).
We recommend that you use RejuvaliteMD 5 minutes per day, at least 5 days a week for the first 60 days. Aside from the anti-aging benefits, red light therapy works to reduce puffiness and gives you a glowing complexion so making it a daily 5-minute habit is really a win-win!
But that’s going to take too much time!
It is impossible to pause time and stop the normal aging process. Undoing years of damage is not an easy task as well. That's why doing red light therapy is better than doing nothing at all.
It doesn’t mean that you are defying the laws of nature and prevent aging per se. Taking care of your skin just means you are doing everything you can to age gracefully.
Why look withered and wrinkly when you can glow instead?
And the best part is, it’s not going to cost you an arm and a leg! Plus, you can do it in just 5 minutes daily at the comfort of your own home!
To date, there are no known side effects to red light therapy that’s why more researchers are encouraged to test out its healing possibilities. It is exciting to note that you are getting many therapeutic benefits with just 1 product. Now, that’s one high-tech multi-purpose investment!
Post updated for 2019.