Red Light Therapy: A Skin Treatment, Does it Work?
Red light therapy has been drawing a lot of attention in the world of non-invasive anti-aging treatment. Instead of undergoing radical methods in correcting and delaying signs of aging, scientists discovered that red light can promote healing and is effective in preventing signs of aging, risk-free and naturally.
What is Red Light Therapy?
Red light therapy is a form of photobiomodulation or a treatment that uses light-emitting diodes (LED) or low-level laser therapy to stimulate cellular activity to achieve therapeutic benefits. It has been proven that the right wavelength of red light is beneficial in producing cellular changes that contribute to the production of collagen, which is vital in combatting saggy and loose skin. It is not merely shining a red light on your skin, it has to be at the right wavelength to produce the desired effects. This treatment is known by many other names such as photorejuvenation, LILT (Low-Intensity Light Therapy), LLLT (Low-Level Laser or Low-Level Light Therapy), photobiomodulation or biostimulation.
Red Light Therapy: NASA Says It Works!
Red light therapy has been used by NASA to promote faster cell growth to aid in wound healing. It is also used to combat the effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients. Using the same principle, red light is used to stimulate collagen production that is essential in keeping younger and firmer skin. Because of NASA’s intensive study, the use of red light therapy is FDA approved as an anti-aging treatment.
Red Light Therapy, Traditional Medicine, And Color Therapy
Traditional medicine also believes in the power of light. This type of medicine focus on the energy flows of the body or more popularly known as chakras. They believe that Red Color Therapy is used to drive overall vigor and strength. Red light is also used in Color Punctures to stimulate acupuncture points instead of using needles.
How RejuvaliteMD Red Light Therapy Works
Light is energy. RejuvaliteMD is powered with 120 bulbs of different spectrum of red lights. It contains Amber (630nm), Yellow (590nm), Red (660nm) and Infrared (880nm) that penetrates the skin in different levels, maximizing the benefits and healing properties of the red light spectrum.
When red light penetrates the skin, it powers up the natural healing properties of our body at a cellular level. The light stimulates blood circulation which also results in increased lymphatic system activity that promotes draining of interstitial fluid from tissues and transports white blood cells to areas where it is needed. Because of this, it activates our body’s metabolic processes and spurs the creation of collagen and fibroblasts. It also increases cellular clean up to reduce inflammation.
Pros and Cons of using Red Light Therapy
There have been over 10 years of research about the use of red light therapy and there was no reported risk or contraindication to its use. However, it is not recommended to directly look at the red light as it might cause glare or visual discomfort. LED light therapies usually include goggles to be worn when the light is operated.
There are a number of pros or benefits of red light therapy. This non-invasive, non-ablative, painless, chemical and drug-free therapy is 100% natural, FDA-approved, and requires no downtime. It can be easily operated in your own home and is safe for all skin types. It builds collagen that helps in reducing fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, laugh lines and under eye wrinkles. It smooths overall skin tone and also repairs sun damage. It helps reduce redness, flushing and broken capillaries. It also fades stretch marks and scars. Overall, it gives you a healthy glow from within.
Red light has truly been a well-researched treatment that can correct or postpone the signs of aging. Not only that, it may also have other uses such as promoting wound healing, reducing inflammation and relieving pain. It will definitely be one of the best investment you will ever make.