Red Light Therapy

What is red light therapy?

Can an innovative, space-age treatment really help rejuvenate your skin, assist with injury recovery and even eliminate acne? The answer appears to be yes. Red light tanning therapy, originally developed by NASA, is one of the hottest trends in skin repair.

Red Light Tanning beds produce a wavelength of between 600 to 660 nm (nanometers) which is outside of the range of UV. Red light is also sometimes referred to as infrared because light between 600 – 770 nm is classified as near infrared. Red light is able to penetrate deep into the skin and can work to repair damaged tissue and nerves. It is completely non-invasive and does not contain any harmful UV components. Because red light therapy takes place in a full sized tanning bed it treats the entire body not just the face.

How Long Does Red Light Therapy Take?

In order to see results using Red Light Tanning therapy you will need to commit to 3 to 4 20 minute sessions during the first couple weeks. After this initial period you can usually visit around 2 to 3 times a week in order to see good results.

So if you are looking for a more mild non-aggressive treatment with few side-effects, which still produces excellent results then red light tanning therapy may just be the right solution for you. Also, it is a good idea to gain the best results by applying the Red Light therapy Lotion before and after each session.

Benefits of Red Light Tanning Therapy

  1. Skin Rejuvenation Red light works under the skin to bring more blood to the skins surface and boost circulation. It also helps to increase the production of elastin and collagen. The overall effect is to repair damaged cells and give back skin youthful appearance. Red light therapy is perfect for wrinkles, tightening the skin and removing blemishes.
  1. Pain Relief Red light therapy not only improves your appearance, it can also help with pain relief. Because red light therapy penetrates deep into the body it can help repair cell components. It also increases the production of endorphins and helps to block pain transmitters.
  1. Increase Healing Time Red light therapy helps rehabilitate injuries and it is also used by professional athletes that need to get back into the game as quickly as possible. The reason the red light therapy can help to increase recovery time is because the red light stimulates the production of ATP. ATP works to reduce inflammation and swelling, while at the same time increasing white blood cells which help to repair damaged tissue.
  1. Eliminating Acne Red light can reach into the skin and activate hemoglobin. This in turn limits the blood supply to oil producing sebaceous glands, which prevents skin cells from getting too oily and producing acne.