Think it’s all just hype? Think again! Believe it or not, there are now over 3,000 peer-reviewed scientific studies showing incredible health and anti-aging benefits of red light therapy and near-infrared light therapy, proving that they can help you:
Reduces the appearance of Stretch marks
Speeds up the healing of acne
Helps Diabetic and Pressure Ulcers
Repairs Sun Damage
Increases Moisture in Skin
Stimulates Lymphatic activity
Stimulates the Regrowth of Hair
Minimizes Varicose Veins
Psoriasis and Eczema
Aches and Pains
Reduces the appearance of scars
Reduces the appearance of redness and flushing
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Are there any side effects of red light therapy?
"It's completely noninvasive and safe for everyone," says Vargas. Unlike many other lasers used on the skin (such as an IPL, or intense pulse light) that cause damage to induce tissue repair, red light therapy causes zero damage to the skin. "People often mistake light for laser, or think that red light therapy will cause sensitivity, but it does not."
What is red light therapy and what can it treat?
Red light therapy is a therapeutic technique that uses red, low-level wavelengths of light. When exposed to red light therapy, the body produces a biochemical effect that boosts the amount of energy stored in cells, explains Z. Paul Lorenc, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon. This helps cells to function more efficiently and repair damage, which is why it's been used to treat scars and wounds. But red light therapy really took off in popularity for its efficacy in combating wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, discoloration, and other signs of less-than-stellar skin health.
"Your complexion will be more lifted, toned, and improved-resulting in younger-looking, smoother skin by increasing healthy cellular activity," says Vargas. In addition to helping to hydrate and heal the skin, it's also great for anti-aging because it protects existing collagen and elastin, while also stimulating new collagen production, she says. (Related: Are Collagen Supplements Worth It?)
Dr. Lorenc backs up its anti-aging powers: "I've worked extensively with red light therapy and the skin and find it to be effective at both boosting collagen production and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles," he says.
And since the wavelengths penetrate deeply, they're more efficacious than say, a wrinkle-reducing serum. Use the two in tandem, though, and you'll see results that are (unscientifically speaking) twice as nice.
Can red light help with recovery?
Red light therapy can also treat inflammation and pain-one study found it to aid in healing Achilles tendinitis, a common foot injury; another cited positive results when used on patients with osteoarthritis.
Dr. Lorenc also says red light therapy promotes quicker healing time for wounds and helps reduce post-workout inflammation.
The Benefits of Red Light Therapy Overall
The Benefits for Your Skin
Use these benefits for your:
• Burns (minor)
• Cuts & Scrapes
• Dry Skin
• First Aid
• Red Marks from Acne
• Stretch Marks
• Sun Damage
• Uneven Skintone
The Benefits for Wounds, Injuries & Pain
Use these red & near infrared light therapy benefits for your:
• Back Pain
• Bone Breaks
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Foot Pain (Plantar fasciitis)
• Knee Pain
• Lower Back Pain
• Neck Pain
• Post Surgical Procedures
• Shoulder Pain
• Surgical Wounds
• Torn Ligaments, etc.
Some of the many benefits of Red Light Therapy