Red Light Therapy for Skin Conditions, Joint Pain, Muscle Recovery, and More
FDA-Registered Class II Medical Device
Red light therapy (RLT) is a therapeutic technique using red low-level wavelengths of light that may help manage skin conditions, stabilize neurons in the brain, aid weight loss, stimulate wound healing, speed muscle recovery, reduce joint pain, improve sleep quality, encourage hair growth, and decrease scar inflammation.
Chronic Skin Conditions
Many chronic skin conditions can be managed using red light, including...
- Accelerated skin aging (wrinkles and sun damage)
- Bone Health
Red light has many functions in dermatology. Some people have experienced relief after being treated for chronic skin conditions caused by sun exposure.
Red light therapy uses longer wavelengths of light to enter the skin and stimulate normal, healthy cellular activity. It also promotes the formation of new capillaries, which increases circulation for improved oxygen nutrient transport to the skin.
Furthermore, red light therapy promotes collagen creation and activates the lymphatic system, a vital part of the immune system that protects the body from pathogens while helping to stabilize fluid levels and ensure effective waste removal from the body. Finally, it helps regulate the rate at which cells replicate and die, which allows the body to reestablish a natural rhythm of skin cell replacement.
Red light therapy encourages collagen production and overall skin cell health, creating a solid fit for anti-aging and other skin treatments.
Degenerative Brain Diseases
Red light therapy is emerging as an useful therapy for stabilizing dying nerve cells (neurons) in the brain. Thus, it could potentially be used to treat degenerative brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, multiple sclerosis, and seasonal affective disorder.
Many people are seeking answers to their weight loss challenges. In some cases, excess weight may be linked to hormonal imbalances such as hypothyroidism, or under-active thyroid. Stabilizing thyroid function can have a positive ripple effect on the endocrine system, which regulates hormonal activity. Repaired hormonal balance may result in natural weight loss, or weight loss that is unrelated to diet or exercise. Red light also helps boost muscle mass which will raise the resting metabolic rate and result in more calories burned while resting.
Athletes can use red light before physical activity to precondition the muscles, and again after workouts to rush muscle recovery and promote, heal, and rejuvenate damaged muscle and connective tissue. Faster muscle recovery can result in increased ability to achieve peak performance in competition.
One study discovered significant benefits of red light therapy on the quality of sleep and subsequent endurance performance in athletes. Those who received 30-minute red light treatments daily for two weeks showed enhanced sleep quality, increased serum melatonin levels, and better endurance performance.
Red light has been used to diminish the appearance of scars by decreasing inflammation, encouraging tissue repair and regeneration, and stimulating collagen creation. This in turn results in normal latticed skin growth instead of uncontrolled growth of scar tissue.
Red light also stimulates stem cells, which have the extraordinary ability to change into healthy skin cells. The converted stem cells stimulate nearby cells to change into healthy skin cells with a genetic makeup that contrasts from scar tissue. Since scars often go on to grow over one’s lifetime, restoring scar tissue with healthy skin tissue will eventually lessen the presence of scars.