What is Red Light Therapy?
Red light therapy is the application of specific wave lengths of light energy to human tissue to obtain therapeutic benefits.
Red wavelengths penetrate deep into the skin’s epidermal layers to specifically target cells within that source. The light energy that is absorbed by the cells is used by the cell to naturally improve its performance.
Low-level light therapy is delivered through light emitting diodes (LEDs), and it has the potential to treat a variety of skin and pain conditions.
How does it work?
The way plants absorb sunlight to power photosynthesis and boost tissue growth, human cells can absorb light wavelengths to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Red light therapy also boosts circulation to deliver oxygen and nutrients to living tissues.
Human cell absorb particles of light (photons) and transform that energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the main source of energy that cells need to power metabolic processes. The resulting elevation of ATP is then used to upregulate cellular performance and repair tissue damage.
When your body absorbs particular wavelengths of light energy, it converts that energy to produce more ATP, thus boosting the body’s natural ability to regain and maintain vitality.
Red light therapy is constantly being tested to evaluate its efficacy for a number of different treatments. The FDA currently recognizes light therapy as a proven solution for acne anti-aging, and pain management.
There is evidence to suggest red light therapy can also treat / relieve the following conditions:
Red light therapy is more effective if you keep up with treatments on a regular basis. For anti-aging, for example, most professionals recommend 2-3 treatments per week,