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Frequently Asked Questions

Chances are, you’ve heard about LED light therapy, also sometimes known as low-level laser therapy or photobiomodulation. It’s regularly featured in the news, and everyone from celebrities to professional athletes and Instagram influencers are hopping on the red LED light therapy (also known as RLT) bandwagon and adding it to their skin care routines and treatment options.

Below are some FAQ's  healing benefits you might expect from red light therapy treatments for skin (fine lines and wrinkles), pain and hair conditions. The effects of LED light therapy can be greatly beneficial to your daily health care routine as skin issues as well as pain symptoms can be addressed.

What is LED Light Therapy?

In its most basic definition, infrared LED light therapy is the application of specific wavelengths of light energy to the body to upregulate cellular performance and achieve therapeutic benefits, including treatment for acne, anti-agingpain managementwound healing and even hair restoration. It is also a cost effective and non-invasive treatment option.

How Long Has Red LED Light Therapy Been Around?

Red LED light therapy first gained prominence in 1903, when Danish physicist Niels Ryberg Finsen was awarded the Nobel Prize for his invention of light therapy for skin tuberculosis. However, red LED light therapy has come a long way in the 100+ years since and its treatment benefits are much more widely understood.

How Does Red LED Light Therapy Work?

Like plants absorb sunlight to power photosynthesis and boost tissue growth, human cells can absorb light energy to stimulate cellular function and enhance overall cellular performance. An example of this are fibroblasts upregulating to increase the production of collagen and elastin. Red light therapy also boosts circulation to deliver oxygen and nutrients to living tissues.

What Can Red LED Light Therapy Do?

There is evidence to suggest Red Light Therapy can also relieve the following conditions:

  • Tighten loose skin

  • Hair growth in people with certain types of alopecia

  • Pain from carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis

  • Faster healing of diabetic foot ulcers

  • Inflammation from psoriasis

  • Fine lines, wrinkles, and sun spots

  • Recurring cold sores from herpes virus

  • Scar tissue formation/appearance

  • Muscle and joint recovery after physical activity

  • Itching from eczema

  • Muscle stiffness and spasms

  • Reduce appearance of stretch marks

  • Delayed wound healing

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