They say that red light therapy can bring back youth to your face – Without botox and surgeries. They say it can relieve your pain – Without medication. They say it can cure scars and win the war on acne – Without any side effects.
Facts or fiction?
Red light therapy seems to be gaining enourmous popularity in the recent years, and I’m here to seperate facts from fiction and share with you only the science based benefits of red light therapy.
Deep penetrating red (and/or infrared) light therapy is actually a non invasive, unpainful way to bring light in a certain wavelength, felt as heat.
If you are exposed to sunlight every day, than you are exposed to red light too. But NASA has discovered that you can isolate only the red light and leave out UV rays, for example, to only enjoy the positive effects of the sun, without the negative ones.
So..what does red light therapy DO?
The Proven Benefits of Red Light Therapy
Red Light Therapy for Anti-Aging
Red light easily penetrates the skin, boosts circulation and bringing more blood and nutrients where ever you point it to.It also stimulates vital collagen and elastin production. Collagen helps plump the skin, while elastin firms the skin.
The red light energizes and repairs damaged cells, stimulates collagen and elastin production, which results in younger looking skin, rejuvenated and plumped.
Home devices for anti aging include visible red light at a wavelength of 660 nm – That penetrates tissue to a depth of about 8-10 mm – Making it more beneficial for treating problems close to the surface of the skin, such as:
1. Wrinkles and fine lines
(See my post – Red Light Therapy for Wrinkles – Does it Really Work?)
2. Tightening and firming (non-surgical face lift)
3. Blemishes and redness
5. Age spots and hyperpigmentation on face, hands, neck
6. Acne scars
Red Light Therapy for Skin Problems
Through increased collagen and elastin production, coupled with boosted blood circulation, red light promotes the healing of the skin, so it can be used effectively for a multitude of skin problems - Without medication and chemical lotions and creams.
You can use a home device for the following conditions (Warning: Do not use it if you have an active skin infection)
- Acne Scars
- Athlete’s foot
Red Light Therapy for Pain Relief
Red light therapy for pain relief is a gentle, non-invasive, drug-free, and chemical-free alternative that has been shown to reduce and in some cases even eliminate all aches and pains.
At first it sounds a little weird: How can light help with my chronic back pain?
Well, it’s quite simple. The infrared light (invisible light) penetrates deeper in our body and repairs or regenerates cell components. The infrared light also activates the production of endorphins and blocks pain-transmitting chemicals.
The home devices for this purpose typically use Infrared light – Deep penetrating light – at 880 nm penetrates to a depth of about 30-40 mm, which makes it an effective pain reliever for:
- Herniated and bulging discs
- Muscle related back pain
- Pulled and strained muscles, Muscle spasms
- Nerve injuries
- Sports injuries – Bone fractures and chips, sprains, tennis elbow etc.
- Neck pain and stiffness
See more about red light therapy and the DPL Light Therapy System in this short video:
See my detailed review for the DPL Light Therapy System – HERE.
That’s it folks…Did you count? Exactly 21 benefits of red light therapy.
If you are concerned about the safety and side effects of red light therapy, I’ve got that covered for you here:
And, some of the dozens of scientific studies proving the benefits of red light therapy (Just in case you think I’m making this up…) are:
To your health & happiness,
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