Red Light Therapy

Redefine Med Spa is now offering Red light therapy (RLT). RLT is a new therapeutic technique that uses red low-level wavelengths of light to treat skin issues such as fine lines wrinkles, age spots (hyperpigmentation), scars, and persistent wounds, among other conditions.

Does red light therapy really work?

Studies found that red light therapy promoted increased tissue repair and healing, plus beneficial effects on wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and healing of burns.

This red light is natural and can penetrate deep into the skin, where the cells can absorb and use it. Studies show the mitochondria in the skin cells can absorb these light particles. This can help the cells produce more adenosine triphosphate, which is the energy source for all cells. Thus releasing ATP (energy) and stimulating the production of Collagen and Elastin. Many experts attribute the potential positive benefits of RLT to this function. With this extra energy, the cells may be able to respond better to damage and rejuvenate themselves.

Wound healing

Red light may also be helpful in speeding up wound healing. When it comes to muscle repair and recovery, evidence suggests RLT has benefits when used both pre- and post-workout. When your cells are hit with the red light wavelengths, a host of regenerative effects occur, leading to potential benefits like younger-looking skin, enhanced muscle repair, pain relief, and diminished scarring.

  • reducing inflammation in the cells
  • stimulating new blood vessels to form, which doctors call angiogenesis
  • increasing helpful fibroblasts in the skin
  • increasing collagen production in the skin

Reducing pain

RLT may also be an effective treatment for pain in people with certain conditions.

Research indicated that RLT could effectively reduce pain in adults with different musculoskeletal disorders. The researchers note that practitioners who stick to the specific dosage recommendations seem to increase the effectiveness of the therapy.

Anti-inflammatory benefits

RLT has significant anti-inflammatory effects in the body. These effects are both local, where practitioners apply the light, and systemic, in other tissues and organs in the body.
The researchers explain that the helpful anti-inflammatory effects of RLT, and the potential uses for this therapy, are abundant.
Further research may help us understand if it may help with chronic inflammatory issues such as:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • obesity
  • type 2 diabetes
  • alopecia areata
  • autoimmune thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid
  • psoriasis
  • arthritis
  • tendinitis, or inflammation of the tendons

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