Red Light Therapy is becoming so popular right now. It seems like people cannot stop talking about it. I’ve seen these beds at tanning salons, the gym, and other hair and nail salons around town. I have enjoyed using them and noticed the benefits almost right away on my skin. Reduction of pores and acne have been great benefits for me, especially considering these have been lifelong struggles for me.  However, the benefits don’t end there. Red Light Therapy truly has so many benefits. And the research is still continuing. We don’t yet know the full benefits that it can offer us. We are also still learning about how to use it effectively.

What is Red Light Therapy?

Red Light Therapy gives your skin concentrated exposure to natural light. It is absorbed by the cells up to 10 millimeters deep. Originally used by scientists to grow plants, red light promotes the growth of cells. Red Light Therapy promotes energy in cells and prompts the cells to regrow and repair as related. You can imagine the good that this can do for our often dry and cracked skin.

What are the benefits of Red Light Therapy?

Red Light Therapy is found to have some of the following benefits for our skin:

  1. Wound healing and repairing of tissue- Repairing tissue can be helpful for so many things. Thing cuts, tears, scrapes, and other wounds. This light can help.
  2. Promote hair growth- I don’t know about you but I would love if my hair would grow. Red Light Therapy has been found to grow in patients who have alopecia (a disorder where the hair falls out). Treatment started as soon as the hair begins to fall out will be the most successful in regrowth. Unfortunately this cannot promote hair to regrow after it is dead because the light cannot enter the cell if dead. Please note that it can take approximately 2-3 months of consistent exposure to red light for the hair to begin to grow
  3. Treats carpal tunnel syndrome- A condition where the nerves are damaged, light therapy can be beneficial in treating it on a short-term basis. However, typically surgery is still required to fix it long-term
  4. Stimulate healing of wounds that typically struggle to heal, such as diabetic ulcers- Red Light Therapy even helps some of the deepest wounds that can take years to heal. Red Light Therapy can boost the skin’s ability to heal itself by 200%. This is a significant result
  5. Assist with Psoriasis treatment- Psoriasis is a skin condition that can affect people their entire life and Red Light Therapy can assist by reducing the lesions that it causes. Kim Kardashian has been very honest about her experience and use of Red Light Therapy to attempt to treat her Psoriasis
  6. Assist with pain and morning stiffness related to arthritis- this therapy is very soothing and can assist with some pain associated with Rheumatoid and other kinds of arthritis
  7. Improve complexion of skin- This is one of the most commonly talked about benefits of Red Light Therapy. It has been helpful in treating my acne and others have reported the same benefits
  8. Diminish wrinkles- By improving complexion in skin and building collagen, Red Light Therapy helps to diminish wrinkles. This is why it is so commonly talked about when discussing aging
  9. Fix skin damaged by sun- It’s no secret that sun damages the skin. This is why we should all use sunscreen daily. Red Light Therapy can help in long-term management of damage to the skin by the sun
  10. Prevent cold sores- It works to prevent reoccurring herpes related cold sores.

11. Diminish scars- Size and discoloration of scars are reduced by this light therapy.

12. Minor burns- this light therapy will send blood to areas that need it in order to heal, such as minor burns (think curling iron).

13. Sleep- it promotes the production of melatonin that the body uses to relax and go to sleep

This is an incredible list. It is hard to imagine that this therapy could have such wide reaching benefits. And if so, why aren’t I doing it every day? The thought of having skin that looks youthful and healthy is appealing to most people. And it may help us all in many different ways to take the time to receive this treatment.

There is also some, but mostly very little to none, evidence that Red Light Therapy may also help with the following conditions:

  1. Depression
  2. Detoxification for the body
  3. Boosting the immune system
  4. Reducing cellulite
  5. Weight loss

How to use Red Light Therapy?
             There are plenty of devices that you can purchase online to try at home. However it is unclear what the optimal amount of rays to receive are and because of this, a device at home may not offer the highest benefits that a professional device offers you. Professional beds can be accessed via tanning salons, spas, gyms, and other salons. You can Google to find the nearest and most affordable device near you. Unfortunately at this time insurance mostly does not cover the use of this therapy for health related reasons. This is likely due to the fact that research is still being conducted to show its benefits.

What are some other kinds of light therapy?

There are additional types of light therapy that may be worth exploring. They are as follows:

  1. Laser treatments- There are many different types of laser treatments that work to resurface the skin to fix acne, wrinkles, and other related conditions. To read more about laser treatments, read here!
  2. Natural sunlight- exposure to natural sun is crucial for the development of Vitamin D. It helps with overall health, protection against inflammation, lowers blood pressure, and assists with depression
  3. Blue Light Therapy- Violet or blue light is used as an alternative to other kinds of treatments. It assists with conditions that exist under the skin such as acne, hyperplasia, and enlarged glands. Blue light therapy can also be beneficial with depression
  4. Green Light Therapy- This can be extremely helpful in reducing chronic pain. For example, migraines. It also reduces inflammation to help manage pain
  5. Ultraviolet Light Therapy- this therapy offers treatment for neurosis, scalp diseases, sciatica, cramps, and others and has been being used for many years

So, if you’re looking for youthful and healthy looking skin, consistent Red Light Therapy or other light therapies may be for you! Please note that you should always consult your Physician or Dermatologist before starting a new skin routine. If you have wounds, acne, or Psoriasis and you haven’t tried it, Red Light Therapy may be the next step. And it may be the answer to remain youthful looking forever without surgeries and Botox! Can you imagine lacking wrinkles, scars, and any discoloration? Sounds youthful to me. Let me know if you try it and if it works for you. If nothing else, you can’t go wrong laying in a bed listening to music and feeling warm for 20 minutes or so. You have nothing to lose!

11. Diminish scars- Size and discoloration of scars are reduced by this light therapy.

12. Minor burns- this light therapy will send blood to areas that need it in order to heal, such as minor burns (think curling iron).

13. Sleep- it promotes the production of melatonin that the body uses to relax and go to sleep

This is an incredible list. It is hard to imagine that this therapy could have such wide reaching benefits. And if so, why aren’t I doing it every day? The thought of having skin that looks youthful and healthy is appealing to most people. And it may help us all in many different ways to take the time to receive this treatment.

There is also some, but mostly very little to none, evidence that Red Light Therapy may also help with the following conditions:

  1. Depression
  2. Detoxification for the body
  3. Boosting the immune system
  4. Reducing cellulite
  5. Weight loss

How to use Red Light Therapy?
             There are plenty of devices that you can purchase online to try at home. However it is unclear what the optimal amount of rays to receive are and because of this, a device at home may not offer the highest benefits that a professional device offers you. Professional beds can be accessed via tanning salons, spas, gyms, and other salons. You can Google to find the nearest and most affordable device near you. Unfortunately at this time insurance mostly does not cover the use of this therapy for health related reasons. This is likely due to the fact that research is still being conducted to show its benefits.

What are some other kinds of light therapy?

There are additional types of light therapy that may be worth exploring. They are as follows:

  1. Laser treatments- There are many different types of laser treatments that work to resurface the skin to fix acne, wrinkles, and other related conditions. To read more about laser treatments, read here!
  2. Natural sunlight- exposure to natural sun is crucial for the development of Vitamin D. It helps with overall health, protection against inflammation, lowers blood pressure, and assists with depression
  3. Blue Light Therapy- Violet or blue light is used as an alternative to other kinds of treatments. It assists with conditions that exist under the skin such as acne, hyperplasia, and enlarged glands. Blue light therapy can also be beneficial with depression
  4. Green Light Therapy- This can be extremely helpful in reducing chronic pain. For example, migraines. It also reduces inflammation to help manage pain
  5. Ultraviolet Light Therapy- this therapy offers treatment for neurosis, scalp diseases, sciatica, cramps, and others and has been being used for many years

So, if you’re looking for youthful and healthy looking skin, consistent Red Light Therapy or other light therapies may be for you! Please note that you should always consult your Physician or Dermatologist before starting a new skin routine. If you have wounds, acne, or Psoriasis and you haven’t tried it, Red Light Therapy may be the next step. And it may be the answer to remain youthful looking forever without surgeries and Botox! Can you imagine lacking wrinkles, scars, and any discoloration? Sounds youthful to me. Let me know if you try it and if it works for you. If nothing else, you can’t go wrong laying in a bed listening to music and feeling warm for 20 minutes or so. You have nothing to lose!

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