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Does Red Light Therapy Really Work?

Having a skin condition may have an effect on your “inner self,” as well. It also has an impact on your quality of life, particularly your mental health. Because of this, you can wind up spending a lot of money attempting to treat these issues, but you might not have very much success doing so. Red light therapy provides you with long-lasting remedies for a variety of issues without the requirement of undergoing surgery or taking a multitude medication.

What is Red Light Therapy?

Red Light Therapy[i] (RLT), also known as Low-level Laser Light Therapy (LLLT) is a technique involving exposing your body to low wavelength red light. The natural red light can penetrate deep into your skin, making it easy for the cells to absorb and use.

This rapidly growing, non-invasive technology may be used to treat you if you suffer from conditions that require stimulation of healing, pain and inflammation relief and functional restoration if any part of your body needs it. Your body cells’ source of energy-adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is generated more after the mitochondria chromophores absorb the light photons.

Many scientists relate the potentially great benefits of RLT to the fact that the extra ATP generated makes it possible for cells to react better to damage and restore themselves.

Why Red Light?

Red light Therapy uses light in the red or near-infrared areas due to the ability of this low wavelength red light to penetrate through the tissues in your body. The mitochondria in your cells readily capture this type of light energy.

The use of near-infrared LED is non-invasive, painless and heat free. Therefore, red light doesn’t hurt or burn your skin.

How does Red Light Therapy Work?

First and foremost, red light therapy does not expose your skin to hazardous and harmful UV rays. RLT uses a red-light device such as a lamp or laser with red light. Your skin or part of the skin that needs mending is then exposed to the device for treatment or cosmetology reasons.

Your cells’ mitochondria soak up the red light and make more energy which in turn helps the cells to repair themselves -becoming healthier, and also triggers healing in your skin and muscle tissue.

Your muscle tissue being rejuvenated and repaired means you can sleep better and, in turn, helps you overcome some mental health conditions such as stress, depression and anxiety.

What Benefits Does Red-Light Therapy Have?

You may seek Red light Therapy for various reasons depending on your needs. Some of the uses of infra-red-light therapy include the treatment of your skin, dental and inflammatory conditions.

Skin Conditions and General Skin Health

RLT has recently become popular in treating hypertrophic scars, burns, redness, scars, acne, and wrinkles. These treatments are possible due to red light’s effect on collagen generation and better blood flow in skin tissue. You may be treated for the following conditions using RLT:

Antiaging: If your skin has been damaged or aged by sunlight, red light therapy may be used to improve the appearance of your damaged skin.

RLT stimulates the fast generation of cells that emit collagen proteins, which helps lift and tighten your lax skin, reducing wrinkles.

Acne: You may have tried most of the available oral and topical treatments for acne without any positive results and may even have developed other side effects. RLT is safe, fast-acting, and free of side effects for treating many skin conditions such as acne vulgaris.

Clinical trials carried out by NCBI[ii] proved that 85% of the patients’ skin lesions were reduced by at least 50% after 4 sessions of being treated every two weeks.

The trial further stipulated that in approximately 20% of the cases, acne depletion may reach 90%.

3 months after the last treatment, the clearance on your skin is estimated to reach 70% to 80%.

However,15% to 20 % did not respond well to the treatment.

Hair growth: You may lose hair at certain life stages. Low-level laser light therapy may help activate stem cells, allowing increased tissue repair and healing. This leads to hair growth.

Wound healing: You may be able to get healed from a chronic wound by using RLT. This is possible because red light therapy techniques encourage the formation of new blood vessel networks and new skin to grow.

When your health caregiver uses the appropriate power (from 5 to 200mW) and wavelength (600-900nm), Low-level laser light therapy[iii] (LLLT) gives you an anti-inflammatory and analgesic outcome that assists in wound healing.

Dental Pain

Most If your dentist uses red light therapy, your oral problems could be a past condition. The treatment can help you by; reducing pain, inflammation, and oral ulcers by keeping unhealthy oral microbes away.

Some of the dental conditions you may be treated for include;

Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD): TMD causes distress and clicking in your jaw; you may also not be able to move your jaws much if you suffer from TMD.

It would be best if your dentist uses red light therapy to help you with pain relief, gain better movement of your jaws and improve muscle activity.

Periodontitis: You may have periodontitis – a chronic buildup of dental plaque bacteria. The near-infrared LED used in RLT helps reduce the bacteria which causes this buildup. Red light therapy works together with photodynamic Therapy to relieve you of the bacteria.

Inflammation

LLLT can reduce inflammation[iv], which you may find if you are suffering from disorders of your joints, a traumatic injury, lung disorders, and issues in the brain.

A biochemical change within the cells in your body is triggered by red light Therapy; this change is beneficial to your body, as the cellular photoreceptors absorb more photons needed for reducing inflammation and rejuvenating tissue.

Your health caregivers may use a red-light device of a low-frequency continuous laser within 600 to 1000 nm to relieve pain and healing stimulation. RLT can reduce inflammation in your brain and abdominal fat-leading to weight loss, wounds, lungs, and spinal cord.

Near-infrared light triggers your cells to hasten the generation of antioxidants and helps reduce inflammatory indicators. Some of the conditions you may be cure by using RLT include:

Osteoarthritis: You can benefit from red light therapy if you are suffering from Knee osteoarthritis since the pure light emitted reduces pain and disability.

Tendinitis: Tendinitis (or tendonitis) means your tendons- connective tissue between muscles and bones are inflamed or irritated. Your tendinitis condition may be either acute or chronic, depending on how long you have suffered from the condition.

You can also use RLT before your exercise routine to enhance your sports performance or to help you recover from muscle strain. It has been proved that the treatment may combat exercise-related oxidation stress.

Psoriasis: If you have Psoriasis[v]– an autoimmune disease, i.e., part of your body’s immune system becomes overactive and fights other tissues in your body.

Different light sources may be used to treat different skin conditions, including Psoriasis. LLLT helps in treating you if you have mild to moderate Psoriasis

Bottom Line

You don’t have to walk around with scars, acne or chronic pain. Red light Therapy solves these problems painlessly. Contact us today at Redbeam Therapy and find a red-light device that can solve any of the health conditions mentioned in this article. Having a great quality of life assures you of greater productivity.


[i] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4126803/

[ii] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14756640/

[iii] https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04914533

[iv] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28987080/

[v] https://www.cdc.gov/psoriasis/index.htm

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