What is light therapy?
Light therapy, also known as photobiomodulation, is the process of generating energy from light – vital to the survival of all living things.
How does light therapy work?
Plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into food and energy during photosynthesis to help the plant bloom. The same applies to our skin. Different wavelength colors of light trigger natural, intracellular reactions in our skin. Each color of light has a different wavelength that penetrates the skin to different depths. In this way, it creates a unique energy, which has positive biological effects when it penetrates the skin.
Types of lights
Red – Stimulates the body's natural healing response. It increases collagen and elastin production, increases cell energy, and reduces inflammation and damage caused by oxidative stress.
Infrared - invisible to the naked eye. It stimulates the fibroblasts, increasing collagen and elastin production, stimulating circulation, and minimizing the appearance of pores.
Blue – Kills some bacteria associated with acne, reduces oil production and soothes the skin.
Green – Treats skin pigmentation, calms inflammation, helps with broken capillaries.
Amber - Soothes the skin, improves the look of dull skin.
What is Red Light Therapy?
Red light therapy is a treatment that helps skin, muscle tissue and other parts of the body heal. It exposes you to low-level red or near-infrared light, a proven method for reducing fine lines and wrinkles backed by numerous research and clinical studies. In the case of aesthetic applications, red light is often emitted through LEDs (light emitting diodes), which produce light energy with very little heat, thus providing a non-invasive, comfortable experience for the client. It is a safe and effective technology for those who want to naturally reduce fine lines and deep wrinkles while improving the overall appearance of their skin. Optimal red light therapy results can be achieved with regular use, the most noticeable reduction of fine lines and wrinkles occurs after 6-8 weeks of treatment.
Red light therapy is clinically proven to:
• Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
• Reduces the visibility of scars
• Increases ATP production
• Increases collagen and elastin production
• Improves the texture of the face
• Stimulates hair growth
• Improves skin complexion
• Temporarily increase local circulation
• Promotes wound healing
The origin of red light therapy
To find a solution for growing plants in space and feeding astronauts, NASA enlisted the expertise of plant biologists, who suggested LED lights as the solution. After the success of LEDs in plant growth, NASA investigated the use of LED therapy in tissue healing and found positive results. This research inspired the development of innovative and powerful LEDs, which are now used in many medical and aesthetic treatments.
Red light therapy devices
The popularity of red light therapy devices has increased in recent years as an easy-to-use, non-invasive anti-aging treatment that can be done at home. Devices range from smaller, concentrated treatment elements to wearable masks and full-body panels
Red light therapy devices are regulated in the United States by the FDA and international governing bodies globally, which enforce the highest standards for safety and require rigorous testing to gain clearance to be sold.However, not all devices sold into the market are approved by the FDA, as not all devices meet these international safety standards.
Clinical studies are commitments made by companies to show the true efficacy of their devices used- all studies are monotored and performed by professionals such as dermatologists to maintain the validity of the product.
Pulsed light vs. continuous wavelength method
Some red light therapy devices use flashes of red light during treatment to provide a stronger and more effective treatment for lines and wrinkles. This is because when the device flashes, it reduces the heating response of the skin and allows the wavelength to penetrate deeper into the tissue with erage power than using a continuous waveform
Continuous wavelength therapy is more commonly used for pain because it allows cells to relax, reducing pain and inflammation. For greater cosmetics results, pulsed light is used to prevent this relaxation and increase ATP by up to four times more than continuous wavelength treatments. Studies also showed that when the cells were treated with a pulsed laser light, they began to produce more proteins.
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