Skincare has dominated the world of social media in recent years. As trends come and go, one is here to stay – red light therapy.
When you go to a professional Clinic that has a device that uses the proper wavelengths of light, it has optimal energy output with all of the benefits of red light therapy, ranging from soothing inflammation to combatting the effects of photoaging (i.e., sun damage), it’s no wonder it’s taken the skincare community by storm. Given the hype surrounding red light therapy, it’s important to understand the mechanics of how it works to treat a cascade of skin concerns.
Here are the top five reasons you should be using red light therapy.
1.) It has a multitude of anti-aging benefits
Red light therapy is often in the clinical spotlight for its anti-aging benefits. Since it helps to aid in new collagen and elastin production by stimulating fibroblast cells, it reduces fine lines and wrinkles and may help improve sun spots by unifying skin tone and texture. In fact, 96 percent of users in our clinical study reported their fine lines were less visible after only four weeks!
Since red light therapy boosts cellular energy, it helps the cells to grow and repair themselves, leading to plumper, healthier, and younger-looking skin. Red light therapy is also a wonderful treatment alongside other cosmetic procedures, like Skin Rejuvenation, Microneedling & Laser treatments!
2.) It soothes inflammatory skin conditions and decreases inflammation
Red light therapy is a popular choice amongst many for its ability to soothe inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis. It can also be used to treat chronic inflammation, aid in wound healing, and can even provide relief from joint pain, such as arthritis.
Red light therapy works by decreasing chronic inflammation present in the body and helps increase blood flow to damaged tissue. This helps to soothe the skin, while reducing symptoms like itching, burning, pronounced redness, and dryness. Unlike other popular treatments, red light therapy helps to heal the skin barrier from the inside out. Treating deep within the tissue makes for long-lasting results.
3.) It reduces visible signs of sun damage
From painful eczema and rosacea flare-ups to sunspots and hyperpigmentation, red light therapy helps to drastically improve the skin’s appearance by kicking your cells into high gear to accelerate the healing process.
Red light therapy goes to the mitochondria level. (Mitochondria are membrane-bound cell organelles (mitochondrion, singular) that generate most of the chemical energy needed to power the cell's biochemical reactions. Chemical energy produced by the mitochondria is stored in a small molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Mitochondria contain their own small chromosomes.)
This creates a cascade of biochemical reactions like increased collagen and elastin production. The result? Calmer, firmer, more balanced, glowing skin.
4.) It’s the #1 treatment for sensitive skin (according to Women’s Health Magazine)
One of red light therapy’s best qualities, compared to other cosmetic treatments like chemical peels or microneedling, is that it’s fabulous for sensitive skin! One-hundred percent natural, red light is responsible for reducing inflammation and sensitivity-related redness.
What sets red light therapy apart is that it utilizes the skin’s own healing process to strengthen itself from the inside out. This FDA-cleared treatment helps to fortify the skin barrier to ensure skin health for the long haul.
5.) It's 100% natural
We've mentioned it a few times, but it's important to reiterate that red light therapy is a natural, non-invasive treatment that produces very natural and noticeable results. This makes it ideal for those wanting to take a more holistic approach to their anti-aging or acne-clearing journeys.