Red Light Therapy is a technology that has both cosmetic and healing effects. The word “healing” is defined as “the natural process by which the body repairs itself.” That is exactly what happens when the body is exposed to Red Light wavelengths.
Red Light in wavelengths between 630-660 nm (nanometers) has the ability to penetrate deep into the lower layers of the skin, the live area known as the dermis where repair and new cells that will surface are being produced. Due to this deeper penetration the Red Light will stimulate fibroblast cells that make collagen and elastin, which we lose as we age, this is how it rejuvenates and tightens full body skin improving appearance, fine lines, wrinkles, adult and teen acne, and generally tighter and more youthful skin. Though we like the visible benefits from Red Light Therapy such as reduced wrinkles and firmer skin as a cosmetic benefit, it actually is the result of the body healing itself, ageing is, in many ways, a disease albeit a natural process. Red Light Therapy targets and treats the entire face and body because the treatment is done in a full-sized bed similar to a tanning bed. While the Red Light bed may look like a tanning bed, Red Light Therapy is not dangerous because it produces a wavelength outside of the UV range. Red Light is often referred to as near infrared light because as demonstrated in the visible light chart, light from 600nm -750nm is near or close to infrared light and outside the visual spectrum (you cannot see it).