Red Light Therapy

Red Light Therapy

The first to develop red light technology was NASA first in order to grow plants in space, later they discovered it was good to treat wounds while in space. Today Red Light Therapy is being used throughout the medical field to heal patients, and used in the medical spa and plastic surgical centers to rejuvenate the skin. NASA continues to do research on using Red Light Therapy to help cancer patients and have stated that the technology does not have any health risks. Red Light Therapy is safe, painless and patients come away seeing results and feeling good even after just one session. Medical grade Red Light Therapy is different than salon or home use devices in many ways due to the strength of our bulbs and how often we change them. So what exactly is Red Light Therapy?

About Red Light Therapy

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).

Realistic Expectations with Red Light Therapy

Treatments using red light will improve the appearance of skin tone and texture, control pigmentation spots, helps reduce the appearance of pore size, encourage vibrant, healthier-looking skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Anti-aging Red Light Therapy stimulates circulation and repairs the elastin fibers within tissue to help keep skin firmer and tighter. Over time improved oxygenation and detoxification is achieved as the vascular walls of the skins small blood cells are strengthened, followed by improved natural repair and creation of healthy skin. Skin cells grow exponentially; between 150% to 200% during Red Light Therapy. Skin texture, the feeling of your skin, and moisture level (much needed here in the desert) are also improved with the skin healing process induced by Red Light Therapy.

Before Your Treatments

Before each treatment you really do not need to do anything special. It is recommended you come in and use the bed either nude or with a swimsuit or underclothes, however you feel comfortable. However, be sure that all skin, including eyes as this is not UV, is exposed to the Red Lights.

How often should I treat?

You will not see results in just a few sessions, or going “occasionally”. We strongly recommend 3 to 4 sessions per week for the first 16 weeks. Continuous use accelerates cellular activity and fuels the collagen and elastin process. After your first 16 weeks, we recommend 1-2 maintenance sessions per week.

Does Red Light Therapy treat acne, age, spots, and sun damage?

Red Light helps remove the bacteria that causes acne and generates cellular activity that deals with age spots and sun damage. Anti-aging Red Light Therapy brightens skin and reduces the formation of pigmentation marks. Some people have had dramatic reductions in acne and acne scaring. Age spots require longer-term exposure and therapy.

How long do the results last?

Results depend on the length of treatment and the original conditions being treated. The rejuvenation process is a dynamic process. If you cease all treatments, the ageing process will continue at which point re-treatment can be put in place.

Other Benefits of Red Light Therapy

  • Increased circulation and the formation of new capillaries. 
  • Increased lymph system activity. ¥ Increased production of collagen and fibroblasts. 
  • Increased release of ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate), or raw cellular energy. 
  • Increased phagocytosis (method by which immune cells eat and remove dead or diseased tissue). 
  • Tissue granulation stimulated-this is wound healing and great when paired with our hyperbaric chamber. 
  • Inflammation reduced.   

All of these things work together to produce many benefits for you in the areas of anti-aging, the healing of wounds and injuries, and the relief of pain, and much more.

Skin Conditions That Respond To Red Light Therapy By far the most popular use at De Vries Cosmetic Centre is anti-aging of the skin-pigment, fine lines, crepe paper skin and skin laxicity.
  • Acne
  • Rosacea 
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis 
  • Cold sores and herpes
  • Everyday cuts, scrapes burns & bruises including post surgical bruises and surgical wounds     

Whatever your reason for using Red Light Therapy, you can call De Vries Cosmetic Centre and we will answer any questions or just stop by and schedule your appointment to start reaping the many benefits of Red Light Therapy.
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