If you’ve ever sought treatment for a skin condition or skin damage, you may have come across the idea of red light therapy, whether from naysayers or people who have received red light therapy and speak highly of it. But what is red light therapy exactly? How can it help treat damaged skin, and are the benefits to this treatment real? Let’s discuss what this type of treatment can do for you in today’s blog.
What Is Red Light Therapy?
Red light therapy uses low-level wavelengths of light along your skin to enhance cellular signaling and heal damaged skin. It’s based on the knowledge of the natural benefits of light, but hyperfocused to get results that you can see. The red light exposure stimulates the production of fibroblasts in your nervous system. These fibroblasts, in turn, begin the process to stimulate the production of collagen, repairing damage to your skin. It even strengthens your existing skin to protect it against damage in the future.
But red light therapy does more than repair damaged skin. Regular exposure to red light wavelengths boosts the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which gives your cells something of a jump start, resulting in increased energy. Here are some of the benefits you can experience through red light therapy:
Improved Skin Health
We’ve touched on this a bit already, but this is the main benefit of red light therapy. In addition to fibroblast production, it also increases circulation between the blood and tissue cells and works to protect skin cells to prevent future damage. Red light therapy is used for anything from burns to acne to anti-aging.
Improved Immune System
Because red light therapy can work to protect your cells and increase the production of ATP and fibroblast, it also helps to boost your immune system. We’ve discussed that regular red light therapy treatment will help protect your skin from damage in the future by increasing collagen. Red light therapy can also boost your immune system as a whole to protect you from a host of illnesses and conditions.
Athletes recovering from injury will often turn to red light therapy to speed along muscle recovery and heal wounds so they can return to the game they love. Regular exposure to red light wavelengths can reduce inflammation, and by increasing blood flow, it’s easier for the muscles to repair themselves.
Reduced Joint Pain
Inflammation plagues the lives of those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other joint injuries. The reduced inflammation due to red light therapy can also help improve the quality of life to people with these conditions and more. With reduced inflammation, they’ll be more easily able to move around, thus reducing and managing their symptoms themselves.
These are just a few of the benefits you can enjoy from red light therapy, and red light therapy is just one of our many wellness treatments. Want to learn more about how red light therapy can help you? Contact CRYO850 today for more information or to schedule an appointment.