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What is Red Light Therapy? How Does it Work?

Fit N Tan Salon and Spa Red Light Therapy

Red Light Therapy has been growing tremendously in popularity over the years, but why? Because it's affordable and gives real results when the treatment regimens are followed. This treatment, discovered by NASA, is called RED light therapy. RED light therapy is characterized by infrared light, which is a unique type of light that has a stronger wavelength than other types of light. This enables it to penetrate deeper into the skin and provide many therapeutic benefits including improvement in the skin’s appearance and structure as well as relief from pain. There is NO UV light associated with RED light therapy. RED light therapy is able to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and skin problems including acne and Infrared light also stimulates the production of ATP, an essential energy source used in body tissues that promote rapid healing. This type of light therapy has become a breakthrough treatment because, unlike cosmetic surgery, red light therapy is a non-invasive, cost-effective, and risk-free alternative to improving skin’s appearance. Similar to the Sun, infrared light provides a warming effect on the skin, but without the presence of damaging UV Rays. Recommended therapy schedules are 3-4 days per week, for 4-6 weeks. After the initial treatment schedule, it is recommended to continue 1-2 days per week. With no damaging effects, only positive results, it’s no surprise that RED light therapy is a great new way to improve your appearance and health. Red Light Therapy for Healing Aside from its cosmetic and anti-aging benefits, RED light therapy can provide relief from chronic and acute pain including muscle pain, joint pain, arthritis, high blood pressure, tissue and nerve damage, and can decrease injury healing time. Originally discovered by NASA for this purpose, RED light therapy is now used by professional athletes to promote healing with powerful results. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What can I expect from Red Light Therapy treatments? Treatments using red light will improve skin tone and texture, control pigmentation spots, help reduce pore size, encourage vibrant, healthier-looking skin, and reduce wrinkles. Anti-aging red light therapy stimulates circulation and repairs the elastin fibers within tissue to help keep skin firm. Are Red Light treatments safe? What does the FDA say? According to the FDA, red light at 633nm has a “non-significant risk” status and is completely safe for the eyes. Red light penetrates tissue to a depth of 8 – 10 mm, delivering energy to stimulate a response from the body to heal itself. How soon do results become noticeable? There are few immediate changes to the skin, as change occurs naturally over a period of weeks. Everyone reacts differently, depending on their age and the condition of their skin. In general, the best results are achieved when you use the treatment 3-4 times per week for the first 6 weeks, then 1-2 times per week up to 12 weeks. Does Red light Therapy “Collagen Plus” treat acne and age spots? Red Light helps remove the bacteria that causes acne and generates cellular activity that deals with age spots. Anti-aging Red Light Therapy brightens skin and reduces the formation of pigmentation marks, scars, and stretch mark redness. How long do the results last? Results depend on the length of treatment and the original conditions being treated. Skin rejuvenation is a dynamic process. If maintenance treatments are discontinued, natural expression lines will gradually return over the course of time, at which point re-treatment can be put in place.

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