Red Light Therapy: Just A Trend Or A Treatment Worth Trying?

Woman turning her head on the side and smiling while enjoying Red Light Therapy at Restore

Red Light Therapy is one of the newest and most buzzy skincare trends out there. From Instagram to Tiktok, it seems everyone has their own red light device.

But what is it, exactly? And does it really work? Here’s everything you need to know about Red Light Therapy, including whether or not it’s worth trying. Keep reading for all the details!

What is Red Light Therapy, and how does it work?

Red Light Therapy is a treatment that uses red and infrared wavelengths of light to treat a variety of conditions because red and near-infrared light wavelengths can penetrate the skin without causing any damage.

These specific wavelengths have been shown to boost collagen production, improve skin texture, reduce inflammation, and even help with conditions like acne and rosacea.

Have you seen people enjoy different wellness treatments with a special mask that produces red light?

That’s one form of Red Light Therapy.

But how does it work?

Do you remember sitting in the biology class at school and listening to your teacher talking about mitochondria? That organelle acts like a little factory: it produces energy and helps the cell breathe.

And just as plants need light to grow, our mitochondria need light to produce energy,

That way, they can increase the production of ATP, which is the energy molecule that cells use to function. This increase in ATP production improves cell function, promoting cellular repair and tissue regeneration.

But the science behind it isn’t why Red Light Therapy is experiencing massive success.

It’s the benefits of it.

What are the benefits of Red Light Therapy?

There are many benefits of Red Light Therapy.
Still, the most popular are the ones related to different skin conditions, wellness, and healing.

Skin rejuvenation and gorgeous hair

Have you ever had a killer workout just to realize how hard it is to get out of bed the following day?

Your muscles need a warm hug and some red lights.

Red Light Therapy may relieve minor pain and promote healing, making it easier for you to continue your day after the workout. It may also help boost athletic recovery after minor injuries, speeding the healing process and saving you some time.

Your body loves red light too

Wrinkles and fine lines are common concerns as we age.
Fortunately, there are treatments available that can help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

Red Light Therapy is one such treatment that has been shown to be effective in increasing collagen density on the face by using red and infrared light to stimulate collagen production.

Collagen is a protein that helps to keep skin looking youthful. Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies produce less collagen, causing the skin to become thinner and more fragile.

Red Light Therapy stimulates collagen production, resulting in thicker, more resilient skin. In addition, it may also help to improve skin texture and tone and reduce scars and redness by promoting blood circulation and cell turnover.

And as a cherry on the cake, it may also prevent wrinkles and fine lines.

When you wish for a whole day at the beach… but you don’t have free time

We live under constant stress that sometimes we don’t even realize how close to burnout we might be.

It would be ideal to have one whole day to enjoy at the beach and soak up the sun’s warm rays.

But we all know how dangerous the sun is to our skin and who has time to spend the whole day at the beach?

Red Light Therapy will help your skin and give you that feeling of relaxation you are yearning for.

Just 10 minutes of Red Light Therapy may help you improve your mood, boost your energy, regain your cognitive edge and help you achieve your inner balance.

That feeling of blissful relaxation will follow you through the day and act like sleep therapy, helping you fall asleep quickly and optimize your sleep.

Doesn’t this sound fantastic?

Are there any side effects of Red Light Therapy?

Red Light Therapy is generally considered safe and non-invasive, with little to no side effects. It doesn’t hurt or burn the skin because it doesn’t use damaging UV rays.

However, it’s important to note that red light therapy can cause temporary redness or tenderness in the treated area.

It’s also not recommended for people with a history of skin cancer or for anyone taking certain photosensitizing medications.

If you have any concerns, feel free to talk to our Restore specialist in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, as they will be happy to answer all of your questions.

What does the session look like?

Not sure what to wear during your session?

Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.

Our customers usually remove their shirts or change into a robe in order to soak up the maximum amount of light during the session. Of course, you can also wear sunglasses to protect your eyes or simply close your eyes and enjoy.

The whole session takes only 10 minutes, and it is entirely painless.

The only thing you should do is relax, enjoy the hug of warmth from the light-emitting diodes around your body and soak up the glow!

So, is Red Light Therapy worth trying?

There are undoubtedly many incredible benefits and lots of praise for Red Light Therapy.

It’s a painless, non-invasive 10-minute-long treatment that won’t take a lot of time from your family or your free time, and you can use it up to 5 times per week.

Sounds like a soothing spa experience on a workday.

But is it worth your time and money?

Ultimately, that’s up to you and your skincare goals.

But with its potential for skin rejuvenation and other benefits, Red Light Therapy may be just what you need to feel your best again so you can do more of what you love!