Photobiostimulation. Low level laser therapy. Photonic stimulation.
These are all different scientific terms for the same thing – red light therapy.
Maybe you’ve heard of red light therapy before, or if you haven’t maybe you think it sounds or looks like some weird sci-fi invention. And you wouldn’t be completely incorrect with that assumption, considering it is a technology created by NASA.
When people start speaking about “miracle cures” we often get skeptical and wonder how much of a “miracle” it really is or what the catch is. With red light therapy, let me tell you right off the bat, there is no catch, and yes, it really does work.
How exactly does it work and what is it?
For starters, red light contains no UV rays and is 100% natural. The red light waves penetrate about 8 to 10 mm into the skin delivering cell stimulation that will increase circulation, lymph system activity, collagen production, tissue growth and will reduce inflammation.
Most commonly, red light therapy is used as an anti-aging treatment, but the list of uses and benefits goes on and on. It is referred to as a “therapy” treatment because it HEALS your body in so many various ways, from several different kinds of skin conditions to muscle pain and even anxiety and depression.
The list of skin issues and injuries/wounds able to be aided by red light therapy include:
- acne/acne scarring
- appearance of cellulite and stretch marks
- uneven skin tone
- minor burns, cuts, and bruises
- fine lines and wrinkles
- hair loss
- joint pain
You guys, seriously, it just keeps going.
To add to the overall benefits, red light therapy is safe for all ages and skin types, as it uses zero chemicals or drugs, is non-invasive, requires no down time, is painless, and has absolutely no adverse short or long term side-effects.
For best results, it is recommended to use a red light system 3-5 times a week for the first 8-12 weeks (a good amount of tanning salons offer full bed services of red light, and at-home systems are also available to order online).
If you’re not convinced yet (seriously? you’re not?) then you’ll just have to get out there and see the results for yourself 😉 There’s nothing to lose!
Comment and tell us your experience with red light therapy!