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Healing Your Skin with Red Light Therapy

HOW DOES RED LIGHT THERAPY WORK?

Red Light Therapy is a process of emitting light wavelengths through the skin to stimulate your body's natural healing and regeneration processes. This form of light therapy treatment uses low-wavelength red light to reportedly improve your skin’s appearance, such as reducing wrinkles, scars, redness, and acne.

When delivered within the optimal wavelengths and energy levels, red and near-infrared light protect your body’s cells from nitric oxide damage, which can otherwise stop the cell’s production of ATP when you’re stressed or ill. Red light photons allow your cells to continue utilizing oxygen effectively by minimizing the absorption of nitric oxide. Only red light therapy can reach all the way into a cell’s mitochondria to stimulate healing and regeneration to help improve your appearance, performance, and overall well-being.

Using Light Therapy to Fight Wrinkles: 

Healers have known about the therapeutic benefits of natural sunlight for thousands of years. Today, scientists know the specific benefits of each wavelength of natural sunlight on the body.

For example, ultraviolet (UV) light can be used to treat chronic skin conditions such as severe acne; but too much exposure can damage the skin, and UV wavelengths have been linked to skin cancer.

Red light therapy, which often uses both red and near-infrared (NIR) light, falls into what is known as the “therapeutic window” of wavelengths that naturally, non-invasively, and safely support the body's self-healing mechanisms – with little or no side effects. 

Everyday stressors can affect our skin. When it comes down to it the main root culprit is inflammation, which interferes with the cells’ ability to function. Using red light therapy helps reduce our bodies' inflammation allowing the ability to treat additional common skin conditions, including:

  • Improve wound healing.
  • Reduce stretch marks
  • Reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots.
  • Improve facial texture.
  • Improve psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema.
  • Improve scars.
  • Improve sun-damaged skin.
  • Improve hair growth in people with androgenic alopecia.
  • Improve acne.

Red light therapy can also assist in your skin's overall ability to:

  • Stimulate collagen production, which gives skin its structure, strength, and elasticity.
  • Increase fibroblast production, which makes collagen. Collagen is a component of connective tissue that builds skin.
  • Increase blood circulation to the tissue.
  • Reduce inflammation in cells.

Red light therapy is part of a holistic approach to improving skin complexion. Bringing awareness to how we handle our own individual stress management, diet, environmental conditions, and exercise is also vital for optimal skin health. 

If you’re ready to make red light a part of your daily skincare routine ask us how. Want to try our Red Light Therapy at aNu? 

When booking your consultation or service, Just ask how you can add it to any of your services.

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