Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy is also known as red LED light therapy, low-level light therapy (LLLT), photobiomodulation, and cold laser therapy. This process involves exposing the skin to red and near-infrared light between the wavelengths of 660 nm and 890 nm with either low-level lasers or red LED lights. The skin absorbs the light up to 10 millimeters.
The therapy is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment for multiple skin concerns and conditions. The light wavelengths emitted through the skin stimulates your body’s natural healing and regeneration processes. This innovative therapy can reduce inflammation and stimulate the production of collagen, a protein responsible for younger-looking skin that diminishes with age. Come to us at Overture Spa in Brooklyn, New York , to get your glow on for healthier skin!
How does Red Light Therapy work?
Red light therapy works by acting on the “power plant” in your body’s cells called mitochondria. With more energy, other cells can do their work more efficiently, such as repairing skin, boosting new cell growth and enhancing skin rejuvenation. Our certified aestheticians use very low levels of heat thus the process does not hurt or burn the skin. It is not the same type of light used in tanning booths therefore it does not expose your skin to the damaging effects of UV rays.
Benefits of Red Light Therapy.
General skin health
- Antiaging. The therapy enhances the appearance of skin that has been damaged or aged by sunlight. It may stimulate the rapid production of cells that make collagen proteins, which lift and tighten lax skin, reducing all wrinkles.
- Acne. Cold laser therapy may be an effective treatment for acne vulgaris. The light can decrease inflammation, irritation, and sebum production in the skin.
- Hair growth. Low-level laser light therapy may help treat pattern hair loss.
- Wound healing. This therapeutic procedure has the potential to help heal chronic wounds. The technique may encourage new skin growth and help new blood vessel networks form.
- Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD). TMD is a condition that causes discomfort and clicking in the jaw, as well as limited jaw movement. The light therapy process may relieve the pain, increase the range of motion, and improve muscle activity in people with this condition.
- Periodontitis. Low level laser light therapy can help treat periodontitis which is a chronic buildup of dental plaque bacteria. Along with photodynamic therapy, the procedure may help reduce the bacteria associated with this type of buildup.
- Burning mouth syndrome. Cold laser therapy has helped to decrease symptoms in some postmenopausal women with burning sensations in the mouth.
- Stomatitis. Minor recurrent aphthous stomatitis (MiRAS) is a condition that causes painful lesions on the lips, soft palate, and the lining of the cheeks. Red light therapy reduced the pain and the size of MiRAS ulcers within two weeks for some children aged 5–12 years old.
- Osteoarthritis. Red light therapy can reduce pain and disability in people with knee osteoarthritis. The benefits extended up to 12 weeks after the end of treatment.
- Tendinitis. Pre-exercise red light therapy might improve sports performance and speed recovery from muscle strain. The treatment may have the potential to combat the oxidative stress caused by exercise.
- Psoriasis. Cold laser therapy is a common treatment for mild to moderate psoriasis, an autoimmune inflammatory skin condition.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome. Low-level laser therapy has proven to help reduce carpal tunnel syndrome pain in the hands and enhanced electrical activity in the median nerve.
Red light therapy can be an affordable, nonmedical method for improving many conditions that may not respond to conventional treatments alone. It is safe for most people. Ready to get your glow on? Come visit us at Overture Spa in Brooklyn, New York . Make your appointment today!