How Red Light Therapy Devices Can Benefit Your Anti-Aging Routine

How Red Light Therapy Devices Can Benefit Your Anti-Aging Routine - MyElle

Some people say there are only two certainties in this world – death, and taxes. While that’s a funny saying, the reality is that the certainty of life is that no-one can escape the aging process. We can try to prevent the onset of old age, but there is no escaping.

The signs of aging are most noticeable on your skin. As we get older, our body starts to slow protein synthesis. As a result of the slowdown, the body produces less collagen, a critical protein responsible for maintaining the health of your skin.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, and its in every organ, tissue, and muscle in your body. Without sufficient collagen, we start to experience a rapid onset of the aging process.

Take a walk through the beauty aisle of your local drugstore, and you’ll find hundreds of products boasting about how they contain collagen in the ingredients. From moisturizers and night creams to supplements, collagen is the latest trend in the health industry.


Red Light Therapy Devices – An Anti-Aging Miracle?

Red light therapy from a photonic therapy device presents you with a new anti-aging strategy. RLT is a useful tool for stimulating cellular repair while fueling cellular metabolism. Undergoing red light therapy enhances a molecular removal of accumulated toxins in the skin and tissues.

Red light therapy slows the aging process by rejuvenating your skin while enhancing your mobility. RLT is effective at restoring range-of-motion in your joints, making it an excellent treatment for seniors with arthritis.


Light Therapy – Some History

In 1893, Danish scientist, Niels Finsen first published a paper on the healing effects of light therapy on the skin. Finsen discovered that specific light wavelengths initiate therapeutic properties on the body. Finsen went on the experiment with UV light, using it to treat lupus vulgaris, and his work earned him the Nobel Prize in 1903.

Modern red light devices started to gain traction at the turn of the century. However, the technology would remain obscure and exclusive for many years. In the last decade, more therapists started using red light therapy for other healing effects, other than helping with mobility.

Red light therapy is now a hot trend in the anti-aging industry. This treatment helps to restore the youthful look of your skin while enhancing collagen production.


How Does Red Light Therapy Work?

When you hear about red light therapy for the first time, you might make the mistake of confusing it with a tanning bed or tan can. However, they are vastly different devices. Tanning beds produce UV light rays that tan the skin, but extensive exposure to UV can harm your skin.

With red light therapy, you’re using a light wave frequency of 610nm to 700nm. UV rays operate at 400nm. Therefore, there is no risk of damaging your epidermis with RLT.

Studies show that RLT using wavelengths of between 630nm to 660nm is most useful for rejuvenating the skin. Wavelengths at the 700nm mark are ideal for promoting exercise recovery and stimulating tissue repair.

There are numerous light therapy devices available. Red light therapy is useful for resolving issues like pelvic floor cramps and incontinence. However, if you need a vaginal rejuvenation device, you’ll have to go with a CO2 laser for the job.

CO2 lasers vaporize loose skin in the vaginal canal, and they help to stimulate collagen production in the labia and vaginal walls.


Key Takeaways

By making use of red light therapy in your anti-aging routine, you can focus on target areas, or use it as a holistic treatment for the entire body.

Red light therapy penetrates deep into the layers of your skin, stimulating energy production at a cellular level. As a result of this process, you experience faster recovery from injury and younger-looking skin.

You get home red light devices, but they are notoriously expensive. If you want to give red light therapy a try, you don’t need to buy a machine.

Book a consultation with your local red light therapy center and give the treatment a try.

You might experience some minor side effects, such as a slight headache and a dry mouth if you’re doing RLT on your skull.

RLT is suitable for assisting with relief from pelvic dysfunction and disorders.

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