Red light therapy is a technology that has been around for some time, but has mostly been limited to use in doctor’s offices. Those visits could cost hundreds or thousands over the course of a few visits to get results. For treating fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin ailments, this therapy has been proven to show real results. But only recently has LED technology advanced enough to make home based treatments viable. Now there is a huge selection of home based devices to choose from that can deliver lasting results to help reduce signs of aging and improve your skin. Another plus is that many of the devices you can get at home are FDA approved.
Red light therapy works on a few different levels and causes a few different reactions in your skin that help to reduce aging signs. The first way red light therapy can help is by rejuvenating skin cells. Using infrared lights, the devices penetrate through the outer layers of skin and cause the stimulation of cells resulting in increased circulation. Red light therapy has even been shown to cause new capillaries to grow. What this means is that with these new pathways for blood to circulate in, your skin is delivered more nutrients and oxygen, resulting in rejuvenated and radiant skin.
Red light therapy has also been shown to promote the growth of collagen cells. New collagen cells mean that fine lines and wrinkles will slowly begin to smooth out. This will also cause your skin to “fill in” and reduce the size of pores on your face, meaning a smoother appearance. These factors working together help to reduce wrinkles, laugh lines, under eye wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Your skin literally has new cellular life breathed into it by the miracle of red light therapy! Another benefit to add to the list is increased lymphatic system activity. This is part of our immune system and heals our skin cells, and can even reduce scarring (light therapy is also used to eliminate scars). Thanks to all the amazing effects of red light therapy, it improves the health of your skin overall, not just reducing signs of aging.
Red light therapy is a great option for people who want to try this treatment in the comfort of their own home. Remember that doing it at home you may need a few treatments before you start to see results, but the reactions of the skin cells is a process that takes time. You won’t get results overnight! But in the end it will be worth it after you get a glimpse of a younger looking you in the mirror.