One of the most popular treatments for skin problems these days is red light therapy. This groundbreaking technology was developed by NASA at first, but proved to be so useful for the cosmetic industry because it resulted in a non-invasive, cost-effective and generally risk-free solution to various skin problems.
The red light therapy is being adopted in various forms, most popular of which are in the red light therapy beds installed in various tanning salons. They were expensive at first, as is expected of any new technology, but widespread adoption soon brought the price down to the point where people can get red light therapies without breaking the bank.
Red led light treatment is sometimes referred to as low light therapy, because it uses red, low-wavelength lights for its various effects on the body. The laser it uses is very safe because it is used in an energy density that is very low compared to other forms of laser therapies. It is also sometimes offered under the name Omnilux light therapy.
So what makes red light therapy such a breakthrough in the cosmetic industry? There are a number of actual benefits, including:
Red light has the ability penetrate the skin and boost the circulation, which allows blood and the nutrients it brings to rejuvenate the area being treated. The process also helps stimulate vital collagen and elastin production. Collagen has the effect of making the skin more plump, while elastin makes it more firm. The end-result is a smoother and more toned skin.
The red light can also be used to energize and repair cells that are damaged. This can do a great deal of help towards making the skin look younger and getting rid of the ravages of old age.
Addressing Skin Problems
Old age is not the only thing that can make a skin look unsightly. Even young people get problems such as burns, acne scars, psoriasis, rosacea, pimple breakouts, and other afflictions that are not only ugly, but can also result in a lot of pain and discomfort. Red light therapy can also address these problems, and is usually ideal because it does not require any medication or chemical-loaded lotions to work.
This benefit is only tangentially related to cosmetics, but should also be mentioned because of how beneficial it is to people. Red light therapy can also do wonders when it comes to providing pain relief. It is non-invasive, chemical-free, and has no side effects. The principle behind this is that infrared light encourages the body’s natural production of endorphins (the chemical that makes people feel happy) while also blocking pain-transmitting chemicals. This type of red light treatment has been proven to be effective in addressing pain for people with various muscle and joint-related pains, particularly athletes.