Unlike many other health treatments, red light therapy is safe to use every day, is non-invasive, and has virtually no risks or side effects. This means that you don't need a trained professional to administer the treatment, you are completely in charge. This drug-free, chemical-free treatment has no reported side effects, making it a suitable treatment option for rosacea. Non-invasive and safe for daily use.
Studies have found that visible red light can increase skin's ability to heal by up to 200%. The skin absorbs red light, which can activate skin cells to heal on their own. May improve blood flow to deliver oxygen to areas needing repair and heal damage. Currently, it's not known how often you can use red light therapy for specific conditions.
However, daily use can be safe in some cases. Ask your healthcare provider what frequency is best for you. A 15-minute twice-daily red light therapy session can help relieve joint pain and arthritis. Depending on the level of pain, you can continue with twice-daily sessions to treat severe chronic pain or undergo shorter, less frequent sessions for mild pain.
Unlike diodes with higher power, red light therapy does not harm the tissues of the human body in any way. Many of the human studies that included red light therapy used small sample sizes, so more research is needed to confirm safety and efficacy. This phototherapy is safe for all skin types and has no known adverse side effects, except for those with sensitivity to light, damaged skin, sunburned skin, if you are pregnant, and those who currently use topical chemical peels. Harvard Medical School associate professor and red light therapy expert Michael Hamblin says treatment has no drawbacks and no side effects.
Red light therapy is thought to work by acting on the “power plant” in the body's cells called mitochondria. A treatment can produce short-term benefit, but regular phototherapy is needed to see the longer-lasting effects. When it comes to which wavelengths provide the greatest health benefits, research shows that red and NIR wavelengths (known as the therapeutic window) are the most effective. Healthcare providers can often help clients follow a treatment plan by combining red light therapy with other treatments.
This non-invasive, non-ablative, painless, chemical- and drug-free therapy is 100% natural, FDA-approved and requires no downtime. There is no scientific evidence to support the use of red light therapy for weight loss, cancer, cellulite removal, or mental health problems such as depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Red light therapy is also called photobiomodulation (PMB), low-level laser therapy (LLLT), or therapy with low power laser (LPLT). Make sure your professional has credentials and a strong reputation for performing red light therapy.
Red light therapy uses light in the red region or in the near infrared because this wavelength range penetrates better through tissue. Thanks to LEDs, the low-energy light-emitting diodes, red light therapy works as an analgesic or promoter of cellular functions. Participants received red and near-infrared light treatment and, as a result, showed a “statistically significant improvement in hair growth. Using red light therapy immediately before exercise can precondition muscles and prevent major injuries.