Red Light Therapy is a still-developing technology that uses red light to help correct and heal problems affecting the skin. RLT first became relevant in the 1990s when it was used to help grow plants in outer space – yes, space! Scientists were able to conclude that the intense red light emitting diodes helped to promote growth and photosynthesis in plants during their time in space. It’s believed that RLT increases the performance of the mitochondria, letting cells produce more energy. This allows the cells to function at a higher standard and repair damage easier.
This discovery launched RLT into tests about how it may affect the growth, and health, of the human body. Since its discovery RLT continues to undergo scientific tests and studies to determine its efficacy in regards to modern medicine and aesthetics. Though the technology is still developing, it has been found that in many cases RLT seems to have benefits when treating the following symptoms:
- Slow wound healing
- Psoriasis lesions
- Building collagen to improve skin condition
- Healing sun damage
- Diminishing scars
- Joint Health
These studies present unique opportunities for advancement when it comes to medical and aesthetic treatments. RLT is beginning to become more popular in the world of beauty services as many patients notice improvements to the look and feel of their skin following RLT. By helping your skin to build collagen, an essential protein produced less and less by our bodies as we age, RLT may help improve the overall complexion of your skin. This means more even skin, improved elasticity and fewer wrinkles and fine lines to worry about. RLT has also shown progress in healing sun damage and reducing the appearance of scars, contributing to more even, healthy looking skin.
Ask us about how we incorporate RLT into our treatments!