What is Red Light therapy?

Red light therapy (RLT) is a treatment that may help skin, muscle tissue, and other parts of your body heal. It exposes you to low levels of red or near-infrared light. Infrared light is a type of energy your eyes can’t see, but your body can feel as heat. Red light is similar to infrared, but you can see it.

Red light therapy is also called low-level laser therapy (LLLT), low-power laser therapy (LPLT), and photobiomodulation (PBM).

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What Does Red Light Therapy Treat?

Researchers have known about red light therapy for a while. But there aren’t a lot of studies on it, and they don’t know if it’s better than other types of treatment used to help you heal. Red light therapy may help with:

  • DementiaIn one small study, people with dementia who got regular near-infrared light therapy on their heads and through their noses for 12 weeks had better memories, slept better, and were angry less often.
  • Dental painIn another small study, people with temporomandibular dysfunction syndrome (TMD) had less pain, clicking, and jaw tenderness after red light therapy.
  • OsteoarthritisOne study found red and infrared light therapy cut osteoarthritis-related pain by more than 50%.
  • TendinitisA very small study of 7 people suggests RLT lessens inflammation and pain in people with Achilles tendinitis.
  • Wrinkles and other signs of skin aging and skin damage. Research shows RLT may smooth your skin and help with wrinkles. RLT also helps with acne scars, burns, and signs of UV sun damage.
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How Does Red Light Therapy Work?

With red light therapy, you expose your skin to a lamp, device, or laser with a red light. A part of your cells called mitochondria, sometimes called the “power generators” of your cells, soak it up and make more energy. Some experts think this helps cells repair themselves and become healthier. This spurs healing in skin and muscle tissue.

Red light therapy uses very low levels of heat and doesn’t hurt or burn the skin. It’s not the same type of light used in tanning booths, and it doesn’t expose your skin to damaging UV rays.

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What Are the Risks of Red Light Therapy?

Red light therapy is generally considered safe, even though researchers aren’t exactly sure how and why it works. And there are no set rules on how much light to use. Too much light may damage skin tissue, but too little might not work as well.

So, Does Red Light Therapy Really Work?

So is RLT really magic? Not quite—no treatment is able to give you Wolverine-like powers just yet. But the science behind red light therapy is incredibly promising. “Realistically, you can expect RLT to improve your skin’s tone and texture,” Klein says. “We know that it soothes inflammation, improves mild acne, and proactively treats fine lines and wrinkles, in addition to other benefits.”

Red Light Therapy for Losing Weight

Although it sounds impossible to lose weight by just shining red lights on fatty areas of the body, it is backed by science. Red Light makes it easier for people to lose weight because it causes fat cells to dump their contents, making fats easier to be removed by the body.

When red light is used on fat tissues, it causes the fats to break down. Fats are then converted to carbon dioxide which we remove from our body through urinating, defecating and breathing out.

You don’t need powerful lasers to blast and remove fat cells. You also do not need to undergo liposuction and other surgeries to remove excess fats. Even the simple LED’s can help in reducing weight. You just need the correct wavelengths between 630 to 680 nm to do the work.

However, if you do not make the necessary lifestyle changes that will support your weight loss, you will not appreciate your results. If you keep on bingeing on salty snacks and junk food, you will retain more liquid and it will cause you to feel bloated. Unhealthy eating also adds more to body fats and weight gain.

Indeed, red light therapy can be used in many health problems related to the skin and other parts of the body. It is a good investment because it can address not only aesthetic problems, but it has also been proven to hasten wound repair, alleviate pain, grow hair back, manage rosacea, lose weight and postpone the aging process.

Looking for Red Light therapy for pain relief and healing in Melbourne?

If you are looking for pain relief and healing in your joints, feet, wrists, elbows, or any soft tissues on your body you have come to the right place.  Restore Wellness Center is the premier healing clinic in the Brevard and Melbourne area.  Far too long has the medical industry been focused on treating only the symptoms, rather than true healing of the condition for long term pain relief.  Our technicians are fully trained and certified in administering Red Light therapy treatments.  Red Light therapy, combined with other individualized treatment programs that we plan out for you will get you back to living your best life.  Give us a call at 321-312-0585 to book an appointment at our convenient Restore Wellness Center in Melbourne in order to start your journey to a better quality of life.