Red Light Therapy also known as photobiomodulation is garnering the attention of many in both the athletic and medical fields. Although most people are relatively new to this type of procedure, photobiomodulation has been around for decades and used to treat various types of health concerns. So what is it? “Through emitting red, low-light wavelengths through the skin, red light therapy helps naturally jump-start the process of tissue recovery and other forms of rejuvenation through increased blood flow, collagen stimulation and more.”1 In practical terms, I have seen patients and clients use it for cell rejuvenation/repair, to increase energy levels, speed up recovery from injuries or surgery and to cosmetically improve wrinkles and skin blemishes. There are hundreds of medical studies and papers supporting these claims as well. We always augment theory with what we see in practice.
So how does red light therapy work? “Once absorbed into your body, light energy is converted into cellular energy, which kicks off a series of metabolic events like the formation of new capillaries, elevated production of collagen, and the production of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, which helps enhance healthy cellular function. Red light in the mid-600 nm range and near infrared light in the mid-800 nm range have been proven time and time again” 2 Red light is more effective for cosmetic and surface improvement whereas near infrared (NIR) penetrates deeper into the cells and tissues.
I have used red light therapy myself as I acquired a JOOVV panel and here are some of the ways that it has helped people around the world. If these apply to you, click on the link below. We are always here to help.
- “Repairs sun- or acne-related skin damage
- Enhances muscle recovery and peak performance
- Fades scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks
- Speeds wound healing
- Reduces joint inflammation
- Helps with infertility” 3
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