Red Light Therapy
Boosts energy in the cells and reduces oxidative stress.
What is Red Light Therapy?
Red light therapy is an advanced treatment that exposes you to red or near-infrared wavelengths to help skin, muscle and other tissues heal on a cellular level. Red light therapy is similar to infrared treatments but is part of the visible spectrum and can be seen with your eyes, while infrared light is only felt as heat or warmth by the body. Red light penetrates deeper than blue or ultraviolet light and can be used to rejuvenate your appearance, reduce inflammation, improve your mood, alleviate pain or discomfort and more.
How Does Red Light Therapy Work?
Red light therapy uses red LEDs to produce low-level energy that penetrates beneath the skin, where it is absorbed by mitochondria within the body’s cells. Mitochondria are specialized structures that act as the cell’s “powerhouse,” producing most of the energy needed for biochemical reactions and storing it in adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules.
When delivered at the correct dosage, intensity and pulse frequency, using red and near-infrared light wavelengths promote ATP production, which increases energy in the cells and reduces oxidative stress. These effects can help boost wound healing, reduce chronic inflammation and improve cellular repair and health, giving red light therapy a number of applications in skin care, pain relief and anti-aging.
Benefits of Red Light Include:
- Improves skin tone
- Supports immune function
- Reduces inflammation
- Increases mental clarity
- Stimulates cellular repair
- Accelerates soft tissue healing
- Increases athletic performance
- Reduces anxiety
- Improves mood
- Alleviates pain and stiffness
- Stimulates collagen production
- Diminishes the appearance of wrinkles
- Promotes hair growth
Is Red Light Therapy Right for Me?
While other treatments rely on controlled microdamage to promote wound healing and rejuvenation, red light therapy involves no chemicals, needles or incisions, making it an effective non-invasive option for patients with varied needs. And because red light therapy can address a number of concerns with little risk of adverse effects, it’s suitable for all skin tones and types. If you want to rejuvenate your appearance or alleviate the symptoms of a health condition, red light therapy may be right for you if:
- You want a safe, effective treatment option
- You prefer natural results with no downtime
- You want to avoid surgical or invasive techniques
- You can commit to a series of treatments for best results
Depending on your needs and concerns, the professionals at BluVida Wellness & Med Spa Center can determine if this holistic treatment is right for you during an initial consultation. This gives us the opportunity to recommend the most effective solution for achieving your goals and develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.
Red Light Therapy in Katy, Texas
Red light therapy at BluVida Wellness & Med Spa uses an LED device to deliver beneficial wavelengths (red and near-infrared) deep beneath the skin’s surface. Clients are able to relax during their treatment sessions as the low-level energy emitted travels directly through the skin without any pain or discomfort. As the red light is absorbed, it will begin to produce positive effects that benefit cellular function. Treatments typically last for about 10 to 20 minutes, but this may vary depending on your needs and concerns. Since red light therapy is a non-invasive treatment option, you’ll be able to return home immediately after your appointment and resume your daily routine with no downtime.
Red Light Therapy Results
You may notice the effects of red light therapy after your first session, but more than one treatment is usually required for an optimal outcome. Red light therapy is most effective when performed in a series of six to eight treatments, as the cumulative results can lead to meaningful improvements in your health, wellness and beauty. After an initial series of treatments, results can last for six months to a year, but you can prolong the effects of red light therapy by repeating the process. During your consultation, our LED experts will recommend a treatment plan that’s right for you, based on your individual needs.
Are There Any Risks or Side Effects?
Red light therapy is a safe, therapeutic and effective treatment option. It does not break or harm the skin to penetrate it, nor does red light therapy create enough heat to cause burns or other injuries. Unlike harmful UV rays from the sun, the red and infrared wavelengths do not increase the risk of sunburns or skin cancers. Prolonged or extended exposure may be harmful to the eyes, but protective eyewear is used during treatment sessions to minimize this risk.
Can Red Light Therapy Be Combined With Other Treatments?
Red light therapy is effective when performed on its own, but it can also be combined with other treatments for holistic results that are optimized to meet your needs. Rejuvenation treatments like microneedling, other light therapies, and wellness remedies for pain or inflammation are often performed alongside red light therapy for a greater therapeutic impact. Depending on your needs, our experts can recommend the right treatment or combination of treatments to help you reach your health and wellness goals.
Contact BluVida Wellness & Med Spa
Located near Houston in Katy, Texas, BluVida Wellness & Med Spa is known for delivering innovative treatment modalities that help our clients look and feel their very best. If you have concerns that can be addressed with red light therapy and want to learn more about this proven technology, schedule a consultation today. Contact or call us at (713) 493-7777 to get started and discover how we can help you optimize your well-being.