Red light therapy (RLT) is an emerging treatment that shows potential for dealing with aging wrinkles, flushing, acne, scars and other signs of the aging skin.
RLT involves the use of short-wave red light to enhance the looks of your skin. Red light Therapy meant to be effective in treating other health problems.
How is RLT expected to work?
Red light therapy impact the “powerhouse” of your body’s cells, called mitochondria. With more potential energy, other cells can do their work better, such as repairing the skin, boosting new cell growth and improving skin rejuvenation. In particular, certain cells are able to absorb the wavelengths of light and they are triggered to work.
Red light therapy can work to improve skin health by:
- Encourage the collagen production, which provides the skin with its texture, its resistance and its elasticity.
- Enhance the production of fibroblasts, which produce collagen. Collagen is a compound of the connective tissue that forms the skin.
- Increase blood flow to the tissues.
- Reduce cell inflammation.
Is Red light therapy safe?
RLT is believed to be safe and is not related to any side effects. This therapy is non-toxic and not as aggressive as some topical skin treatments. Unlike the cancer-causing ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or tanning booths, RLT does not use this type of light.
Nevertheless, if the items are used incorrectly, it is possible that your skin or eyes (if unprotected) might be harmed, whether it is used too often or not according to the instructions.
The safest course of action is to consult a qualified and trained dermatologist or cosmetic therapist.