Red Light Therapy Faqs
What can I expect from Red Light Therapy treatments?
Treatments using red light will improve skin tone and texture, control pigmentation spots, help reduce pore size, encourage vibrant, healthier-looking skin, and reduce wrinkles. Anti-aging red light therapy stimulates circulation and repairs the elastin fibers within tissue to help keep skin firm.
Are Red Light treatments safe? What does the FDA say?
According to the FDA, red light at 633nm has a “non-significant risk” status and is completely safe for the eyes. Red light penetrates tissue to a depth of 8 –10 mm, delivering energy to stimulate a response from the body to heal itself.
How does Red Light Therapy work?
Red light at 633nm is absorbed by the mitochondria of the cell and stimulates intracellular energy transfer (ATP) production for enhanced cell vitality and permeability, increased production of new collagen, and increased turnover of collagen and elastin fibers. Laboratory studies have shown that skin cells grow 150 – 200 percent faster when exposed to certain light wavelengths, and research has shown red light delivers powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissue.
Does Red Light Therapy produce the same light as from the sun? Can it damage my skin?
Too much sunlight can affect the skin due to the emission of broad spectrum ultraviolet energy through the atmosphere. Red Light treatment bed lamps utilize the visible spectra of light at 633nm (red), but contain no UVA or UVB rays.
How does Red Light Therapy differ from laser treatments?
Red Light Therapy does not cut, burn, or break the skin as with laser treatments. Lasers use heat and concentrated light to vaporize or remove tissue. Red Light Therapy bed lamps produce no vaporization or burning of tissue, and therefore no inflammation or erythema. Red Light Therapy is one of the few non-invasive tools available that can reverse the appearance of aging skin, such as wrinkles and mottled skin tone.
Is it OK to wear cosmetics during the session?
Please be aware that makeup may reduce or block the effectiveness of the light. The skin’s permeability increases during the session, which improves the effect of skin care products and allows active ingredients to penetrate deeper. For best results we recommend removing all makeup prior to use.
Will red light therapy treatments hurt?
No. Unlike lasers or other ablative (skin harming) treatments, red light therapy treatments are non-thermal, non-ablative, and noninvasive. Clients report no discomfort or pain associated with red light therapy treatments. However, your skin will feel warm or hot due to the intensity of the lights. Don’t worry though, you will not burn.
Can red light therapy hurt my eyes?
No studies have been found showing any harmful effects to the eyes. However, we recommend not staring directing into the red light lamps. You will be provided with eye-wear and the choice will be yours to use or not.
How soon do results become noticeable?
There are few immediate changes to skin, as change occurs naturally over a period of weeks. Everyone reacts differently, depending on their age and the condition of their skin. In general, best results are achieved over an 8 – 12 week period.
Does Red light Therapy “Collagen Plus” treat acne, age spots, and sun damage?
Red Light helps remove the bacteria that causes acne, and generates cellular activity that deals with age spots and sun damage. Anti-aging Red Light Therapy brightens skin and reduces the formation of pigmentation marks.
Does Red Light Therapy work equally well on all skin types?
The Collagen Red Light Therapy is safe and effective for all skin types and colors. The main prerequisite is that skin be clean for effective light transmission.
Will the treatment interfere with or be affected by any medications I use?
If you use medications such as Tetracycline, Digoxin (used for heart irregularities) and photosensitizing drugs (e.g., tranquilizers, sulfa drugs, oral anti-diabetic drugs, antidepressants, and steroids), please consult your physician before using Red Light.
Will Red Light help with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?
Red Light, as well as other light therapies, has been proven to improve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).