Red light therapy goes by many names, such as biostimulation and low-level laser therapy, but in the end, all of these titles refer to the same treatment. Red light therapy is the use of low-power lasers to enhance cell function.
How does it work? The skin is penetrated on a molecular level using visible red light. The body converts that red light into energy that enhances metabolic processes already occurring. Essentially, it's an extra boost for the body.
There are different approaches when it comes to applying the lasers to the skin. For example, there are beds for a whole-body approach or smaller apparatuses that direct the red light to specific areas such as the face.
The treatment is especially beneficial for those looking to improve the condition of their skin. Unlike other treatments, UV-free red light therapy comes with many benefits to the skin without the risks of dry, oily or leathery skin, cancer or any other damaging side effects. Best of all, it is a treatment available in tanning salons in Washington.
Benefits of Red Light Therapy for Skin
Skin Rejuvenation: The red light stimulates cells and causes them to rejuvenate, meaning many marks of aging skin are reduced. Wrinkles, fine lines and pores are significantly reduced. Age spots are lessened.
- Increased collagen production: With more collagen in the skin, the skin itself becomes more elastic, smooth and toned. It also means the skin retains moisture better and appears less rough.
- Adult acne reduction: Red light reduces inflammation and therefore can reduce the appearance of pimples by decreasing the inflammation around them.
- Scar and stretch mark treatment: Red light can reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. As these skin cells are damaged, it may take up to 20 sessions to see visible improvements.
- Skin conditions: Ailments such as rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and even athlete’s foot can see great improvements when treated with red light.
At Desert Sun, we offer two types or red light therapy, Beauty Angel and Standard Light Therapy. Our Beauty Angel light therapy is a blended treatment that combines light and movement, resulting in significant benefits for the skin and body. Our standard red light therapy involves a 20-minute session in a horizontal bed and results in great skin, even if the skin is problematic.
We also offer infrared light therapy, specifically infrared body wraps, for those looking to rejuvenate their skin and reduce cellulite.