Red Light Therapy

Red Light Therapy

Red Light Therapy is a technology that has both cosmetic and healing effects. The word “healing” is defined as “the natural process by which the body repairs itself.” That is exactly what happens when the body is exposed to Red Light wavelengths.

Red Light Therapy involves having low-power red light wavelengths emitted directly through the skin. This process cannot be felt and isn’t painful because it doesn’t produce any heat. Red light can be absorbed into the skin, energizing fibroblast cells that make collagen and elastin production. This is how the skin repairs damage and rejuvenates the skin’s overall appearance. The visible benefits from Red Light Therapy such as reduced wrinkles and firmer skin may seem like just a cosmetic enhancement, but it actually is the result of the body healing itself. Red Light Therapy targets and treats the entire face and body because the treatment is done in a full-sized bed similar to a tanning bed.

What can I expect from Red Light Therapy treatments?

Treatments using red light will improve the appearance of skin tone and texture, control pigmentation spots, helps reduce the appearance of pore size, encourage vibrant, healthier-looking skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Anti-aging Red Light Therapy stimulates circulation and repairs the elastin fibers within tissue to help keep skin firmer and tighter. Over time improved oxygenation and detoxification is achieved as the vascular walls of the skins small blood cells are strengthened, followed by improved natural repair and creation of healthy skin. Skin cells grow by 150% to 200% when exposed to Red Light Therapy. Skin texture and moisture level is also improved with this skin healing process.

Do I need to do anything before my sessions?

Simply shower so your skin is clean. You should also remove any makeup. We strongly recommend you pair with Restore our Malibu Tan Red Light Therapy products, as they will accelerate and enhance your results.

How soon do results become noticeable?

Everyone’s results may vary, depending on their age and the condition of their skin. There are a few immediate changes to skin, such as helping the skin appear cleaner, brighter and tighter. Longer-term therapy results in improved appearance of skin tone and texture.

How often should I go?

This should be a commitment. Results will not be achieved in just a few sessions, or going “occasionally”. We strongly recommend 3 to 4 sessions per week for the first 12 weeks. Continuous use accelerates cellular activity and fuels the collagen and elastin process. After your first 12 weeks, we recommend 1-2 sessions per week thereafter.

Does Red Light Therapy 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. Some people have had dramatic reductions in acne and acne scaring. Age spots require longer-term exposure and therapy.

Are Red Light treatments safe?

Red Light Therapy is completely safe. Red Light penetrates the tissue, delivering energy to stimulate a response from the body to heal itself. 

How does Red Light Therapy differ from 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 fine wrinkles and mottled skin tone.

How long do the results last?

Results depend on the length of treatment and the original conditions being treated. Skin rejuvenation is a dynamic process. If maintenance treatments are discontinued, natural expression lines will gradually return over the course of time, at which point re-treatment can be put in place.

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 photosynthesizing drugs (e.g., tranquilizers, sulfa drugs, oral anti-diabetic drugs, antidepressants, and steroids), please consult your physician before using Red Light.