As you get older the building blocks of your skin – collagen and elastin- deteriorate and degenerate causing your skin to show signs of aging.
The breakdown of collagen and elastin is accelerated by sun exposure, gravity, pollution, harsh soaps, cigarette smoke, free radicals, and a poor diet.
You and your skin are inundated with damaging factors day in and day out.
But there is something you can do to reverse the appearance of aging without any negative side effects that is simple and pain-free.
What is red light therapy?
Red light therapy, also known as photo rejuvenation, is a technology that uses visible red light wavelengths from 630-660 nanometers and infrared light wavelengths at 880nm to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin where they increase energy inside cells as well as stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
Skin layers, because of their high content of blood and water, absorb light very readily.
Photo rejuvenation has become recognized as one of the safest, quickest, and most affordable ways to make dramatic anti-aging changes in the skin.
Does Red Light Therapy Really Work?
There has been a great deal of research done for over 40 years showing that LEDs (light-emitting diodes) in red and infrared wavelengths deliver powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissue.
Studies have shown LEDs affect at least 24 different positive changes at a cellular level promoting healthier skin cells that look and act younger.
Photo rejuvenation has been proven to effectively treat skin issues such as; fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, rough skin, and crow’s feet.
LEDs effectively and gently make significant changes in the skin at a deep level repairing cells, collagen, and elastin.
History of red light therapy (LED light therapy)
LED light technology was originally developed for NASA plant growth experiments and was found to be helpful in speeding up healing in outer space.
Doctors began to experiment with LEDs for the treatment of wounds in hospitals where they discovered that red and infrared LEDs increase the energy inside cells and boost the activity of mitochondria (the powerhouse in cells.)
It was found that some skin cells may grow 150-200 percent faster when exposed to LEDs which speeds up the healing and reparative processes so the skin and body can repair past and current damage.
Benefits of Red Light Therapy
- Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces crow’s feet
- Speeds up the healing of blemishes
- Improves skin tone
- Stimulates collagen and elastin
- Repairs sun-damaged skin
- Creates more natural skin moisture
- Increases circulation within the skin
- Lessens skin coarseness
- Reduces pore size
- Smoothes texture
- Slows down skin degradation
- Reduces overall redness, flushing, dilated capillaries
No harm, no pain, just younger, more beautiful skin.
Red light therapy is not only extremely beneficial in the fight against aging but does not harm the skin like lasers can.
It is safe for all skin types, non-invasive, non-ablative (skin damaging), no downtime, no pain, and simple.
The wavelengths gently penetrate and promote healthy skin, tissue, and cells without causing any harm.
LED light therapy is one of the few non-invasive tools available that can actually reverse the signs of aging.
LED light therapy relieves pain.
LEDs have been shown to be effective for the treatment of pain, relief of muscle and joint aches, sprains, and back pain.
Red light and infrared light wavelengths penetrate deep into the body easing pain and repairing damaged tissue.
Infrared light at 880nm penetrates to a depth of about 30-40 mm which makes it very effective for bones, joints, and deep muscle problems.
Red light at 660nm penetrates to a depth of about 8-10mm which makes it beneficial for treating problems closer to the surface of the skin such as wounds, cuts, scars, and infection.
Light therapy improves cognitive function.
A ground-breaking study has just recently shown that light therapy has the ability to improve cognitive function after traumatic brain injury.
At home, daily light therapy treatments when placed on the forehead and scalp have been shown to make dramatic improvements in cognitive function including improved memory, inhibition, and the ability to sustain attention and focus.
Not only does red light therapy work for numerous skin conditions, but it is very successful at relieving pain, as well as improving cognitive functions.
It is an amazing technology that continues to be researched and reveals incredible benefits for healthy skin, body, and mind.
Can you do them at home?
Not only are these facials performed in top skin clinics, doctor’s offices, and spas, but the benefit of this technology is that these procedures can be performed in the comfort and luxury of your own home.
Systems built for home use make it extremely easy to take advantage of this powerful technology.
The red light Therapy LEDs by Cellustra, reVive Anti-Aging Light Therapy, are professional-grade FDA cleared units that offer a pain-free, convenient, and effective means for treating your skin to a professional-grade facial, personal therapy devices that you can use in the comfort of your home.
These are some of the most powerful units designed for home use and the FDA clearance gives you peace of mind that they are safe and effective.
Cellustra Medical Grade LED lights provide 5W of power, and are designed to direct the light forward, which gives you a faster dosage and less time using the device.
You actually relax as your skin takes in the remedial properties of the wavelengths and reacts with a beautiful glow.
Applying a light-driven peptide serum before LED light therapy significantly improves the benefits and reduces the time it takes to see the effects.
Peptides have been shown to have tremendous benefits for your complexion, and when paired with light therapy, they are pushed even deeper into the skin where they can provide much more support.