Red light therapy is an alternative treatment that has gained a lot of momentum in the last few years. The treatment consists of exposing your body to low wavelength red light, which then penetrates your skin to be absorbed and used by your cells.
As more studies are being conducted and light therapy is gaining more attention, experts are becoming aware of the seemingly long list of health benefits this regimen has to offer. While research is still ongoing, evidence has begun to emerge that points to several different ways red light therapy can positively impact your health. Let’s take a look at what some of those benefits are!
1) Improves skin health
Red light therapy is, currently, best known for its rejuvenating effects on the look and feel of your skin. This wavelength of light increases collagen production, improves circulation, and reduces inflammation to make your skin healthier. It is also effective at treating acne and reducing sun spots and other signs of aging.
2) Enhances muscle recovery
When your muscles are fatigued, strained, or damaged, levels of the enzyme creatine kinase (CK) rise in your blood. Red light reduces CK levels, which in turn helps muscles recover and reduces pain and soreness. This is beneficial both for athletes and those who work out strenuously, and possibly for those with conditions that cause muscle pain as well, such as arthritis or fibromyalgia.
3) Promotes wound healing
Intense light at the red wavelength stimulates skin regeneration processes to speed up wound healing and tissue repair. Red light therapy also helps with wound healing by reducing inflammation and facilitating new blood vessel formation. There are many benefits to faster wound healing, including a reduced risk of infection.
4) Boosts energy
The way red light therapy works is by promoting the release of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) from the mitochondria of your body’s cells. Since ATP is the primary molecule for storing and transferring energy in and between cells, the more your cells release, the higher your energy levels are. You can certainly imagine the ways in which having more energy would positively impact your life on a daily basis.
At Las Vegas Bronzed, you can experience the positive health effects of this amazing and innovative treatment for yourself! We offer red light therapy at our salon, so that anyone living in or visiting Las Vegas has the opportunity to reap the benefits and look and feel as good as you deserve.
Give us a call at 702-453-TANN today to book your appointment!