Today, we would like to talk to you a little bit about the benefits of red light therapy – a treatment we specialize in at our Boulder Salon – and how the whole thing works.
What is Red Light Therapy?
RED light therapy is characterized by infrared light, which is a unique type of light that has a stronger wavelength than other types of light. This enables it to penetrate deeper into the skin and provide many therapeutic benefits including improvement in the skin’s appearance and structure, as well as relief from pain. RED light therapy was discovered by NASA and it contains no UV light. RED light therapy is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and skin problems such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
How Does Red Light Therapy Work?
Although the market is full of products and creams claiming to reduce wrinkles, very few of them actually deliver on their promises. Many of them have pricey tags or have no effect on our skin. The benefit of RED light therapy is that it promotes the production of collagen and elastin. As you know, these are known for increasing the elasticity in your skin to keep it healthy, glowing, and young. It is elasticity that keeps our skin smooth. Using this therapy allows your skin to boost its elasticity that has reduced with age. As well as producing elastin and collagen, red light therapy also increases the circulation in your body. It does this by relaxing the blood vessels in the treated areas allowing the blood to flow more easily. This further helps to prevent and get rid of wrinkles as increased circulation encourages the production of new skin cells.
Red light therapy is non-invasive and does not require surgery or the use of toxic chemicals such as Botox. The convenience of using this method is that it will encourage your skin’s natural systems to rejuvenate, allowing you to toss out all those products that haven’t delivered any results in these problem areas you are looking to correct.
If you wish to learn more or set up an appointment for Red Light Therapy in Boulder, do contact us!