Red light therapy uses low levels of heat and does not hurt or burn the skin. It’s not the same type of light used in tanning booths, and it doesn’t expose your skin to damaging UV rays.
Red light therapy uses low levels of heat and does not hurt or burn the skin. It is not the same type of light used in tanning booths and does not expose the skin to damaging UV rays. This light applies the same technology used by NASA aboard the Space Shuttle, and the same technology used by Navy Seals.
This relaxing wavelength of light has positive effects on a cellular level in your body. Red light therapy uses wavelengths of light in the red and near infrared spectrum. This therapy consists of exposure of the skin to a lamp with a red light. The part of the cell called the mitochondria, also known as the “Power Generator” of the cell, soaks up the light and uses it to create additional energy which spurs healing in skin and muscle tissue.
Like plants absorb sunlight to power photosynthesis and boost tissue growth, human cells can also absorb light wavelengths to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Red light therapy also boosts circulation to deliver oxygen and nutrients to living tissue.
Human cells can absorb particles of light (Photons) and transform that energy into Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), the main source of energy that cells need to power metabolic processes. The resulting elevation of ATP is then used to upregulate cellular performance and repair tissue damage.