Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy (RLT) is a therapeutic technique that uses red low-level wavelengths of light to treat skin issues, such as wrinkles, scars, and persistent wounds, among other conditions.
In the early 1990s, scientists used it to help grow plants in space. They found that the intense light from red light-emitting diodes (LEDs) helped enhance growth and photosynthesis of plant cells.
Red light was then studied for its potential application in medicine, especially to find whether RLT could increase energy inside human cells. While research is ongoing, there have been many promising findings so far in many health and aesthetic applications. Since the initial experiments in space, there have been hundreds of clinical studies and thousands of laboratory studies on RLT, many of which have had promising results.
Benefits of Red Light Therapy
How Does Red Light Therapy Work?
Red light produces a biochemical effect in cells that strengthens the mitochondria-- the powerhouse of the cell — this is where the cell’s energy is created. The molecule found in the cells of all living things that carries energy is called ATP (adenosine triphosphate). RLT can increase the function of the mitochondria, so a cell can make more ATP, so cells can function more efficiently, rejuvenate themselves, and repair damage.
*Results may vary, this is not intended to diagnose or treat any conditions or promise specific results or cures.