What is Red Light Therapy?

Red light therapy is a type of phototherapy that uses low-level wavelengths of red and near-infrared light to promote healing and rejuvenation in the body. It is a non-invasive, painless treatment that has been shown to have a wide range of potential health benefits, including improved skin health, reduced inflammation, increased circulation, and enhanced healing and recovery from injuries.

The science behind red light therapy is based on the concept of photobiomodulation, which refers to the ability of light to modulate cellular function and improve the overall health and function of tissues and organs. When red and near-infrared light is absorbed by the cells in the body, it stimulates the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the primary source of energy for cells. This increased energy production can help to improve cell function and enhance the body’s natural healing processes.

Red light therapy is typically administered using specialized LED devices, which emit a specific wavelength of red and near-infrared light. The therapy can be administered in a variety of settings, including medical offices, spas, and at-home devices, and it is often used in conjunction with other therapies or treatments.

One of the main benefits of red light therapy is its ability to improve skin health. It has been shown to stimulate collagen production, which can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture and tone, and reduce the appearance of scars. Red light therapy can also help to reduce inflammation and improve circulation, which can promote healthy skin cell growth and repair.

In addition to its effects on the skin, red light therapy has also been shown to have a number of other potential health benefits. It has been used to help reduce inflammation and pain in a variety of conditions, including arthritis, tendonitis, and muscle strains. It has also been shown to improve circulation, which can help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and improve overall cardiovascular health.

Red light therapy has also been shown to have potential benefits for the brain and nervous system. Some studies have suggested that it may help to improve brain function, memory, and cognitive performance, and it has also been used to help alleviate the symptoms of conditions such as depression and anxiety.

Red light therapy is generally considered to be safe and well-tolerated, with few side effects. It is typically administered in short sessions that last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the specific treatment protocol and the condition being treated. Some people may experience mild skin irritation or a temporary increase in sensitivity to light, but these effects are usually minor and resolve on their own within a few days.

Overall, red light therapy is a safe and effective treatment option for a wide range of conditions and can be used to promote overall health and wellness. If you are interested in trying red light therapy, it is important to speak with a healthcare provider or a trained professional who can assess your specific needs and determine the most appropriate treatment protocol for you.

RED LIGHT THERAPY & IR LIGHT THERAPY AS A HEALING TOOL

Red light therapy (RLT) is a treatment that helps the body to rejuvenate and restore itself faster by “energising” the mitochondria of cells to produce more ATP. This saturation of energy means that other cells can do their work more efficiently, such as repairing skin, boosting new cell growth and enhancing skin rejuvenation. More specifically, certain cells absorb light wavelengths and are stimulated to work.

Red light therapy may work in skin health to:

  • Stimulate collagen production, which gives skin its structure, strength and elasticity.
  • Increase fibroblast production, which makes collagen. Collagen is a component of connective tissue that builds skin.
  • Increase blood circulation to the tissue.
  • Reduce inflammation in cells.

Light Therapy Explained

WHAT IS RED AND INFRARED LIGHT THERAPY?

Red & infrared light therapy uses specific wavelengths in the red & infrared light spectrum to treat a variety of conditions in muscle, bone & skin. Red Light stimulate cells in the skin and dermis area, while infrared light penetrates deeper to stimulate cells in the deep muscle tissue and bone area.

HOW TO USE RED LIGHT THERAPY & IR LIGHT THERAPY EFFECTIVELY :
In order to establish an effective red light therapy and IR light therapy regime, it is important to understand the key essentials when selecting a red light device
  • Is the device making skin contact? (or near to skin contact for open wounds)
    • If this is not the case, the treatment will be ineffective as the power required for effective penetration increases exponentially as the distance from the device increases. 
  • What is the radiance of the device?
    • Many cheap devices simply offer a light show, for effective results you will need a device with medical grade LED’s capable of a peak output of over 300mW/cm2
  • How easy is it to target an area with the device?
    • Many devices do not offer the flexibility to target problem areas effectively
  • Is your device preprogrammed to deliver the ideal dose?
    • Many devices add too many variables to allow effective treatment, you need a device that gives the ideal dosage every time.

USING PHOTIZO RED LIGHT THERAPY DEVICES:

Photizo Light Therapy harnesses the healing power of red and infrared light at specific wavelengths and frequencies proven to be effective in accelerating natural healing of the body, reducing swelling and inflammation, stimulating the immune system and relieving pain. Cells that are injured can actually be rejuvenated by light.

All biological systems have a unique absorption spectrum that determines what wavelengths of radiation will be absorbed to produce a given therapeutic effect. The visible red and invisible infrared portions of the spectrum have been shown to have highly absorbent and unique therapeutic effects in living tissues.

Photizo Light Therapy has broad treatment applications and using these units, wounds and other injuries can heal faster and chronic conditions can be managed without the overuse of pain and anti-inflammatory medication.

Unlike ultrasound and electrical stimulation, infrared technology is so gentle that patients can use it frequently without causing more damage to injuries or other chronic pathologies.

The Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) used in Photizo Light Therapy devices do not deliver enough power to damage the tissue, but they do deliver enough energy to promote natural self-healing and pain relief.

The FDA has approved light therapy for the treatment of head and neck pain, as well as pain associated with CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome). In addition to these conditions, the literature indicates that light therapy may be beneficial in three general areas:

  1. Inflammatory conditions (e.g., bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, etc.).
  2. Wound care and tissue repair (e.g., diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers, bedsores, mouth ulcers, fractures, tendon ruptures, ligament tears, torn cartilage, etc.).
  3. Pain control (e.g., low back pain, neck pain, and pain associated with inflammatory conditions — carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, post-herpetic neuralgia, etc.).
USING PHOTIZO RED LIGHT THERAPY DEVICES:

Photizo Light Therapy harnesses the healing power of red and infrared light at specific wavelengths and frequencies proven to be effective in accelerating natural healing of the body, reducing swelling and inflammation, stimulating the immune system and relieving pain. Cells that are injured can actually be rejuvenated by light.

All biological systems have a unique absorption spectrum that determines what wavelengths of radiation will be absorbed to produce a given therapeutic effect. The visible red and invisible infrared portions of the spectrum have been shown to have highly absorbent and unique therapeutic effects in living tissues.

Photizo Light Therapy has broad treatment applications and using these units, wounds and other injuries can heal faster and chronic conditions can be managed without the overuse of pain and anti-inflammatory medication.

Unlike ultrasound and electrical stimulation, infrared technology is so gentle that patients can use it frequently without causing more damage to injuries or other chronic pathologies.

The Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) used in Photizo Light Therapy devices do not deliver enough power to damage the tissue, but they do deliver enough energy to promote natural self-healing and pain relief.

The FDA has approved light therapy for the treatment of head and neck pain, as well as pain associated with CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome). In addition to these conditions, the literature indicates that light therapy may be beneficial in three general areas:

  1. Inflammatory conditions (e.g., bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, etc.).
  2. Wound care and tissue repair (e.g., diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers, bedsores, mouth ulcers, fractures, tendon ruptures, ligament tears, torn cartilage, etc.).
  3. Pain control (e.g., low back pain, neck pain, and pain associated with inflammatory conditions — carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, post-herpetic neuralgia, etc.).

PHOTOBIOMODULATION: LED AND LASER THERAPY

More recently, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have become popular for many of the same applications because studies show that, for most applications, they are as effective and less expensive than lasers.

DID YOU KNOW?

For many years, clinicians have used laser therapy for healing all types of injuries:

LED LIGHT VS LASER THERAPY

PROFESSIONALS USE IT, AND SO CAN YOU!

Healthcare professionals have been using this technology to treat patients for many years. In 2012 Photizo launched the Home Care range which brings the same technology to the end user in affordable, portable hand-held units, which are safe and easy to use.

HOW CAN RED LIGHT THERAPY HELP YOU?

THE WAVELENGTHS USED IN PHOTIZO

Visible Red Light: 633nm. It is beneficial in treating problems close to the surface such as wounds, cuts, fine lines and wrinkles. Infrared Light: 850nm. It is beneficial for deep tissue like bones, joints, deep muscles, tendons and bursae.