questions about red light therapy

Commonly Asked Questions about Red Light Therapy, Part 2

At Avanti Body in Vacaville, CA, we are passionate about the benefits of red light therapy (RLT) and all the ways it can improve your body and overall quality of life. If you are new to red light therapy, or just want to know more, we’ve compiled some answers to commonly asked questions about red light therapy that we’ve received from our clients. And in case you missed Part 1 of this series, be sure to check it out here

1. What is red light therapy used for?

Red light therapy is truly a full-body treatment. Every inch of your skin that is exposed to the light will reap the many benefits. Red light exposure can help:

  • Repair sun damage 
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Support weight loss & stubborn fat loss 
  • Fade scars and stretch marks
  • Diminish wrinkles
  • Improve the health of joints
  • Enhance muscle recovery
  • Boost athletic performance
  • Stimulate hair growth
  • Promote the healing of wounds
  • Support the immune system
  • Assist the detoxifying processes of the body 
  • Improve circulation
  • Encourage collagen production
  • Reduce eczema, rosacea, acne…and more

2. Is RLT similar to tanning? 

No—unlike salon tanning beds, red light therapy does not use harmful ultraviolet (UV) light that can damage the skin and cause cells to mutate. Red and near infrared light also do not produce heat like a tanning bed does. 

3. Is RLT similar to laser treatments? 

No, red light therapy does not have the potential to cause the same damage that laser therapy does. Laser treatments use a concentrated beam of light to remove tissue. Red light therapy penetrates into the cells, stimulating the mitochondria to produce ATP.

4. How long do the results last? 

Each body and each condition is different, so results will vary, but it is best to keep up with maintenance treatments after you achieve the results you are looking for. 

5. Can I continue using my skincare products? 

Absolutely! Just be sure to clean your face before coming in to your appointment as some products can block the light or cause mild irritation to the skin. Then, continue with your skincare routine as usual at home. However, we think you’ll find red light therapy to be much more effective than any topical products on the market when it comes to anti-aging benefits

6. What is the difference between red light and blue light therapy? 

Blue light has a shorter wavelength than red light on the electromagnetic spectrum. Blue light therapy is delivered in the 400-nanometer range. There is an inverse relationship between wavelength and energy, so this means it contains more energy than red light. This form of light therapy transfers blue light to the skin using specialized LED lamps. These are the main conditions that blue light therapy is used to treat:

  • Acne
  • Sun damage (prevents skin cancer from forming)
  • Depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Come Visit Us! 

We hope this answers some of your questions about red light therapy. And if you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Now, if you’re ready to experience all the benefits of red light therapy, Avanti Body in Vacaville, CA is the place for you. Explore our website to see the many other benefits of red light therapy and schedule your first appointment with us today. We can’t wait to see you!