At Avanti Body in Vacaville, CA, we understand how important your health is—it’s important to us too! That’s why we’ve put together this list of commonly asked questions about red light therapy that we’ve received from our clients. We want you to be as informed as possible as you embark on this journey to better health with us.
1. What is red light therapy?
Also known as photobiomodulation (PBM) or low-level light therapy (LLLT), red and near-infrared light therapy uses light that is naturally found in the ranges of 630-670 and 810-880 nanometers. At these wavelengths, clients can experience safe light exposure, free from heat or harmful UV light, and receive optimal health benefits.
2. How does red light therapy work?
Red light therapy delivers safe, concentrated wavelengths of light to your body cells naturally. This means it doesn’t use chemicals, UV rays, or heat. These red and near infrared wavelengths of light stimulate the mitochondria of your body, similar to the way sunlight stimulates them. The mitochondria that are part of each cell in your body are often called the powerhouses of the cells because they create the energy your body needs to perform all of its functions. Red light therapy allows your mitochondria to create energy more efficiently throughout your body.
Unlike laser therapies that intentionally cause controlled damage to the skin to induce the body’s healing process, red light and near-infrared light therapy directly stimulate the healing and repair of the skin, with no damage done! These light wavelengths penetrate 8-10 millimeters—about a third of an inch—under the skin and affect the cells of all surrounding tissue, including blood vessels, lymph nodes, fat cells, nerves, and hair follicles.
3. What can I expect during a typical session?
Each session consists of thirty minutes of red light accompanied by an Avanti Blue TGI meditation. While the energy of the red lights goes to work on your body you can relax comfortably while enjoying a guided meditation. It truly helps you melt into the whole experience. Each session is followed by ten minutes on the Avanti Vibe whole body vibration system. It will leave you feeling invigorated!
4. How long does it take to work?
You will probably not see an overnight miracle transformation, but you might notice an overall healthy glow after just one treatment! You can expect to begin to see lasting results anywhere from 24 hours to 2 months into treatment, depending on the condition, its severity, and how regularly you come in.
5. Is red light therapy safe?
Yes! Red light therapy is widely considered to be natural, safe, well-tolerated, and painless. Unlike salon tanning beds, red light therapy does not use harmful ultraviolet (UV) light that can damage the skin and cause cells to mutate. Because of this, there is typically no risk of side effects from undergoing RLT. The FDA has approved red light therapy for several conditions and is currently looking into more applications of the therapy.
We hope the answers to these questions about red light therapy helped! Stay tuned for part two of this series, where we will answer even more of your questions. And in the meantime, if you have remaining unanswered questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call. At Avanti body, we use the most advanced technology and proprietary systems in a luxurious spa-like environment. Let us help you on your journey to achieve your ideal shape and weight, to rejuvenate your skin, to decrease inflammation and to enhance your overall wellness.