The Beauty and the Beam: the Magic of the Red Light Therapy.
June 1, 2020
A popularity boom has occurred over red light therapy, especially on social media, which has brought more attention to this form of treatment and more skeptics.
However, LED light therapy isn't a new invention; it's been around for centuries. The U.S. Navy SEAL even started using light therapy to aid in healing wounds and muscle regeneration.
Since then, light therapy has been researched for its various effects, most notably for its non-invasive capabilities in the skincare industry.
Light therapy comes in different wavelengths and light depending on the desired treatment. These wavelengths can come in red, blue, purple, amber, or green light, which do not contain UV rays that are easily absorbed into the skin.
Different than Daylight
In comparison to ultraviolet rays, which are cancer-causing and damages the skin's DNA, red light therapy "is perfectly safe," said Dr. Susan Bard, board-certified New York dermatologist.
When undergoing red light therapy, no tanning or burning of the skin will occur. Its effects happen at the cellular level, rather than the surface level.
All living organisms need to produce ATP cellular energy to function and survive, meaning all organisms rely on natural light to power their bodies. Red and near-infrared wavelengths stimulate the cells' mitochondria - the cell's powerhouse - which takes the oxygen, light, and food we eat, turning it into energy for our bodies.
Uses of Red Light
Red light therapy has been proven to treat or improve the following:
Muscle and joint pain
Enhance athletic performance
Cancer therapy side effects
Michael R. Hamblin, Ph.D., principal investigator at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School said, “The number of conditions red light can treat is ‘continuously expanding.”
The Short Version
Light therapy transports safe, non-pharmaceutical concentrated wavelengths of natural light into your body's cells without the use of excessive heat or UV rays. Red and near-infrared wavelengths of light stimulate the cell's mitochondria, reducing oxidative stress and increasing circulation, allowing your body to create more natural energy.
At Kaiyan Medical, we believe in the power of light and healing without chemicals. With our light therapy devices, we achieve in making you the best version of yourself.