Clinicians use red light therapy to improve blood flow, relieve pain, and rejuvenate skin. The evidence to support the use of red light therapy for managing a variety of chronic symptoms is growing. So are the number of testimonials coming from those already using these devices.
"I do a lot of yoga and Pilates, and every so often I injure myself; helps you recover from injury, and it also helps gain muscle and reduce fat…make pain a thing of the past".
In our previous article, Shedding "Light" on Non-invasive LED Skin Care Treatments, we talked about how red light therapy promotes collagen production and activates our lymphatic system. The cells in our bodies are stimulated by red light, and they respond by producing more energy. From skin conditions to relieving arthritic pain, this non-invasive technology has become popular in-home treatment.
Research pointed out that red light is best combined with near-infrared (NIR) light to achieve the most benefits. Red light alone penetrates just skin deep to help treat different skin conditions and even hair loss, whereas NIR penetrates beyond the skin layer, just over 3 inches at 850 nm for comparison.
There are many benefits to incorporating both red and NIR light. Here are 3 Key Reasons to consider:
1) Muscle healing & boosting recovery whether you are recovering from surgery or a sports injury, using light therapy can help you recover faster while helping to manage pain and swelling.
2) Accelerated healing and reduced infection of surgical wounds can reduce scarring from this 2013 study - 830 nm light-emitting diode low-level light therapy (LED-LLLT) enhances wound healing: a preliminary study- Researchers noted that "the treatment was easy and pain-free to apply, and was well-tolerated by all patients."
3) Improves bone repair as a result of stimulation of the newly formed bone Managing discomfort while boosting healing effects makes light therapy a smart option for therapists and patients alike. Bonus?? It's non-invasive, toxin-free, with no side effects.
Treating yourself at home has become more accessible and affordable as manufacturers meet the demands of consumers in bringing these to the market specifically designed for home use.
Lifepro is proud to offer 2 light therapy tools the whole family can enjoy. From acne to sunspots, our VizaCure face mask features red, amber and blue light settings. Charge the mask with the included micro USB charger to enjoy 30-60 minutes of use and expect 50,000 hours of LED life.
Our AllevaRed light therapy belt fits anywhere you want to treat; with an adjustable 8" -43" circumference, it will fit most adults and even your pets. Complete with a wall and USB adaptor, you can enjoy the benefits at home or on the go.
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