7 Reasons to Consider the Healing Power of Red Light Therapy

Your cells contain tiny powerhouses called mitochondria, which help generate energy and rejuvenate your skin. Thanks to innovations in medical technology, an innovative treatment called red light therapy (RLT), or cold laser light, harnesses this power to improve the health and appearance of your skin.

At Aesthetic Envy and Wellness, our team, led by Kim Nguyen, PA-C, chooses only the best for our clients in Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada. We’ve selected the Prism Light Pod to deliver powerful RLT while you rest comfortably.

RLT is safe for almost everyone, and it doesn’t involve harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that damage your skin. Instead, the low-energy light involved stimulates the proteins that support your skin, improving skin health and rejuvenating your appearance.

Here’s a look at the top reasons to consider trying cutting-edge red light therapy.

1. Minimize fine lines and wrinkles

The proteins collagen and elastin work together to support the elasticity and tone in your skin. As you age, your body naturally produces less and less of these key substances, causing your skin to sag and wrinkles to form.

By giving your mitochondria a boost, RLT stimulates your body’s collagen production and protects the proteins already in place. As a result, your old skin cells turnover putting new skin cells with tighter, firmer structures in place. Wrinkles smooth away, giving you a younger-looking appearance.

2. Say goodbye to sun damage

The harmful UV rays of the sun accelerate the aging of your skin in a process called photoaging. RLT penetrates below the surface of your skin and enhances your cells’ ability to regenerate. With more cellular turnover and higher production of collagen and elastin, existing sun damage fades away.

3. Enjoy less acne

Your teenage years may be behind you, but that doesn’t mean you stop experiencing acne. While medications and topical treatments can help, they’re often harsh on your skin or have scary side effects.

RLT offers a safe, side-effect-free way to treat acne. The increased collagen production RLT triggers also create a natural anti-inflammatory response in your body, reducing acne and giving you smoother, blemish-free skin — no chemicals or creams required.

4. Smooth away scars

Scars develop as part of the natural healing process when your body addresses damage to your skin. The wound causes your skin to release extra collagen, which can build up at the site of your injury and strengthen the skin. Unfortunately, it can also lead to unsightly scars.

The good news is that RLT therapy helps treat scars by penetrating the mitochondria in your skin’s cells and optimizing cellular function. RLT also activates your body’s stem cells, stimulating the growth of new skin cells to replace scarred tissue.

5. Prevent or slow hair loss

While you can develop hair loss for many reasons, one of the main culprits of fewer locks is hair follicles that stop functioning. This typically occurs when the follicles don’t get enough blood to support hair growth, or there’s not enough cellular turnover.

Studies show that red light therapy stimulates your cells, improves their proliferation, and promotes blood flow. With better circulation and healthier cells in your scalp, your hair follicles rejuvenate, preventing and slowing hair loss.

6. Healthier muscles

RLT increases your blood circulation, which means your muscles get more oxygen. Research indicates that RLT also decreases muscle damage and stress caused by free radicals. This means you’ll enjoy less stiffness throughout your body, reduced muscle fatigue, and a faster recovery after exercise or other activities that damage your muscles.

7. Get better sleep

One of the best ways to improve your appearance and overall health and wellness is better sleep — something regular RLT enhances. During sunrise and sunset, your eyes and skin are exposed to red light, triggering the production of melatonin.

By boosting your body’s production of melatonin, you create enough needed for high-quality nighttime sleep, getting you in sync with your natural circadian rhythm and giving you the gift of deep, restorative sleep.

Begin enjoying the benefits of red light therapy today by contacting the experts at Aesthetic Envy and Wellness. Call or text the Henderson or Las Vegas, Nevada, office nearest you to get started.