If you have a surgery coming up, Red Light Therapy can really help your body strengthen and prepare for the intervention, and heal it once the surgery has been done.
How does Red Light Therapy work?
With red light therapy, you expose your skin to a lamp, device, or laser with a red light. A part of your cells called mitochondria, sometimes called the “power generators” of your cells, soak it up and make more energy. Some experts think this helps cells repair themselves and become healthier. This spurs healing in skin and muscle tissue.
Red light therapy uses very low levels of heat and doesn’t hurt or burn the skin. It’s not the same type of light used in tanning booths, and it doesn’t expose your skin to damaging UV rays.
Red Light Therapy Benefits
Red Light Therapy can help you with the following:
In other words, exposing the body to red light therapy and lymphatic massage before the surgery helps to pre-condition the body and increases the chances of a successful procedure and faster recovery.
After surgery, Red Light Therapy can help you with the following:
Above all, Red light therapy increases system-wide body healing and relieves pain by reducing inflammation.
Red light therapy (RLT) is a treatment that can help skin, muscle tissue, and other parts of your body heal. It exposes you to low levels of red or near-infrared light. Infrared light is a type of energy your eyes can’t see, but your body can feel as heat. Red light is similar to infrared, but you can see it.
It May Take Up to 4 Months to See Results From Red Light Therapy. It helps to think of red light therapy as exercise for your cells.
Yes, makeup can be worn and should not affect the performance of the therapy.
The skin that you wish to be treated should be fully exposed to the light.
If you use medications such as Tetracycline, Digoxin (used for heart irregularities) and photosensitizing drugs (e.g., tranquilizers, sulfa drugs, oral anti-diabetic drugs, antidepressants, and steroids), please consult your physician before using Red Light.
It is not required that you wear eye protection, nevertheless the lights are very bright and may be uncomfortable for some individuals with sensitivities to light.
No not at all. You will not get a tan from Red Light Therapy, nor does it expose you to damaging UV rays.