In the early 1990s LED Light Therapy was successfully used by scientists to help grow plants in space. It was then further studied for it’s potential in medicine as it relates to increasing energy inside human cells.
Red Light Therapy (RLT) has been found to work by increasing the function of mitochondria, a cell can make more ATP. The energy-carrying molecule found in the cells of all living things is called ATP (adenosine triphosphate). With more energy, cells can function more efficiently, rejuvenate, and repair damage.
Keep in mind that RLT isn’t FDA-approved for most conditions. Although LED Light Devices can be FDA approved. RLT is not covered by insurance companies – yet.
Note: Any serious condition, like psoriasis, arthritis, slow-healing wounds, or pain should be checked out by a doctor prior to using RLT.
There are plenty of facts to support LED Light Therapy as a viable source of healing. Read as we explain the benefits…
INFRA-RED (IR) LED light therapy – The near InfraRed of 850nm LEDs penetrate 2-3 inches and has different effects on the cells. It seems to increase circulation and make the body release nitric oxide to increase blood flow in the area treated. This soothes and heal sore muscles and joints. IR LED light therapy speeds the healing of bruises, cuts, deep muscle relief and penetrates deeper than Red LED.
Red LED light therapy at 660nm spectrum penetrates the skin 1/2 to 3/4 inches and works from the inside-out to enhance mitochondrial function in cells. This, in turn, leads to several skin benefits. Red light decreases skin inflammation, smooths skin tone, repairs sun damage, fades scars and stretch marks, and even builds collagen in the skin, which reduces wrinkles.
Amber LED light therapy is also sometimes referred to as yellow or orange light therapy. It encompasses the range of wavelengths from 570 nm to 620 nm.
Amber light has quite a shallow skin penetration but is effective in the treatment of skin issues involving redness, such as spider veins. Though it is not typically used for tissue healing or collagen/elastin production. It excels is in the treatment of problems such as sun damage. It is often considered to be an ideal therapy for sensitive skin, as its therapy is calming and soothing.
Amber light therapy is frequently recommended as a drug free alternative treatment for skin redness and flushing, irritation, rosacea, UV radiation damage, and reducing the appearance of the tiny blood vessels on the nose and face.
Green LED light therapy – Gree LED Light helps to lighten hyper-pigmentation spots revealing a brighter complexion. The calming effect also has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe the surface of the skin. Green LED Therapy is used to treat dilated capillaries, sagging skin around the eyes, under-eye circles, hyperpigmentation and sun spots.
Blue LED light therapy – Blue LED light works by killing Propionibacterium acnes, the bacteria that lives below the surface of the skin and is responsible for some acne. NOTE: If this isn’t the source of your acne, Blue Light may NOT help. Blue light therapy can also treat other types of skin disorders. It can be used to improve skin texture and reduce sebaceous hyperplasia, or enlarged oil glands. It can help with removing sun spots, acne, and even scars that were originally caused by acne.
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