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8 April 2024

What is Red Light Therapy and How Does It Work?

What is Red Light Therapy or RLT?

Red Light Therapy is an innovative new wellness treatment that uses light to reduce wrinkles, acne, and signs of aging on the face. That’s only scratching the surface of this remarkable form of light therapy though. 

Your RLT session happens within the comfort of our spa and there is no pain or discomfort from this gentle light treatment at all. In fact, you probably won’t feel anything at all — except some symptom relief and satisfaction as wrinkles fade and your skin looks more vibrant and healthy. 

Red Light Therapy is:

  • Delivered in a spa setting during a short session.
  • Free of any pain or discomfort, safe and effective. 
  • Clinically proven to help relieve a wide range of conditions. 

How Does RLT Improve Skin Appearance and Health?

Simply put, Red Light Therapy works by stimulating the body’s natural healing and repair abilities. Peer-reviewed research has demonstrated the effectiveness of Red Light Therapy (RLT) in reducing wrinkles and fine lines and producing healthier-looking skin. 

RLT light wavelengths work, in part, by stimulating the production of ATP, an essential element in cell function and regeneration. RLT also stimulates collagen production. Collagen is the primary protein that makes up most of our skin and many other tissues. 

By increasing the production of ATP and collagen, improving blood circulation, and reducing inflammation — Red Light Therapy helps restore elasticity and tone to the skin and relieves ordinary skin redness and symptoms of rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema as well. 

Red Light Therapy improves skin appearance and health by:

  • Improving circulation and reducing inflammation.
  • Restoring elasticity, softness, and healthy tone to the skin. 
  • Stimulating ATP and collagen production to heal and build.
  • Relieving symptoms of many skin conditions from rosacea to eczema.

What Other Conditions Does RLT Help With?

One of the most fascinating aspects of Red Light Therapy may be that its benefits go beyond wrinkle reduction and making skin look healthier and more vibrant. Clinical research has shown that Red Light Therapy can help significantly with relieving stress and insomnia as well as alleviating the symptoms of mood disorders and PTSD.

Some of the wide-ranging conditions RLT can help treat:

  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety and PTSD
  • Depression 

Is Red Light Therapy Safe?

Red Light Therapy is FDA-approved and is safe and effective when guidelines are followed. The light is gentle and cannot harm skin the way a tanning bed might, for example, since there is no UV radiation. 

RLT is non-invasive and has a low risk of side effects. Some people may have temporary headaches or eye strain if they don’t use eye protection or very mild and temporary skin irritation, but this is rare as well. 

Red Light Therapy at River Oaks Drip Spa 

River Oaks Drip Spa is a nurse-owned and family-operated wellness center. Our mission is to promote comfort and healing through supporting the body’s natural processes. We utilize the latest in proven technology, including Red Light Therapy, IV boosts, cryotherapy, and much more. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of Red Light Therapy and our other therapeutic services.

Please call us at 832-834-4405 or contact us online to learn more.

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