How long ought a Red Light Therapy session last?
10 to 20 minutes is recommended for a Red Light Therapy treatment session.
How will I know if the Red Light Therapy works? What should I look for?
If there is something specific you want to treat, like pain or skin conditions, the effect of Red Light Therapy is usually pretty evident. To measure the results from Red Light
therapy effectively, take pictures of the affected area at least once a week during the treatment period, and then compare the different sessions’ result. You can also compare pain level by noting on a pain scale from 1 to 10 – 10 being the worst and 1 is no pain at all. Note your
discomfort level before and after each treatment session so you have a written record. Memory often fails when it comes to pain recollection. If you use Red Light Therapy for performance enhancement is it also good to keep a written record of the results. Of course, it might not
be very easy to discern what is the effect of the lamps when so many other things have an impact, like nutrition, rest, and workout intensity. On the other hand, most lamp users usually perceive a feeling of well being which is perhaps difficult to measure precisely.
What is the difference between red light and Near Infrared light?
The difference is in the wavelengths: 620 – 750 nm for red light, and 750 – 850 nm for Near Infrared light (NIR). Red light is also visible to the human eye, while infrared is not. The red light doesn’t penetrate as deep into your body tissues. NIR goes deeper and can actually reach central parts of the brain and also internal organs.
How does Red Light Therapy work?
Red Light Therapy works by activating the body cells’ photoreceptors. This in turn leads to effects that are positive for health, such as an increase in ATP production in the mitochondria, activation of body tissue regeneration like collagen, stimulation of the immune system, etc.
Does red light therapy really work?
Today there is a very extensive documentation of several thousand scientific studies that show the positive effects of red light therapy. Here is the most important research collected if you would like to see all the references and read more about your special areas in light therapy: https://www.bitly.com/PBM-database
How is my sleep affected by red light therapy?
In contrast to blue light, Red Light Therapy will not boost alertness, and may therefore be used at night without problems. Red Light Therapy seems to help with insomnia.
How will Red Light Therapy affect my skin?
Red Light Therapy can stimulate collagen production and increase blood circulation, which may improve skin quality and function. Red Light Therapy even seems to have a positive effect on healing wounds, stretch marks, and scar tissue. Simultaneously, decreasing potential inflammations, lessening the discomfort of inflammatory skin ailments.
How can I use Red Light Therapy to improve my performance in the gym?
Red Light Therapy is a very exciting and effective technology for those who exercise. The results are so obvious and measurable with graduation to heavier weight use and better general body composition. Red Light Therapy works on different levels and, primarily, in aiding
faster recovery. You can, therefore, expect a faster increase in strength and performance than without the lamp. Furthermore, muscle mass increases and body fat decreases, so the effect ought to be evident in your mirror pretty soon. In addition, any injuries heal quicker so you’re
back on the field sooner. It is a good idea to use the lamp for general use, but many like to do a session just after training; which, theoretically, is also reasonable.
What is the difference between red light therapy and infrared sauna/infrared lamps?
It is a very big difference between red light therapy and infrared sauna, and the wavelength means everything. Red light therapy works with two specific wavelengths which we know the mitochondria respond to (between 600 – 1000 nm), and thus all physiological effects such as increased ATP production, stimulation of antioxidant production and activation of cytochrome-C-oxidase occur. Infrared light has longer wavelengths, whose energy is absorbed by the water rather than the chromophores of the mitochondria.
What can I use red light therapy for?
Red Light Therapy is used to:
● Stimulate collagen production which can lead to better skin quality and function
● Increase blood circulation in the skin
● Inhibit inflammation
● Improve wound healing
● Decrease stretch marks
● Counteract wrinkles, lines, and age related changes in skin
● Treat psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema
● Reduce scar tissue forming
● Improve hair regrowth
● Counteract acne
● Increase cognitive ability, improve physical performance, increase muscle mass, decrease
body fat, provide pain relief, provide restorative effects on sun-damaged skin, lessen
depression, heal fractures, counteract hypothyroidism, lessen inflammations, alleviate
autoimmune diseases, help age-related vision impairment.