Understanding Red Light Therapy, The Anti-Aging Secret Weapon
Perhaps you've seen advertising for a new service known as Red Light Therapy. This special, new treatment method is being associated with skin repair, wellness and anti-aging.
Here's a little more information about how this therapy works and why it recently has become so popular at tanning salons in Seattle.
How Red Light Therapy Works
Red light is part of the visual light spectrum, meaning that it is within the safe range and outside of the harmful ultraviolet range. It is able to penetrate the surface layers of the skin to a shallower depth than other light and laser treatments, making it gentler all around.
As the light penetrates the skin, it energizes the cells beneath the skin, starting a rejuvenating reaction. Collagen and elastin are produced, which restores the skin's smooth, elastic feel and helps erase signs of fine wrinkles, acne scars and more.
In order for red light therapy to be effective, you will likely need to undergo regular treatments. In the beginning, you can expect to go through three or four treatments per week for up to two months. Then, once the results start to show, you can slow down to maintenance treatments once a week or every other week.
Is Red Light Therapy Safe?
UV Free Red light therapy is safe to use. In fact, a number of dermatologists have added red light therapy for skin to their services as well. The key is making sure that the tanning bed or upright lighting station you are using is UV-free. Some companies purport to offer red light therapy while still using lights that emit UV rays. You should always double check with your therapy provider to be sure that they are a UV-free service.
When to Try Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy is one of the best skin treatments for anti-aging, particularly because it works well with other anti-aging treatments and anti-aging products on the market. Often, your specialist will recommend lotions and topical creams to go alongside your light treatment for added effectiveness.
If you're ready to see what red light therapy can do for you, we invite you to stop by your nearest Seattle Sun Tan location. We have added this service thanks to high demand from customers of all ages who want a safe, effective way to fight the effects of aging and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. You can start your treatments today.