Not Magical, Just Healing Powers Of Red Light Therapy
You have been catfished to click on this article. This article is not completely what you think it is. Yes, we will tell you a way to heal and glow, but it will be a therapeutic way of making your skin glow and shine.
Shiny and glowy skin is every girl’s dream. There are a million ways to pamper the skin and make it vibrant, but half of them are just incompetent and impractical. The false promises of a lot of beauty treatments may have demotivated you to try any such treatment. Here, we will discuss in detail a less-known but effective skin treatment named “Red Light Therapy”
Is red light therapy What It Sounds? (An Introduction)
A technique possessing healing powers to help the body and skin cure any kind of damage caused. It makes use of light to cure skin-related diseases and some other health conditions. Red light therapy as the name suggests passes red and infrared light into the parts of the body that need healing. When the light is presented(a specific wavelength of 400 nm to 1200 nm is used) close to the body, energy is generated in the mitochondria which speeds up the healing process.
The Science Of Red-Light Functioning
Let us break down the complex functioning part of red light therapy into smaller segments. The main motive of red light therapy is to cure and heal any damages in the body and skin in particular. To heal, the body needs energy and apart from food, the other source of energy for the body is light. So red light therapy makes use of the useful portion of that light( red and infrared light is used) to fasten the healing process. This is converted into energy by mitochondria (the powerhouse of the cell) which is called ATP or adenosine triphosphate, the body then comes to a state of homeostasis, i.e. an energy balance state after considerable production of ATP to function.
Why Only Red And Infrared Light?
After reading the above information about the functioning of red light therapy, a common question that arises is why does the therapy only use Red and Infrared light in the process? This section will provide an answer to this question.
Out of all the colours, the frequency of red and infrared lights is transmitted well through all the layers of the skin and reaches into the organs. Dr Markel Hamlen, a researcher on red light therapy explains it through a simple experiment, have you ever tried passing the phone’s flash through your finger? You’ll only notice a red glow that is visible and this happens because only the red light can penetrate deeper into the layers of the skin.
Apart from this, red and near-infrared light have shown to increase the ability to increase energy in the body and reduce damage. These lights also show anti-inflammatory effects which improve the body’s functioning.
Red Light Therapy Benefits
Scientists have proved that red light therapy has been used to grow plants in space as well. Now you can imagine the power of energy and light. This therapy has shown results not only in the area of skin rejuvenation and healing, but it has also shown significant benefits in other medical domains as well.
- To grow hair follicles and promote hair length.
- Beneficial in healing sports injuries over time and repairing tissues.
- beneficial in reducing inflammation.
- able to boost the recovery process of mental disorders like anxiety and depression
- increases collagen levels which helps in rejuvenation and speedy healing of wounds.
Is The Procedure Safe?
Since the light does not contain any UV rays and the procedure is also not injecting anything into the body, the harms are near to zero. But you may see some short-term side effects due to long exposure to the light in the form of skin damage. If there is any particular side effect that you see, consider consulting your physician.
Will It Cost A Fortune?
Generally, skin procedures like this can be highly overpriced, but the red light therapy cost may vary between $25 to $200 for a session. But if you follow red light therapy at home, you can buy the tools online and the cost will significantly reduce.
The importance of exposure to light has been emphasised since times immemorial. Now that people don’t have access to natural light, the useful parts of the natural light have to be segregated and be put to use artificially. Red light therapy makes use of the reddish glow of the sun that we see during the sunset and sunrise. Apart from treating the skin, red light therapy has also proven to cure a lot of other health conditions.