There are still some concerns about how red light therapy functions, but below are some of the most exciting benefits that have been discovered so far:
1. It restores bruises and scars.
If you still have acne marks from your adolescence, if you've recently had burns, or if your wounds recover slowly for whatever cause, red light therapy might be an alternative for you. It is believed to improve skin cell activity and restore damage by activating mitochondria and stem cells. Doctors think it's brilliant from the perspective of increasing mitochondrial activity.
According to research, skin problems like these tend to react best to the lower end of the red light spectrum. In one study, patients with mild to severe acne were given red light treatment on either side of their face (630 nm on the right, 890 nm on the left), and only the lower wavelength dramatically decreased acne lesions. In another study, patients with diabetes who had 12 sessions of red light therapy at 632.8 nm had a substantial decrease in their diabetic foot ulcers' size and pain.
2. It stimulates the synthesis of collagen.
In addition to its cosmetic benefits, red light therapy can help treat common skin problems associated with aging, such as decreased collagen production, which starts to decline about 30, which may exacerbate the appearance of fine lines. According to one report, patients who received red light therapy on their face twice a week for 30 sessions saw improvements in their skin color, texture, smoothness, and collagen density as measured with an ultrasonographic test. In reality, the analysis contained some pretty amazing before and after photos.
3. It encourages hair growth.
The most standard form of hair loss, androgenetic alopecia, affects 50% of men over the age of 40 and 75% of women over the age of 65, and there are only two drugs licensed to treat it. However, research suggests that red light therapy may be a powerful, drug-free alternative. According to one study, red light therapy is healthy and efficient for stimulating hair growth in both men and women. It appears to function by activating stem cells in the hair follicle and causing them to enter the anagen process, the active growth phase. More testing is required to decide the optimum wavelength for encouraging hair development. Still, one study showed that women who underwent red light therapy at 650 nm every other day for 17 weeks had a 51% rise in hair density.
4. It relieves pain in the joints, muscles, and tendons.
Since red and near-infrared light penetrates further than other wavelengths, it has the extraordinary potential to relieve problems under the skin's surface, such as joint pain and muscle and tendon injuries. Red light therapy was first used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome, and evidence suggests that it can relieve pain and increase grip strength in carpal tunnel patients. An analysis of the literature further shows that red light therapy is an outstanding resource in treating skeletal muscle injury because it decreases inflammation and improves angiogenesis and new blood vessels. Furthermore, red light treatment has been shown to help with chronic problems such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and back pain.
5. It hastens regeneration and increases stamina.
The red light treatment provides advantages for both male and female players. According to one study, men who engaged in intense exercise while still receiving red light treatment had better results and minor exercise-induced muscle soreness. Another research on female basketball players discovered that red light therapy increased both stamina and sleep. Red light treatment is believed to help mitochondria generate energy more effectively, making muscles less likely to weaken.
6. It helps to reduce the side effects of cancer therapy.
NASA research has discovered that red light therapy can help treat oral mucositis, a side effect of chemotherapy that causes intensely painful sores, redness, dryness, and burning feelings in the mouth and throat. A two-year study in which cancer patients were given a far-red and near-infrared LED light therapy found that 96 percent of patients reported pain relief due to this treatment. It is fantastic news because it can raise dietary consumption, decrease painkiller use, and improve cancer patients' morale.
RLT is relatively safe and can be a perfect treatment choice for people looking for minor improvements in their skin, keeping the skin intact, and minimizing inflammation. Other RLT implementations have encouraging early evidence, but there is insufficient credible evidence in humans to label it useful in any situation. RLT is only one component of a comprehensive skincare regimen, and it should not be the only way a person cares about their skin. It may take multiple RLT therapies for a person to see differences in their skin. Anyone unsure if the profession is right for them should consult with a practitioner to discuss the possible benefits
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