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Red Light Therapy

WHAT IS RED LIGHT THERAPY?

Red Light Therapy is a process of emitting light wavelengths through the skin to stimulate your body's natural healing and regeneration processes.

BENEFITS OF RED LIGHT THERAPY

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HOW DOES RED LIGHT THERAPY WORK?


When delivered within the optimal wavelengths and energy levels, red and near infrared light protect your body’s cells from nitric oxide damage, which can otherwise stop the cell’s production of ATP when you’re stressed or ill. Red light photons allow your cells to continue utilizing oxygen effectively by minimizing the absorption of nitric oxide. Only clinical-grade red light therapy can reach all the way into a cell’s mitochondria to stimulate healing and regeneration to help improve your appearance, performance, and overall well-being. The term “red light therapy,” which is also referred to as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation, encompasses light therapy in the red (630nm to 660nm) and near-infrared (810nm to 850nm) range. Red light devices use light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs to deliver specific wavelengths of light in powerful concentrations that absorb into the skin and have therapeutic benefits at the cellular level. Red light, and particularly near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths, penetrate deep into the body where they have a stimulating effect on cells. Light photons absorb into the mitochondria, which are colloquially known as the “power generators” of cells. As mitochondria soak up the light, this increases production of cellular fuel known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The cells become energized, making them better able to perform their functions, and repair and regenerate themselves more efficiently.




IS RED LIGHT THERAPY SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN?


The process by which low-level laser therapy positively impacts health at the cellular level has been scientifically proven. Some of the fascinating benefits of red/NIR therapy include:

  • Anti-aging: Regular use reduces fine lines, sagging skin, sun damage, and wrinkles by stimulating collagen and elastin production, reducing inflammation, and stimulating blood flow.
  • Hair regrowth: Red light supports the regrowth of hair when light photons energize dormant hair follicles. It also helps treat underlying conditions such as hypothyroidism, which can contribute to non-hereditary hair loss.
  • Osteoarthritis pain: Red light reduces inflammation to ease joint pain and restore mobility.
  • Chronic skin disorders: Red light in the 620nm to 660nm range, and NIR light in the 810nm to 850nm range, effectively treat acne, psoriasis, non-melanoma skin cancers, rosacea, and other skin conditions by reducing inflammation and promoting healthy collagen production.
  • Physical performance: Red and NIR light wavelengths help maximize athletic performance and speed up healing of muscle damage due to intense exercise or injury.
  • Low back pain: Near-infrared light supports healthy muscle and connective tissue growth and reduces inflammation to ease chronic low back pain.
  • Weight loss: Red light therapy can help with fat loss and helps with spot-treatment of fat, since it causes fat cells to develop tiny fissures that allow lipids to leak out. It also increases the thickness and suppleness of skin, which helps reduce the appearance of cellulite.




IS RED LIGHT THERAPY SAFE?


YES! Thousands of peer-reviewed studies have been conducted on red light therapy, and none have found any safety issues with either short-term or long-term use. Studies that included follow-ups showed no adverse effects after prolonged use of light therapy LED devices. When evaluating the effects of red light therapy, it’s important not to confuse it with ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) phototherapy, because treatment involving UV wavelengths does carry risks. Some light wavelengths, such as UVA and UVB, are harmful to your body, but red and NIR light are actually beneficial for a wide range of health and wellness applications. The only exception to this strong safety record is individuals with highly photo-sensitive skin, and people taking medications that amplify their photosensitivity. For this reason, it's very important to fully disclose any and all medications you are taking (some do not overtly state that they have photo-sensitizing effects) with our doctors during your mandatory new patient physical exam before beginning red light therapy.




HOW LONG DOES A RED LIGHT THERAPY SESSION LAST AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE ONE?


Our Red Light Therapy Sessions last for a total of 50 minutes - 40 minute Infrared Sauna Session + 10 minute Whole-Body Vibration Session. Most commonly, you’ll enjoy a relaxing Red Light session 3 to 5 times per week, over a period of one to four months.




WILL INSURANCE COVER RED LIGHT THERAPY?


No, health insurance plans do not cover Red Light Therapy treatments at this time.




WHAT IS WHOLE-BODY VIBRATION?


With whole-body vibration, you stand on a machine with a vibrating platform. As the machine vibrates, it transmits energy to your body, forcing your muscles to contract and relax dozens of times each second. Standing, or better yet performing exercises, on the vibration plate engages your core and hip flexors to stabilize your body. This makes your body work harder and eventually, the muscles around the joints grow stronger. Over time, you’ll notice that your balance, coordination, posture, and flexibility have improved.





1 Session

Infrared Sauna Single Session

$50

10 Pack

10 Sessions at $40 each

 $400

20 pack

20 Sessions at $30 each

 $600

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