Does Red Light Therapy Work for Scars?
Do you have scars that cause pain and maybe restrict certain movements? Have you already tried multiple home remedies with no relief? If so, give red light therapy a try! Many peer-reviewed clinical studies have shown that red light therapy is safe and effective for healing burns, wounds, incisions, and scars. At Fit and Trim of Sarasota, we offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment for painful and annoying scars anywhere on your body. Here’s what you need to know about how red light therapy can help scarring.
What are Scars?
According to John Hopkins Medicine, scars are your body’s natural way of healing and replacing lost or damaged skin. Most of the time, scars consist of thick fibrous tissue. Scars can form on any part of the body and can appear very different. The shape and appearance of the scars can depend on many different factors, such as:
- Skin type
- The direction of the wound
- Type of injury
- Age of the person
- Nutritional status
These factors will affect how quickly treatments work on the scar tissue as well.
Treating Scars with Red Light Therapy
Prevention is the best treatment for scars. The goal is to treat the scars before they form; however, you can still get treatment if they have already formed.
Red Light Therapy helps repair and regenerate cell growth, increases normal collagen production, and activates stem cells. Stem cells are the “magic” cells. Stem cells are different from other cells in the body because they can divide and renew themselves over a long period of time, are unspecialized- meaning they cannot do specific functions in the body, and they have the potential to become specialized cells, such as muscle cells, blood cells, and brain cells.
Red light therapy works because it uses a specific wavelength of light that penetrates the skin and targets the cells directly. When you have a red-light therapy session, you’re looking for maximum safe exposure for your skin, and Fit and Trim of Sarasota only operate at these safe levels. We have tailored our approach to reflect scientific best practices. We only offer red light therapy in our full-body, zero-gravity beds. Our equipment is the best you can find on the market: safe and amazingly effective.
The use of red-light therapy is increasing as these modalities are safe, effective, and associated with no or minimal complications when used appropriately.
Can Red Light Therapy Help with Acne Scars?
Red light therapy has positive effects on scars, wrinkles, and healing of burns and can also reduce Ultra-Violet skin damage both as a treatment and as a prophylactic measure. Red light therapy can also increase pigmentation by stimulating melanocyte proliferation and can reduce depigmentation by inhibiting autoimmunity.
How Can I Get Started?
Are you ready to get rid of the scars that are hindering your daily life? Call today at
941-529-0888 and meet with a red light therapy expert for your free educational consultation. We are truly passionate about helping you live the life you were meant to live!