How Often Should I Use Red Light Therapy?
Red light therapy (RLT) or low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a safe and effective alternative natural treatment option for relieving a variety of chronic conditions and disorders without surgery or medications. We use high-output, dual wavelength RLT beds in our clinic to help our clients improve weight loss, reduce hair loss, and relieve pain for many chronic conditions and diseases, like acne, eczema, arthritis, joint pain, and many more red light therapy benefits. It is also an effective anti-aging treatment.
Naturally, clients always ask how often they should use red light therapy. However, the treatment depends on the condition, overall health, and how efficiently your cells absorb the light. While RLT is safe and effective, too much exposure can damage the skin.
So, red light therapy should only be administered under the guidance of a professional therapist trained in RLT, like here at the Fit & Trim Clinic of Sarasota.
For those having trouble losing weight, red light therapy is a safe and effective treatment alternative to surgery. With a few 10-to-40-minute treatment sessions, RLT can help stimulate your body’s natural fat-burning process, helping you to lose weight along with a healthy diet.
Chronic Skin Disorders
Red light therapy can also help promote cellular health in the skin cells, relieving pain, itching, and inflammation due to acne, psoriasis, eczema, and other chronic skin conditions. The optimal light intensity depends on the skin condition we are treating, but you can expect three treatment sessions per week lasting about 20 minutes for up to four months.
RLT has also been shown to increase collagen production and improve skin tone, reducing the effects of sun-damaged skin. As your skin cells absorb the light in several weekly sessions for up to four months, you will notice smoother, healthier-looking skin as those fine lines and wrinkles disappear. After your initial treatment, we will recommend a follow-up maintenance program so you can continue to maintain your healthy skin.
Arthritis and Joint Pain
It has been shown that red light therapy with near-infrared (NIR) light therapy can relieve joint pain and inflammation associated with different types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder. The RLT and NIR light stimulate adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production. As a result, it promotes cellular repair and healing, reducing symptoms and flare-ups. Your RLT/NIR treatment specialist will provide a custom treatment plan based on your condition and pain severity.
Can red light therapy really stimulate hair growth? Androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness is the most common form of hair loss. However, a 2019 analysis of eight clinical studies showed that participants using RLT had a significant increase in hair growth compared to those using shampoo treatments. As a result, the FDA has cleared device treatment for hair loss that uses low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and Revian Red (PhotonMD), a new type of light therapy that uses two red LED colors. The dual-wavelength treatment stimulates the release of nitric oxide, providing improved scalp coverage. If you are wondering how long the red light therapy program lasts, the treatments are typically ten minutes daily for six months.
Fit and Trim of Sarasota provides red light therapy in a safe, private, and comfortable spa-like setting. It’s a natural, effective, non-surgical treatment alternative for weight loss, hair loss, and other conditions. Call (941) 529-0888 or contact us online to book your free consultation today!