How does red light therapy work? In the anti-aging process, what is essential is collagen production. Collagen is responsible for the elasticity and firmness of your skin, and is also the protein that repairs damaged skin cells. Originally discovered by NASA about 40 years ago to stimulate plant growth, Red LED (Light Emitting Diode) therapy was also found to boost cell repair even in a zero gravity environment where cell growth is normally very slow. Red light therapy stimulates collagen by penetrating the skin with beams of light causing the skin to disrupt and regrow. This safe, painless, natural healing process converts light energy within skin cells in a similar way that plants convert sunlight into food energy. As new collagen forms, fine lines, wrinkles and imperfections are naturally sloughed away.
Red light therapy is a very mild yet powerful treatment that is extremely effective and safe for all skin types and there is no down time. It is quickly becoming recognized by the skin care industry as one of the most effective, gentle ways to help rejuvenate and repair the skin. The results can vary by individual and skin type, and are gradual yet visible. Red light therapy reduces dark under-eye circles, reduces age spots and redness, diminishes scarring, lines and wrinkles, and firms and tightens the skin.
You can get a series of treatments with a skin care specialist. Whether you choose to go that route or not, I recommend having an at-home FDA-cleared device that is proven to get results (such as the Baby Quasar which is also a winner of the New Beauty magazine’s Beauty Choice Award). Although red light therapy has been known to produce an immediate lift and temporary rejuvenating effect, continued daily use will provide more cumulative long-term, lasting results.