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Red Light Therapy To The Rescue!

Interested in red light therapy and how it can help your skin? Learn more.

Red Light Therapy To The Rescue!

Red light therapy devices have increased in popularity in recent years as an easy-to-use, non-invasive anti-aging treatment that’s easily achieved at your convenience right from home. Devices range from smaller, concentrated treatment attachments to wearable masks and full-body panels—no matter what, everyone seems to be turning the lights on! 

What is Red Light Therapy?

Red Light Therapy is a form of light therapy, harnessing the power of light. An application of specific wavelengths of the light spectrum of red and near infra-red light are applied to the skin via light-emitting diodes that penetrate the skin through the use of light waves to improve cellular function. RLT is used as a rejuvenation tool helping to stimulate the body’s natural healing response. 

a photograph of a NuFACE customer's hands holding the red light attachment of the TRINITY+ device by NuFACE

How Red Light Therapy Works

Red light wavelengths penetrate different levels of the skin to excite cellular activity. Absorption of Red and NIR light stimulates the engine of our cells (Mitochondria) to increase the energy source of our cells Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) also known as “the energy currency of life” to improve cellular efficiency.

How is Red Light Therapy Used?

As collagen is boosted, your skin will become smoother and firmer, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Added bonus: Red light therapy doesn’t just increase collagen production; it also protects existing collagen, so your skin achieves better bounce and elasticity—count us in!

Does Red Light Therapy Hurt?

Because of the low heat levels, red light therapy is painless. In fact, it’s relaxing! It is not like the potentially harmful lights used in tanning booths. Our fave thing to do on a Sunday night? Sit back, watch TV and turn on our NuFACE® Wrinkle Reducer Attachment...ahhh.

a photograph of a woman using the red light attachment of the TRINITY+ device by NuFACE on her cheek

Will Red Light Therapy Make My Skin Look Better?

Red light therapy improves skin health, complexion, and has a proven soothing, calming, and rejuvenating effect. If your skin is looking on the saggier side or has lost its luster, red light therapy will give you a plump youthful look with a boost in collagen production.

If your skin is showing fine lines and wrinkles, LED Red Light Therapy can give you a smoother, ageless complexion.

How Often Should Red Light Therapy Be Used?

Because LED red light therapy is safe and non-invasive, we recommend adding it to your routine 5 times a week. It’s a great addition to your regimen before your microcurrent facial (not after) or between microcurrent treatments. 

Once you achieve your desired results, you’ll need maintenance treatments every few months to prevent the loss of collagen.

Are There Red Light Therapy Risks?

Red light therapy is generally safe as it is a non-invasive and painless treatment. However, as with any procedure, talk with your healthcare provider to determine if this type of therapy is best for your needs.

It is not recommended to those who suffer from epilepsy or who are prone to seizures. It's also advisable that you avoid the neck area during this treatment if the patient has any thyroid issues and health conditions. These are the other known contraindications:

• Light sensitivities

• Suspicious or cancerous lesions

• Topical or systemic steroids

• Pregnancy

• Under the age of 18

Red light therapy is an effective, simple treatment that goes beyond the skin's surface. It has the ability to regenerate cells and increase energy production below the skin, thus helping to improve skin conditions. Good news is most all red light therapy devices are regulated by the FDA, and our NuFACE@ Wrinkle Reducer Attachment has been FDA cleared.

So, if you’re ready to improve your skin, all you gotta do is turn the lights on!

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