Red Light Therapy For Skin Rejuvenation

When it comes to looking young and keeping your skin healthy, people are always looking for the next best thing. One new therapy is becoming particularly popular as a whole-body treatment, for its ability to reduce wrinkles and restore what skin has lost due to damage and age. Read on to learn more about red light therapy and how it can help you to regain or maintain your youthful glow.

What It Is, and Its Origins

Red light therapy was actually created by NASA, as a way to quickly heal wounds and other damage to the body. Unlike many other beauty treatments, which have questionable origins and safety, the fact that an organization like NASA not only created it but stands behind it as safe means you can be confident about using it.

What It Does

Red light therapy increases the speed that your cells recreate themselves. As you grow older, your body takes longer to lose old, dull skin cells, and to create new and vibrant ones. This is one of the reasons that exfoliation is so popular, as it removes the older cells and reveals the newer ones under the surface. Red light therapy actually quickens the development of new cells, so your skin looks younger and has a glowing appearance.

In addition, red light therapy is actually helpful in building collagen and elastin in your skin, which are two necessary components to your skin appearing supple and flexible. As you grow older, these components are produced more slowly, leaving your skin saggy. Red light therapy increases the production of these components, like your skin cells, so you're producing collagen and elastin faster than it can break down. As a result, your skin appears plumper, and wrinkles become more shallow and less noticeable.

Red light therapy can also be helpful in healing sun damage to the skin. UVA and UVB rays both damage the skin, but UVA penetrates more deeply, causing lasting damage to the lower levels of the dermis. Red light can also penetrate to these layers of the skin, helping it to heal and rejuvenate from the inside out.

Where To Get It

Red light therapy is available at most dermatologists' offices, as well as some gyms. Red light therapy devices can also be purchased to use at home, though they may not have the potency of a device you'd find in a professional's office.

For more information, contact A Beach Medical Group For Dermatology or a similar location.