Benefits of Red Light Therapy

Benefits of Red Light Therapy

Red light therapy Light emitting diode (LED) light therapy is growing in popularity in medical offices, spas, and at home. Using varying LED wavelengths, red light therapy is different from laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) therapies because it doesn’t cause damage to the skin surface.

Red light is thought to work by producing a biochemical effect in cells that strengthens the mitochondria. The mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell — it’s where the cell’s energy is created. The energy-carrying molecule found in the cells of all living things is called ATP (adenosine triphosphate). By increasing the function of the mitochondria using Red Light Therapy, a cell can make more ATP.  Since your body is able to use this extra energy for rejuvenation and repair, this energy provided to your cells may contribute to the following positive benefits:


Red Light at 660nm safely penetrates the skin, is absorbed by the fat cells and creates tiny holes in their membranes. This causes the fat cells to release their stored fatty acids, glycerol, and water into the body and then shrink, potentially resulting in lost inches. The body then flushes out the expelled fat-cell contents via the lymphatic system or burns them for energy. Exercising after treatment helps stimulate the lymphatic system to increase your metabolism to metabolize the released fat cell contents.

Using Red Light Therapy in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise will help reduce fat in those stubborn problem areas like your belly, love handles, and thighs.  Some of the benefits of red light include:

  • Boosts Collagen Production
  • Tighten & Tone Skin
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Reduce Cellulite
  • Reduce Appearance of Stretch Marks
  • Reduce Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Reduce Pain & Aching Muscles
  • Increases Circulation
  • Improve Complexion
  • Improve Acne
  • Speed Up Wound Healing