Frequently asked questions
So, what is light therapy and what does it do?
In its most basic definition, light therapy is the application of specific energy wavelengths to the body to upregulate cellular performance and achieve therapeutic benefits, including anti-aging, pain management, and wound healing.
So, what is light therapy?
Light therapy is the application of specific wavelengths of light energy to skin tissue to obtain therapeutic results.
How does light therapy work?
Like plants that absorb sunlight to power photosynthesis that allows them to boost cellular growth, the cells within the body will also absorb specific wavelengths that will stimulate both collagen and elastin growth. Light therapy will also boost cardio circulation which will then deliver more oxygen and nutrients to all of the affected tissues.
Is light therapy safe?
Light therapy is safe and it is also clinically proven for the management of various skin and pain conditions. Light therapy is also non-toxic, non-invasive, and an affordable alternative to prescription drugs and harsh topical treatments.
What are the side-effects of light therapy?
In general, side-effects from light therapy are rare. If they do occur, they typically involve temporary redness of the treated area. Side-effects are minor and do not last long.
How much do light therapy treatments cost?
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How often should I use light therapy?
Light therapy is more effective if you keep up with sessions on a regular basis. For anti-aging, for example, most practitioners recommend two or three sessions per week.
Why is the Red light set at 660nm?
The wavelength of 660nm was chosen due to the fact that it is closest to the resonant frequency of cell tissue, allowing it to be better absorbed in hemoglobin.
Why would I need a light therapy device and when would I use it?
Light (LED based) therapy requires no prep time and can be used with either direct contact or even held inches from the skin.
If I have other therapy protocols why do I need light therapy?
We consider light therapy to be our foundation or cornerstone therapy, mainly because of the benefits and applications are beyond compare.
What is the solid beam of light used for?
A steady or solid beam of light will remove or dull pain, reduce inflammation, and allow muscles to relax.
What is the pulsing beam of light used for?
A pulsing beam of light is best to aid in the internal healing process. This is accomplished through the production of more protien than normal and it will then help the cells to regenerate faster internally.
Is light therapy more effective than creams?
Light therapy penetrates deep into the skin; it reaches the dermis layer of skin stimulating cells to produce collegan and elastin while at the same time helping to discard waste.
What is red light?
Red light is a technology that has both cosmetic and healing properties. When I refer to the word "healing" it is used as "the natural process by which the body heals itself." That is what exactly happens when the body is exposed to red light or any other collagen producing wavelength.
Should I remove makeup before a session?
Yes, it is better to remove all makeup, creams, and body lotions before any light therapy session. This will allow you to get the greatest results from the light therapy session. The removal of makeup, lotions, and creams will allow for a deeper penetration of the light and allow the skin to better absorb the light wavelength.
Will light therapy help with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?
Red light along with other light therapies has been proven to improve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Do I need to wear some sort of eye protection such as similar to tanning goggles?
For red light therapy it is not required, however, for other l;ight therapies; such as near-infrared light therapy it is necessary to have some sort of eye protection.
Will I have to maintain light therapy indefinitely to maintain results?
Yes, it is recommended to start with a commitment of 20 minutes for 3 to 5 times a week for the 1st four weeks; then dropping to 2 to 3 times a week for the next 4 to 12 weeks, and finally reducing your commitment to 1 or 2 times a week to maintain the results.