Red Light Therapy

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    Red Light Therapy

    All it's cracked up to be and then some.

What is Red Light Therapy?

Red light therapy is a natural, alternative therapy with a long list of benefits and no known adverse side effects. To put it very simply, red light therapy is the practice of shining red light on yourself in a prescribed way in order to make you look youngerheal faster, reduce pain, or bring overall balance to your energy and endocrine systems. And yes, it works.

What red light therapy is depends on who you ask. There are two very different ways to look at it: first, from the viewpoint of Western traditional medicine; and second, from the viewpoint of Eastern, energy medicine.

Red Light Therapy & Western Medicine

Western traditional medicine likes to deal with what we can measure in a lab and prove to the FDA. Once NASA came down with undeniable wound healing results from red light therapy, conventional medicine started paying attention. Over 10 years later, red light therapy has now been thoroughly researched and FDA approved for anti-aging and pain relief, with wound care applications soon to follow.

Western doctors and researchers often call red light therapy by other names such as:

  •  LLLT (low level laser or low level light therapy)
  •  LILT (low intensity light therapy)
  •  photobiostimulation
  •  biostimulation (BIOS)
  •  photobiomodulation
  •  photonic stimulation
  •  photorejuvenation
  • and others

All of those are red or near infrared light therapy just the same, and all the information on this website applies to them.

Red Light Therapy & Eastern Medicine

Red light therapy is also used in Eastern medicine practices which focus on the energy systems of the body, specifically meridian points and chakra zones. For example, “Colorpuncture” uses a narrow beam of red light to stimulate acupuncture points instead of needles. A brand name “Photonic Light Therapy” does the same thing for animals. Red light therapy could also be called red color therapy and used to fuel overall vitality.

While western science and eastern medicine may not often agree, the facts remain: light is energy, and our body is energy. Red and infrared light energy penetrate deep into the body, and has profound effects in the hands of both western and eastern healing professionals alike. The good news is, it will likely have the same rejuvenating, healing and balancing effects in your hands as well, at a fraction of the cost.

How Red Light Therapy Works

Visible red light is capable of penetrating the skin to a depth of about 8 to 10 mm. Once absorbed, the light energy is converted to cellular energy, stimulating the body’s natural processes on a cellular level and kicking off a whole series of metabolic events, including:

  • Increased circulation and the formation of new capillaries. 1
  • Increased lymph system activity.
  • Increased production of collagen and fibroblasts. 2
  • Increased release of ATP, or raw cellular energy. 3
  • Increased phagocytosis, or cellular clean up.
  • Tissue granulation stimulated. 4
  • Inflammation reduced. 5

All of these things work together to produce many benefits for you in the areas of anti-aging, the healing of wounds and injuries, and the relief of pain, as we’ll see below. But no matter what the application, red and infrared light therapy share the same benefits overall.

Risks & Benefits of Red Light Therapy

There are so many benefits of red light therapy that we gave them their own page and you can find that here. In study after study all over the world, there are no reported adverse side effects from red light therapy. There are some precautions you should consider before beginning your treatment, however. Please review them by reading the article, “Red Light Therapy Side Effects,” here.

The Wavelengths of Red Light Therapy

Red light therapy uses wavelengths of light roughly between 620 nm and 700 nm. Popular wavelengths used in research and in-home products are 630 nm and 660 nm.  Regardless of claims of only “specific wavelengths” being effective, the whole range of visible red light wavelengths are effective and beneficial.  In fact, many devices today are including two or three of them instead of just one. red_wavelengths-600

Laser, LED, or What?

Effective red light therapy can be accomplished with any red light source including incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, LED, low level laser or cold laser. Each type of light has its benefits and drawbacks, but ineffectiveness is not one of them. Red LED light therapy is the most popular today in part because LED technology is:

  • durable & long lasting
  • compact & portable
  • often battery operated
  • highly energy efficient
  • and emits little to no heat

Red Light Therapy Products & Reviews

When you’re ready to give red light therapy a try, we have two products for you to consider. Click the Full Product Details button to see which one is right for you. Check the Reviews Page to compare them to others!


The Peak 630™

One Time Investment
  • Red LED Light
  • Good for Anti-Aging, Hair-Loss & Superficial Wound Care
  • 12" Diameter Treatment Area
  • Full Facial Coverage in 3 Areas
  • Standard Features:
    • 90 Second Per Area Treatment Time
    • Hand-Held or Hands-Free
    • Full 90 Day Risk-Free Trial
    • Lifetime Warranty
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