LED red light therapy was initially studied by NASA for its benefits such as wound healing but since that time, its uses have expanded to include a far larger number of skin conditions. The following are some of the skin conditions for which red light therapy is most commonly used.
Red light therapy is frequently used for acne either on its own or in conjunction with blue light therapy. Red wavelengths can help acne sufferers due to the inflammation-reducing properties and the healing support it provides. While the blue light kills the acne vulgaris bacteria, the red light helps to reduce swelling and redness and speed the healing time. Learn more.
Red wavelengths can promote the improved production of collagen, which naturally plumps the skin. Plumped skin results in the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines while it decreases the look of bagging and sagging, including laugh lines, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and under-eye bags. Here’s exactly how red light therapy is going to make you look younger.
Cold Sores and Herpes
These sores can be uncomfortable and take forever to heal, but the right wavelengths of red light can speed up the process of clearing the sores to remove the discomfort and decrease the length of time in which they are infectious.
Diabetic & Dermal Ulcers
Diabetic ulcers and other forms of dermal ulcers can be healed more quickly when exposed to red light wavelengths. This helps to ease the pain they cause, while speeding the reduction of open wounds that may have previously resisted healing. Learn more about red light therapy for non healing wounds here.
The discomfort and appearance of eczema can both be soothed and faded through the anti-inflammatory properties of red light therapy. This decreases the itchiness and stinging followed by healing the rash.
Everyday cuts, scrapes and burns – adding red light therapy to some of your first aid treatments for issues such as the everyday cuts scrapes or even minor burns (including sunburn) can help to make the wounds less painful and can make sure they heal as quickly as possible. This can also help to reduce the risk of infection through a shortened healing time and can decrease the chances of scarring.
Red and scaly patches from this condition can be soothed, reduced and healed with red light on its own or in combination with near infrared light. Learn more about red light therapy for psoriasis treatment.
Red or red and amber light therapy and their anti-inflammatory, healing and soothing properties can be very helpful in treating the redness, stinging, burning, itching and even pimple-like bumps associated with this chronic skin disorder. Learn much more about red light therapy for rosacea treatment on our Rosacea website.
Scars, such as those resulting from acne, surgical and injuries can be reduced and faded through the regular red light exposure, due to the boost it can provide to the skin’s ability to heal.