Does RED Light Therapy Really Work?



Of late, ‘Red Light’ has been a very popular entrant in the area of dermatology. Spas and salons have been offreing red light treatments, but now even the market is flooded with red light devices that can be used at home.

Has it ever made you wonder about its efficiency for healing skin or have you ever thought that it might potently be a panacae for many skin problems?

Being reluctant to embrace anything that is new and that too for beauty and health care is every wise person’s nature. So let’s deal with this subject today.. Is it really benficial? And to what extent? Moreover is it Ok to use it for myself and family….

Let’s uncover the REALITY!

It has been found that, certain wavelengths of light can have different effects on living organisms.
For example: Ultraviolet, or UV light, for example, can destroy bacteria. Lasers can change the configurations of molecules. Alternating periods of light and darkness can cause different plants to fruit or flower, and can change sleep rhythms in humans as well.

The visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum is also known as Visible Light. Colors are nothing but the electromagnetic radiations with different wavelengths. Specific wavelengths are used for health and healing in the name of ‘Low level Light Therapy.’ It has been found when light of a single wavelength is used in controlled amounts, it has multiple benefits to offer. Research affirms the same:

  • Low level laser/light therapy has been found to be beneficial in stimulating, healing and restoring the skin’s youthfulness. Red is just the color of light or the wavelength used, its low level therapy via medical grade LEDs confer ample of benefits to our ksin. (NCBI) For example: The red light of the visible spectrum has a wavelength of about 650 nm (actual range 622 – 780nm)
  • The Journal of Photomedicine and Laser suregry affirms the efficacy of red and near infra red light treatment in patient staisfaction, Reduction of Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Skin Roughness, and Intradermal Collagen Density Increase!

LEDs (light emitting diodes) Are used to emit light of a single wavelength also known as monochromatic light. Scientific research has proven that LEDs emit specific wavelengths that create positive reactions at a deep cellular level.

Do to the high content of blood and water within the body, LED wavelengths are readily absorbed into skin and tissue where they increase cellular energy, stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis, boost circulation, accelerate healing, kick start repair processes, drive more oxygen to the treated area, and much more.

Red and infrared light therapy helps to:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Increase the production of endorphins
  • Block pain transmitting neurons
  • Increase circulation
  • Accelerate healing
  • Increase cellular energy (ATP)
  • Repair cellular damage

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You may find a wide application of ‘Red Light’ in a variety of skin conditions. The benefits can be summed up as:

  • Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces crow’s feet
  • Speeds up the healing of blemishes
  • Improves skin tone
  • Stimulates collagen and elastin
  • Repairs sun damaged skin
  • Creates more natural skin moisture
  • Increases circulation within the skin
  • Lessens skin coarseness
  • Reduces pore size
  • Smoothes texture
  • Slows down skin degradation
  • Reduces overall redness, flushing, dilated capillaries
  • No harm, no pain, just younger, more beautiful skin.


 Apart from being beneficial for the skin, it also has pain relieving and wound healing properties….LEDs have been shown to be effective for the treatment of pain, relief of muscle and joint aches, sprains, and back pain.

Red light and infrared light wavelengths penetrate deep into the body easing pain and repairing damaged tissue.

The combination of red LEDs at about 660 nanometers and infrared LEDs at 880 nanometers and beyond have the ability to penetrate even further into the body; reaching deep into skin, tissue, joints, and bone. The reparative and healing properties within the wavelengths offer a natural means for speeding up the healing process and easing pain.Red light at 660nm penetrates to a depth of about 8-10mm which makes it beneficial for treating problems closer to the surface of the skin such as wounds, cuts, scars, and infection.


 Another factor to consider is that its safety.. So, does it have any side effects?

The answer to this question is that, Red light therapy is not only extremely beneficial in the fight against aging but does not harm the skin like lasers can. It is safe for all skin types, non-invasive, non-ablative (skin damaging), no downtime, no pain, and simple. The wavelengths gently penetrate and promote healthy skin, tissue and cells without causing any harm. LED light therapy is one of the few non-invasive tools available that can actually reverse the signs of aging.


 Red light before and after…….

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An important thing to note is that:‘To obtain results with red light therapy, consistency and regular treatments are vital. ‘So, you may incur a high cost by running to dermatologists and to saps very often.

That brings into the picture, DIY (Do it Yourself) Red light therapy. There are lots of red light therapy devices that have been developed taking care of safety and ease of usage parameters, to provide professional grade results at home. They include red light masks, red light bulbs, or red light lamps. Each device has its own unique features and benefits that it can offer.


EDITOR’S NOTE: We suggest you to wisely choose from among the best at home ‘Red Light Therapy Devices’ that may suit your needs so that you can avail many benefits in the long run without incurring huge costs.