Red light therapy is a procedure that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to treat medical and cosmetic conditions. It sends low-intensity red and near-infrared light to body cells to stimulate healing. This type of therapy is non-invasive, painless, and does not use heat. It is equal to the wavelengths of light that the body needs from sunlight, but without the heat or UV rays that can cause sun damage.
Red light therapy can be done in a professional setting as part of a dermatological procedure, as part of a facial treatment performed by a beautician, or with a device at home. It is a form of multiple light-emitting diode (LED) therapy, but of all of them, red light penetrates deeper into the skin. If used incorrectly or too often, it may cause damage to the skin or eyes. Although many studies have shown promising results, the benefits of red light therapy remain controversial. For alopecia specifically androgenetic alopecia, also known as male and female pattern hair loss, some studies support red light therapy as an effective treatment.
Red light was then studied to determine its possible application in medicine, more specifically to find out if RLT could increase energy within human cells. Red light therapy differs from other forms of treatment because it is painless and the skin is not damaged or damaged. It is important to note that this particular type of light is not the same as UV rays from the sun or found in tanning beds, and there is no increased risk of cancer or UV damage. Red light therapy devices for the home are also safe, but they are not as powerful as professional instruments. Red light therapy used in a doctor's office can be used to treat more serious conditions, such as psoriasis, slow-healing wounds, and even the side effects of chemotherapy.
A dermatologist can make sure that the skin condition is what you think it is and can discuss the merits of red light therapy and other treatment options. Red light therapy (RLT) uses low-wavelength red light to reportedly improve the appearance of the skin, such as reducing wrinkles, scarring, redness, and acne. It uses a specific wavelength of natural light for therapeutic benefits, both medical and cosmetic. If you are considering using red light therapy for medical or cosmetic purposes, it is important to consult with your doctor first. They can help you determine if this type of treatment is right for you and provide guidance on how to use it safely and effectively.