Red light therapy (RLT) is a non-invasive, painless procedure that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to treat medical and cosmetic conditions. It works by sending low-intensity red and near-infrared light to body cells to stimulate healing. This light is absorbed by the mitochondria, the “power plants” of the cells, which increases energy production and helps cells repair and become healthier. This in turn stimulates healing of the skin and muscle tissue, as well as skin rejuvenation.
RLT is different from laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) therapies because it does not cause damage to the surface of the skin. Laser and pulsed light therapies work by causing controlled damage to the outer layer of the skin, which then induces tissue repair. RLT prevents this tough step by directly stimulating skin regeneration. The light emitted by the RLT penetrates approximately 5 millimeters below the surface of the skin.
Healthy light intake is essential for our cellular function and energy production, just like water, sleep and nutrients in food. Unfortunately, most people don't get as much natural light as they need for optimal health (the average American spends more than 90% of their time indoors). Red light therapy is an easy solution to getting more healthy light every day, in the comfort of your home, regardless of weather or season. Red light therapy is thought to be effective in treating a variety of medical and cosmetic conditions, such as skin conditions, scars and signs of aging, including wrinkles and age spots.
It can also be used to treat more serious conditions, such as psoriasis, slow-healing wounds, and even the side effects of chemotherapy. It can be used alone or in combination with other treatments, such as blue light therapy, for acne vulgaris. Joovv has a full line of medical-grade red light therapy devices that are suitable for the home, including The Go 2.0 or Mini 3.0, which are best for smaller, more targeted treatments, and moderate to full body options ranging from the Joovv Solo 3.0, the cornerstone of the modular system, to the larger Joovv Elite 3.0 which is composed of six Solos. If you use red light therapy devices incorrectly or too often, you may suffer damage to your skin or eyes.
However, they have also been shown to be safe with almost no side effects*, in hundreds and hundreds of clinical trials and studies. Celebrities and influencers alike have touted the skin-enhancing effects of treatment with posts of themselves in their homes casually wearing glitter masks or waving red light sticks over their faces. Red light therapy is a simple yet powerful way to improve your health and wellbeing without any invasive procedures or harsh chemicals. It can help you look younger and feel better without any downtime or side effects.