Red Light Therapy: A Sunburn Savior

Sunburns can be painful and cause long-term damage to your skin. But, with the help of red light therapy, you can reduce inflammation and repair sun-damaged skin. Red light therapy is a quick and painless treatment that uses a lamp, device, or laser with red light to stimulate healing of the skin and muscle tissue. It can help repair sun damage and reveal younger looking skin.

Red light therapy works by exposing your skin to a lamp, device, or laser with red light. This light is then absorbed by a part of cells called mitochondria, which are sometimes referred to as “energy generators” of cells. This absorption helps cells repair and become healthier, stimulating healing of the skin and muscle tissue. With a Rouge red light therapy device, you can benefit from daily treatments at a small fraction of the price of professional sessions.

Instruments on satellites have revealed that in flares and other violent perturbations, the Sun acts as an atomic accelerator, propelling electrons and protons at speeds approaching the speed of light. However, if you remove UV light from the equation and administer red and near infrared light in the form of red light therapy, there are numerous benefits to your skin that can counteract the signs of aging related to sun damage. This is because red and infrared wavelengths, which are given at higher concentrations in the morning and evening, have the unique ability to improve mitochondrial function. Luna red light therapy will address previous sun damage and rejuvenate the skin, while sunscreen will prevent future damage.

So it's important to use both treatments together for optimal results. Several recent studies have concluded that constant exposure to sunlight actually reduces the chances of getting melanoma and, instead, increases the survival rate. Today, phototherapy is a cosmetic procedure approved by the FDA and MDASAP for all skin conditions. It's OK to use other non-light-based therapies to cure sunburn and relieve pain on the same day (s) that you use red light therapy.

While red light therapy is not a substitute for sunscreen practices recommended by experts, it can be a good adjunct, especially when it comes to damage repair.