Infrared Therapy

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Red Light Therapy for Skin Rejuvenation

What does red light therapy do for your skin? One result of increased cellular activity from red light exposure is noticeable, measurable improvements in the skin’s appearance and texture. This is because photobiomodulation stimulates fibroblasts, which are skin cells that secrete collagen proteins that maintain the structural framework of skin tissue. Studies show that when fibroblasts are activated by PBM, they produce more collagen, thereby increasing the elasticity and suppleness of the skin, and reducing signs of aging.


The unique mitochondrial stimulating properties of red light therapy have proven to be effective in healing muscle that’s been damaged during exercise. Fitness-related studies show strong evidence linking red light therapy to muscle damage markers; namely, the enzymes lactic acid and creatine kinase, which are released into the bloodstream after strenuous exercise.


Beyond skincare and muscle repair, the stimulation of mitochondria yields a myriad of other positive results, including those that address pressing health issues. Some promising areas of study vis-a-vis red light therapy include:

  •  Fibromyalgia: This disease is among many that occur due to inflammation and oxidative stress, both of which red light therapy has been shown to treat.

  • Brain health: Among the areas researched is the potential for red light to help patients with dementia.

  • Neuropathy: Research has shown that LLLT can alleviate symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, in part due to the stimulating effect NIR has on nerve cells

  • Osteoarthritis: One study found red and infrared light therapy cut osteoarthritis-related pain by more than 50%.

  • Tendinitis: A very small study of 7 people suggests RLT lessens inflammation and pain in people with Achilles tendinitis.

  • Reduced inflammation: Near-infrared light reduces overall inflammation in the body by decreasing the presence of inflammatory markers. This reduction can help ease the symptoms associated with joint pain, sore muscles, autoimmune diseases, arthritis, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.

  • Reduced recovery times after training and injury: For high-performance athletes (and those who train like them) red light therapy can help accelerate muscle repair following fatigue and injury. Mitochondria within cells are particularly responsive to red light therapy, and muscle cells are exceptionally rich in mitochondria. Red light therapy may additionally stimulate stem cells, further assisting in muscle recovery.

  • Improved fertility and increased testosterone levels:

  • Testosterone: Around the age of 30, male testosterone levels naturally start to decrease. Men hoping to achieve a natural boost to their sex drives, sexual satisfaction, fertility, and physical performance can reap benefits from red light therapy. Red and near-infrared wavelengths can stimulate photoreceptor proteins in the testes causing higher testosterone production. Other studies have theorized that low-level light therapy may affect the pineal gland in the brain, which bears a significant impact on reproduction.

  • Collagen Production: Healthier, plumper-looking skin due to increased collagen production: Red light therapy can dramatically transform the skin. Red light wavelengths in particular target the mitochondrial chromophores within skin cells, generating production of collagen proteins. Collagen stimulation yields more holistic and enduring benefits than simply resurfacing the outer layers of the skin.

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