Red Light Therapy: Uses, Benefits, and Risks


Red Light Therapy vs Traditional Skin Serums

Are you looking for a new, affordable, and innovative approach to your skin care regimen?

Chances are that your skin routine features its fair share of cleansers, serums, and creams. And if you have sensitive skin and/or are prone to blemishes and inflammation, incorporating new skincare products into your routine can be a frustrating task. Especially if you don’t know how your skin will respond.

Most topical moisturizers will only give the skin’s surface a smoother appearance temporarily. Instead of stimulating the skin at the cellular level and properly regenerate and restore your youthful skin tone.

That’s why Red Light Therapy is becoming so popular, because it helps skin cells repair themselves and become healthier. 

The process can improve numerous skin conditions without any lotions and other so called other complementary products in a natural, non-invasive way.

How Does It Work?

Studies have shown that when used consistently over time, red LEDs will penetrate the skin at different depths and stimulate various improvements to your skin; like

  • collagen production to reduce wrinkles
  • fight acne-causing bacteria
  • reduce inflammation
  • even stimulate hair growth

Red and infrared LEDs contain no UV rays and will NOT produce a tan


Although red LEDs do not feel hot to the touch, they create friction and heat below the skin’s surface which stimulates the skin at the cellular level. This new energy increases their activity, causing them to split and reproduce faster. Each time a skin cell splits from the energy caused by the red LEDs, it creates two new copies of itself.

As new cells emerge, they displace the old, damaged cells that contribute to signs of aging and other common issues of the skin.

In simple terms, using red light therapy is like a boost to your skin cells’ metabolism.


  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth
  • Improves skin tone
  • Increases blood circulation in the skin
  • Regenerates and stimulates fibroblast cells, which create collagen and elastin for a more youthful appearance
  • Fades scarring, stretch marks, and surgical wounds
  • Reduces inflammation of common skin conditions, such as sun damage, rosacea, acne, eczema, psoriasis, hyperpigmentation and more.
  • Reduces joint pain and muscle fatigue

Red Light Therapy can also help stimulate hair growth, but it cannot grow hair in places where it has never existed.

Instead, it improves the quality of the hair that grows by increasing the blood supply to the area. This helps the growing hair receive the nutrients it needs to be healthy.



Red Light Therapy is a completely natural non-invasive process that exposes the skin to levels of light that are not harmful.

However, someone who exposes themselves to too much of the treatment too fast, can cause more damage.

There’s also a potential risk of damage to the eyes. Although safer on the eyes than traditional lasers, proper eye protection is necessary while undergoing red light therapy.

As a non-invasive procedure, LEDs are usually very safe for all skin colors and types. Side effects are rare but note if you experience redness or increased inflammation.

You might want to talk to your doctor, especially if you’re taking any oral acne medications, which can cause skin sensitivity.


As with everything, “more” isn’t necessarily “better.” You won’t notice substantial changes in your skin immediately because healing is occurring at the cellular level. Since cells require time to repair and regenerate, improvement to skin tone and appearance will happen gradually.

Consistency is key to seeing results.

You may see minor results quickly, but you will continue to see the full effects over three to six months. After that, maintenance for some may be less frequent.



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