Red Light Therapy In San Diego

Red Light Therapy is a treatment that may help skin, muscle tissue, and other parts of your body heal. It works by exposing you to low levels of red or near-infrared light. Also called low-level laser therapy (LLLT), low-power laser therapy (LPLT), or photobiomodulation (PBM), RLT is a non-invasive skincare procedure that stimulates collagen and heals and repairs tissues. Red Light Therapy uses diodes to dispatch low-level light energy into the deeper layers of the skin.

As developed by NASA, there are two LED treatments: The red light LED trigger cellular stimulus that produces collagen resulting in plumper looking skin, reduces wrinkles and fine lines and treats other issues such as sun damage. The blue light LED destroys the bacteria that create acne beneath the surface of the skin.

What are the Benefits of Red Light Therapy

Collagen Phototherapy San Diego
Collagen Phototherapy San Diego
Collagen Phototherapy San Diego
Collagen Phototherapy San Diego

Here are some of the benefits of Red Light Therapy in La Jolla:

  • Stimulates cellular activity that produces collagen
  • Rejuvenate the skin to look more youthful
  • Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Treats sun-damaged skin
  • Treats stretch marks
  • Reduces redness
  • Can help your skin heal from injuries
  • Minimize the appearance of scars
  • Decrease sore muscles
  • Red Light Therapy is safe, including for the eyes
  • Builds muscles
  • Burns fat
  • Decrease cellulite
  • Eases joint pain
  • Improve digestive health
  • Reverse skin aging

Men and women in good overall health are appropriate candidates for this treatment. Depending on your particular skin concerns, we will be able to offer information on different options available to you that will suit your needs and determine if this treatment will meet your goals.

Does Red Light Therapy really work?

A fair question! But worry not, red light therapy has been widely studied and tested for years, and it has been proven to be an effective health modality. Red Light Therapy affects your body at a cellular level, just like the wavelengths of light that your body needs and obtains from sunlight, but without all the heat and UV rays that might cause sun damage.

Red and Near-Infrared (NIR) light is actually a healthier alternative to all the bright blue light that you are often surrounded by on a daily basis, which is the type of light that makes it hard to fall asleep and may even lead to unforeseen health issues!

How does Red Light Therapy work so well?

Red Light Therapy works so well because it uses a type of light that our body requires – light intake is crucially important to our health! Just like the nutrients, we get from healthy food, or the essentials of drinking water and getting a full night’s rest, light intake is essential to our cellular function and energy production.

We as humans evolved to be outside, to flourish in an abundance of the day’s sunlight. Most as time went on and life evolved, most of us have now wound up living a life where we are indoors for most of our time – practically 90% of our time, to be specific! As you can imagine, this does not do our bodies any favors, and it can throw our health for a loop.

Do you use a computer often? What about a cell phone? How about watching TV – have you gone on a Netflix binge lately? Well, those types of screens give off what is called ‘blue light’, which carries a tremendously negative effect on our bodies, throwing off the balance of our circadian rhythms, and is often what makes getting a good night’s rest so hard.

As such, delivering healthy light (red light and NRI light) to your body is not only safe and effective but something that every person can benefit from in a variety of ways! This procedure is not only safe but has had a ton of research performed on it – by actual rocket scientists (thanks, NASA!)

Will Red Light Therapy help me sleep better?

Yes! Because our brains evolved to interpret light as a sign of when to be awake, and when to go to sleep – which is when it produces that crucial sleep hormone, melatonin – the proper amount of light intake is critical to our health. And while blue light, which is present in almost every aspect of our daily lives, can cause our circadian rhythm to be knocked out of alignment, red light is a lower-intensity light that can actually help support longer, more restful sleep!

Does Red Light Therapy affect my mental acuity?

It sure does, because when you shine red or NIR wavelengths of light on your head, these wavelengths can reach your brain cells and work to stimulate the mitochondria in your brain – and as you might remember from science class in school, the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. This is what helps improve cellular energy production, enhances blood flow, and can actually help support better mental acuity.

Can Red Light Therapy affect my circulation?

If you pull a muscle or hurt your neck, you can actually recover much faster if you have been using Red Light Therapy because it increases your circulation, which in turn causes your body to send more oxygen to your muscles. If you often deal with neck and back pain, this might be just the thing for you!

The best part about Red Light Therapy is that it is painless, non-ablative, and non-invasive – all you have to do is lay back and bask under the light while it helps your body produce fibroblasts and collagen.

This All Sounds Too Good To Be True – I Expect It Can Help Me Lose Weight Too?

You’d actually be correct if you said that! While it sounds crazy to say you could lose weight just by shining some red lighting on the fatty areas of your body, the science has been checked and this is another feature of Red Light Therapy!

Red Light Therapy makes it easier for users to lose weight because it actually causes fat cells to dump their contents, make it easier for fat to be removed by the body. So when you use RLT on fat tissues, it can actually cause the fat to break down, converting it to carbon dioxide – our bodies rid themselves of carbon dioxide via going to the bathroom, as well as just by simply breathing out! This is partially why you tend to weigh less just after you wake up because your body has been actively losing weight by exhaling the carbon dioxide in your system!

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During your consultation with Dr. Malone in La Jolla, you will have an opportunity to share your specific goals for a Red Light Therapy treatment. You will be able to learn more about the possible options with this procedure and discuss the best solution for you.

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A Red Light Therapy treatment can boost collagen, improve skin tone and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Most of the procedures take a half-hour or less and there is no downtime. There is no risk of burning with this treatment. Laser procedures deliver a blast of light at a higher energy level. These treatments are used for acne, broken capillaries, brown spots, facial redness, and spider veins.

An LED procedure in San Diego can work against aging and the rejuvenation of healthy skin. It is the fibroblast cells in the dermis layer that produce collagen that consequently give the skin its full and plump appearance and elastin that tightens and helps to regenerate the skin. It is a great aesthetic device for all skin types and conditions. The treatments are safe to the eyes and a painless procedure.


What does Red Light Therapy Treat?

  • Improve pigmentation irregularities on the skin
  • Smooth, plump, and hydrate skin that is dry or rough in texture
  • Treat acne and acne scarring of the skin
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reveal healthy glowing fresh skin
  • Reduce pigmentation resulting from pregnancy

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