Red Light Therapy San Diego, CA

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), this non-invasive procedure acts to stimulate the production of collagen, helping the body to heal and repair damaged tissue. Utilizing specialized diodes, Red Light Therapy emits gentle, low-level light energy that penetrates the skin's deeper layers.

Originally pioneered by NASA, this therapy incorporates two LED treatments: The red light LED initiates cellular stimulation, promoting collagen production, which leads to a more youthful, plumper appearance, while simultaneously addressing concerns like wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage. The blue light LED effectively targets and eliminates acne-causing bacteria beneath the skin's surface.

What are the Benefits of Red Light Therapy?

San Diego Red Light Therapy model being treated
San Diego Red Light Therapy model with doctor
San Diego Red Light Therapy model with doctor
San Diego Photobiomodulation model with doctor

LightStim Pro

We perform anti-aging and therapeutic healing treatments using the LightStim Pro red light therapy platform. The device’s settings can be adjusted to emit different types of light in order to customize your treatment for your specific needs. LightStim Pro has been scientifically proven to promote cellular turnover and rejuvenation in the treatment area, visibly reducing fine lines and creases and improving the look of aging skin as well as boosting healing after other non-surgical and surgical aesthetic treatments.

LightStim Pro for Anti-Aging

The LightStim Anti-Aging device produces a combination of amber, light red, dark red, and infrared wavelengths. This blend of wavelengths collaborates harmoniously to revitalize the skin, enhance its tone, minimize the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, alleviate redness, and enhance overall skin health. LightStim Anti-Aging treatments help your skin function optimally for a more youthful, glowing appearance.

LightStim Pro for Healing

LightStim Pro’s powerful combination of light wavelengths is also an effective therapy for expediting the healing process by improving circulation and cellular recovery. We like to combine LightStim Pro sessions with treatments such as collagen induction with microneedling, PRP treatments, IV nutrient infusions, and others in order to maximize the benefits of each modality. LightStim Pro simultaneously evens skin tone, improves texture, and supports the body’s healing mechanisms. Low-level laser therapy can also be useful in encouraging recovery after healing from surgical procedures.

LLLT San Diego

Dr. Malone is continually researching new treatments and methods to increase their efficacy, ensuring her clients experience the most holistic rejuvenation. Her signature treatment curricula blend the benefits of multiple non-surgical rejuvenation treatments and technologies to deliver stunning results. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) makes an excellent complement to treatments like microneedling, PRP therapy, lymphatic drainage, chemical peels, and other minimally-invasive approaches to anti-aging and skin rejuvenation.

Additionally, Dr. Malone recommends LLLT as part of a comprehensive post-surgical healing regimen, which may also include treatment in our innovative hyperbaric chamber. At your consultation, she will discuss your options for blending treatments to achieve your most beautifully resilient complexion with minimal recovery time.

Here are some of the benefits of receiving Red Light Therapy in San Diego:

  • Stimulates cellular activity that produces collagen
  • Rejuvenates 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 our San Diego Red Light Therapy 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 undergone extensive research and testing over the years, and its efficacy as a beneficial health approach has been firmly established. Red Light Therapy, also known as Photobiomodulation, operates on a cellular level, much like the essential wavelengths of light your body naturally receives from sunlight, but without the associated heat and UV rays that could potentially lead to 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?

Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), also called 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. 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 NIR 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 by prompting fat cells to release their contents, thereby facilitating the body's natural fat removal process. When applied to fat tissues, RLT effectively triggers the breakdown of fat, converting it into carbon dioxide – a substance our bodies eliminate through both natural excretion and simple exhalation. This phenomenon partly explains why you often weigh less upon waking, as your body actively sheds weight by expelling carbon dioxide from your system.

LLLT San Diego

When you choose Malone Facial Plastic Surgery, our primary aim is to provide you with the finest Red Light Therapy or Low-Level Laser Therapy in San Diego. Throughout your consultation with Dr. Malone, you'll have the chance to express your unique objectives for a Red Light Therapy treatment, allowing the treatment to be precisely tailored to you. This conversation will allow you to explore the available options for this procedure and engage in a discussion to determine the optimal solution for your needs.

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As experienced every day by our patients in San Diego and La Jolla Red Light Therapy exhibits the remarkable ability to stimulate collagen production, enhance skin tone, and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Most sessions are brief, lasting around half an hour or even less, with no downtime involved. This treatment poses no risk of burns. Unlike laser procedures that deliver high-energy light bursts, Red Light Therapy gently promotes skin health, addressing concerns such as acne, broken capillaries, brown spots, facial redness, and spider veins.

Photobiomodulation (Red Light Treatment) stands as a formidable force against aging, facilitating the rejuvenation of healthy skin. The dermis layer's fibroblast cells play a pivotal role, producing collagen for a plump and vibrant complexion, and elastin for skin tightening and regeneration. This versatile aesthetic approach caters to all skin types and conditions. The treatments are gentle on the eyes and entirely painless.

What does Red Light Therapy Treat?

  • Enhance skin tone and reduce pigmentation irregularities
  • Effectively treat acne and reduce acne scarring
  • Unveil fresh, healthy, and radiant skin
  • Nourish and rejuvenate dry or rough-textured skin
  • Address pigmentation concerns stemming from pregnancy
  • Minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

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San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr Melanie Malone MD, FACS

Dr. Malone's approach in La Jolla is all about personalization, tailoring treatments specifically to address your unique concerns and aesthetic goals. Our goal is to bring out a rejuvenated appearance that mirrors the vitality you feel within. Dr. Malone's expertise ensures seamless enhancements, avoiding any unwarranted attention. She achieves the subtle refreshment that helps bring back what a restful night's sleep used to give. Dr. Malone's aesthetic is characterized by its natural, gentle, and harmonious qualities, empowering you to confidently present your best self. Her aspiration is to assist every patient in achieving a naturally balanced aesthetic, ensuring you always project your most confident self.

Dr. Malone holds prestigious Fellow status in The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American College of Surgeons. This remarkable honor is granted to a select group of surgeons based on their exceptional training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical standards.

Committed to perfecting her craft and achieving technical excellence, Dr. Malone successfully completed her fellowship under the mentorship of the esteemed facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Jacono. Dr. Jacono is celebrated for his groundbreaking work in advancing the deep plane facelift technique, which not only minimizes noticeable scarring but also revitalizes the underlying facial tissues. This innovative approach steers clear of the artificial results commonly linked to traditional facelift methods. Leveraging Dr. Jacono's pioneering technique, Dr. Malone offers her patients remarkably natural and authentic outcomes in facial rejuvenation.

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