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Red light therapy: A treatment that can make your dull skin glow

Want to reduce the signs of ageing and get glowing skin? Try red light therapy. This is a LED light treatment that improves the skin's appearance.
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Try this technique to get soft and glowing skin. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock
Dr Nivedita Dadu Published: 16 Apr 2023, 10:30 am IST
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Today, beauty treatments are very popular, especially those that enhance skin radiance and reduce the signs of ageing. One such treatment is red light therapy. It is a bio-stimulator treatment that uses low-wavelength red light that has been shown to boost the skin’s ability to produce collagen, resulting in the formation of new cells that contribute to a more youthful appearance. It is quickly emerging as the treatment of choice for people seeking to obtain a firmer, smoother skin texture along with glowing skin due to its capacity to reduce wrinkles and other signs of ageing. Read on to learn more about this treatment.

Benefits of red light therapy

Red light therapy has been found to have numerous benefits for the skin. This innovative treatment stimulates the growth and reproduction of fibroblast cells, resulting in the production of collagen and elastin that help to restore the skin’s softness, suppleness, and youthful appearance. In addition to reducing the appearance of age spots, wrinkles, and fine lines, red light therapy can also be effective in treating various skin diseases such as eczema, rosacea and psoriasis.

It aids in the reduction of scars and acne by lowering inflammation and promoting tissue regeneration and helping to repair sun-damaged skin. When red light therapy reaches the deepest layer of the skin, the dermis, it boosts cell activity and stimulates blood flow, facilitating the skin’s detoxification process and promoting collagen production. This leads to a brighter, more youthful-looking complexion with a healthy glow.

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Make your skin glowing and shiny. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Additionally, red light therapy specifically targets the sebaceous glands, which are responsible for producing sebum, an oil that can clog pores and lead to acne. By reducing inflammation within these glands, red light therapy can effectively treat acne. This treatment utilizes low-wavelength red light to improve the appearance of the skin, fading scars, redness, wrinkles, and acne.

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Is there any risk of red light therapy?

Red LED light therapy is a non-invasive and pain-free skin care treatment that has gained popularity in recent years. Although some people have reported experiencing temporary redness and swelling after the treatment, it is not known to cause any permanent damage to the skin.

It is worth noting that the intensity of the treatment can vary between at-home LED skin care devices and those used in clinics. The devices used in clinics are generally more powerful than at-home devices, which may result in a higher risk of side effects. Therefore, there is a lesser risk associated with using at-home LED skincare devices. It is always recommended to consult with a licensed professional before starting any new skincare treatment to ensure its safety and effectiveness.

Are there similar treatment options?

1. Near-infrared light therapy: This therapy uses a wavelength of light just beyond that of red light and has similar benefits to red light therapy.

2. Blue light therapy: This therapy uses blue light to treat acne, reduce inflammation, and improve mood.

3. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT): This therapy uses low-level lasers to stimulate healing and reduce inflammation.

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There are so many treatments to improve skin quality. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock

4. Infrared sauna therapy: This therapy uses infrared light to heat the body, which can help to increase circulation, reduce pain and inflammation, and improve overall health.

5. Cryotherapy: This therapy involves exposing the body to extremely cold temperatures, which can reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and boost immune function.

6. Ultraviolet light therapy: This therapy uses UV light to treat a variety of skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, and vitiligo.

So ladies, don’t miss out on this cutting-edge technology that promises to turn back the clock on your skin’s agieng process.

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About the Author

Dr Nivedita Dadu is a renowned dermatologist and the founder & chairman of Dr Nivedita Dadu's Dermatology Clinic.  ...Read More

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