As red light therapy increases in both popularity and efficacy, the use of at-home RLT devices is also on the rise. With at-home use comes the added responsibility of choosing a device that is not only cost-efficient, but that will ultimately deliver the results you’re after. Red light therapy works by using specific and concentrated wavelengths of light that penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the body. The health benefits are many and varied but they all are achieved because the red – or infrared – lights work to jumpstart cellular activity and healing, boosting circulation and blood supply in the process, and bringing with it fresh oxygen and a plethora of nutrients back into your cells and tissues. This process stimulates everything from skin regeneration, hair growth, fighting inflammation in the body, and relieving joint and muscle pain, among a myriad of other full-body benefits.
But it’s not just any old red light that can make this happen! This is why, when shopping for your own RLT device, it’s important to know why the specific wavelengths are crucial to you achieving lasting results and what to look for in a RLT device.
Red Light Wavelengths for Optimal Results
Here’s the deal: two wavelengths in particular, 660 nanometers and 850 nanometers have shown through research to provoke the best cellular response within the body when it comes to healing and regeneration. These two wavelengths each provide their own distinct benefits to the body based on how far they are able to be absorbed and how quickly. Red light at a range of 630-660nm is quickly absorbed by the outermost layers of skin, which translates to better outcomes for skincare treatments like signs of aging, psoriasis, wound healing, and even combatting hair loss. At the other end of the spectrum are wavelengths between 810-850nm, technically classified as near-infrared light (NIR) which allow for deeper penetration into the body, thus making them better choice when it comes to aiding in pain relief for joints and muscles, reducing inflammation, targeting fat loss and for some of the more mental/emotional benefits like increased energy and mood. What it comes down to is that while different wavelengths affect the body in different ways, a range of 625nm-900nm is where the full-body healing and therapeutic benefits fall.
Since not all wavelengths are equal, our RLT devices contain LED bulbs in these proven therapeutic ranges, with a combination of 660nm (Red) and 850nm (NIR), on either end of the optimal healing spectrum of red light in order to ensure the best results for you.
Whether you’re looking for a full body RLT device, or something more targeted and portable, you can be sure that we’ve taken into account the red light wavelengths that will get you the best results – no matter what you’re looking to achieve.
Remember that when it comes to results, they will vary from person to person depending on their starting point and end goals, along with their treatment sessions and even type of device. Regardless, consistency is key and the benefits will continue to build upon themselves with each use. Full-body benefits may take 2-3 months to truly reveal themselves; while pain-relief, inflammation and other more localized results may only take days or weeks. Either way, after you’ve ensured that you’re using the right wavelengths for treatment, the best thing you can do is commit to consistent, daily use with your RLT device, and the rest will fall into place.