HOW IT WORKS
Red Light Therapy Vancouver – The Neuro Lounge is the first office in Canada to offer full body Red Light Therapy using the LightStim LED bed as part of our holistic approach to wellness. Red light therapy uses wavelengths of light in the red and near infrared spectrum. LightStim uses a patented multiwave technology that uses multiple wavelengths at the same time. The relaxing wavelengths of light have positive effects on a cellular level in your body.
With red light therapy, the proposed mechanism of action involves energy from the specific wavelengths of light activating cellular mechanisms in your cells through your skin. This has positive effects on mitochondrial function (the power generators or cells) in addition to other vital cellular pathways. For more info on the science of red light therapy check our our research review.
Red light therapy uses very low levels of heat and doesn’t hurt or burn the skin. It’s not the same type of light used in tanning booths, and it doesn’t expose your skin to damaging UV rays.
Positive long-term benefits can be gained when used in conjunction with our BrainTap treatments.
MOST COMMON BENEFITS
- Decreased Pain and Tension
- Decreased Inflammation
- Improved Skin Health
- Improved Circulation
- Increased Energy
- Faster Recover Time
RED LIGHT THERAPY FAQs
Red light therapy is constantly being tested and trialed to evaluate its efficacy for a number of different treatments, and the FDA currently recognizes light therapy as a proven solution for acne, anti-aging, and pain management.
There is preliminary and anecdotal evidence to suggest red light therapy can also treat / relieve the following conditions:
- Hair growth in people with alopecia
- Pain from carpal tunnel syndrome & arthritis
- Faster healing of diabetic foot ulcers
- Inflammation from psoriasis
- Fine lines, wrinkles, and sun spots
- Recurring cold sores from herpes virus
- Scar tissue formation / appearance
- Muscle & joint recovery after physical activity
- Itching from eczema
- Reduces chemotherapy side effects
- Muscle stiffness and spasms
- Reduce appearance of stretch marks
The list of red light therapy benefits is impressive, and it has the potential to grow as additional clinical trials are performed.
Red light therapy is safe and clinically proven for the treatment of a variety of skin and pain management conditions. Red light therapy is also non-toxic, non-invasive, alternative to harmful prescription drugs and harsh topical treatments.
Unlike other types of light therapy treatments, LEDs do not contain ultraviolet (UV) rays, so there is no risk of cancer-causing damage to skin tissue.
In comparison to lasers, LEDs generate negligible amounts of heat and are not considered a significant risk to the general population.
Infrared Saunas and Red Light Therapy are both natural treatments that provide numerous health benefits, but they work very differently.
Saunas work by emitting dry heat, which raises your body’s core temperature. All of the health benefits that saunas provide rely on inducing thermal responses in your body. It’s kind of like when you have a fever, as this is the body’s way of healing itself. The heat can be delivered either by convection or with infrared light.
Red Light Therapy emits almost no heat. Our LightStim full body System uses red and near-infrared light wavelengths, which penetrate your cells, stimulating your mitochondria and enhancing collagen and elastin formation in the skin. ( You won't see these benefits with saunas). This is an important distinction. Red and near-infrared wavelengths give your cells energy without the stress on your cardiovascular system so they have a unique cellular response that cannot be replicated with heat alone.
Infrared saunas can be used in conjunction with red light therapy, but they can’t provide the same benefits as red light therapy, so are not a replacement for it.
The frequency of sessions depends on the condition it is being used to treat, the severity of the condition and if it is being used in conjunction with other complementary medicines. Most treatment plans recommended 2-4 treatments per week and can be safely used daily.
Most people notice improvements in skin tone and tightening within the first 3 sessions. The benefits continue the longer you use it and after several months of use many health benefits are often seen. Red light therapy should be used as a supportive treatment to help reach your health goals. We recommend starting with 8-10 session in the first 3 weeks to get the most benefits.
Red Light Therapy is not harmful for you eyes and in fact has been found to be beneficial for inflammatory conditions of the eyes. We do however have goggles available for people who are sensitive to bright lights.
No. There are no UV rays in Red Light Therapy. Skin Cancer is believed to be associated with light exposure to UV wavelengths. Red light Therapy has been shown to be beneficial for skin deformities such as cancers and melanomas. Red light therapy can be useful in the management of skin cancer by serving two purposes: as a skin cancer prevention method and as a skin rejuvenation treatment after the removal of the skin cancer.