What is red light therapy and how does light therapy work?

What is red light therapy?

Red light therapy (RLT) is an emerging treatment thats showing promise in treating wrinkles, redness, acne, scars and other signs of aging. Many researchers say more clinical trials are needed to confirm its effectiveness as a treatment. If youre interested in red light therapy, ask your healthcare provider if this is an option for your skin issue.

Red Light therapy is a simple, non-invasive treatment that delivers red and near infrared (NIR) light to a persons skin and cells. A high-quality home medical-grade red light therapy device like a UTK uses light emitting diodes (LED) to deliver red and near infrared light on your body during a treatment session. When using this type of treatment, an individual can see the red light and feel the warmth from the near-infrared (NIR) light.

Red light therapy is just like the wavelengths of light your body needs from sunlight, but without the heat or UV rays that may cause sun damage. Red light therapy is a healthier alternative to all the bright blue light were surrounded by every day, which can make it harder to sleep and may lead to other health problems . Today, many people work indoors and look at screens for extended periods of time. Red light therapy can help offset the negative effects of blue light and promote overall wellness and cellular balance.

Red light therapy is an easy and effective treatment. UTK suggests 10-minute sessions per treatment area. The session does not require anything other than exposing your skin and sitting or standing in front of the UTK and letting your body absorb the light. This is a great time to meditate, read, or relax all while receiving high-quality red light therapy.

Learn more about how red light therapy can enhance your health at UTK page www.utktechnology.com 


How Does Red Light Therapy Work?

Natural red light powers your cells. A medical- grade red light therapy device like a UTK delivers red & near infrared wavelengths directly to your body with LEDs. These photons of natural, therapeutic light produce a chemical reaction in the mitochondria of your cells that boosts energy production and regeneration. The two primary effects are:


More ATP Energy: Light therapy reduces oxidative stress and increases adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production. ATP, produced through cellular respiration, is a crucial molecule required by all living things to make usable energy for your body. Its often called the energy currency of life.This article goes deeper into the science of light therapy and ATP production.


Enhanced Cell Signaling: Specific wavelengths of light help to create a better oxidative environment in your cells. This results in the activation of numerous intracellular signaling pathways, increased protein synthesis, enzyme activation, and enhanced cell cycle progression.


Red Light Therapy Lasers Versus LEDs


Red light therapy varies from other forms of treatment because it is painless and your skin faces no harm or damage. Red light therapy is not just a surface-level treatment. The light can reach up to 50 millimeters below the surface of the skin depending on the power ; it can even reach your brain, which may benefit your mental acuity. Other forms of treatment, like cold or hot lasers, do not have the same advantages as red light therapy from LEDs. These methods may cause minor pain and can also damage the outermost layer of skin [5]. When the top layer of skin is damaged, your body is forced to repair the skin tissue after receiving treatment. The treatment size is also very limited with lasers compared to products using LEDs.


Science Shows That Red Light Therapy Really Works

Red light therapy has many potential benefits, like healing and recovery, healthy skin, inflammation management, improved sleep, and reduced joint and muscle pain. These benefits, and many others, are backed by a large amount of peer-reviewed clinical research. Heres a look at some of the core benefits of red light therapy:

Skin health: red and near infrared light therapy treatments with a high-quality device can increase cellular energy and can promote healthier, glowing skin across your entire body.

Anti-inflammatory: red light therapy treatments have been shown to help your body's natural inflammation process and you recovery from illness or injury.

Pain relief: there is a growing body of research that shows that red light therapy is becoming a viable treatment for reducing pain in conditions such as joint pain and arthritis. Read more here

Healthy sleep: getting enough sleep is critical to health. Red light therapy can be a natural way of regulating your circadian rhythm and promoting healthy sleeping patterns. You can read more about red light therapys sleep benefits here.


Red light therapy does really work and is a great option for easy, in-home health improvements. But its crucial to make sure the device you use on your body is safe and conforms with all of the applicable medical device standards like UTK products. Learn more about the UTK difference on this page.

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One of UTK‘s central focuses is clinical evidence and research. As a company, we are committed to working with our clinical partners to obtain the most recent and accurate information concerning red light therapy.


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