Red and Infrared Light Therapy. 

Red lights have an ideal wavelength for treating wrinkles and fine lines, as well as the color, texture and overall complexion of the skin.  It does not penetrate as deeply as other types of LEDs, like infrared light, which is why you’ll commonly see red light therapy devices for skincare.

At the cellular level, red lights help promote blood circulation to bring more oxygen and nutrients to your skin’s surface, which helps create a radiant glow.  Additionally, the increased blood flow contributes to collagen and elastin production, which can help minimize signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines.   For us this is just an added bonus if it works.

Even though red light therapy is most well-known for its anti-aging benefits, you will also find red lights used in pain relief products.  Although pain relief light therapy devices for muscle soreness tend to deliver a higher ratio of infrared lights, the benefits of red lights work very well in tandem for a strong soothing, regenerative effect on sore muscles.

Light in the infrared range of the spectrum can penetrate more deeply to reach muscle tissue and nerves.  Infrared lights have a longer wavelength than red lights, so they are best suited to reach deep inside the body’s muscles.  As the muscle’s cells absorb energy from infrared lights, they become more active and increase blood flow.

Increased blood flow is shown to help reduce inflammation, and this action also supports natural cellular regeneration.  This extra support speeds up the body’s natural healing processes and has been shown to help promote wound or injury healing.  This is why infrared lights are an ideal choice for pain relief products.  They help athletes speed up the muscle recovery process and help those who struggle with sore and tight muscles or achy bones.

Due to the regenerative properties of infrared lights, they are also commonly used in anti-aging skincare devices.  The right dose of infrared lights can help reverse signs of sun damage or acne scarring.