Red Light Therapy For Skin Health

The beauty industry today is ever changing, there are numerous natural skin treatments and products, but none on the market compare to Red light therapy.

Many salons, spas and clinics around the world have already discovered the amazing benefits of red light therapy for its incredible healing, rejuvenation and anti ageing benefits.

For those wary of chemical injectables and invasive procedures but still want to achieve younger looking skin, reduced wrinkles or just want to improve the appearance of scars, Infraredi is the affordable and convenient way to go.

Here at Infraredi, we believe knowledge is power so we've broken down the clinical research conducted to show you how red light therapy improves overall skin health.

Through clinical studies, red light therapy has been put to test and proven to be one of the most beneficial treatments for achieving healthier and younger skin.

How Red Light Therapy Works To Improve Your Skin

Red Light Therapy (RLT) is a popular therapeutic technique that employs red low-level wavelengths to the skin cells. RLT works to improve skin elasticity, increase collagen, heal cuts and scars and much more by using its red light wavelength of light to strengthen the mitochondria in your skin cells. In other words, RLT is a procedure that increases the function and activity of the mitochondria.

The Mitochondria is the energy cells responsible for repair and rejuvenation.

As shown in countless peer-reviewed studies, RLT improves skin complexion, decreases inflammation and pain, fades stretch marks and scars, repairs sun damage, reduces wrinkles, quickens the skin’s healing process and so much more. This explains why Infraredi's Red Light Treatment is in such high demand globally. [1]

It has been discovered that circulation within the body increases immensely after a red light therapy. Oxygen and nutrients necessary for healing spreads quickly and easily throughout the body. The body tissues also get to rid themselves of toxic waste. [2]

A Natural Anti-inflammatory Skin Treatment

One of the many benefits of using red light is that it lessens acute and chronic types of inflammation. It does this by increasing blood flow to damaged tissue. Clinical trials carried out have also shown that RLT builds up the body’s antioxidant walls. [3] The natural anti-inflammatory effect of red light therapy makes it the perfect treatment for healing and rejuvenating the skin.

Increases Elastin and Collagen therefore Naturally Decreasing Wrinkles

RLT doesn’t just reduce inflammation and pain, it also improves circulation and has been proven to boost collagen and elastin. Collagen is a protein within the body that keeps your skin youthful and assists with joint and general health. As you age, collagen production reduces therefore RLT is crucial in restoring and maintaining a healthy balance.

Several studies discovered that models and patients who had been treated with natural light – near infrared light had greater levels of collagen than those who weren’t. [4,5,6,7] Furthermore, a number of experiments and human trials have shown that red light therapy played a huge role in boosting natural collagen production. [8,9,10]

A number of studies were cited to demonstrate how light therapy made the skin look younger and brighter. Red light treatment is widely recognised as an effective way to reduce wrinkles, improve skin complexion and boost collagen. [9]

In 2017, red light therapy was tested on about 30 women within the age bracket of 30 – 55. It turned out that the treatment had so much positive effect on the skin of the test subjects.

“Their skin looked better and wrinkles if there were any, smoothened.” [11]

Red Light Therapy and The Skin Conditions it Helps Treat

Red Light Therapy is famous for its anti-aging and rejuvenating properties, but that’s not all. Based on numerous peer-reviewed clinical studies, red light therapy also increases many healing properties. Using RLT is a natural way to bring about healing from wounds, burns, scars and surgery incisions.

Treats Eczema and Psoriasis
The positive effects of red light treatment on such skin conditions as eczema and psoriasis have only recently been discovered. Researchers are noted to have stated that “there were no adverse side effects to using RLT, and that it brought the needed treatment to such skin conditions.” [8]

Assists in healing Cold Sores
Studies have shown that red light therapy had positive effects on cold sores. RLT reduced the breakouts and pain associated with the condition. [8]

Controls Acne
A research done in 2013 demonstrated that red light therapy is effective in treating acne. During the study, they discovered that red light reduced production of sebum known to cause acne and control inflammation. [9]

Decreases Pigmentation
Studies have also shown that Red Light Therapy helps to treat pigmentation disorders such as vitiligo and albinism. There are loads of records to show RLT improves depigmentation of the skin. [14] Red Light Therapy is able to increase pigmentation by increasing the production of melanocyte and reducing any autoimmunity within the body causing depigmentation. [8]

Speeds Up Healing And Recovery From Surgeries

Clinical studies have shown on countless occasions that red light therapy helps to reduce pain and inflammation that occurs after any form of surgery. It also quickens the healing process.

In 2015, researchers performed 40 different studies to see if red light therapy really quickened the healing of acute wounds from surgery (12 human and 28 animal trials). The result on each study proved that red light therapy really worked. [16]

Red Light Therapy Reduces Scars

This procedure brings about quick healing of wounds and also reduces the scars that should have been left by the wound. In 2004, a study was conducted to see how great red light therapy was with reducing scars. During the study, it was discovered that patients who had been under red light therapy had less visible scars than those who weren’t. There were no side effects following treatment. [17]

Red light therapy could also be used to make less visible the scars on children. [18]

Red Light Aids The Development of New Blood Vessels and Quickened The Repair of Burn Wounds

In 2016, studies conducted showed that red light quickened the healing process of burns by decreasing inflammation levels and increasing the forming of new tissues. [19]

A research conducted in 2018 also showed that undergoing red light therapy stimulated the increase of fibroblasts (cells responsible for tissue repair) in the body and caused new blood vessels to develop. [20]

Those recovering from burns and sunburn have been recorded to experience faster healing and less pain after undergoing red light treatments. There are strong clinical records that demonstrate the remarkable healing properties of red light therapy.


We hope this article has been insightful in clarifying how and why Infraredi Red Light Therapy can help you achieve great skin health.

It's a completely safe and natural therapy that requires no invasive surgeries or painful injectables. With red light therapy, you are on your way to improving your skin health from the inside out resulting in reduced wrinkles and acne, decreasing pain and inflammation, speeding up the healing process, improving your skin complexion and so much more.

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