Red Light therapy offers alternative way of healing

Red Light therapy claims to naturally jump-start the process of tissue recovery and other forms of rejuvenation through increased blood flow, collagen stimulation and more. It does this through emitting red, low light wavelengths aimed at your skin.

According to, technology originally developed for plant growth experiments on a space shuttle mission has been proven for some to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment in bone marrow and stem cell transplant patients.

It’s used by dermatologists to help with acne, rosacea and wrinkles. Psychologists have used it for treatment of seasonal affective disorder.

Just to name a few benefits, Red Light therapy claims to reduce pore size, along with fine lines and wrinkles. It also claims to treat acne, heal wounds and relieve joint pain. Some users boast softer skin and increased energy.

Action Tanning has a Red Light therapy bed – offering customer 15-minute sessions. Owner, Julie Dieter says, “There is a laundry list of benefits that you can get from Red Light therapy, but everyone is going to take away something different. The first 12 weeks are really important to Red Light therapy, so it does take 12-15 weeks to get the maximum results in.”

Recommended therapy schedules are 3-4 days per week, for 4-6 weeks. After the initial treatment schedule, it is recommended to continue 1-2 days per week. 

There is no UV light associated with Red light therapy. It works as a sort of reverse tanning bed. Action Tanning customers have good reviews.

According to, Red Light therapy is considered experimental for most conditions. Based on the current research, you may find that it is a good tool to add to your skincare regimen. But always check with your doctor or dermatologist before trying something new.

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