Red light treats surface conditions like fine lines and wrinkles or thinning hair. Near-infrared light is beneficial when you're treating conditions deeper in the body, such as deep muscle injury, joint pain, or brain health.
Infrared light is a type of energy your eyes can’t see, but your body can feel as heat. Red light is similar to infrared, but you can see it. With red light therapy, you expose your skin to a lamp, device, or laser with a red light. A part of your cells called mitochondria, sometimes called the “power generators” of your cells, soak it up and make more energy. Some experts think this helps cells repair themselves and become healthier. This spurs healing in skin and muscle tissue.
Applications Accelerating recovery from injury Facial rejuvenation Knee injuries Carpal tunnel syndrome Low back pain Muscle recovery Chronic skin conditions such as acne or rosacea Balancing thyroid function Diabetic foot neuropathy Hair restoration