But I was intrigued by the additional perks at the gym. They have massage chairs, tanning booths and red light therapy booths. The woman claimed the red light therapy booths help firm the skin on the face and body. In my mind I was thinking, “yeah right one more gimmick.” Nevertheless when I got home I hopped right on the web to get information on red light therapy. I watched two videos and read a few articles.
Apparently, red light therapy is available in some gyms and a multitude of tanning salons now. The machine that is most often used in salons and gyms is the Beauty Angel. As per the Beauty Angel website, “BEAUTY ANGEL uses light in special ranges of effectiveness to rejuvenate the skin naturally. The Beauty Light is absorbed by the skin cells (fibroblasts), where it stimulates the body's own production of collagen, elastic and hyaluronan. Small wrinkles are reduced and the skin becomes visibly tauter and smoother.”
The site also states that, “A comprehensive in-vivo study conducted by a skin physiological institute has also confirmed the effectiveness of BEAUTY ANGEL.80% of the test persons had softer skin after only one month. Over 60 % noticed other visible effects. After the second month, all results had improved again significantly. All test persons had firmer skin, fewer wrinkles, refined pores and an improved skin texture. In addition to the overall improvement in skin texture, many users also noticed stronger growth of their hair and nails.”
Does Red Light Therapy Really Work?
Infrared lights can easily penetrate the skin, and thus it can work effectively in repairing the damaged nerves and tissues under the skin. Because of this very effective method, your skin’s appearance will greatly improve and blemishes can be reduced too. In fact, if you are experiencing any body pain, the infrared light can also soothe this condition as well.
Red light therapy systems claim that they can delay the signs of aging and treat acne. By using infrared light, a burst of energy is delivered to the body’s tissues triggering a response for the body to heal from inside. This system is different from laser technology as it doesn’t cut any of the body’s tissues. And it is different from the sun’s rays too as it has no harmful UV components. Red light therapy is a non-invasive method of anti-aging treatment and it promises to get rid of wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, and even acne on the skin.
All types of anti-aging solutions are always met with enthusiasm and red light therapy is no exception. In fact, this new beauty system is even starting to replace the interest in tanning and tanning beds. The methods used are almost the same and the only difference is the source of light. While tanning beds make use of UV rays, red light therapy uses infrared light. The demand for this new system of anti-aging has become so intense that many salons are already converting their tanning beds into infrared therapy beds.
You will be spending around $300 per month if you want to get a regular dose of infrared technology. The first few sessions are scheduled closely and succeeding sessions can be scheduled days apart. Your kind of treatment will generally depend on your skin condition and the amount of damage that has accumulated in your system throughout the years.
In order to make the red light therapy effective, you will need to commit to daily sessions during the first few weeks of treatment. After a while, 3 to 4 times a week may be recommended for you. And as maintenance, 1 to 2 days per week can usually suffice. For best results, you should make sure that your body and skin is totally clean. This will allow the infrared light to penetrate your skin more efficiently.
This infrared technology is realistic as it has been developed using the methods of science. Compared to other lighting methods and beauty treatments that make use of UV rays, this light therapy is definitely safer and more effective. Noticeable results are expected to be seen in 1 to 3 months as the efficacy of the system will depend on a person’s age and overall skin condition.