Frequently Asked Questions

 

Please see below for some of the more commonly asked questions, if you need more information please call or email us.

  • What is red light therapy?

    Red light therapy (cold laser) also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation—is the process of using red light to repair cells within the body.

    Red light therapy involves the use of a laser that emits red light onto an injured body part or using a red light LED shone on the body.

  • How does red light therapy work?

    Red light has a greater saturation depth compared to other forms of light, such as UV from the sun, blue, green or the longer infrared meaning that the red light can reach deeper bodily tissues.

    The deep-tissue penetration also means that red light can have a systemic effect on the body instead of purely localised results.

  • What are the benefits of red-light therapy?

    The benefits are various—everything from decreased inflammation and pain to rapid wound healing and increased skin collagen can occur using red-light.

    Here is a brief list of benefits:
    1. Lower inflammation levels in the body
    2. Help treat problems like osteoarthritis, joint injuries and excessive swelling
    3. Improve hypothyroidism conditions
    4. Increase performance and cellular energy
    5. Shorten recovery times from training and injury
    6. Increase testosterone and fertility
    7. Improve skin health
    8. Tighten loose skin
    9. Improve oral health
    10. Reverse hair loss

  • Is red light therapy safe?

    Red light therapy does not use drugs or surgery to boost your health. It simply uses light—light that is also found naturally in the sun.

  • Are there any side effects from using red light therapy devices?

    The worst-case scenario, side-effects of red-light therapy, are headaches and fatigue because the body needs a lot of energy for the healing processes that red-light therapy initiates.

  • Does red light therapy tan you or burn the skin?

    No. UV rays are needed to create sunburn in the skin. Red light devices do not emit UV rays.

  • How long do I need to use red light therapy to see the benefits?

    Like many things related to health— results vary depending on level of pain. We recommend six 20-minute sessions.

    Some clients claim they have noticed less pain and inflammation from using a red-light device after one session.

  • Can you tell me how to use red light to help my skin?

    Red light therapy has been proven to increase blood flow to the skin thereby increasing the skin's regeneration process. In turn, many skin processes improve, such as reducing acne, reducing scar tissue in the skin, easing sunburn, and even healing burn wounds. Red light therapy can also improve skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis.

  • Does red light work through clothes?

    If the material blocks light, then it will impact the effectiveness of the red light device. See-through clothes or material will allow light through, but thick clothes or black-coloured clothes will block the light.
    For best results, use on bare skin.