Energize Your Skin Cells
LED red light therapy allows the aestheticians at SkynBar of Atlanta to use red low-level wavelengths of light to treat skin issues, including wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, and other conditions. LED red light therapy (RLT) goes by many names, including:
PhotobiomodulationLow-level light therapySoft laser therapyCold laser therapyBiostimulationPhotonic stimulationLow-power laser therapy
There are two things we know at SkynBar of Atlanta that are important to LED red light therapy. First, your cells contain mitochondria, which is where your cells’ energy is created. Second, your cells also contain a molecule called ATP – adenosine triphosphate – which carries energy in the cells of all living things. Why are these two things important? Because by increasing the function of mitochondria using LED red light therapy, your cells can manufacture more ATP. And, with more energy, your cells can function more efficiently, rejuvenate themselves, and repair damage.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is LED Red Light Therapy Different Than Other Laser Therapies?
LED red light therapy is different from laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) therapies because it doesn’t cause damage to the skin surface. Laser and pulsed light therapies work by causing controlled damage to the outer layer of the skin, which then induces tissue repair. SkynBar of Atlanta takes advantage of LED red light therapy to bypass this harsh step by directly stimulating regeneration of the skin. The light emitted by LED red light therapy penetrates roughly five millimeters below the skin’s surface.
What Conditions Can Be Treated by LED Red Light Therapy?
There’s evidence to suggest that LED red light therapy offers more than a dozen benefits:
Promote wound healing and tissue repairDiminish scarsImprove skin complexionBuild collagenDiminish wrinklesMend sun damageImprove hair growth in people with androgenic alopeciaHelp for the short-term treatment of carpal tunnel syndromeStimulate healing of slow-healing wounds, such diabetic foot ulcersReduce psoriasis lesionsAid with short-term relief of pain and morning stiffness in people with rheumatoid arthritisimprove the health of joints in people with degenerative osteoarthritis of the kneeRelieve pain and inflammation in people with pain in the Achilles tendons
SkynBar of Atlanta offers LED red light therapy as a cosmetic and aesthetic treatment for the first six items on the above list.
Is LED Red Light Therapy Safe?
LED red light therapy is considered safe and painless. Proper eye protection is necessary while undergoing red light therapy.
Does LED Red Light Therapy Improve Collagen Production?
Fibroblasts secrete collagen proteins that are used to maintain a structural framework for many tissues. They also play an important role in healing wounds. Experts believe that LED red light therapy acts on fibroblast cells, which, in turn, improves the production of collagen.
How is LED Red Light Therapy Different from Other Cosmetic Procedures?
Unlike other types of light therapy, LED red light therapy does not contain ultraviolet rays, which makes it safe for regular use at SkynBar of Atlanta. In addition, LED red light therapy doesn’t cause burns that are common with other anti-aging treatments, such as chemical peels, dermabrasion, and laser therapy. While LED red light therapy is safe for all skin colors and types, you shouldn’t undergo this treatment if you take Accutane for acne or if you’re experiencing skin rashes.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
At SkynBar of Atlanta, your LED red light therapy procedure will take about 20 minutes. For maximum benefit, you’ll need multiple treatments. After your initial course of treatment, maintenance treatments might be required. Your aesthetician will customize your treatment plan according to your needs.
Are There Any Side Effects?
At SkynBar of Atlanta, side effects from LED red light therapy are rare. If they do occur, they typically involve temporary redness of the treated area. Side effects are minor and do not last long. Red light therapy treatment is non-invasive, painless, requires no recovery time, and can be used on all skin types and tones.
How Many Treatments Does It Take?
LED red light therapy is more effective if you keep up with treatments on a regular basis. For anti-aging, for example, SkynBar of Atlanta recommends two to three LED red light treatments per week. Depending on your treatment goals, you might need one treatment per week for 10 weeks. Your SkynBar aesthetician can determine your needs during your initial consultation.
What Does LED Red Light Therapy Feel Like?
LED light therapy is completely non-invasive and does not hurt. All you’ll feel is a tiny bit of warmth.
What is the Cost?
At SkynBar of Atlanta, your LED red light therapy treatment is $85 per session. A 6-session package is $480 ($80 per treatment) and a 10-session package is $750 ($75 per treatment).
Am I a Good Candidate for LED Red Light Therapy?
If you have some skin care concerns, such as scarring, skin complexion, collagen loss, wrinkles, sun damage, and wound healing and tissue repair, then you could benefit from LED red light therapy at SkynBar of Atlanta. This type of therapy is perfect for people who have been suffering from skin conditions and have used over-the-counter skin products with little results. The reason LED red light therapy is popular at SkynBar of Atlanta is because it is effective and safe to use. It doesn’t contain UV rays that are known to be harmful to the human skin and doesn’t cause burns.