Red Light Tanning beds produce a wavelength of between 600 to 660 nm (nanometers) which is outside of the range of UV. Red light is also sometimes referred to as infrared because light between 600 – 770 nm is classified as near infrared. Red light is able to penetrate deep into the skin and can work to repair damaged tissue and nerves. It is completely non-invasive and does not contain any UV components. Because red light therapy takes place in a full sized tanning bed, it treats the entire body not just the face.
Key Benefits of Red Light Tanning Therapy
1. Skin Rejuvenation
Red light works under the skin to bring more blood to the skins surface and boost circulation. It also helps to increase the production of elastin and collagen. The overall effect is to repair damaged cells and give back skin youthful appearance. Red light therapy is perfect for wrinkles, tightening the skin and removing blemishes.
2. Pain Relief
Red light therapy not only improves your appearance, it can also help with pain relief. Because red light therapy penetrates deep into the body it can help repair cell components. It also increases the production of endorphins and helps to block pain transmitters.
3. Increase Healing Time
Red light therapy helps rehabilitate injuries and it is also used by professional athletes that need to get back into the game as quickly as possible. The reason the red light therapy can help to increase recovery time is because the red light stimulates the production of ATP. ATP works to reduce inflammation and swelling, while at the same time increasing white blood cells which help to repair damaged tissue.
4. Eliminating Acne
Red light can reach into the skin and activate hemoglobin. This in turn limits the blood supply to oil producing sebaceous glands, which prevents skin cells from getting too oily and producing acne.
How Long Does Red Light Therapy Take?
In order to see results using Red Light Tanning therapy you will need to commit to 4 – 5 sessions during the first few of weeks. After this initial period you can usually visit around 3 to 4 times a week in order to see good results. Ongoing maintenance of 1 to 2 days per week is typically sufficient.