Red light photo therapy is widely used in many devices. It is used in beauty care, medical care and home treatment of many conditions.
Red light photo-therapy is widely used these days in beauty care. It is marketed in professional devices of cosmetic care and home use devices. Red light treatments can improve skin regeneration, which provides better composure of the skin as well as help minor wrinkles.
In the medical industry, red light photo therapy has many uses. Research has shown that red light is linked with energy & metabolism in muscle, bone and other tissue. Moreover, it has even been suggested that astronauts can use LED blankets to prevent muscle and bone atrophy (degeneration of cells).
As used by NASA
NASA uses red light therapy as means to “improve the medical care that is available to astronauts on long term missions in space”. Research indicates that red light therapy can:
Improve wound healing – since the red light photo-therapy energizes skin and tissue, which increases cellular activity. Simply said – wounds may heal faster.
Improve regeneration of skin and tissue – the red light may affect growth factor synthesis, which means the cells grow and divide faster.
Better skin elasticity and integrity – red light therapy aids the body to produce collagen on its own, so the skin in areas exposed to red light therapy will regenerate and look a lot better.
What has this got to do with stress and anxiety?
Well, to explain in simple words – a healthy mind in a healthy body means not only being healthy, but also feeling good. We all know about bad hair days and how compliments can improve our feelings. So, making our skin look and feel better is a great way to get those compliments going. More than a beauty characteristic, healthy skin will also improve blood flow and moisture issues.
Good looks, better feeling, best results
At Kencap Medical Solutions, we strive to bring you not just a good look, but also a good feeling. Getting rid of that headache or temporary depression is one of our main goals. That means we didn’t stop at just vibration massage or red light photo-therapy, we also included Negative Ions in the Headoc – which have a shown improvement in mood for over 50% of users. One research even suggested that red light and Negative Ions both show improvement for 50% of patients with SAD (Seasonal Affected Depression).
the research behind Red Light Photo-Therapy
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