Red Light Therapy and Collagen Production

Red-Light Therapy’s Role in a Youthful Body, Inside and Out

Traditionally, when people think of collagen, they immediately think of youthful skin, but there is more! Much more!

  • Collagen is the primary protein found in skin and all connective tissue such as tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. Collagen is also found in blood vessels, corneas, and teeth.
  • Collagen production naturally begins to decrease in our late 20’s and is reduced to 50% by the time we are 50 years old. It continues to decrease about 1% per year after that.

The good news is that red-light therapy is an FDA-approved treatment for boosting your collagen production to help boost anti-aging, inside and out.

Red light therapy skin benefits

  • Improved skin elasticity & moisture
  • Reduced wrinkles & fine lines
  • Repaired sun damage & acne scars
  • Reduction/elimination of cellulite, scar tissue, stretch marks
  • Restore and replace damaged/dead cells

Studies consistently show that red-light and near-infrared light stimulates collagen production where it had previously decreased due to age and lifestyle conditions.

  • Both red-light and near-infrared light wavelengths penetrate the collagen cells and fibroblasts in the skin, muscles, bones, and tendons.
  • These particular wavelengths stimulate the mitochondria within the cell, increasing the energy production so collagen production is increased, and fibroblasts are strengthened.

How long does it take to see results?

  • An increase in collagen production will begin to be noticeable in the skin in 2-6 sessions.
  • Smoother, softer skin is typically felt in the neck, forearms, and hands first.
  • The skin on the face takes a little longer sometimes due to the constant exposure to the elements but, before long, you will notice brighter, softer skin with reduced lines, wrinkles, and blotches.
  • Maximum collagen production is resumed after approximately 12 weeks of treatments performed 2-3 times per week.
  • The level of collagen that we produce is dependent on the age and lifestyle of the individual, but there will always be a dramatic increase in collagen production with red light therapy compared to where you start.