Whether your goal is improved health, fat loss, a more attractive body – or all three – red light therapy could be the answer you’re seeking.
Also known as photobiomodulation or low-level light therapy, the term “red light therapy” refers to both red and near-infrared wavelengths. Research has overwhelmingly shown that the most beneficial wavelengths fall between 650nm to 850nm, a range that’s known as the “therapeutic window.”
Red light therapy uses light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs to bathe the body in light waves in both the red and NIR spectrum. The most effective red light devices are powerful panels that are fitted with LED bulbs precisely calibrated to specific red and NIR wavelengths. Once light photons from these LED bulbs interact with the body’s cells, they spark a chain of positive biological effects. We utilize the most effective UltraSlim Red Light Therapy products on the market.
Cellulite refers to excess subcutaneous fat. This is fat found just below the skin. Cellulite is a persistent, stubborn problem that can’t be fixed by exercise or fat loss alone. However, red light therapy has shown remarkable promise in decreasing it. A fascinating study on cellulite looked at the effects of near-infrared lighting and treadmill training. There were two types of treatment for 20 female participants: one that used 850nm NIR along with treadmill training and one that used only the treadmill. Cellulite in the hips and buttocks was reduced by the group that received both treatments, while the treadmill-only group didn’t.
Many people end up with sagging skin after losing weight. For older people, whose skin is already aging, this is particularly true. Loose skin is embarrassing and can be difficult to remove. While cosmetic surgery is possible, there are many non-surgical ways to improve your skin’s appearance. These include exercise, retinoid creams and collagen supplements. The red light therapy can improve your skin from within. However, patience is important. It took time for your skin to stretch over night. It is a long-lasting, but very effective treatment.
Stretch marks can develop if you have gained weight quickly. These marks are permanent and cannot be treated. They may fade with time. Red light therapy can increase your skin’s ability for regeneration. This is not only for scarred skin. This is due to increased collagen and elastin production as well as improved microcirculation and cellular metabolism. Cells also regenerate more quickly when this happens.
Red light therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy, is a non-invasive treatment that uses low-frequency light waves to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. This can help to improve skin tone and texture, as well as reduce the appearance of cellulite.
In addition to its skin benefits, red light therapy has also been shown to promote weight loss by increasing metabolism and reducing appetite. A study published in the Journal of Obesity found that participants who received red light therapy treatments lost an average of 3.6% body fat and gained 1.3% muscle mass after just four weeks of treatment (1).
At UltraSlim of the Carolinas, we offer red light therapy as part of a comprehensive weight loss program. Our team of experienced professionals will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that fits your unique needs and goals.
During a red light therapy for weight loss treatment at UltraSlim of the Carolinas, you’ll sit or lie down in a comfortable position and expose your skin to the low-frequency light waves for a set period of time. The treatment is painless and non-invasive, and many people find it to be relaxing.
Yes, red light therapy treatments are generally considered safe with few side effects. Some people may experience mild redness or skin irritation, but these effects are usually temporary and resolve on their own.
The number of treatments needed will depend on your specific goals and the severity of your cellulite. During your consultation, our team will assess your skin and discuss your treatment options with you.