Looking to improve your skin health or relieve some pain? Red light therapy may be just what you need. Here’s a guide on how to use red light therapy at Planet Fitness.
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What is Red Light Therapy?
Red light therapy (RLT) is a treatment that uses red low-level lasers or LED light to treat skin conditions and other medical problems. RLT is also known as photobiomodulation or low-level light therapy. It is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment that can be used to treat a variety of conditions.
How Does it Work?
Red light therapy is a form of light therapy that uses red low-level wavelengths of light to treat skin conditions and stimulate healing. It is also known as photobiology or biostimulation.
Red light therapy is sometimes also referred to as near-infrared therapy since it uses wavelengths that are just below those of visible red light. These wavelengths are part of the electromagnetic spectrum and are invisible to the human eye.
Red light therapy is a very new form of therapy, and scientists are still trying to understand exactly how and why it works. However, there is evidence to suggest that red light therapy can be effective in treating a range of skin conditions, including:
-wrinkles and fine lines
Red light therapy is also thought to have a number of other benefits, such as reducing inflammation, improving circulation, stimulating collagen production, and reducing stress levels.
What are the Benefits of Red Light Therapy?
Red light therapy uses low wavelength red light to help the body heal itself. It can be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as acne, wrinkles, and joint pain. Red light therapy can also help improve your mood and energy levels.
Red light therapy can improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also help with acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
One study found that after eight weeks of using a red light therapy device, participants had a significant decrease in wrinkles and fine lines. They also had an increase in collagen production.
Red light therapy can also help reduce inflammation and promote healing. One study showed that red light therapy improved healing time by 33 percent and reduced inflammation by 50 percent.
Other studies have shown that red light therapy can help with acne. One study found that red light therapy helped to reduce the number of acne lesions by up to 94 percent.
Red light therapy has shown to be beneficial for brain health in a variety of ways.
One study showed that red light therapy improved cognitive function and working memory in older adults. The study participants who received red light therapy had significant improvements in tests that measured their attention, executive function, and processing speed.
Red light therapy has also been shown to be helpful for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. One study showed that red light therapy improved the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, including cognitive decline, depression, and sleep difficulties.
Other studies have shown that red light therapy can help improve the symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI). One study showed that red light therapy reduced pain, inflammation, and fatigue in people with TBI. Another study showed that red light therapy improved cognitive function in people with TBI.
Red light therapy has also been shown to improve the symptoms of concussions. One study showed that red light therapy reduced concussion-related symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety, and depression.
How to Use Red Light Therapy at Planet Fitness
Red Light Therapy can be found at some Planet Fitness locations. It is a form of therapy that uses red and infrared light to penetration the skin. The light helps to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which can improve the appearance of the skin. It can also help to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and promote healing.
Before Your Session
Red light therapy is a great way to improve your skin, but it’s important to prepare for your session. Here are a few things to do before you step into the red light booth:
-Remove all makeup, including foundation, concealer, powder, and lipstick.
-Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and pat dry.
-Remove any lotions, oils, or serums from your face.
-If you have long hair, tie it back away from your face.
During Your Session
Most people will feel relaxed during their red light therapy session. You may even fall asleep! It is important to remain still during your session in order to absorb as much light as possible.
Depending on the condition being treated, you may need to use red light therapy several times a week for best results. Your doctor or Planet Fitness staff can help you develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.
After Your Session
Red light therapy is a great way to improve your skin health, but it’s important to know how to properly take care of your skin after a session. Here are a few tips on what to do after your red light therapy session:
-Apply sunscreen: Red light therapy can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so it’s important to apply sunscreen with at least SPF 30 if you’re going to be outside.
-Moisturize: Red light therapy can also help improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles, so be sure to moisturize your skin after a session.
-Avoid makeup: If you can, avoid wearing makeup for at least an hour after your red light therapy session. This will give your skin time to absorb all of the benefits of the treatment.