Planet Fitness has red light therapy beds that you can use to help with a variety of skin concerns. Here’s how to use them!
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What is red light therapy?
Red light therapy (RLT) is a form of light therapy that uses red low-light lasers or LEDs to treat skin conditions and other medical problems. It is also known as photobiomodulation or low-level laser therapy (LLLT).
RLT is a non-invasive, safe, and effective treatment that has been shown to improve a wide range of medical conditions. Some of the conditions that RLT has been shown to be effective for include:
-Reduced skin elasticity
How does it work?
Red light therapy uses LED (light-emitting diode) technology to emit red, low-level light wavelengths deep into the skin. According to a 2014 study, these particular wavelengths are able to penetrate the skin and provide a host of potential benefits, including improved healing time, reduced inflammation, and increased collagen production.
While more research is needed to determine the exact mechanisms by which red light therapy works, it is believed that the energy from the light interacts with cellular mitochondria, which produce energy for the cell. This interaction triggers a number of beneficial reactions in the body that can lead to healthier skin and improved overall well-being.
What are the benefits?
Red light therapy has a number of potential benefits, including:
-Reducing wrinkles and fine lines
-Improving skin texture
-Evening out skin tone
-Reducing the appearance of scars
-Increasing collagen production
-Speeding up wound healing
How to use red light therapy at Planet Fitness?
In order to experience the benefits of red light therapy, you’ll need to follow these steps:
1. Schedule an appointment with a Planet Fitness location that offers red light therapy.
2. Arrive at your appointment on time.
3. Remove any clothing or jewelry that might get in the way of the light panels.
4. Follow the instructions of the staff member running your session.
5. Enjoy the benefits of red light therapy!
How often should you use it?
Planet Fitness members can use the red light therapy beds as often as they like, for free. The company recommends using the therapy three times a week for the best results.
Are there any side effects?
As with any light therapy, there is a very small risk of eye damage if you stare directly into the light. It is important to follow the instructions that come with your device, and to always wear the eye protection that is provided. Other than that, there are no side effects associated with red light therapy.