Red light is the #1 choice for anti-aging when it comes to light therapy. It’s known to penetrate into the deepest layer of the skin, all the way down to the subcutaneous layer. Wavelengths of light will cause cells to regenerate and create a newer, healthier skin layer.
Each person’s skin responds to red light therapy differently. Some might notice a difference immediately, while others need a little patience and more time to see that it’s actually working.
What is the correct protocol for treatments?
Before opting for a red light therapy treatment, it’s best to know how long the procedure is going to take and how frequently the treatment will be performed. In general, a range of treatment strategies is available for you to choose from, which include the following protocols:
- 1 Treatment Only – Used as an appearance booster, which gives users a mild improvement in the texture of their skin.
- 3 Treatments, Conducted Twice a Week – Three sessions of light therapy treatments generally result in a reduction of the pore size, and smoother application of makeup on the skin.
- 6 Treatments, Conducted Twice a Week – After 6 sessions, most users feel a reduction in the size of their pores and improved overall texture, tone and feel of their skin, giving it a more vibrant glow.
- 12 Treatments, Conducted Twice a Week – This advanced treatment protocol results in the maximum effects of the therapy; reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin, while also improving the skin’s texture and tone.
Maximizing the Effects of the Procedure
Most of the above given protocols are conducted after a mild chemical peel or microdermabrasion. Additionally, to make the most of red light therapy, the following tips should be kept in mind:
- In most cases, the ideal treatment protocol is the one involving 12 treatments, as it lasts for 6 weeks, with two treatment sessions being conducted within each week. Thus, a longer exposure to the red light enhances its effects, improving the tone and texture of the skin, and also decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin surface.
- The effects of a red light therapy can be enhanced further by combining it with other skin treatment options available. For instance, the microdermabrasion mentioned above, helps improve light penetration into the skin, giving better results.
- Regular application of high quality skin products, such as moisturizers, topical anti oxidants, and sunscreens will also benefit the skin further
Red light therapy, just like any skin treatment, will not fix your skin problems permanently. It will, however, help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and keep it away longer than normal. So keep your skin clean, moisturized, and under red light therapy as often as your skin professional advices.