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Benefits of Red Light Therapy for your Skin

June 15, 2021

Red Light Therapy (RLT) has been gaining popularity and acclaim in recent years. If you’re into skincare, then you may have heard about it. There are so many benefits of red light therapy that can help you look younger and healthier. We are proud to offer rejuvenating, high-quality facials with red light therapy treatment at Blake Charles Salon. 

Learn more about why a red light therapy treatment is the perfect addition to your facial. 

What Is Red Light Therapy? 

Red light therapy is a cosmetic and therapeutic technique in which the skin is exposed to low wavelengths of red light. It does not damage the skin; in fact, it actually promotes the regeneration of skin cells

RLT is frequently offered as a facial treatment to promote anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects. Most popular are the uses of RLT to help reduce wrinkles and crow’s feet, especially here in Southern California where we are so frequently exposed to the sun. 

What Is Blue Light Therapy?

Similar to red light therapy, blue light therapy exposes the skin to gentle light rays. Blue light is anti-bacterial; the light penetrates the skin and kills bacteria in your pores. This can help treat acne and enable your skin to heal. 

Blue light therapy may also help your skin produce less natural oil, promoting healthier skin. 

Does Light Therapy Actually Work? 

Yes, it does. Though the research on red and blue light therapy is still limited, the data is extremely promising. Light therapy really can work for you. 

A 2014 study had subjects receive 30 sessions of light therapy. Researchers reported that these subjects had “significantly improved skin complexion and skin feeling” after these sessions. 

A review published in Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery thoroughly examined the various types of light therapy and their efficacy. It noted that when blue and red light therapy are used at the same time, the “combination of blue light and red light have synergistic effects in acne treatment.”

What Are the Benefits of Red and Blue Light Therapy? 

There are many positive effects of using red and blue light therapy. Many are cosmetic, but there are also long-term health benefits such as the regrowth of hair and muscle tissue

Here are just a few of the benefits of red light therapy

  • Reduction of wrinkles
  • Reduction of crow’s feet 
  • Reduction or lightening of dark spots
  • Diminished appearance of scars
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Improved skin complexion
  • Promotion of collagen production
  • Stimulated tissue repair

Some of the benefits of blue light therapy include: 

  • Kills bacteria on the skin and in pores
  • Reduces acne
  • Can help with skin problems caused by bacteria
  • May decrease production of oils in the skin 

Incredible Facials at Blake Charles Salon

At Blake Charles Salon, we offer premium skincare and facials to keep you looking and feeling your best. Our multi-step HydraFacials include red and blue light therapy to ensure maximum results. 

Based on what you choose for your HydraFacial, you can enjoy:

  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Deep cleansing of the pores
  • Add-on boosters such as the Britenol Booster for dark spots
  • LED therapy
  • And more

Whatever you choose for your facial, you’ll walk away with beautiful, clean skin and a glow of confidence. 

To improve your complexion and get your skin looking healthy and vibrant again, come in today for a facial at Blake Charles Salon and experience the benefits of red light therapy for yourself.