The District Magazine LIVE.WORK.PLAY 2018 - Page 32

The Red Light Fountain of Youth! When we age, our bodies produce less collagen, resulting in dry, thin skin and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Using red light therapy the new collagen moves upwards towards, the surface of the skin, reducing the depth of fine lines and wrinkles. With an increase in collagen production it smooths the skin while diminishing the appearance of pore size, including crow’s feet, under eye wrinkles, forehead wrinkles and laugh lines while bringing more moisture to your skin. Red light therapy has been proven effective for a wide range of healing and rejuvenating uses including anti-aging, skin conditions, wound care, pain relief and much more. Red light therapy involves having low-power red light wavelengths emitted directly through the skin, although this process cannot be felt and isn’t painful because it doesn’t produce any heat. Red light can be absorbed into the skin to a depth of about eight to ten millimeters, at which point it has positive effects on cellular energy and multiple nervous system and metabolic processes. Red light therapy is very popular today. It was NASA’s choice for red light therapy when it brought the technique into space around the year 2000. They chose this technology for its low energy requirements, as well as its low heat emission. Western traditional medicine likes to deal with what we can measure in a lab and prove to the FDA. Over eighteen years later, red light therapy has now been thoroughly researched and FDA has approved 32 32 red light for anti-aging and relief, with wound care applications soon to follow. Those same qualities made later research more accurate, and, to date, hundreds of studies from around the world have shown the benefits of red light therapy in the fields of anti-aging, healing, and pain relief. The most popular use for red light therapy is anti- aging of the skin. It improves skin complexion, skin tone, while reducing skin roughness. Red light is believed to penetrate the skin deeper and may also help acne by reducing inflammation and improving healing. Red light therapy has been shown to positively affect skin cells through regeneration of cell that repair tissue and heal wounds. Researchers have concluded that red light therapy provides a safe, non-thermal treatment of skin tissue. It will create a healthy glow about your face and speeds the healing of blemishes. Red light fades scars and stretch marks. Popular with recent birth mothers. Some ways that red light wavelengths work by activating the lymphatic system, an important part of our immune system that helps carry waste out of the body, increasing blood flow and circulation, by helping to bring more oxygen (=energy) and nutrients to our cells and tissues. Red light lowers the effects of free radical damage which is associated with many effects of aging.