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Red light and infrared therapy each provide diverse benefits, and provide us with different wavelengths of electromagnetic energy.
Red light is visible and is most effective for use on the surface of the skin. Red light occupies the “long end” of the visible spectrum with wavelengths of 625nm.
Infrared light is invisible and is effective for use on the surface of the skin as well as penetration of about 1.5 inches into the body. Infrared sits right next to red light on the electromagnetic spectrum at 850nm.
Red light energy works on rejuvenating facial skin, smoothing skin tone, building collagen, reducing wrinkles and repairing sun damage. Experts say it can also assist in activating the lymphatic system, decreasing inflammation, fading scars and stretch marks, and it may also assist with hair growth or loss prevention.
Red light has been known to stimulate cellular processes in the skin and positively affect them by regenerating fibroblasts, keratinocytes and skin tissue.
Red Light Therapy is especially popular for stimulating the production of collagen as the nanometers needed for collagen production.
Red light facials or body treatments are offered in salons, spas and wellness centers to beautify the skin, relieve pain, increase immunity and stimulate feelings of positivity.