Red Light Therapy

Here’s everything you need to know about this super popular anti-aging treatment, now offered during cosmetic acupuncture sessions

The Benefits:

Anti-aging (via collagen and elastin)

Hair growth (scalp)

Reduces acute pain

Better sleep (melatonin production)

Increased blood flow (dilates vessels, and new vessel formation, more oxygen reaching cells)

Wound & injury healing (think fractures, swelling, reduced healing time due to collagen deposition)

Chronic pain conditions (arthritis, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, etc)

Helps most skin disorders (eczema, psoriasis, acne, actinic keratosis, rosacea)

We’ll focus mostly on the anti-aging benefits below

How it works:

Known as “Photo-bio-modulation”, this LED light interacts with cells deep beneath the skin’s surface (through our top 7 layers) to stimulate new collagen and elastin production directly. It’s MUCH more effective at increasing collagen than taking collagen orally

This is very helpful in the treatment of hypo & hyper pigmentation (acne scars, age spots, cholasma, sun damage etc), wrinkle reduction & skin firmness. There are no UV rays, so it’s not possible to get a burn. And unlike many other skin treatments, RLT does NOT rely on thermal injury to treat the skin – this means there’s no downtime, and its safe for almost all types of skin (we avoid treatment if pregnant or over active skin cancer)

RLT also stimulates the mitochondria of the cell, which fight inflammation (source of aging & pain/irritation) and promote growth & repair of damaged tissues. We also see stem cell activation & DNA repair

When other body areas are treated, RLT helps with weight loss and cellulite reduction (this is the ONLY scientifically proven way to reduce cellulite with a device). It does this by stimulating the lymphatic system (one of my favourite systems for health & anti-aging – see my post on lymphatics)

During facial acu sessions, the light sits over the face while the needles are in. Comfortable and painless, patients find it slightly warming and incredibly relaxing. As with many facial treatments, the more you do it, the better it works

Red Light Therapy is approved by Health Canada. Cosmetic acu is available to all new & existing patients. Appointments can be booked here

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