The perfect duration for red light therapy sessions

The perfect duration for red light therapy sessions
The perfect duration for red light therapy sessions

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Seattle, Washington, March 26, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In an exciting development for wellness enthusiasts and the health-conscious, Bestqool has announced its insights into the optimal duration of red light therapy sessions. This discovery promises to improve the efficacy and safety of red light therapy, a popular and effective treatment that has attracted worldwide attention for its many health benefits.

Recognizing the need for personalized therapy protocols, Bestqool’s latest guidelines shed light on ideal session lengths tailored to specific health and wellness goals

Red light therapy – an overview

Red light therapy or «photobiomodulation» is a recent treatment modality in which low-level laser light or wavelengths of light ranging from 630 to 940 nm are used to focus on different areas of the human body. [1]

When these light rays hit the human skin and tissues, they penetrate the deeper layers and work to stimulate blood flow and collagen production. [2]

At the same time, these light rays work to improve cellular function and signs of aging, such as the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and pigmentation.

It is a completely non-invasive procedure that helps to solve several problems with just a few uses.

How long should red light therapy sessions last?

Before we get into the details of how long each session of red light therapy should last, it is important to know that for each specific concern there is a certain limit for which the skin and its layers should be exposed to the device with red light. [3]

Treatments such as skin rejuvenation and wound healing are more often required to be performed in a shorter time because the tissue damage is almost always on the surface.

Then, in chronic diseases like arthritis or fibromyalgia, a longer exposure is required to ensure that the therapeutic light can penetrate deep into the affected areas where inflammation and cellular dysfunction are more symptomatic. [4]

Higher level light sources can deliver therapeutic types of radiation per unit time so that the number of sessions required can be reduced. On the one hand, high-intensity devices may require less exposure time to achieve the same effect, as opposed to low-intensity devices, which may require a longer exposure for the same result. [5]

Therefore, some patients may require different session lengths, which may be longer than other patients, and their need to see a therapist may be more frequent than others.

Skin rejuvenation and wound healing:

Ideally, skin rejuvenation sessions should vary between 10 and 20 minutes to allow enough time for the light to work on the skin.

Regularity is synonymous with efficiency, as sessions are spread out 3 to 5 times a week to achieve dramatic changes in skin texture and appearance. However, an individual’s skin type and condition can affect progress. [4]

When it comes to wound healing, periods of 5 to 15 minutes are becoming common. This time is the period during which the phototherapy interacts with the cells and activates the restorative processes, thus improving their health and the general condition of the skin by exposure to overtreatment.

Pain and inflammation management:

In pain relief, the duration of red light therapy can last as long as 15 to 30 minutes instead. The long duration of action allows them to bypass the inflammatory pain at the source. [6]

Such wavelengths can penetrate deeper into tissues than ordinary light, promoting pain relief and reducing inflammation.

Athletic performance and muscle recovery:

Athletes and other athletes looking for faster muscle growth and better performance along with post-workout recovery mostly benefit from sessions lasting between 15 and 30 minutes.

Many athletes use red light therapy to relieve muscle fatigue, improve mitochondrial function, and shorten recovery after a tough workout routine or injury.

Can overexposure to red light therapy cause harm?

Excess of anything is never good. The same is the case with red light therapy. Although it is said to have few or no side effects, over-exposing the skin and delicate tissues to this treatment for longer periods can damage them.

In the long run, it can also make the treatment useless to your skin and delicate tissues, so you may not feel much of a difference when you opt for it.

Any exposure to red light therapy that lasts longer than 30 minutes should be discouraged. Instead, shorter sessions can be both safe and beneficial for you in the long run.

Common side effects you may experience due to this are skin damage, premature skin aging, burns, etc.

Is red light therapy the best solution?

To some extent, yes! Red light therapy can help you take care of several issues related to your skin and tissues and you will end up feeling loved and cared for.

What’s more, it’s the use of user-friendly devices from Bestqool which can help improve your experience and make it more personalized and exclusive.

They have devices that anyone can learn to use in the comfort of their own home in no time. Moreover, these devices are efficient and very useful for people who find it difficult to leave their homes.

This means that there will be no need to book appointments and sit in long queues of people. You can easily learn to use and operate this device and get the most out of your healing and rejuvenation in no time.

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References:

1. Glass GE (2021). Photobiomodulation: The clinical applications of low-level light therapy. Journal of Aesthetic Surgery, 41(6), 723–738. https://doi.org/10.1093/asj/sjab025

2. Hamblin MR (2017). Mechanisms and applications of the anti-inflammatory effects of photobiomodulation. AIMS Biophysics, 4 (3), 337–361. https://doi.org/10.3934/biophy.2017.3.337

3. Ablon G. (2018). Phototherapy with light-emitting diodes: Treatment of a wide range of medical and aesthetic conditions in dermatology. Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, 11(2), 21–27.

4. Couturaud, V., Le Fur, M., Pelletier, M., & Granotier, F. (2023). Reverse the signs of skin aging through red light photobiomodulation. Skin Research and Technology: Official Journal of the International Society for Bioengineering and Skin (ISBS) [and] International Society for Digital Skin Imaging (ISDIS) [and] International Society for Skin Imaging (ISSI), 29 (7), e13391. https://doi.org/10.1111/srt.13391

5. Myakishev-Rempel, M., Stadler, I., Brondon, P., Axe, DR, Friedman, M., Nardia, FB, & Lanzafame, R. (2012). A preliminary safety study of red light phototherapy of cancer-bearing tissues. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, 30(9), 551–558. https://doi.org/10.1089/pho.2011.3186

6. Zhao, J., Tian, ​​Y., Nie, J., Xu, J., & Liu, D. (2012). Red light and sleep quality and endurance in Chinese female basketball players. Journal of Athletic Training, 47(6), 673–678. https://doi.org/10.4085/1062-6050-47.6.08

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