Sculptology, Northern California’s premier med spa, is proud to be an industry leader in medical aesthetics, and our brand is backed by expertise and transparency. While we’ve built our business on the art of non-invasive body contouring, we believe in a holistic approach to wellness, with the enrichment of the body, mind, and soul. Sculptology now offers red light therapy, which provides whole-body benefits for both men and women of the Bay Area.
What is Red Light Therapy?
Red light therapy is a cutting-edge healing treatment that exposes you to low levels of red or near-infrared light. Other names for red light therapy (RLT) include photobiomodulation (PBM), low-level light therapy (LLLT), and low-power therapy (LPLT). Red light therapy can be delivered via a lamp, device, or laser with a red light. At Sculptology, we deliver red light therapy to men and women via a state-of-the-art via NEO | Light, a red light therapy bed that exposes the entire body to the benefits of red light in various frequencies. Our red light therapy beds look like a tanning bed, but the low levels of heat do not burn or hurt the skin, and your skin is not exposed to damaging UV rays.
What Does Red Light Therapy Do?
In your cells is mitochondria, known as the powerhouse or power generators of your cells. When exposed to controlled, low levels of red light, a biochemical effect is produced as the mitochondria soak it up and make more energy by converting nutrients into a basic type of energy, adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which all living cells use as fuel. This helps cells and tissue repair themselves and giving them energy they need to function at their best, improving their health. Since your body is made up of cells, there are countless ways you can benefit from red light therapy at Sculptology.
First, red light therapy can help to improve skin health by increasing blood circulation to the tissue and reducing inflammation. Red light therapy stimulates fibroblast production, which produces collagen, the component of connective tissue that builds skin. Collagen gives skin its structure, strength and elasticity. Here are some of the potential benefits of red light therapy on the skin:
- Reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.
- Diminishes scars.
- Reduce stretch marks.
- Improve the healing of wounds and tissue repair.
- Improve acne and acne scars.
- Improve psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema.
- Mends sun-damaged skin.
- Prevents recurring cold sores.
Red light therapy can also help with hair loss due to androgenic alopecia, a common form of hair loss in both women and men (known as male-pattern baldness).
As far as improving overall health, since red light therapy can reduce inflammation, it’s a great treatment option for pain conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, rheumatoid arthritis, dental pain such as pain caused by temporomandibular dysfunction syndrome (TMD). In addition to immediate relief from pain, undergoing red light therapy before exercise can help delay muscle fatigue, enhancing athletic performance.
Small studies have also indicated that red light therapy can alleviate oral mucositis, which is tissue swelling and irritation in the mouth brought on as a side effect from cancer treatments. Additionally, people with dementia who received regular near-infrared light therapy on their heads and through their noses for 12 weeks had better memories, slept better, and were angry less often.
Red Light Therapy At Sculptology
As you can see, there are so many benefits that red light therapy can provide to you. At Sculptology, we are dedicated to improving the aesthetics, health, and wellness of both men and women in the Bay Area. A red light therapy session can be done in as few as 10 minutes, and you’ll leave feeling rejuvenated and empowered. Schedule a complimentary visit to either of our two Northern California locations to learn more about the benefits of red light therapy.