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The Anti-Aging Effects of Red and Near-Infrared Light Therapy

Wednesday, August 16th, 2023

Accepted benefits of red light and near-infrared therapy include reducing cellulite, increasing energy levels, combatting inflammation, improving joint health, and more, but most people have traditionally sought the services in tanning businesses for the more well-known effects on the skin.

For years, red and near infrared light therapy has worked wonders in anti-aging communities. In fact, red light therapy – combining red and near-infrared light – is fast becoming recognized as a safe and welcome alternative to injections and surgeries for anti-aging and skin rejuvenation.

As we age, our skin begins to sag and become wrinkled as the structure of the skin becomes less elastic and resilient. These changes are primarily due to a decrease in collagen and elastin production by our fibroblast cells. Because red light stimulates both collagen and elastin production, it is extremely effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles, creating healthier and younger looking skin.

Red and near-infrared light’s anti-aging and rejuvenating effects on skin are described in detail in a book by best-selling author Ari Whitten: The Ultimate Guide To Red Light Therapy: How to Use Red and Near-Infrared Light Therapy for Anti-Aging.

“A wealth of human studies is proving red and near-infrared light therapy can reverse the signs of aging, repair damage from UV rays, and reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and even hard to remove scars,” Whitten writes.

In the book, Whitten highlights one review of research by Harvard professor Michael Hamblin, PhD and summarizes his findings of the effects of red and near-infrared light therapy as follows:

  • reducing the signs of damage, DNA damage, and aging from UV rays
  • reducing wrinkles
  • reducing color patches, hyperpigmentation, and skin discoloration
  • enhancing collagen synthesis and collagen density (research has shown it can enhance the production of collagen by 31%)
  • accelerating repair in the epithelial layer of skin
  • combatting other skin conditions like acne, keloids, vitiligo, burns, herpes virus sores, and psoriasis
  • speeding wound healing by enhancing skin tissue repair and growth of skin cells

“In short, red and near-infrared light therapy is offering a new, completely safe and non-invasive alternative to various anti-aging skin surgeries, Botox injections, and more abrasive chemical peels. For combating skin aging, red and near-infrared light is an extraordinarily powerful tool,” Whitten writes.

SmartSun Therapy™ utilizes a combination of targeted light wavelengths, found naturally in sunlight, that have been clinically proven to stimulate positive biological processes supporting the body’s self-healing mechanisms.

The SST 28 is the only device on the market today that incorporates SmartSun Therapy™ into a full-body treatment system to combine maximum effectiveness with ease and comfort. Designed to form to the body’s natural structure in order to deliver the powerful effects of Red Light, and Near-Infrared Light, including firmer, more radiant and smoother skin, within inches of the user.

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