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Red Light Therapy (RLT) - Improving Skin Health

Most people show interest in RLT as a possible way to improve skin health.

The potential for using RLT as a way to rejuvenate the skin has led to a large number of studies. As the review in the journal Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery notes, RLT may help rejuvenate the skin by:

  • increasing collagen production, which gives the skin its elasticity.

  • increasing fibroblast production, which helps produce collagen and other tissue fibers.

  • increasing circulation between blood and tissue cells, protecting cells from damage.

  • increasing mRNA in the cells, which helps stimulate the cells

  • improving facial texture.

  • reducing fine lines.

  • reducing wrinkle severity.

A clinical trial in the journal Photomedicine and Laser Surgery

explored light treatment for some basic skin issues in a small group of 136 people. The researchers found that these light therapies could:

  • rejuvenate the skin.

  • improve the complexion.

  • improve the feeling of the skin.

Photo to the right: collagen ultrasonography scans, demonstrating the collagen density increase from 0 to 30 treatments.


Photo to the left: Clinical photography revealed visible changes in wrinkles and skin roughness from 0 to 30 treatments.

ref: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3926176/

Healthier, Younger-Looking Skin with Natural Collagen from

Red Light Therapy

Collagen is essential to skin health and beauty. Red light therapy’s collagen-boosting effects are the foundation of its major wrinkle-fighting and anti-aging benefits. Let’s take a look at the research on red light, collagen, and skin health.

A randomized, controlled study in 2013 analyzed the effects of red light therapy on 136 people. Those who were in the red light therapy group were between 27 and 79 years old and received red light therapy twice a week for 15 weeks. Along with the initial trial results, there was also a long-term follow up which analyzed continued red light treatment. The results were very positive: Red Light Increases Collagen Density: Volunteers who received red light therapy treatment saw significant increases in their collagen density counts compared to the control group, which saw no significant changes. Red Light Reduces Wrinkles and Improves Complexion: Those treated with red light therapy saw significantly improved skin complexion including visible reduction in wrinkles, fine lines, and signs of aging. Patients Report Big Skin Improvements with Red Light Therapy: After 30 treatment sessions, nearly every person in the red light therapy group reported improvements to their skin. Volunteers that continued with red light therapy for an addition 30 treatments continued to see improvements. [1]

[1] Wunsch A and Matuschka K. A Controlled Trial to Determine the Efficacy of Red and Near-Infrared Light Treatment in Patient Satisfaction, Reduction of Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Skin Roughness, and Intradermal Collagen Density Increase. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. Feb 2014.

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