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The non-invasive nature of Red light therapy has led to its recent boom as a health service for celebrities, athletes, and anyone who wants to look and feel better in their own skin. By using low-level red and near-infrared light, red light therapy can improve the appearance and health of your clients’ skin. But it’s not just anti-aging benefits that round out the advantages of red light therapy.

If your patient is dealing with a particular chronic skin condition, red light therapy may be the missing puzzle piece to their skin healing protocol.


Advantages Of Red Light Therapy


Red light therapy stimulates the body to produce collagen and elastin which help to recover smooth, healthy, younger looking skin. Hundreds of clinical studies have shown that it can do wonders to help improve aging skin by diminishing fine lines and wrinkles as well as tightening sagging skin. In addition, it can also improve the skin’s appearance by helping to reduce scars and redness, while accelerating healing. Read on to learn how red light therapy can be used to address specific skin conditions.


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Four Skin Conditions Contour Light Red Light Therapy Can Help Treat

While there are many situations in which red light therapy offers real solutions for your patients’ needs, there are four common skin conditions where we see special value for this technology. Those skin conditions are acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. 


Here are the advantages to red light therapy as it pertains to these conditions:


1. Acne

Believed to be caused by a combination of an imbalance of hormones and an overgrowth of bacteria infiltrating pores in the skin, acne has the potential to negatively impact your patients’ day-to-day lives and sense of wellbeing. It is estimated that more than 20% of Americans have experienced moderate to severe acne in their lifetimes and have struggled with the side effects of both the condition and the standard treatments. That’s where red light therapy comes in. 


Regular sessions of clinical grade red light therapy have been shown to help clear up even the worst cases of acne by calming redness and reducing inflammation, while supporting a healthier, balanced environment for the skin to heal scarring. This can give your patients a confident new outlook on life and on themselves.


2. Eczema 

One of the other advantages of red light therapy is how it accelerates healing. This is important when treating a skin condition like eczema. Eczema symptoms tend to last for weeks at a time, and can drastically impact quality of life, depending on the severity of symptoms. Severe itching, redness and swelling can accompany the sore rough scab-like rashes that can be triggered by infection, allergies, heat, and sensitivities to the environment and foods. 


Standard treatments of Eczema include steroidal creams and oral steroids, both which come with uncomfortable side effects. However, with a regular treatment regimen of 2-3 times a week of the non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical red light therapy, people who suffer with eczema can expect noticeably accelerated healing time, decreased itchiness, redness, and swelling – all without any side effects.


3. Psoriasis 

Psoriasis is a condition in which the body produces too many skin cells, too fast without the balance of cell death and replacement cycle. It causes a build up and hardening of skin tissue, along with pain, itchiness, redness and swelling. It is considered an autoimmune disease and is usually chronic with times of flare up and remission.


Standard treatment for psoriasis, much like for eczema, involves steroidal creams and ointments, oral steroids, and medications to help regulate skin growth, which often have undesirable side effects . Red light therapy has been proven to reduce inflammation and increase blood flow to the skin, which reduces swelling quickly. It stimulates the body’s own healing process that helps to balance the immune response and regulate the natural cycle of skin cell life, while encouraging the production of collagen and elastin to strengthen and smooth the skin.


4. Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin disease, the cause of which is not quite understood. Two possibilities that are often considered include a chronic, over-reactive inflammatory response to an environmental or biological trigger. The other cause that is considered is tiny skin mites that cause skin irritation, infection and inflammation and to which the immune system responds with redness, swelling and blisters. Treatment up to this point has consisted of ointments, antibiotics, and steroidal creams among other things. 


Red light therapy is a game changer for Rosacea. It is non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical with no side effects. It helps to balance the immune system response, while decreasing inflammation and swelling. Specifically, it stimulates the mitochondria in the cells to produce ATP (energy), increases the flow of oxygen to the skin, relieves redness and allows the skin to clear up and strengthen from the inside out.


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Connect With Contour Light


The Contour Light red light therapy system can greatly benefit patients with skin conditions. From acne to eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and more, you have the opportunity to expand the range of services you offer to your patients to include the remarkable benefits of red light therapy.


Whether you’re using it for pain management, skin rejuvenation, or body contouring, Contour Light, the only FDA Cleared, pad-based, professional red light therapy system, is easy to administer, and provides for a pain free, comfortable and highly effective treatment experience for your patients. 


For more information about the Contour Light System, contact us directly. You can also watch this video on the benefits of red light therapy to hear about the device from its creator.


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