Our Red Light Therapy (RLT) tanning bed will amaze even regular tanners both for what it looks like and the impact on the skin. Many regular tanners have seen beds with little red lights or panels in the facial area to treat the face. Our bed has bulbs whose whole length is red and the effect is an immersive tanning experience. The red light is less harsh than regular UV lights and operates at a longer, less harsh wavelength. Beyond the neat look of an all-red flat bed, there are many reported health benefits to RLT.
What is Red Light Therapy? Why is it good for you?
Red Light Therapy is still being studied by scientists, but it is championed by dermatologists and has a fascinating history. According to Healthline, “The U.S. Navy SEALs began using it in the 1990s to help heal wounds quickly and to help regenerate damaged muscle tissues.” In other words, this technology was first developed by the military to treat wounds and minimize the damage. The application of this is that Red Light Therapy has been shown to fade scars. In the cosmetic world, this is great news for people with acne and stretch marks.
One reason to try RLT at the tanner instead of the dermatologist’s office is that our bed covers your full body. At the dermatologist or other tanning salons, they might not have the same full bed that we do. A facial treatment does nothing to help people who suffer from acne scars on their body, and it certainly doesn’t attack stretch marks.
Besides being less dangerous than UV bulbs and a powerful treatment for scars, RLT has one more awesome benefit. It’s been studied at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a controlled study that looked at whether it improved collagen density in subjects. Collagen is the material in our skin that makes it smooth and plump. As the body’s natural supply of collagen depletes with the aging process, wrinkles form in places where collagen once provided elasticity. RLT was rumored to spur collagen growth in the skin and tested in this study.
The scientists in this study found, “The treated subjects experienced significantly improved skin complexion and skin feeling, profilometric ally assessed skin roughness, and ultrasonographical measured collagen density.” Basically, the RLT those scientists used in their study improved the skin of the people in it. They measured the collagen density and found there was more collagen in the skin. In other words, RLT really does get rid of wrinkles and this has been demonstrated In reputable scientific settings.
Red Light Therapy has major benefits for healing the skin during sessions. We are excited to offer beds that have this technology. Contact us today to get started, or ask about trying our special RLT beds.