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What Is Red Light Therapy?
Red light therapy (RLT) is a treatment that may help skin, muscle tissue, and other parts of your body heal. It exposes you to low levels of red or near-infrared light. Infrared light is a type of energy your eyes can’t see, but your body can feel as heat. Red light is similar to infrared, but you can see it.
Red light therapy is also called low-level laser therapy (LLLT), low-power laser therapy (LPLT), and photobiomodulation (PBM)Other non-red wavelengths cannot reach that deep and cannot affect the underlying tissue in the way that red light therapy with stand does.
The deep-tissue penetration also means that red light can have a systemic effect on the human body instead of the biological effects remaining localized in one specific area.
The reason for the systemic effects is due to the red light's ability to stimulate ATP production.Dental pain. In another small study, people with temporomandibular dysfunction syndrome (TMD) had less pain, clicking, and jaw tenderness after red light therapy.
Hair loss. One study found that men and women with androgenetic alopecia (a genetic disorder that causes hair loss) who used an at-home RLT device for 24 weeks grew thicker hair. People in the study who used a fake RLT device didn’t get the same results.
Osteoarthritis. One study found red and infrared light therapy cut osteoarthritis-related pain by more than 50%.
Tendinitis. A very small study of 7 people suggests RLT lessens inflammation and pain in people with Achilles tendinitis.
Wrinkles and other signs of skin aging and skin damage. Research shows RLT may smooth your skin and help with wrinkles. RLT also helps with acne scars, burns, and signs of UV sun damage.
You've done your research on red light therapy, and you know that it can be a life-changer. A quality red light panel is an investment in your health and well-being, so you want to be sure you choose the right one.
If you're wondering which red light therapy panel or array you should choose to experience the clinically proven benefits of red and near-infrared light, here's an explanation of the various devices, and how to choose which red light therapy device is best for you.
How Do You Make A Red Light In Astronomy?
Here’s how to make a red light torch: You simply adapt a conventional flashlight using a red filter.
Get some red cellophane and cover the front of the torch or flashlight with layers of the cellophane and then secure these layers with a rubber band. Trim the excess red cellophane and there you have it.
Or you can fit red gel light filter pieces over the lens. Art supply stores stock these, but they are also available at Amazon (click on image below to see details and price).