Red Light Therapy is HERE!
FAQs about RLT!
- What is RLT? How does it work?
RLT is a safe and natural process for skin rejuvenation, utilizing ground breaking red light therapy technology to combat the effects of aging, wrinkles, fine lines, acne, cellulite, dark circles, age spots and other skin conditions. Now there is a way to turn back the hands of time!
Red light therapy, which emits a specific wave length of red light through specially formulated fluorescent tubes is UV-free and penetrates deep into the dermis layer of the skin, stimulating the cells that produce collagen. Collagen is the most common protein found in the body. It is the essential protein used to repair and replace damaged tissue.
Our Red Light Therapy beds at Sun Studio Tanning & Boutique make it easy to give your entire body’s aging skin a youthful, toned and fresh look.
How does red light therapy work? Red light at 633nm is absorbed by the mitochondria of the cell and stimulates intracellular energy transfer (ATP) production for enhanced cell vitality and permeability, increased production of new collagen, and increased turnover of collagen and elastin fibers. Laboratory studies have shown that skin cells grow 150 – 200 percent faster when exposed to certain light wavelengths, and research has shown red light delivers powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissue.
- What are the features and benefits of RLT?
- Naturally promotes collagen and elastin.
- Smoothes and reduces wrinkles and fine lines.
- Keeps skin renewed, toned and fresh looking.
- Reduces acne, psoriasis and other skin conditions.
- Helps reduce age spots and dark circles around the eyes.
- Reduces the appearance of cellulite, scars and stretch marks.
- Reduces pore size.
- Increases circulation and helps retain moisture.
- Reduces pain and inflammation from arthritis, sprains, broken bones or other nerve damage.
- UV-Free and absolutely no side effects.
- Is RLT safe? What does the FDA say?
According to the FDA, red light therapy beds, which emit red light at 633nm, has a “non-significant risk” status and is completely safe for the body, skin and eyes. Red light penetrates tissue to a depth of 8 – 10 mm, delivering energy to stimulate a response from the body to heal itself.
- Do I need an appointment? Can I also use your UV beds or Spray tan booth when I come to use the RLT bed?
No appointment is needed to use the RLT bed, you simply walk in to use our bed at your convenience. We have many clients who also tan when they come to use the RLT beds. For best results, it is best to first use the Red Light Therapy bed, then use the UV beds or Versa Spa Pro.
- Do I need to use RLT lotions?
Yes, the most effective way to use the Red Light Therapy, and to guarantee the skin results that you desire, you need to use the Red Light Therapy lotions, which include:
STEP 1: Micro Mist Pre-Therapy Body Spray
- Refreshing, and fast-absorbing, light mist helps prepare your skin for your red light therapy session.
- Fortified with vitamin C that revitalizes your skin, while natural Aloe Vera soothes and conditions your skin with each use.
- pH balanced to promote optimal red light therapy results.
- Fragrance free
STEP 2: Ultra-Concentrated Pre-Therapy and Post-Therapy Eye Serum
- Apply immediately before and after your Red Light Therapy session.
- Can be used daily to help reduce the appearance of serious dark circles.
- Ultra calming complex alleviates chronic puffiness surrounding the orbital eye area.
- Fragrance free
STEP 3: Ultra-Concentrated Post-Therapy Body Lotion
- For best results, apply twice daily in between your Red Light Therapy sessions.
- Helps promote collagen and elastin vitality.
- Helps combat the signs of premature aging.
- Micro technology to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
- How often do I need to use the RLT bed to achieve results?
There are few immediate changes to skin, as change occurs naturally over a period of weeks. Everyone reacts differently, depending on their age and the condition of their skin. In general, best results are achieved over an 8 – 12 week period.
It is recommended to start with a commitment of 20 minutes, which is the maximum time in our Red Light Therapy bed, at least 3-5 times per week for the first 1-4 weeks. Then you should use the Red Light Therapy bed at least 2-3 times per week for the following 4-12 weeks, and finally 1-2 times per week to maintain your desired skin results.
- Is Red light Therapy similar to tanning? How does RLT differ from laser treatments?
No. You will not get tan from our Red Light Therapy beds, nor do our Red Light Therapy beds expose you to any UV tanning rays. Red Light Therapy does not cut, burn, or break the skin as with laser treatments. Lasers use heat and concentrated light to vaporize or remove tissue. Red Light Therapy bed lamps produce no vaporization or burning of tissue, and therefore no inflammation or erythema. Red Light Therapy is one of the few non-invasive tools available that can reverse the appearance of aging skin, such as wrinkles and mottled skin tone.
- Will RLT help with seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?
Red Light, as well as other light therapies, has been proven to improve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that occurs during the same season each year. You may have SAD if you felt depressed during the last two winters but felt much better in spring and summer. A licensed physician is the person who could diagnose you with SAD. RLT should not replace any medical treatment from your healthcare provider.
- Do I need to use some sort of protective Eyewear?
It is not required that you wear protective eyewear during RLT; however, it is strongly recommended. RLT lamps are very bright and may be uncomfortable for some customers.
- Can anyone use the RLT bed?
There are some medical conditions which could prohibit you from using the RLT bed. Some conditions include pregnancy/breastfeeding, low blood pressure, Epilepsy/seizures, blood thinners, nitrates, other medications that may increase sensitivity to light, active carcinoma, infectious diseases, and/or open wounds. If you are ever unsure it is best to ask a licensed medical professional that knows your medical history if a RLT bed would be safe for you.