Is Red Light Therapy different to a tanning bed?

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We surprisingly get this question a lot. I think it’s because the Red Light Therapy bed looks similar to a tanning bed. But it is not even close to being similar. 

 

A tanning bed or tanning booth is used to produce an artificial tan. It uses lamps to imitate the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation in order to stimulate the melanocytes to produce melanin. This is what causes a dark pigment on the epidermis. Melanin is produced by the body to protect itself from harmful ultraviolet radiation. 

 

Tanning beds have proved to be extremely harmful to the body, increasing your risk of developing skin cancer, premature wrinkles, eye damage and many other issues. 

A Red Light Therapy bed is a completely different ball game. It uses red light waves and near-infrared light waves. Red light is visible to the human eyes and is readily absorbed by surface tissues and cells. Near-infrared light waves however are invisible to the human eyes and penetrate deeper into bodily tissues.

“no you will not get a tan with Red Light Therapy”

 

Red Light Therapy is completely safe in comparison to a sunbed as there are no harmful effects unless contraindicated for a specific condition. They are working on completely different things, and unfortunately no, you will not get a tan in a red light therapy bed. 

 

 

Red light therapy is working on your health and wellbeing. In essence, red light therapy is like photosynthesis but for humans. It helps to charge the mitochondria in your cells, leading to enhanced cellular function. When you think of the body on a cellular level, every single process in your body revolves around cells and their ability to function properly. Hence if we are directly charging our cells, and increasing energy production on a cellular level, then we should be benefiting all areas of our bodies.

 

 

 

Red Light Therapy is completely safe in comparison to a sunbed as there are no harmful effects unless contraindicated for a specific condition. They are working on completely different things, and unfortunately no, you will not get a tan in a red light therapy bed. 

 

 

Red light therapy is working on your health and wellbeing. In essence, red light therapy is like photosynthesis but for humans. It helps to charge the mitochondria in your cells, leading to enhanced cellular function. When you think of the body on a cellular level, every single process in your body revolves around cells and their ability to function properly. Hence if we are directly charging our cells, and increasing energy production on a cellular level, then we should be benefiting all areas of our bodies.

 

 

 

It’s tough to encompass everything that red light therapy will assist with, but the majority of the scientific studies performed on red light therapy showing extremely positive effects have been on:

 

  • Skin health
  • Skin & wound healing
  • Injury recovery
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Sleep 
  • Inflammation
So in essence, Red Light Therapy is an incredible biohacking service that helps you amp up your wellbeing to a new level. And… no, there is absolutely no exposure to UV rays. It is a super gentle service with no down time or potential harm. 
 
We get people using Red Light Therapy for a wide variety of reasons. If you have a particular health goal, chat to our staff about it today and we can help you figure out what service would best suit you.