Does Red Light Therapy Really Work?

Red light therapy is an every-day term for the science of photobiomodulation or LED light as it is also commonly known.

It has been proven in the field of healing and rejuvenating, anti-aging, wound care, pain relief, and much more. It is a 100% natural therapy with zero side effects.

Red light therapy is a natural process with a great deal of benefit and no real known adverse side effects. Red light therapy is capable of penetrating the skin to a depth of about 8 to 10 mm. Once absorbed this red light energy is converted to cellular energy. This conversion of energy leads to stimulation of the body’s natural processes on a cellular level. This process then leads to a whole series of metabolic events, like:

  • Increased circulation
  • Formation of nee capillaries
  • Increased lymphatic system
  • Increased production of collagen
  • Increased phagocytosis, or cellular clean up.
  • Tissue granulation stimulated.
  • Inflammation reduced.

This combination of benefits help produces the anti-ageing response.

LEDs were NASA’s choice for red light therapy when it brought the technique into space around the year 2000 for photosynthesis in space.

Red Light Therapy Before and After

These images show the results of red light therapy.

You can see how the skin has been hydrated, given added fullness and that there is a reduction of wrinkles. 

Red light therapy before Red light therapy after

 Before & After

Red Light Therapy for Wrinkles

Red light therapy can give a natural face-lift to decrease the visible signs of wrinkles to the face. Particularly when combined with infrared light, red light therapy leads to increased plumping of the dermis and epidermis, reducing the depth and number of visible facial wrinkles. The difference is generally apparent after just a single treatment. 

Red Light Therapy for Rosacea

Rosacea is an unsightly condition characterised by a tendency to exhibit a permanent red shade to areas of the face, as a result of increased capillarisation of the dermis.

While Rosacea is often an isolated condition, it can coexist with Acne, and in either case can be a source of acute embarrassment for the sufferer.

Red light therapy has proven results against the symptoms of Rosacea with benefits including:

  • Reduction in the degree of inflammation
  • Helps the healing process of co-existing acne
  • Reduces redness
  • Safe to use
  • Non-invasive

What is a Red Light Face Mask?

A red light face mask is a specific treatment from the OPERA Mask (Mode 1). It is a mode that you use to promote skin rejuvenation, improve post-care, offer pain relief, improve blood circulation and enhance wound healing. This mode is also perfect for anti-ageing. The red light face mask has been proven to increase the production of collagen. 

Red Light Treatment

The treatment is simple. The OPERA mask needs to be on the face for approximately 20 - 30 minutes. It can also be combined with other treatments such as 'the vampire facial'. Clear results after generally apparent after just one treatment. 


The benefits of the red light therapy are;

  1. Skin rejuvenation 
  2. Skin healing
  3. Fading of freckles, skin spots & age spots
  4. Improve sun damage skin
  5. Wrinkle reduction
  6. Skin tightening
  7. Reduced rosacea symptoms
  8. Reduced scarring
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