Near Infrared Light Therapy: The New Wonder Drug
IN THIS ARTICLE:
- 01 How Does Near-Infrared Light Therapy Work?
- 02 What Are The Health & Skin Benefits Of Near-Infrared Light Therapy?
- 03 Is It Safe To Pair Near-Infrared Light With Red Light?
- 04 Introducing The Project E Beauty LED Light Therapy Mask
The various colors of light that have distinct benefits are part of what makes LED light therapy intriguing to many. Did you know, however, that one of the most efficient types of light treatment is invisible to the naked eye?
Near-infrared (NIR) light therapy can penetrate deeper than the most common visible wavelengths and also has a wide range of therapeutic advantages. It operates on the same principles as LED light therapy, and knowing how it functions in particular will help you focus treatments more precisely.
How Does Near-Infrared Light Therapy Work?
The human eye is capable of detecting wavelengths ranging from violet (the shortest) to red (the longest). This perception stops at around 740nm and beyond that, the invisible infrared range of light which is longer and has a deeper reach when used in therapy.
What is near-infrared light?
NIR light is an invisible spectrum of light at specific wavelengths that can penetrate soft and hard tissues in the body.
Infrared therapy works similarly to sunlight. Photoreceptors in cells react spontaneously when exposed to intense wavelengths of NIR light. The mitochondria, the cell's energy factory, is activated to make more adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the fuel that powers all cellular operations. Cells are better able to perform with this added boost. This may result in increased antioxidant production, greater cell protection, and cellular renewal and repair with anti-aging benefits.
Powered up antioxidant production and its functions against free radicals also help reduce chronic inflammation which is a major factor in most diseases and causes of aging.
In comparison to visible wavelengths, NIR light is longer and can penetrate deeper into skin, muscles, joints, and even bones. It does not only benefit the skin but also helps treat other health concerns, including pain management and recovery.
What Are The Health & Skin Benefits Of Near-Infrared Light Therapy?
NIR light therapy can be referred to as a "wonder drug" because of the wide range of skin and health benefits it offers. Here are more reasons why should turn to NIR light therapy for help:
- It can reverse the signs of skin aging. Similar to red LED light therapy, NIR light also reaches the dermis to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
- It can accelerate bone growth and wound healing by supporting cell regeneration.
- It can help promote muscle tissue recovery and repair, as used by athletes.
- It can help balance thyroid function which is good for overall wellness.
- It can reduce chronic inflammation by activating antioxidants that fight off free radicals.
- It can stimulate natural melatonin production to help give you a good night’s sleep.
- It can help boost male reproductive health by increasing sperm count and improving sperm motility.
Is It Safe To Pair Near-Infrared Light With Red Light?
The closest visible wavelength to NIR light is the red spectrum, and the two are actually quite similar. Their depth of penetration is what sets them apart. Red light is best for treating skin-deep disorders, whereas NIR light is potent enough to penetrate bones and connective tissues to cover larger treatment areas.
If you want to stimulate healing and repair at every level, you may use both spectrums in one treatment. According to a study, red and NIR lights work better together than they do independently. Is it safe? Both types of phototherapy are non-invasive and have no known adverse effects on health.
Introducing The Project E Beauty LED Light Therapy Mask
Experience the benefits of blue, red, and infrared light therapy in one portable device: the Project E Beauty LED Light Therapy Mask. This FDA-cleared LED light treatment device effectively transforms problematic skin via two treatment modes: red light + infrared and blue light + red light.
Choose mode 1 for anti-aging and healing:
INFRARED + RED LIGHT THERAPY - Red light and infrared therapy work together to stimulate collagen production in the dermis. The abundance of this protein helps smooth out wrinkles and fine lines and leaves the skin feeling tighter and firmer. This duo also helps promote increased blood flow.
Choose mode 2 for acne-fighting:
RED + BLUE LIGHT THERAPY - Eliminates acne-causing bacteria. Great for oily skin, exposure to blue light is effective in controlling oil secretion which helps heal and prevent acne formation. Blue light also has a calming effect on irritated skin.
Treat your skin any time, anywhere! You don’t need to lay next to a wall outlet to make the unit work. The easy-to-use LED mask is completely wireless and conveniently operates via a single button. It comes with built-in protective goggles as an extra safety step.
Make self-care moments more memorable with comfortable treatment sessions. This lightweight LED Light Therapy Mask fits perfectly over the face, allowing you to relax while enhancing your complexion.
Is it safe to use? Project E Beauty carefully develops its own products with your safety in mind. This sophisticated beauty tool is FDA-cleared and proven effective against acne and blemishes.
When used in a consistent manner, the LED Light Therapy Mask delivers professional quality results using 36 medical-grade, high-intensity LED bulbs. This LED light mask uses the same technology as in-clinic procedures performed by trained aestheticians.
written by Charlotte Rycroft