At Aqua-Tox we offer 20 minute sessions of Red light therapy, also known as photobiomodulation, to promote healing and cell regeneration within the body.
The red light therapy technology that we offer gives the ability to utilise Red light, Blue light and Near Infrared light wavelengths. This technology allows us to treat a wider range of conditions than red light alone.
This red light therapy can reach all the way into a cell’s mitochondria to stimulate healing and regeneration to help improve your appearance, performance and overall health and well-being.
Blue light therapy penetrates less deeply than red light and therefore is effective in treating many skin conditions.
Benefits of Red Light Therapy
Blue Light Therapy Treatments & Benefits
Blue light therapy is a type of phototherapy that uses high-intensity blue light to treat various skin conditions, mood disorders, and sleep disorders.Used in conjunction with red light the therapy works by exposing the skin or the eyes to a certain wavelength of blue light, which triggers a biological response in the body.
Red & Blue Light Therapy Pricing
20 Minute Treatment
A 20 minute red light therapy or combined red and blue light therapy session.
A course of 5 sessions (each session lasts 20 minutes) for ongoing health and skin benefits.
A course of 10 sessions (each session lasts 20 minutes) for ongoing health and skin benefits.
Light Therapy FAQs
How does red light therapy work?
The red light device emits 5 different wavelengths of red light and infrared wavelengths.
The red light spectrums at 630nm and 660nm work at the skin level and the level just below the skin. This spectrum can help with a number of skin conditions such as fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, acne breakouts, hair loss and psoriasis. At this level the red light can also help to reduce swelling, inflammation and fatigue.
The Near Infrared lights at 810nm, 830nm and 850nm work at a deeper level targeting bone and joint health along with having overall neurological benefits.
Near Infrared wavelengths can contribute to improvements in wound healing, bone repair and growth and can also stimulate the production of collagen. Increased collagen production can improve connective tissue health as well as having aesthetic benefits such as reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and cellulite.
Near Infrared wavelengths can also be used to enhance muscle recovery by decreasing oxidative stress and inflammation which can lead to increased muscle mass after training.
Is Red Light Therapy Safe?
What is the difference between red light therapy and blue light therapy?
Blue light therapy uses a wavelength of around 415 nanometers, while red light therapy uses a wavelength of around 660 nanometers.
Blue light therapy is mainly used to treat skin conditions and mood disorders, while red light therapy is used to treat inflammation, pain, and muscle recovery.
Blue light therapy is thought to be most effective when used with red and near infrared light therapy.
What happens during the Red Light Therapy session?
A therapist will introduce you to the therapy devices, ensure you’re comfortable and advise you on the best way to use your treatment time to effectively target any health concerns that you may have. You will then stand in front of the red light panels to receive the treatment. We recommend minimal clothing to ensure that the red light can penetrate your skin and give the full benefits. As the session lasts 20 minutes it is recommended that you turn around after 10 minutes and treat both sides of your body. If you have a specific area that you are looking to target then the therapist will advise on the best way to treat this within the 20 minutes.
Can red light therapy damage my skin like a sunbed?
No, red light therapy does not damage the skin and does not use damaging UV light like a sunbed.
Will I see benefits after just one session?
Do both types of wavelengths need to be used?
Can I use topical eczema cream with Red Light Therapy?
Unfortunately not. If you are using a topical steroid or eczema cream you will need to wait for 2 weeks after the last application to have red light therapy.
What is the minimum age for Red Light Therapy?
Young people aged 13 and over can have red light therapy treatment when accompanied by an adult.
Where will the Red light session take place?
Our Red light therapy is located in a private room in our clinic in Hertfordshire. You will have the option of getting changed in the room as red light is best carried out with minimal clothing.
Can anyone use Red Light Therapy?
Red light therapy cannot be used if:
- You are pregnant (only on doctors advice).
- If you have a pacemaker fitted - red light therapy cannot be used over a pacemaker or applied to the thorax.
- If you are taking drugs that have heat or light sensitivity.