Red light therapy (RLT) is a non-invasive, non-chemical skin procedure that addresses the issues of light wrinkles, scarring, and acne without any side effects or downtime. You can return to your everyday activities immediately after the treatment. If you are averse to needles or want a mild, relaxing procedure, consider RLT as an option.

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What is RLT?

Red light therapy is a skin treatment procedure that utilizes light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to send low-intensity red and near-infrared light deep into the body's cells, which helps promote healing. Red light therapy is a non-invasive and painless procedure that does not involve any heat. These low-frequency wavelengths are not the same as UV (ultraviolet) light, which comes from the sun and is used in tanning beds, so it cannot cause UV damage, and there is no risk for skin cancer.

How does RLT work?

Red light has low frequencies that can penetrate the top layer of skin and reach the deeper layers (dermis), where it is absorbed by the cells. This absorption triggers the activation of mitochondria, which are the energy suppliers for cells. By providing more energy, skin cells are able to heal and rejuvenate themselves more rapidly.

This process generates energy that stimulates the production of collagen, elastin, and adenosine triphosphate (ATP). As a result, your skin benefits from improved texture, increased oxygenation, and better circulation. It can stimulate collagen production, giving skin structure, strength, and elasticity. Damaged tissue is repaired during this process, leading to improved skin health.

What can RLT treat?

Wrinkles and fine lines

Red light therapy can rejuvenate damaged or aging skin. RLT enhances the skin's natural ability to generate collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, resulting in a tightening effect that reduces the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines. 


Red light therapy helps to reduce redness, minimize oil production, and eliminate bacteria on the skin. People with acne and people who are sensitive to topical chemical treatments can benefit from this non-invasive procedure.

Scar reduction

Red light therapy is used to reduce collagen production in scar tissue, improving or preventing the thickening of scars.

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What are the risks of RLT?

Red light therapy carries virtually no risks and is not linked to any side effects. It is non-invasive and does not require any chemical application on the skin. Therefore, there is no risk of skin trauma. The low wavelengths are not hot or harmful, like UV light. Red light therapy is not recommended for individuals with photosensitivity conditions or who are taking medication that causes photosensitivity. It is also not advised for pregnant women.

What else should I know about RLT?

The benefits of red light therapy take time and may require multiple sessions over several weeks or months to become noticeable. Additionally, the outcomes of this therapy may vary based on individual skin types, highlighting the unique nature of each person's response to the treatment. Consulting with your healthcare provider about red light therapy can be invaluable in receiving personalized guidance on the frequency of sessions, potential adjustments to your treatment plan, and achieving the desired outcomes. This collaborative approach ensures a tailored and effective skincare strategy, enhancing the overall success and satisfaction of the red light therapy experience.

Red light therapy is a non-invasive remedy for various skin concerns, including wrinkles, scarring, and acne. Utilizing light-emitting diodes, red light therapy reaches the deeper layers of the skin to improve texture, enhance overall skin health, and promote better circulation. This non-invasive, painless approach uses no anesthesia and is done in a relaxing environment. With its many benefits, red light therapy has gained recognition as a versatile solution for enhancing skin aesthetics.

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Why Choose The Spiegel Center?

The Spiegel Center stands out as a distinguished medical facility, offering patients access to the latest and most advanced procedures performed by a highly experienced team. With over two decades of practice, Dr. Spiegel holds a prominent position in plastic surgery. His dedication to studying the art of enhancing facial beauty and his exceptional artistic eye allow him to transform faces from merely "okay" to genuinely stunning. Patients in the Boston area can trust the expertise of The Spiegel Center for the latest procedures and creative facial enhancements.

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