Red light therapy (RLT) is a therapeutic technique that utilises red low-level light wavelengths to treat several skin issues, such as wrinkles, acne, scars, and persistent wounds, as well as other problems such as inflammation and pain relief.
But where did it come from?
In this article, we are going to explore the history of red light therapy, including how it was originally used, when it was discovered and how it’s being used today.
Where did Red Light Therapy originate?
Red Light Therapy was first used back in the early 1990s as a way to help plants grow in space. After running several tests, the scientists involved discovered that the intense red light from red light-emitting diodes (LEDs) helped promote growth and photosynthesis of plant cells. This discovery led to the study of red light for its potential application in human medicine, more specifically to find out whether RLT could help increase cellular function and energy production.
Fast forward a few decades and there are now many different types of red light therapy available on the market. You will find red light beds at salons to treat skin issues and red light devices at medical office settings to treat more serious conditions, like psoriasis, slow-healing wounds, and even the side effects of chemotherapy.
The benefits and healing effects of Red Light Therapy can now be experienced in the comfort of your own homes – thanks to products such as Red Light Therapy panels and Red Light Therapy torches on the market. These portable products make it easier to introduce health red light into the lives of those who need it. Not only are they engineered to impact cellular health at the highest level possible, but brands such as iRed are also affordable and accessible to everyone.
While there’s a fair amount of evidence to show that RLT may be a promising treatment for certain conditions, there’s still a lot to learn about how it works, too.
Ready to try Red Light Therapy out for yourself?
At iRed, we offer a range of affordable Red Light Therapy devices that do not compromise on quality. You can see our full range here, including 20-bulb and 60-bulb panels and a portable Red Light torch for more localized treatments.
Please do get in touch if you have any questions about Red Light Therapy or our products, we’d be more than happy to assist you!