Red light therapy is one of the safest, most effective natural skin treatments available, and it’s being used by some of the top skincare professionals in the world for wrinkles, rejuvenation, acne, and healing injuries & scars. Across study after study, red light treatments have improved appearance, boosted collagen, improved healing times, lowered inflammation, and reduced acne & scarring. 

 

So many top estheticians and dermatologists, and Hollywood celebrities, are using Joovv for healthier, younger skin, that the word is getting out. In 2019 alone, Joovv’s natural skin benefits have been covered by Oxygen MagazineElle MagazineShapeBetchesTown & Country, and others.

How Red Light Therapy Improves Skin Health and Appearance

Red light therapy is a natural skincare treatment that’s been proven safe and effective across a large base of clinical research. If you’re not familiar with red light and its benefits, this article gives a good overview of what it is and how it works.

Red Light Therapy Increases Your Natural Collagen Production, for Healthier, Younger Skin

In addition to helping you make more energy, improving your circulation, and reducing your inflammation, red light therapy also boosts your own collagen production, for healthier, younger-looking skin.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, and it’s critical for skin health (and joint and bone health). Collagen literally holds us together, and the more you can produce naturally, the better for your skin, joints, and general appearance. Many people take collagen supplements or use creams, but there’s no substitute for your body making more of the real thing. 

Red Light Improves Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Cold Sores, and Vitiligo

 

Red Light Therapy for Treating Acne: Researchers in 2013 highlighted studies showing red and near infrared light to be effective for the treatment of acne. Of note, they explained that red light impacts sebum production, which contributes to acne, in addition to the control of cytokines, which impacts skin inflammation. 

 

Red Light Therapy for Eczema & Psoriasis: We’re just beginning to learn about the positive effects light therapy can have on psoriasis. Researchers cited a recent study that found “no adverse side effects and a resolution of psoriasis” for patients who weren’t helped by traditional treatments. 

Red Light Therapy for Cold Sores: Research on red light and cold sores has shown reductions in breakouts, and less pain associated with cold sores from the herpes virus. 

 

Red Light for Depigmentation Conditions like Vitiligo: Red light has a strong record of improving re-pigmentation for skin with de-pigmentation conditions like vitiligo. Researchers have shown that light therapy “can increase pigmentation by stimulating melanocyte proliferation and reduce depigmentation by inhibiting autoimmunity.” 

Tasha had regular acne outbreaks due to hormonal imbalances and chronic inflammation, so she did full-body Joovv treatments in my spa on a weekly basis and then used her in-home device daily throughout the 8 weeks. How did Tasha’s skin look afterward? Ultimately Tasha is the most important judge of that, and she is very happy with the progress! Check out Tasha’s results in this video.”

Skin Healing Properties of Red Light Therapy

In addition to its rejuvenation and anti-aging properties, red light therapy is also a safe, natural way to speed up the healing process for burns, wounds, surgery incisions, and scars, as shown in numerous peer-reviewed clinical studies. Patients recovering from injuries and medical procedures have experienced much less pain and inflammation, with faster healing results, when using red light treatments. 

You can read a full post on the skin healing properties of red light therapy here. Next, we'll break down the big highlights.