At Triveda Wellness, one of the treatments that we specialize in is red light therapy. In our experience, we have found that there is a great deal of misinformation circulating around this topic, which has prevented many people who could have benefited from this type of treatment from seeking it out. Our team wants to help everyone get the best wellness treatments for them, so in this article we’ll be going over some common myths about red light therapy and replacing these misconceptions with accurate information.
Myth: Red Light Therapy Works Like a Tanning Bed
Although the treatment machines we use to provide red light therapy do resemble tanning beds, their effects are not at all the same. For starters, red light therapy makes use of the red and infrared part of the light spectrum, which is the complete opposite side from the ultraviolet rays used for tanning. In addition, unlike tanning beds, which have just one application, red light therapy can be used to help with a number of different conditions.
Myth: Red Light Therapy Burns the Skin
Related to the above confusion between UV tanning beds and red light therapy, another common myth about this treatment is that it will burn the skin. While this therapy does use lasers, which most people associate with heat, these lasers are specifically designed to dissipate heat, using incredibly fast pulses to create a beam of light that won’t burn or damage your skin in any way.
Myth: Red Light Therapy is Just for XYZ
The last myth that we’ll cover in this article is the idea that red light therapy is only useful for treating one condition. Some people claim that it’s only good for treating depression, while others believe that it’s only good for chronic pain, and still others think it’s only for weight loss. The truth is that red light therapy can be used for all of these things and more, and if you want to know whether it can help with your condition, we encourage you to give us a call.