Exposure to red light can provide an assortment of medical benefits - from helping rid of acne, to pain relief. As ground-breaking as it is to strap on a device and have it start to alleviate your discomfort, within minutes, is there a downside to using it everyday? In this blog, we’ll be looking at how often you can use red light therapy, and what some of the benefits of daily use are.
Everyone is different; Know your condition
When it comes to anything medical, one key thing to remember is that everyone is different. We all are born with variations that make us… us. When it comes to treating problems with your body, what may work for you may not work for someone else and vice versa. The best way to get treatment that is tailored just for you is to visit your doctor or dermatologist. They can take into consideration all the things that make up who you are and give you direction as to what to do next. You may also take control of your health and do your own research on the best forms of treatment. If you decide to go this route, make sure that you understand what you are suffering, to make the right choice
When it comes to pain management, this is where red light therapy excels, especially if you are using lasers that focus the light right on where your pain is. In Curavi’s case, wearing the belt so that the light shines right at your lower back can help sooth pain within 30 minutes. There are other products on the market that do something similar, where they shine red light at anywhere on the body. They all have varying quality, light intensities, and estimated time to relief. In Curavi’s case, we recommend that you keep the belt on for 15 to 30 minutes with minimal interruptions at a time for best results. If you suffer from chronic pain, using Curavi can be an excellent choice, especially if you incorporate it into your daily routine.
Laser or LED red light therapy - which one is better?
When conducting your own research, you may come across two different ways red light is being used. You will find products that use lasers to treat pain relief, like Curavi, and some that use less reliable, less powerful, and cheaper LEDs to emit their red light. Although they are less expensive to manufacture, they don’t compare to the same quality and power that real cold lasers have for pain management. Laser light has the ability to shine deeper under the skin and reach those tissues that have been damaged. Without using any heat, cold lasers can kickstart the healing process by targeting a specific membrane in your cells that are vital to cell restoration process which will help alleviate pain. LEDs however, take longer to start this process and may generate uncomfortable heat.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you do red light therapy everyday?
The answer is yes. As long as you are following the manufacturers instructions, you can use red light therapy everyday. If you have chronic pain, it’s recommended to start a daily routine with using red light therapy.
Does red light therapy really work?
The answer is yes. Red light penetrates the skin and kickstarts a process in your cells that helps lead to healing and pain relief.