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NIR, Red Light, and Blue Light Therapy: A Perfect Combination for Healthy Skin
At some point or another, we have all looked in the mirror and wished for healthier, more youthful skin. Luckily, there are a number of different ways to achieve this goal, and one of the most effective is a combination of NIR (near-infrared), red light, and blue light therapy.
How Does It Work?
NIR, red light, and blue light therapy work by penetrating the skin at different depths to stimulate collagen production and improve cellular turnover. NIR penetrates the deepest, followed by red light, and then blue light. This combination of therapies is often referred to as "photobiomodulation."
Red light therapy is traditionally used to treat a number of skin conditions, including wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, and rosacea. Blue light therapy has been shown to be effective in treating acne by destroying bacteria that cause breakouts. NIR therapy has a host of benefits on its own, including reducing inflammation, improving circulation, and stimulating cell regeneration.
When these three therapies are combined, they can provide even more impressive results. One study showed that a group of women who received photobiomodulation therapy twice a week for eight weeks had a significant decrease in wrinkles and fine lines, as well as an increase in collagen production. Another study showed that participants who received NIR plus red light therapy had a decrease in inflammation markers after just one session.
If you are looking for a non-invasive way to improve the appearance of your skin, NIR, red light, and blue light therapy may be the perfect solution. This combination of therapies can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines, improve collagen production, decrease inflammation, and even clear up acne breakouts. Whether you receive photobiomodulation therapy at a medspa or use an at-home device, you are sure to notice improvements in your skin's appearance with regular use.