Red Light Therapy + Why I’m Obsessed with it

Red Light Therapy

Let me state the obvious. I LOVE health trends. One of my personal goals is to try as many as possible. I’m curious to see what works, what doesn’t, and to keep up with everything new. If it’s affordable and seems to be legit, I’m all in.

My newest obsession is Red Light Therapy. It’s not too popular, but it has been around for a while. If you haven’t heard about it, you’ll want to try it ASAP.

What is Red Light Therapy?

Red light therapy is created from low-powered red wavelengths that are shined and absorbed through your skin. These red wavelengths stimulate collagen reproduction, encourage tissue/cellular healing, increase blood flow, and treat many other health conditions. It’s totally painless, with little to no side effects. This treatment was first discovered by NASA, and easily penetrates the skin, boosting circulation, oxygen, and nutrient flow to the area under the light.

Red light therapy is also known as LLLT (low-level laser therapy). It is also now FDA approved to treat chronic joint pain, and slow to heal wounds.

What are the benefits?

Red light therapy has so many benefits, but the most common are:

  1. Stimulate Collagen (Bye wrinkles)
  2. Increase Blood Flow
  3. Help Reduce Acne + Acne Scars
  4. Treat Varicose Veins
  5. Immune System Boost
  6. Pain Relief: Inflammation + Muscle Stiffness + Nerve Pain
  7. Repair Soft Tissue (Bye Cellulite)
  8. Muscular Tissue Repair (Post Workout)
  9. Activate Lymphatic Drainage
  10. Increase Oxygen Levels in Blood
  11. Increase Energy + Reduce Depression
  12. Reduce skin problems: Rosacea + Eczema

RLT is also now FDA approved to treat chronic joint pain, and slow-to-heal wounds. Can this get any better?! Obsessed. Literally, you just sit there, relax and you completely rejuvenate your body. It takes almost no effort.

My Experience

I was gifted 4 sessions from an event I attended. I made the appointment, went in the next day. Before I went into the treatment room, the girl at the front desk showed me before & afters, and tons of client testimonials. I was pretty sold after that. Some of the images are just amazing. The difference of skin tone, tightness, and clarity are enough for you to throw your money at them. I honestly was questioning what I’ve been doing my whole life without this! 

The session takes places in a tanning bed, but with red lights instead of the tanning ones. You get nakey, put on the fan inside the bed, put the goggles on, and relax. I fell asleep each session. The sessions last around 20-25 minutes.

I didn’t tell anyone that I was getting the treatment, however, a few people mentioned something was different about me, and I had a “glow”. Not only did I look refreshed, but I felt better. I felt happy and balanced. It really changed my life. 

I purchased a larger package but never renewed after that. A few months went by, and I couldn’t stop thinking about how great it made me feel. I really wanted to do more sessions, so I purchased a Red Lightbulb, clamp, and eye protectors off Amazon so I could do the therapy sessions at home for a fraction of the cost.

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Red Lightbulb $14.99
Clamp $11.52
Eye Protectors $4.31

Total $30.82

I only have 1 light right now, but I plan on getting at least 1-2 more.

How can I get into it?

Some tanning salons offer Red Light, or look for a single Red Light Salon. Whichever you find, multiple sessions/packages will be the best cost effective.. The salons we have allow people to share packages which is amazing! If you don’t want to pay a lot out of pocket, the best way is to do what I did, DIY!  $30 is such a minimal cost considering how beneficial the long-term effects are.

If you do decide to get your own bulb, please for the love, read the instructions. Basically, once the bulb is on, don’t touch it or the clamp. It get’s hot AF and you’ll burn yourself, and possibly damage and break the bulb. It is glass. Let’s be smart about this. So, set it up good from the get go, and then once it’s on, ITS ON. Let it cool down for a good couple minutes before you even consider touching it.

Who should get Red Light Therapy?

Red Light Therapy is great for anyone with rosacea, eczema, acne, wrinkles, cellulite, varicose veins, hair loss, exercise recovery, joint pain, or anyone that just wants a feel good boost!

Has anyone else tried Red Light Therapy? Tell me what you think!


Dr. Axe
Red Light Therapy Options

Creative entrepreneur, photographer, and founder of The Modern Daydream, a lifestyle blog. Kristine is a Michigan girl, currently living in Hawaii.


  1. James October 18, 2017
    I should try it

  2. Jason Tom November 10, 2017
    I love it Kristine! Keep up the great work! Very informative and great content!

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