Which Wavelength For What?
Red Light Therapy At Home - Choosing The Correct Red Light Therapy Devices For You.
We get a lot of questions asking which red light therapy devices are best, and is IR red light therapy the same as invisible 850nm light therapy? ETC. Both our IR red light therapy with 635nm waves and or pain relief model with 660nm waves share a lot of the same benefits and can treat many of the same conditions, but there are still some unique differences.
660nm Waves... Surface Healing +
IR Red light therapy in the 660 range is the best option for surface healing- superficial scar tissue, burns, cosmetic issues, skin conditions, and other non-structural issues. Because some of the energy in this wavelength is transferred in the blood stream, but not the hemoglobin, this wavelength can also be used to treat more complex problems where the exact treatment location might be unknown. The energy can flow through the body and interact with damaged cells in many parts of the body operating more like a vitamin that goes where it needs to go. This wavelength is also best for treating the lymph system and acupuncture points.
635nm Waves... The Unique Ability to Drain Fat Out of Fat Cells.
Red light therapy at home for body contouring uses a unique wavelength of light emitted from IR red light therapy in the 635nm range to effectively reach the fat layer and cause the membranes of the fat cells to temporarily alter the cell wall. While under the red light the fat cell wall opens, dispelling waste from within the cell out and into the interstitial layer, where it can be released from the body for good. The fat is broken down into free fatty acids and glycerol, entering the bloodstream where the body can use it as fuel, or eliminate it naturally in the stool or urine via the lymphatic system and liver.
850nm Waves... Penetrates Deep Into The Body
Studies show near-infrared wavelengths in the 850nm or 880nm range penetrate deeper through skin and bone for relief of chronic pain. As with visible IR red light therapy, invisible near infrared light therapy in the 800nm range doesn't mask the symptoms of pain, it encourages the healing of the actual cause of the pain. Once absorbed, the light energy kicks off a chain of metabolic events, stimulating the bodies natural processes on a cellular level. There is an increase in blood flow, allowing the parts of the body to receive the oxygen and nutrients they need in order to function more effectively. Regeneration is stimulated. Inflammation and pain are reduced. In many cases after a course of treatment with infrared light the pain is gone for good.
If you are seeking red light therapy at home for skin rejuvenation you'll want to use 660nm waves found in the Therapy Wrap for pain relief & rejuvenation wrap. If fat loss, thyroid health, and cellulite are your main concerns you’ll want to order the Lipo Wrap. Both wraps share the advantages of near infrared benefits for pain relief, bone regrowth, cellular health, and decreased inflammation.