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Red Light Therapy for Healthy Aging

As we get older, we tend to focus on the visible signs of aging like gray hair, liver spots, and frown lines. However, we rarely pause to think about what is happening to our body at the cellular level. In this article, we take a closer look at the root cause of aging and how red light therapy can help you live a longer, healthier life.

Why Do We Age?

Our body consists of more than 37 trillion cells1. When one of these cells dies or is damaged, it is replaced through a process called cell division. Unfortunately, our cells become less adept at replication over time. Some of these old cells die (a process called apoptosis) while others live on. Those that live on are referred to as senescent cells.

Compared to normal cells, senescent cells contain more fatty acids in their membranes. This affects their ability to absorb nutrients2. These cells also struggle to break down waste, process protein, and, most importantly, multiply3.

The reduced functionality of senescent cells causes disease, muscle and memory loss, reduced cardiovascular function, wrinkling, and other tell-tale signs of aging.

How Mitochondria Affect Our Cells

Mitochondria are referred to as the “powerhouse of the cell” because they generate adenosine triphosphate (ATP)—the energy that cells need to function. When cells are young and healthy, mitochondria produce ATP very efficiently4.

However, as we age, mitochondria become sluggish. During ATP synthesis, they begin to release more and more free radicals (a type of unstable molecule). These free radicals damage other molecules, like DNA and proteins, which contributes to aging5.

How Does ENVY Support Our Mitochondria?

Mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with numerous pathologies, from cancer to cardiovascular disease6. Fortunately, there is a simple solution that supports mitochondrial health while helping you live a longer, healthier life: ENVY red light therapy.

The first whole-body light therapy treatment of its kind, the ENVY Light Capsule works by exposing tissue to red and near-infrared low-level light. This exposure improves mitochondrial function by reversing oxidative stress caused by free radicals7. It also improves cellular signaling. As a result, you will look and feel more youthful.

Benefits of ENVY Red Light Therapy for Healthy Aging

The benefits of red light therapy are backed by numerous peer-reviewed studies. In one such study, Dr. Michael Hamblin of Harvard Medical School raves about the “remarkable range of medical benefits” provided by red light therapy, also referred to as photobiomodulation8.

“Chronic diseases of the modern age involving systemic inflammation such as type II diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, and endothelial dysfunction are again worth investigating in the context of photobiomodulation.”  — Dr. Michael Hamblin, Harvard Medical School

Blood Flow and Circulation

Poor blood circulation can deprive the body of oxygen, causing issues like sore muscles, pale skin pigmentation, numbness, and even blood clots9. Red light therapy can mitigate these problems by substantially increasing blood flow after treatment sessions. This ensures that all of your tissues are properly oxygenated.

Inflammation and Pain Relief

Nearly 20 percent of Americans live with chronic pain—a condition that can severely compromise quality of life10. Fortunately, ENVY red light therapy is scientifically proven to alleviate chronic inflammation and pain. In fact, according to one study, the most profound benefit of red light therapy is “anti-inflammatory action8.”

Muscle Recovery

After an intense workout, your muscle cells require loads of energy to recover. You can speed the process along by improving mitochondrial function with ENVY red light therapy. When you utilize our clinically-proven technology, you will reduce inflammation and muscle soreness while boosting future performance11.

Hormonal Support

Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. Produced in your endocrine glands, they affect a range of the body’s functions. When these hormones are imbalanced, you may experience any number of conditions, from hypothyroidism to diabetes. Luckily, scientific studies show that light-emitting diodes can improve hormone balance12.

Skin Health

Red light therapy can give your skin a healthy, youthful glow by promoting collagen and elastin formation. This reduces stubborn wrinkles like forehead lines, crow’s feet, and bunnies. ENVY red light therapy can also restore skin tone and texture. As a result, you will look younger, healthier, and happier for years to come.

Conclusion: ENVY Can Help You Feel Better and Look Younger

You cannot slow the aging process with topical creams or serums. Instead, you must address it at its source: cellular deterioration. ENVY red light therapy can help you do just that by improving mitochondrial functioning, allowing your cells to function at an entirely different caliber.

To see how ENVY red light therapy has transformed the lives of other men and women, view our results photos.

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Wrinkle Repair with Topical Light Infusion

Our skin is a barrier that protects us from things such as disease, UV rays, and many minor injuries. It is the part of our body that is directly exposed to our environment and can become damaged over time. Wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and sagging skin are the result of excess exposure to the sun, environmental pollutants, and adverse weather conditions. Topical Light Infusion Therapy can help reverse this damage by infusing key ingredients targeted at revitalizing collagen and tightening the skin to provide a more youthful appearance.

How TLi (Topical Light Infusion) Repairs Damage 

TLi treatments are much different than a standard LED light therapy session. LED light therapy uses red light to energize your body’s own cells to naturally stimulate collagen production. Whereas TLi therapy uses specific pulses of light energy in combination with a topical treatment to “push” skin care ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and peptides into the lower layers of skin. This safe and effective treatment can plump up the skin leaving it firm and hydrated with no downtime. To maximize results, it is highly recommended that a standard light therapy session be performed in combination with a TLi treatment.

The TLi Wrinkle Repair mask contains vitamin C, collagen, hyaluronic acid, and key peptides that will repair and hydrate your skin. Over eight treatments, this can lift sagging skin and improve elasticity so that your skin appears smooth and youthful. It also promotes a more uniform skin tone and texture.

It is recommended that following the eight initial treatments, you continue to receive touch-up treatments every four to six weeks. This will prolong the impact of the therapy and also repair any damage that naturally occurs due to time in the sun. Patients often notice that this treatment in combination with light therapy, removes years from their face, making them look younger and more vibrant.

There are other masks available that can treat a wide range of skin conditions. Whether you are concerned about dehydrated skin, fine lines, inflammation, skin discoloration, or a specific skin condition, you can tailor your treatment to your unique needs.

How is the Treatment Performed? 

Each treatment takes between 15-30 minutes. The selected mask is first applied to the skin. Rather than delivering light directly to the skin, light is delivered to the mask or topical to create an infusion that stimulates the tissues underneath. The type of light used will vary based on the skin care product that is used, but in all cases, you will experience the stimulation of collagen and increased skin elasticity.

You will need to plan for about 20 minutes of pretreatment and post-care. The time needed to see visible results will depend on the skin concern being treated and will vary from person to person.

Find a Provider Near You 

LIGHTWAVE uses state-of-the-art light therapies that are safe and effective to treat a wide variety of skin conditions. We have providers across the United States that are waiting to serve your needs. If you are looking to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and skin discoloration, contact us at 866-999-6954 to learn more about our TLi Wrinkle Repair treatments and other available options to suit your goals.

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