Infrared therapy seems too good to be true. Anything that claims to improve a number of different things should be a RED flag. But this RED light can do it all! These areas of improvement includes detoxification, pain relief, reduction of muscle tension, relaxation, improved circulation, weight loss, skin purification, lowered side effects of diabetes, boosting of the immune system and lowering of blood pressure.
But how does it help within skincare?
Infrared light, particularly near-infrared (NIR), is sometimes used in cosmetic treatments for skin rejuvenation. NIR treatments are non-invasive and can penetrate the skin’s surface to reach deeper layers. They are often used to stimulate collagen production, improve skin texture, and promote overall skin health. This can lead to firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin over time. You can find a service like this paired with our Platinum or Deluxe Hydrafacial services!
Infrared light has been studied for its potential to accelerate wound healing. It can enhance blood circulation and promote tissue regeneration, which may be beneficial for post-surgery recovery or for improving the healing process after certain skin treatments. Services like this are commonly recommended after minimally invasive services like Morpheus8 or even pre or post care following a surgical procedure performed by Dr. Monasebian!
Infrared light therapy is used for pain management in some cases. It's believed to help reduce inflammation and stimulate the release of endorphins, which can contribute to pain relief. This might be relevant for conditions like temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain or certain facial pain syndromes. If you currently receive Botox treatments to improve TMJ, ask Dr. Monasebian about how including Infrared Light Therapy to your treatments can help!
Infrared light can penetrate the skin and heat the underlying tissue. This heat can stimulate fibroblast cells, which are responsible for producing collagen. Increased collagen production can lead to improved skin elasticity and texture. Infrared Light Therapy pairs excellent with FORMA Radio Frequency Skin Tightening treatments to further stimulate collagen production for better and faster results.
Infrared light can improve blood circulation by dilating blood vessels and increasing blood flow to the treated area. This can enhance nutrient and oxygen delivery to the skin cells, contributing to healthier-looking skin. This capability makes Infrared Light Therapy an excellent option for patients with rosacea or sensitive skin types that prefer to neutralize their skin at the end of treatments to leave the Med Spa less red.
Professional Treatments vs. At-Home Devices
There are both professional treatments and at-home devices that use infrared light. Park Avenue Plastic Surgery & Med Spa offers more intense and targeted results, while at-home devices are typically designed for milder rejuvenation and maintenance.