Weight Loss

What if losing weight was as easy as sunbathing? Imagine taking a moment for yourself when you can relax, lay back, and get thinner. This dream is actually a reality with red light therapy.

If you have ever used sunblock, you know that ultraviolet light is something a healthy person wants to avoid. It ages the look of your skin and can contribute to cancer to boot. But not all light is bad for your health. In fact, the right light might actually help you reach your weight loss goals and improve the look of your skin. This “right” light is red light.
Think back to science class when you learned that light is actually a spectrum. In other words, it is a combination of different kinds of light. When scientists split light into its different colors, they can detect the different light wave lengths from the high frequency ultraviolet light waves to the low frequency red light waves. You can’t see either of these in natural light though they are always there. You can, however, see the colors between them when light is split – that is what we perceive as a rainbow.
So while ultraviolet light is bad for your health and to be avoided red light, on the other hand and the other end of the light spectrum, can help improve your health in many ways.
NASA was the first to develop red light therapy with the low frequency light. Its popularity grew, and hospitals have been using red light therapy for decades to treat burn victims. Even the Cleveland Clinic touts the benefits of red light therapy. But as medical professionals used red light therapy to treat various skin conditions, a welcome side effect became apparent. Weight loss.
With a little investigation, here is what scientists discovered. Red light triggers small openings in fat cells, kind of like pores. When these pores open, fatty acids, otherwise known as lipids, come out of the cell. Think of a fat cell like a water balloon. The red light created holes in the balloon allowing the water to come out. This is how red light therapy leads to weight loss – through the release of lipids at the cellular level.
The benefits don’t stop there. Once red light is absorbed into the body, it gives your cells a metabolic boost. As a result, your cells experience better circulation, better elasticity, and a decrease in inflammation. In addition to simply feeling better, patients see improvements with wrinkles, acne, redness, and scaring.
It might sound too good to be true, but red light therapy delivers on the benefits it promises. And we are happy to offer red light therapy to our clients here at Auslander.
If you are interested in learning more or you want a moment to lie back and improve your health, contact the office and we will be happy to get you set up for a session.