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Red Light Therapy Newport Beach, CA

Photobiomodulation affects you at the cellular level to make drastic improvements in your skin and tissues. At European Wellness Cosmedical in Newport Beach, California, Britta Wetteskind, RN, uses low-level lasers to improve your tissue functioning and protein production. To find out how photobiomodulation can benefit your health, call European Wellness Cosmedical, or book an appointment online today.

Red Light Therapy Q&A

What is photobiomodulation?

Photobiomodulation, also called low-level light therapy or cold laser therapy, refers to treatments that use low-level light energy to stimulate changes within your cells and tissues. Specifically, photobiomodulation treatments affect your skin to improve its tone, texture, or both. Certain receptors within your skin, called photoreceptors, absorb the light from your treatment. The energy from the light increases the activity of fibroblasts or cells that produce proteins in your skin.

Photobiomodulation treatments improve collagen and elastin production in your skin and tissues. Collagen keeps your skin strong, firm, and resilient to damage. Similarly, elastin keeps it tight to prevent wrinkles and sagging. You lose both proteins with age, but photobiomodulation can replenish them to keep your skin looking youthful. 

What are the results of photobiomodulation?

Photobiomodulation results in many physical skin improvements that you can see. Because photobiomodulation works at a cellular level, the gains are drastic and long-lasting. You can use photobiomodulation to improve:

  • Acne
  • Acne scars
  • Other small scars
  • Skin burns
  • Vitiligo
  • Rashes
  • Eczema
  • Skin swelling (edema)

Photobiomodulation can do more than improve your skin. It can help decrease inflammation leading to aches and pains throughout your body, and it can aid in wound healing. Britta can help you develop a photobiomodulation treatment plan to meet your unique individual needs. 

Am I a good candidate for photobiomodulation?

Like other energy-based treatments, photobiomodulation works best under the care of a trained professional. Britta ensures that your treatment is safe and that you’re not at risk of getting unwanted side effects from it. After a brief consultation and discussion of your medical history, she might recommend photobiomodulation if:

  • You don’t have any cancerous lesions in your treatment area
  • You’re not pregnant
  • You’re finished breastfeeding
  • You can wait a month for results
  • Your expectations for treatment are realistic

Generally, photobiomodulation treatments don’t cause pain. They’re also noninvasive, so you don’t need to prepare beforehand or reserve downtime for recovery afterward. Britta can answer all of your questions before you decide to add photobiomodulation to your treatment plan.

To find out more about photobiomodulation and what to expect, call European Wellness Cosmedical, or book an appointment online today.