What is Poly Red Light Therapy?
Poly Red light at 633 nanometers has a long enough wavelength to penetrate the epidermis (outermost layer of the skin) and reach the dermis (the middle layer of the skin). This enables it to reach fibroblasts, special types of cells that sit beneath the skin and manufacture collagen – a protein that helps tighten and firm the skin and heal wounds.
Red light does this by acting on the mitochondria inside fibroblasts. Mitochondria are small organelles that exist inside most of the cells in your body. They produce the cell’s energy by absorbing oxygen and other materials, as well as by producing a molecule called ATP.
Benefits of Poly Red Light Therapy
Red light at 633nm is able to reach the middle layer of the skin cell, also known as the dermis.
Once the dermis has been reached, the mitochondria are stimulated, this part of the cell gives it its energy.
The mitochondria exists inside of the fibroblasts.
Once mitochondria has been activated by the red light, it will then tell the fibroblasts in the skin to produce more collagen to firm, tighten, and overall improve the appearance of the treated area.