Light Therapy FAQs
How long should my light therapy session last?
For optimal cellular health, including deep tissue treatment, we recommend 10-minute sessions for each desired treatment area at a distance of approximately 6 inches from the device.
Is eye protection needed?
Eye protection isn’t necessary, but we don’t recommend looking directly at the LEDs. It may be most comfortable to close your eyes during the treatment session.
Why do the near infrared LEDs look like they’re not working?
Near infrared light is invisible to the naked eye. Our devices use both red (660 nm) and near infrared (850 nm) LEDs powered by the same supply. So if there was ever an issue, the red LEDs would be affected and visibly malfunctioning as well.
What is the difference between red and near infrared wavelengths?
Both red light at 660 nm and near infrared light at 850 nm have been proven to enhance cellular function. The main difference is that the red light is readily absorbed by skin tissue, leading to improved skin health and collagen production. Near infrared light at 850 nm is invisible to the human eye and penetrates into deeper tissue, leading to benefits like increased muscle recovery and reduced joint pain.
Can I wear clothes during my session?
You can wear clothes during your treatment sessions, or you can be nude. Just make sure the area of your body you are treating is fully exposed to the light and not covered by any clothing.
Will light therapy interfere with the medications I use?
Hundreds of clinical studies have proven light therapy to be safe and effective. However, if you use medications such as Tetrocycline, Digoxin, Retina, generics of those drugs, and/or other photosensitizing drugs, it’s recommended that you consult your healthcare provider before using light therapy.
Is it safe for children to use light therapy?
Clinical studies have shown light therapy to be safe and efficacious. However, if you’re considering using it with children, we recommend consulting with a healthcare professional.
How soon can I expect results?
It’s common to experience slight warmth, relaxation of muscles, reduced stiffness, and noticeable pain relief after a few light therapy sessions. Consistent usage over time commonly results in improved muscle recovery and reduced pain and inflammation. Clinical studies have also shown light therapy to be beneficial for wound healing, overall skin health, and even the reduction of wrinkles with consistent usage.
Why do the fans continue to run after my treatment?
The fans in each unit will continue to operate for an additional 5 minutes after your treatment has finished. This is a cool-down operation, designed to maintain correct operating temperature and prevent the device from malfunctioning.