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The combination of Radiofrequency and red spectrum light therapy for enhanced aesthetic rejuvenation outcome

Updated: May 9

Red light therapy (RLT) is a non-invasive therapeutic technique that uses red or near-infrared light to stimulate cellular function. Based on years of study, researchers have identified a “therapeutic window” of certain wavelengths — red and near-infrared light — that appear to have significant biological benefits without any known side effects.

The longer the wavelength, the deeper the absorption into the body. Studies have shown that visible red wavelengths and NIR light (610nm - 670 nm, 810nm-850nm correspondently) can absorb up to 5 mm in depth into the skin.

Research has shown that red light wavelengths (650nm – 1400nm) are most useful for deep skin conditions such as fine and deep wrinkles, acne, wound healing, collagen stimulation and skin rejuvenation.

 

Radiofrequency (RF) is a non-invasive or minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to heat the dermis and stimulate collagen production, tighten the skin, and address various signs of aging. The treatment is popular in dermatology and aesthetic medicine due to its ability to improve skin texture, reduce wrinkles, and promote a more youthful appearance.

 

The benefits of combining radiofrequency and red spectrum light therapy:

  1. Synergistic Effect - Combining light therapy and radiofrequency leads to synergistic effects, where the mechanisms of action of each modality enhance the overall therapeutic outcomes

  2. Targeting Multiple Skin Layers - Combining light therapy and radiofrequency enables the practitioner to target multiple skin layers taking advantage of the capabilities of both devices.

  3. Collagen Stimulation – Both RF and RLT stimulates collagen production which contributes to skin tightening and leads to more profound and longer-lasting improvements in skin texture and firmness.

  4. Anti-Aging Effects – The combination of RF and RLT address and improves fine lines, wrinkles, and photo damaged skin and also contribute to skin tightening and reduction of sagging.

  5. Acne Treatment – Both RF and RLT contribute to reduce inflammation and to the improvement of acne scars by promoting collagen remodeling and skin regeneration.

  6. Safety and Reduced Downtime - Non-ablative approaches like light therapy and radiofrequency are generally safe and with associated with minimal to no downtime. Combining these therapies allows to achieve the desired outcomes faster and with reduced downtime compared to other treatment protocols.

 

 For conclusion, RF and RLT can provide a fast, safe and multi-leveled comprehensive approach to skin rejuvenation resulting in more satisfied patients with improved outcomes. 

 

 

Dr. Orgil Matan MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Department 


*It's important to note that the effectiveness of any treatment can vary based on individual skin types, conditions, and the specific devices or techniques used. Before undergoing any skin rejuvenation procedures, it's recommended to consult with a qualified dermatologist or skincare professional to determine the most suitable approach for your specific needs.

 

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