Like many areas of health, prevention is the best medicine when it comes to scar formation. This means you should treat your scars before they fully form. You can do this through high-quality wound care, combined with red light treatments that will stimulate normal skin cell production, as the wound heals.
If your scar is a bit older though, no fear. You can still see great success by using red light on scars that have already formed, but the result may not be as immediate or complete as you would like.
For the best results, use only a high-quality LED device that delivers the light output necessary to successfully penetrate the skin to a depth where healing (cell stimulation) can occur. Many masks and handheld devices simply don’t have this capacity.
To treat a scar, expose the affected area for 10-20 minutes every other day (approximately 4 times per week), at a distance of 6-12” from the device. Depending on the size and depth of the scar, continue treatment for 1-6 months. Consistency is important to get the best results.
From Scarred to Unmarred with Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy stimulates the production of normal, high-functioning skin cells that will gradually replace the abnormal cells present within a scar. Thanks to high quality LED red light devices, you can now treat unsightly and embarrassing scars in the comfort of your own home.
The benefits of red light don’t stop there! From acne and wrinkles to psoriasis and eczema.
Frequently Asked Question.
Q. How quickly can red light therapy remove my scars?
Ans: Depending on ones age & condition of their skin, red light therapy affects differently. Usually, effective results can be observed between 8 to 12 weeks.
Q. Does red light therapy help with acne & surgical scars?
Ans: Red light therapy has proven to be a natural way to accelerate the healing process for acne scars, wounds, surgical scars from incisions, and most skin fibrosis cases.