Introduction to Red Light Therapy

Most people desire to maintain or regain healthy and younger-looking skin. Red Light Therapy (RLT) is a burgeoning treatment that is showing promise in treating wrinkles, redness, acne, scars, and other signs of aging. At our boutique clinic in Cincinnati, many of our patients are re-discovering the self-confidence and joys that Red Light Therapy can bring to their skin improvement.

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What Is Red Light Therapy?

Red light therapy (RLT) is a treatment that uses a low wavelength of red light to improve your skin’s appearance by reducing wrinkles, scars, redness, or acne. It does this by influencing your mitochondria, considered to be your body’s “power plant”. When these cells are impacted by additional energy, it causes the other cells to become energized, which in turn repairs your skin, boosts new cell growth and enhances skin rejuvenation.

The following are just some of the ways that Red Light Therapy is beneficial to you:

  • Improved fibroblast production, which makes collagen
  • Increased blood circulation to the tissue
  • Reduced cell inflammation
  • Stimulated collagen production, giving your skin its structure, strength, and elasticity

What are the benefits of Red Light Therapy?

Even though RLT is still a relatively new technology, it is safe, effective, and can be used on any skin type and skin color. Our Cincinnati patients have benefited from improvements in the following areas:

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  • Acne
  • Facial texture
  • Hair growth (specifically for people with androgenic alopecia)
  • Psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema
  • Scarring
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Wound healing

RLT can also be used to reduce Age Spots, Fine Lines, Stretch Marks, and Wrinkles. In some cases, RLT has been used to reduce chemotherapy side effects, relieve pain and inflammation associated with tendonitis, arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome, and prevent cold sores.

We feel the best candidates for Red Light Therapy are patients who:

  • Are non-smokers
  • Have skincare concerns such as acne, dermatitis, dull skin, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, sun damage, scarring, and some wounds
  • Have been suffering from skin conditions, noticing no results from using over-the-counter skin products
  • Maintain a positive and realistic mentality for results

Who are the Best Candidates for Red Light Therapy?

What’s the First Step?

If you are interested in trying Red Light Therapy in the Cincinnati area, the first step is to contact Elite Medicine and schedule your consultation. When you come in for this appointment, you will be able to meet with Dr. Shelli Ridge who will be able to address all of your questions, look at the area or areas of treatment needed, and discuss the best treatment plan for you. After crafting your treatment plan, and if you agree with it, our Patient Coordinator will be able to help you select the best date and time for your treatment.

What to Expect on the Day of Red Light Therapy

When you come in for your Red Light Therapy, you should make sure that you have a clean and makeup-free face. You will begin by putting on safety goggles and lying still on your back. Your technician will place the Red Light Therapy device above your face. The device will emit very low-frequency waves into your skin, stimulating the mitochondria, which energize the other cells in your body.

The treatment usually lasts about 20 minutes.

Red Light Therapy Recovery

Following your treatment, you will be able to return to your daily activities. It is strongly recommended to avoid the sun for the next several days and to apply quality sunscreen to ensure a positive and healthy recovery.

How Much Does Red Light Therapy Cost in Cincinnati?

The cost of Red Light Therapy in Cincinnati will depend on several factors, but primarily how many treatments you will require. When you come in for your consultation, your technician will be able to give you a better idea of how many appointments you may require, but this can change depending on how your skin reacts to the RLT.

Why Choose Us?

Even with Red Light Therapy still being a relatively new treatment, our certified and skilled technicians are more than ready to provide you with a positive and comfortable experience. The moment you walk through the doors of our Cincinnati-based boutique MedSpa, you should feel at ease knowing that you’ve made the best decision for you. Our practice is led by Dr. Shelli Ridge, a board-certified graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is is a proud member of both the American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine and the National Board of Osteopathic Medicine. Due to her experience and skill, she has received numerous honors, some of which include an Otolaryngology clerkship, a Neurosurgery clerkship, and a Family Practice clerkship, among many others. Her approach to wellness is to nourish the mind, body, and soul, and her passion for her patients has become a shared belief by all of us here at Elite Medicine.

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Schedule Your Consultation

There is no need to go about your life feeling unhappy with or embarrassed by your skin. If you feel that Red Light Therapy would work great for you, contact our office and schedule your consultation with one of our wonderful technicians. They will be able to create the best treatment plan for you and back on track to feeling the confidence you deserve.

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