RED is an FDA-approved medical device that helps stimulate healing by increasing circulation, which allows your body to bring more oxygen and nutrients to the affected areas and therefore reduce muscular pain and even heal damaged nerves.
Patients who suffer from TMJ disorders, which are essentially an injury or inflammation of the jaw joints and surrounding muscles, can benefit from infrared light therapy. The device can help relieve the pain and inflammation associated with teeth clenching, grinding, and even chewing and yawning in more severe cases.
It can even help patients with pain that radiates from their jaw joints to their ears, face, and the rest of their head, which can cause tension headaches and migraines.
Infrared light therapy is not a new technology. Dermatologists and even chiropractors use these devices to treat patients suffering from pain and inflammation or those who simply want to look younger.
RED is even used by NASA for astronauts who experience muscle atrophy and slow wound healing during space travel. Infrared light therapy helps enhance the regeneration of tissue to remedy this problem.
This technology has been clinically proven to help muscle and joint pain and stiffness, tension headaches, and arthritis. The science applies not only to the temporomandibular joints but also to any area of the head and neck to accelerate wound healing.
Leesburg Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers RED infrared light therapy to help patients heal faster from crowns, fillings, root canals, and other major dental work or procedures.
Anti-Aging and Cosmetic Benefits
RED also offers cosmetic benefits, as it can encourage the skin to produce more collagen and elastin, two supporting skin structures that decrease with age and contribute to sagging skin and wrinkle formation. Many renowned dermatologists and plastic surgeons use infrared light therapy devices such as RED.
Since it stimulates collagen production, the device helps your skin appear smoother and plumper. Collagen is a protein that helps keep skin looking supple and youthful, but it naturally declines with age. However, with RED, you can increase collagen production and get that youthful glow back for younger, healthier-looking skin. This non-invasive procedure takes just a few minutes and provides immediate results.
Target areas that benefit the most from infrared light therapy in regard to aging include:
Fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth
The crow’s feet area around the eyes
Under-eye bags and puffiness
Forehead wrinkles, especially between the eyes (called “elevens”)
Sagging cheeks and neck skin
RED can also reduce the appearance of scars and dark spots—also called hyperpigmentation—on the face. You will see a difference with just one treatment.
After the initial treatment, monthly treatments are recommended to maintain your new appearance, but you can also schedule them at your convenience. For example, before a big meeting, holiday get-together, wedding, or vacation for a brighter and fresher look.
Find Out More About Infrared Light Therapy
Leesburg Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers RED infrared light therapy packages depending on how many sessions you would like or which areas you’d like to have treated. Contact us for more information today at (703) 831-3952.
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