Does Red Light Therapy Really Work?

Does Red Light Therapy Really Work?
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There is a newly discovered method in anti-aging technology called red light therapy. This system is mostly offered in salons, although you also have the option of setting one up at home. The system uses infrared lights as the main feature of this machine and it has been known to provide therapeutic benefits to the body.

Anti-aging systems, techniques, and methods always get attention from health-conscious and beauty-conscious individuals. Beauty plays a major role in this modern age as celebrities and icons seem to be aging gracefully through the years. Surely, you would want to look as good too even if you are growing older every year. And with all the modern technology available today, staying young and looking young is not only possible, but achievable as well.

Infrared lights can easily penetrate the skin, and thus it can work effectively in repairing the damaged nerves and tissues under the skin. Because of this very effective method, your skin’s appearance will greatly improve and blemishes can be reduced too. In fact, if you are experiencing any body pain, the infrared light can also soothe this condition as well.

The Claim
Red light therapy systems claim that they can delay the signs of aging and treat acne. By using infrared light, a burst of energy is delivered to the body’s tissues triggering a response for the body to heal from inside. This system is different from laser technology as it doesn’t cut any of the body’s tissues. And it is different from the sun’s rays too as it has no harmful UV components. Red light therapy is a non-invasive method of anti-aging treatment and it promises to get rid of wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, and even acne on the skin.

The Hype

All types of anti-aging solutions are always met with enthusiasm and red light therapy is no exception. In fact, this new beauty system is even starting to replace the interest in tanning and tanning beds. The methods used are almost the same and the only difference is the source of light. While tanning beds make use of UV rays, red light therapy uses infrared light. The demand for this new system of anti-aging has become so intense that many salons are already converting their tanning beds into infrared therapy beds.

The Cost
You will be spending around $300 per month if you want to get a regular dose of infrared technology. The first few sessions are scheduled closely and succeeding sessions can be scheduled days apart. Your kind of treatment will generally depend on your skin condition and the amount of damage that has accumulated in your system throughout the years.

The Commitment
In order to make the red light therapy effective, you will need to commit to daily sessions during the first few weeks of treatment. After a while, 3 to 4 times a week may be recommended for you. And as maintenance, 1 to 2 days per week can usually suffice. For best results, you should make sure that your body and skin is totally clean. This will allow the infrared light to penetrate your skin more efficiently.

This infrared technology is realistic as it has been developed using the methods of science. Compared to other lighting methods and beauty treatments that make use of UV rays, this light therapy is definitely safer and more effective. Noticeable results are expected to be seen in 1 to 3 months as the efficacy of the system will depend on a person’s age and overall skin condition.

Does Red Light Therapy Really Work?

Yes, red light therapy appears to work in reducing the signs of aging. However, the length of time in achieving the desired results can vary from person to person. It is also advisable that maintenance treatments are utilized regularly, as not doing so will cause lines and age spots to appear again.

Our Recommendation

We recommend using a red light therapy system if you’re into beautification and have the spare cash. The method is not only good in reversing the signs of aging but it is also helpful in enhancing your general health as well. During the actual therapy, even your joint and muscle pains can be relieved. A return to normal blood pressure has also been linked to exposure to infrared light, adding one more benefit to the list.

Recommended Red Light Therapy Device: RedMD

What Do You Think? Does Red Light Therapy Really Work?


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Shirley December 30, 2011 at 12:28 am

I’m getting closer and closer to 40 and for years now have been using various anti-ageing creams. I thought they were working, but over the last year or two I’m starting to get a few age related signs and so am looking for a better solution.
I’m pretty sure I’m going to be having RLT in the coming months and giving up the creams.

It’s a little more expensive but you can’t put a price on beauty right ladies 🙂


Candace April 6, 2012 at 10:05 am

Hi Shirley. Just wanted to know if you had tried your RLT yet. If so I hope it is workig great for you. I have started as well and I am using the Redlight ST products as well with it. I absolutely love it and wanted to let ou know that it is so worth it! Best of luck to you!


garrett January 31, 2015 at 12:14 am

how has it worked?


Heather September 15, 2015 at 11:34 pm

It’s amazing! It DOES work! You have to patient though and don’t give up. Keep going…
They say it costs around $300.00 a month! ??????
I pay only $14.99 a month at my tanning salon.


marcy January 9, 2016 at 2:00 am

what is the name of your salon heather?


Larae April 27, 2016 at 12:55 am

Planet fitness offers red light therapy as well and it’s very affordable.

Jeanice nabors October 24, 2016 at 10:56 pm

I go to planet beach and for 60 a month you get unlimited access to all there beds that include the time capsule the steam beds the sonna massage beds tanning and red light therapy


Jennifer Piehl October 26, 2016 at 3:23 am

I just started at Planet Beach and love it. Their hydro therapy bed, Water massage bed are my fav. (also did a couple tanning sessions before my vacation but won’t do doing that anymore) I can’t wait to try their Red Light Therapy bed. Anyone know of a good lotion/oil for light therapy to try that won’t cost more than $15?

BigFoot January 16, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Don’t just think Red Light Therapy is for vain people looking for clear themselves of wrinkles and get better skin.
I’ve used Red Light Therapy to help me with my acne. I tried loads of medication/creams etc but nothing has worked up to now as well as RLT.
If you have skin problems like i do, then check it out!


Vicky April 7, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Don’t you have to continue it forever for the spots/acne to go away? I wouldn’t think acne scars could come back but.. Could you just do it for a few months and not have to after that?


Meital July 15, 2014 at 5:55 am

Actually, blue light therapy works even better for acne than red light therapy…blue light is proven to destroy acne causing bacteria and the red light is used to speed up healing and prevent scarring…but good for you!


Melissa April 20, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Yes It really does work! I own a small spa and I converted a tanning bed into a rejuvenation bed. So far so good – I do see results but they take a couple of weeks because your body starts producing collagen and of course it depends on the amount of skin damage you have.


Annette August 27, 2014 at 4:33 am

Hi Melissa… Please let us know if you are still happy with this therapy. Also, how did you convert the tanning bed? Sounds interesting.


shanda caveney May 16, 2012 at 8:05 am

I have been using RLT for over a month know. I am taking less medication for my pain. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and I am only 35. My pain was so bad there were days I could not walk. Ever since RLT I have been more active, taking way less meds. Overall feeling 75% better. I dont reqret it at all. Bonus part is my skin looks so much better and smoother too.


Sambo September 19, 2012 at 2:55 am

shanda caveney…sorry but what do you mean only 35? do you think thats too young to have something wrong with you medically? Sorry to burst ur bubble but 35 ain’t no spring chicken, best of luck thoe.


Barb April 3, 2014 at 3:37 am

Wow. Been called an ignorant bit## yet today?? 35 is young.


Denise May 26, 2014 at 12:30 am

Actually the only bitch here is you! You are a rude self righteous bitch talking shit to strangers who are simply leaving helpful reviews about red light therapy. Learn to read! She said “I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and I am only 35.” She wasn’t saying she was old or young, she was simply talking about having a disease usually associated with older adults. You don’t need red light therapy… It doesn’t cure “rude asshole syndrome.” Jerk off.


Mewa February 25, 2015 at 8:31 pm

You do realize that Barb was referring to Sambo’s comment of 35 ‘not being a spring chicken’ right? She wasn’t calling Shanda young or old. Please learn to read prior to writing such ridiculous comments.

Heather September 15, 2015 at 11:39 pm

Nice!!!! Some people are so rude…
My mom was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia at 20 years old.
We both do red light and feel AMAZING!!!!

Denise May 26, 2014 at 12:38 am

What a rude twat. You don’t need red light therapy it doesn’t cure “rude asshole syndrome” … jerk off!


Daryl January 5, 2015 at 1:55 pm

WOW Denise, It must be really dusty and dry down there. I can fix that for you but its going to take gallons of moisturizer.

tish April 3, 2015 at 2:54 am

I think Denise needs HELP…hahaha wow, talk about twats!

Paul February 20, 2016 at 2:52 am

Yes sweety 35 is young I’m sorry about your condition I too have fiber myalgia and I’m 55


Sheila Newman March 2, 2017 at 2:17 am

Wish I was 35 again


Chandra April 19, 2017 at 9:50 pm

omg this convo is amazing hahahah oh internet you bring out the worst in people. just have to fight about something. thanks for the entertainment tho ladies hahahahahaha

Bama April 23, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Seriously “thoe”, how immature must you be to not only think 35 is old, but to leave such an unnecessary and incendiary remark? I have stopped reading online comments because of people like you. I made an exception here because I wanted to see if anyone had had any experience with a RLT. I should’ve known better. No matter how innocent the topic, at least one jerk has got to say something mean and stupid.


pangusus June 13, 2015 at 11:15 pm

Oh shuuuut uuup…


Amii June 15, 2015 at 5:18 pm

WOW RUDE!!! That is YOUNG to have medical issues! Especially FIBRO!! IDIOT


Mellisa July 8, 2015 at 9:11 pm

So, you aren’t even a woman yet Sambo? I am sorry. You will develop. Perhaps you will get your G.E.D., learn to spell and learn about life stages and their possibilities.
As far as a person having medical issues at a certain age, your science teacher must not have been able to teach you correctly. Medical Issues can happen at any age. Even to infants. It’s easy to pass judgement on things you have never experienced isn’t it? When you have never felt pain beyond your control and no medicine will stop the pain? Or not knowing that the 30’s is one of the most attractive and make a woman at her prime for her partner.Well, I guess you don’t have much experience there. But you will, it’s part of being a woman. AND
SHANDA, I am glad you are able to take less medication. That’s super sweet your skin looks good. It’s been three years since you posted this so hopefully you are doing really well. 😉


stevie November 3, 2015 at 11:59 pm

Why don’t you get a life this is a forum for women to share information not for fat bitter old cows that can’t afford to or are scared to do anything to improve their happiness or pain. Get a life and get a job and maybe get laid that might help you relive so build up angry issue you have. , they language from your mouth is discussing no wonder you don’t care what u look like because if your attitude matches your appearance no wonder your bitter go join Facebook where lose hangout


Betsy February 4, 2016 at 11:10 pm

wow your comment is really ignorant. You must be about 20. 35 is still young wait till you get to 55 and then you’ll see


DeeDee July 21, 2016 at 10:04 pm

Wow, “sambo” really? How old are you 12? 35 is very much young and a spring chicken as you make reference too. Something must have crawled up your ass to have posted that for no reason except to be an ignorant asshole.
I’m wondering what happened to just everyday nice people, you know the ones way back before you were born evidently! The ones that smile and say hi to strangers or ask how are you today? Obviously our society has skipped a couple of generation’s. There was no reason for that comment what so ever, we’ll except to be a down right piece of bitch trash. Karma is a Bitch that’s for sure. I’d love to be standing next to you when someone mistakes you for a senior citizen when your ONLY 35!! Goodluck Sambo your really gonna need it!!


Bunny Berry July 29, 2016 at 2:34 am

You can’t even spell “though”? you probably look at barely legal porn and live with mom.


Frank Furter December 22, 2016 at 4:04 am

LOL…the mean and nasty comments here are hilarious!


Glamour March 9, 2017 at 5:33 am

What a hater….


RL August 4, 2013 at 4:21 am

I am going to buy the Red Light Therapy. I also have fibromyalgia and I take so much medication and as you know the pain is still there. I get to where I can’t even walk many days. I’ve tried everything. I am going to try this now since you said you are feeling so much better. I will post a review later to let you know how it works for me. Thank you for your review.


Jesse October 15, 2013 at 7:54 pm

If you have fibromyalgia – please read the book Healing Back Pain by Dr. Sarno. Miracle worker and you can get it for cheap on amazon. Saved my life.


Jesse October 15, 2013 at 7:55 pm

If you have fibro, please please read Healing Back Pain by Dr John Sarno. It’s cheap, buy it off amazon, and saved my life.


K June 20, 2014 at 5:56 pm

I wonder if this could be covered under insurance bc I have fibro as well as MS and take daily pain meds and of course could use some help with the wrnkles Would be nice to know


Ame September 5, 2014 at 4:46 pm

I was wondering the same thing. It really would be nice IF insurance companies would look in2 things like this. I am going to start doing this just for my pain in hopes it will help get me off a lot of my pain meds. Really hoping it works or at least helps 50%


Paige Hendrix October 17, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I turn 40 next year and have noticed that my skin is not as maliable as when I was younger, it also does not hold moisture very well. I have to apply lotion twice a day to keep it hydrated.

I started Red Light Therapy at Club Sun last month and have indeed noticed a difference. At first it was subtle, but with patience and a routine, it has paid off. I started going 3 times a week and have continued. The deep wrinkles in my forehead are not as noticable and the stretchmarks on my thighs are beginning to mute.

I bought an unlimited pass and go as often as I can, sometimes even 4 times a week. It takes 20 minutes so I use it as my meditation and relaxation time. I have no regrets in spenging the money and I will continue to use it. I am honestly happy with the results.


Tammy January 31, 2016 at 5:58 pm

Do you have to remove all make up in order to use Red Light Therapy? Seems it would be difficult routine to have to redo make up each time you go


Diann Scurlark September 30, 2016 at 2:02 am

That’s what I want to know. This article says have skin as clean as possible .


Janet October 23, 2012 at 12:36 am

How long do the light bulbs last?


AthleteKitty November 28, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I have the Tanda Luxe and it’s improved my skin. You can get this at Sephora or Ulta. The lights on the device are interchangeable. The Tanda Luxe comes with the red light but there’s also a blue light available for acne. Cost is $195 at full price.


Rebecca January 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm

DERMAdoctor has a moisturiser out… I think it’s called Photodynamic Liquid RedLight Theropy or something… but anyways it converts ALL light into red light theropy and it is said to really work. it’s 85$ for the daytime supply but will last a long time. My mother loves it!


Lee February 12, 2013 at 3:33 am

I purchased the baby quasar and its next to my bed I use it everyday on my face arms thighs neck just about everywhere but I done see I diffrence? It’s been 6 weeks! But on the other hand the red light is warm and feels good


meital April 23, 2013 at 6:37 am

Red light therapy is amazing. I use the Baby quasar for months now and my skin hasn’t looked so great in years. I love light therapy so much that I started a whole blog dedicated to the amazing benefits of all types of light therapy – Red, blue, bright, everything:)


sylvia October 28, 2014 at 8:43 pm

What is the link to your blog?


shelly May 16, 2013 at 12:47 am

can a baby quasar be used on the scalp as well for hair growth? I know they have combs, and stand alone units but not sure if this will do both jobs?


Dr Ludwig May 25, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Red light therapy employes gas, HeNe, to produce red visable light at 633 nanometers, not infrared light (750 nm to 1 nm). There are no positive effects from infrared light in red light therapy, as there is no infrared light emitted.


Phyllis DeFalco July 8, 2013 at 11:26 pm

I will agree with the good doctor. Some of the claims for this therapy are a bit I believe to get it over on the lay person. I have actually used this for adult acne to no avail so I don’t expect to have much faith in this technique. I didn’t think so in the first place, I mean it maybe dried out my face some, oil wise and that could technically prevent breakouts but that would be all there is in my opinion.


Josh B. July 18, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Yeah it seems just as dangerous as going into a tanning bed in a tanning salon. It looks like it would do more damage than actually help get rid of unwanted skin problems. I’m obligated to agree with the good doctor and Phyllis because there’s no actual infrared light being emitted and UV rays are damaging toward the skin. It’s the same reason while I don’t tan and have to always where sunscreen when I go outside.


James S September 19, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Dr. Ludwig was simply stating we should not confuse Red Light therapy with Infrared. Red Light Therapy has nothing in the Infrared or UV range of light and shouldn’t be thought of in the same way as a tanning booth.

The reason the good Doctor made that statement is because the article that began this thread incorrectly kept referring to Red Light therapy as Infrared light. There is no infrared. He did NOT question the value in Red Light therapy.


Chris July 9, 2014 at 8:07 am

THANK YOU!!! James S. Why did it take so long for people to see that and there is no UV in Red Light Therapy. And yes it works great for all kinds of joint ,back pain. At least for me. Thank God I started going!

Mr W July 28, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Dr Ludwig,

You are clearly not a doctor of anything and espcially have no expertise in how red light (Supposedly) works. It most certainly does not employ gas! only cosmetic devices such as C02 lasers employ gas which are actually used to resurface the skin. Red light is simply wavelenths of light within the 620-660nm spectrum which is thus perceived by us a red colour and is claimed to stimulate collagen production. I do not vouch that red light thereapy works it is a disputable topic but I don’t like the idea of people claiming to be Doctors giving false information!


Chris July 9, 2014 at 8:14 am

It sure works for me! Thank god! My Hip pain , soooo bad , couldn’t stand for more than 10 min and now pain free after 3 months. Maybe that’s in my head but at this point I’m free of pain and loving it!


Emma Schwartz June 6, 2015 at 2:14 am

I have been using rlt, beauty angel for 3going on 4 weeks and i am diabetic so healing is horrible… my skin has actually been healing and i busted my head open 2 years ago, it just wouldnt heal… finally healed after using rlt in beauty angel. And it is smoothing my legs a bit also. I love it… i have not used and of the spray products just natural and use aloe at home.


SuzieQ August 28, 2013 at 7:19 pm

I *just* started using RLT this week, and plan to continue for as long as I see results. Being very skeptical at first, I did some research on it, which blew my doors off! RLT was developed by NASA as a deeply penetrating skin therapy and has come into popular culture, not only for the lay person; many pro-athletes are using it too, to help speed healing and alleviate pain. It is also FDA approved. There are no UVA/UVB light waves emitted, so if you don’t want to tan, you won’t–unless you also use a tanning bed, which you can do the same day; if you do want to tan, do the RLT first, as it brings more blood to the surface and provides oxygenation of melanin. You get a better tan. And you’re right–it’s not a cheap thing to do, but it’s getting more and more affordable as it becomes more mainstream. Best of luck to all who use it! 🙂


DainaG August 6, 2014 at 6:51 pm

I just started doing red light therapy and am encouraged by the results that others have experienced. I am gonna keep it up every day for a few weeks at first to kind of get a jump start on things. I am not paying that much for this therapy either…. I have a package deal at my tanning salon so I get to do RLT and tanning for one low price.


Dan September 8, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I’m in my teens and I get hormonal acne once in a while, when the breakouts get bad, I dedicate myself to doing RLT every day until all the acne goes away. It usually goes away after just a week of daily treatments. It also makes my skin seem really new, I feel like I have a baby face after that week is up. Not sure if that’s a good thing for me but I’ll take it as long as my skin clears up! Definitely works. You don’t really see any immediate results, but it seems like the next morning you might notice your skin has got a little bit clearer and smoother. But if you do weekly pictures and comparisons, you will definitely notice.


TEB January 17, 2014 at 7:57 am

I have been using RLT for a while and my skin look better, as in smother and more supple. But I had a very disappointing hair incident. I was not covering my glorious silver hair…I mean really beautiful silver hair. Although the quality of my hair improved, it laid nicer than ever and was smooth and shiny, my silver hair started getting dark. The person at the salon did not believe me and I had to show her the research! It will definitely bring back black melanin in grey hair. The hair nightmare is a story for another time 🙁 So please if you like your hair color cover you hair. Also my 25 year old prematurely balding son has been going and his hair is getting thicker….yes thicker! He was going for about three months before I saw him and I couldn’t get over how his hair was filling in. It won’t brig back a totally bald head but catch it early and you too might get a result.


heather January 24, 2014 at 7:13 pm

i have been using Dr. Perricone’s red light/infrared light everyday since Jan1, 2014 and to date i have noticed nothing.
I will update in March


Melissa February 18, 2014 at 5:12 am

Has anyone used this who has eczema? If so can you tell me if it has helped.
Also, has anyone gotten more hair growth due to the hair follicle rejuvenation? I.e. unwanted facial hair or anything like that?


Christine February 20, 2014 at 3:37 am

Melissa, Have you ever tried peanut oil for your eczema? My daughter used it for her skin irritation and the peanut oil cleared it up!


Angelique July 10, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Try buckthorn seed oil for your eczema. I use it and it works! It can also be used for rosacea, and psoriasis. best thing is it only costs about $10 on Amazon (Sibu brand). I use the bar soap and oil.


Sheila February 24, 2014 at 7:58 am

my daughter has quite bad acne scars, does anyone have any concrete evidence that RLT would help?


Teri Baker March 8, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Hi I have just opened up in one of my salons in Bedfordshire a Red Light therapy Bed. I had a lady who is 28 with very bad acne and scars, she has an imbalance in her body for the last 2 years from when she had her twin girls. She tried cream from her doctors, beauty treatments but nothing touched it. so she thought she would give the RLT ago. she has done a months course and it has nearly complete gone. Hope this helps. Teri 07813145112


stevie November 3, 2015 at 11:48 pm

Hi , yes I do o had 3rd degree burns on my face from surfing all day ……they said I needed skin grafts the whole medical blah blah ….my mom went to the nursery bought an aloe Vera plant and broken open leafs the smelly goo went all over my face for about 3 months, I went on to have a modeling carter and no scars my daughter gets acne I do the same for her it clears it up and keeps it gone don’t get me wrong it’s gooey and stinks but it works, somtimes old school stuff works the best ….


jena May 2, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Could this be used for stretch marks?


Becky May 9, 2014 at 7:17 pm

I have used RLT for psoriases and chronic hives with incredible results! I was also pleasantly surprised to find my joint pain had decreased drastically after a treatment.


Kim April 19, 2016 at 8:37 pm

HI Becky! Can you tell me how long you went to RLT for hives? My husband just started RLT yesterday for hives, we’ve been battling for 2 years. I want this to work for him so he gets the relief he deserves. Thanks


Karen May 24, 2014 at 10:31 pm

I had been using a red light device in Tanning salons in Texas, for skin conditions , skin thinning, anti aging and neuropathyI used it for about three years with wonderful results, I referred many others to this for many chronic pain conditions, all got great results..this does work, But the problem is stateHealth Dept of Texas didn’t like how it was being offered, I it was in Tanning salons, so all were taken out!!..Now there is none to be found anywhere..I am so angry for how no actual reason was ever explained why they were removed..all I know is that my health as well as many many others have suffered since I do not have easy access to this wonderful treatment any longer..If its so bad, I,m wondering why in other states these red light devices are still available? anyone with answers, would love to hear!


Chris July 9, 2014 at 8:23 am

You should buy one and put it in your home, look on line . wolff systems or esb tanning.


Kathy January 11, 2015 at 2:04 am

Each state has different rules. The best solution is to buy one I paid around 2200. when you pay 10-140000 you are going commercial.Home units are cheaper and just
as good. All they are is reformed tanning beds.They change the bulbs out


Jeanice nabors October 24, 2016 at 11:12 pm

Hi Karen I’m actually thinking about getting one on credit in my own home


Sholahndah June 27, 2014 at 6:46 am

Denise y u b jackin on Barb lyk dat gurl


Shari McFawn June 27, 2014 at 5:18 pm

I would like to know what the name of the unit that is shown at the top of this article is as I cannot find anywhere. Does anyone know?


Margo July 6, 2014 at 7:49 am

I got the derma wand which is a form of red light therpy. At first I saw now results. The suddenly at around 9 weeks eye had an eyebrow lift like they advertise.
Now I’d like to try the booth at Planet fitness.


stevie November 3, 2015 at 11:51 pm

I got that too I use it on my dog he has a torn muscle I swear it’s making him better, I also got the eyebrow lift


Margo July 6, 2014 at 7:51 am

Oops no results at first. Now I see them and I’m critical of myself as I think most of us women are


Andy July 9, 2014 at 1:42 pm

I used a red light pen from Sainsbury’s and found it very effective in clearing up a small Blemish. I’m thinking that NASA must have done even more effective testing before they sent this stuff into space right? There’s a full review on teh pen I used here if you want to read it too


Hayley July 17, 2014 at 4:56 pm

I work for a company that sells the full body red light beauty angel units. We have used units in like-new condition still under warranty for 14,999. If you would like a catalog or some more information email me and I can get you everything you need. They are legal for home use there is currently conflict with the state regarding a failure in paperwork for salons and gyms. They are FDA approved.


Cathie May 24, 2016 at 7:58 pm

Hi Hayley,

Would you ,I don’t sending me the info you mentioned regarding buying my own rlt unit?




Cathie May 24, 2016 at 7:59 pm

Sorry, stupid type correcting, i meant would you mind sending me the info.



Joy bryer July 28, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Can you please send catalogue and info. Thank you in advance. I will gladly refund you the postage.


Tammy September 30, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Yes I would also like to know does it help with the appearance of stretch marks and how long can you stay in one session? I joined Planet Fitness just for red light therapy, it say 12 mins three times per week, but can you do 20 minutes? Thanks for the answer in advance


Hailey Cote October 1, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Redlight Therapy has recently been added to a lot of Tanning Salons for a fraction of the cost listed above. Desert Sun Tanning in Washington state offers monthly unlimited whole body redlight bed sessions for only $55 a month.


Becky October 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm

I have a “Black Card” membership to Planet Fitness and they have the Red Light Therapy. It looks like a stand up tanning bed. I can’t wait to use it. The best part… the membership is only $20/month!!!!
They also have regular tanning beds and hydro massage beds. So you can get a gym membership, unlimited tanning, unlimited hydro massage, and UNLIMITED RED LIGHT THERAPY for $20/month!!
Not all Planet Fitness locations have the Red Light Therapy so you should check with your local gym first.


Simon December 23, 2014 at 6:06 pm

I’ve used red light therapy for close to 3 months now. Mainly to see if it will help my reddness (blushing) not sure it’s been that effective for the blushing, but my skin feels a hell of a lot better and I could swear I have less freckles (this may be due to the lack of sunlight during the winter)

On another note, I also seem to feel less down, I don’t know if this is related to the light or not, but I am confident enough to keep using it.


Kathy January 11, 2015 at 1:54 am

I purchased two RLT pkgs and my husband decided to put the money towards a bed. I use it almost everyday and purchased a portable unit for fla. I do see a difference and the lady that does my facials says my face is more toned and glows.Doing it all the time I cant see a difference but my husband said he could. iam 68 and this was a good purchase for me. You go girls and guys at least try to look young if at times you don’t feel it. I have also been stiff or lame from over doing it and RLT does help. I


Lara Mar February 17, 2015 at 6:26 am

How do I order one and how much does it cost and to maintain.


Mary April 3, 2015 at 7:31 pm

Darque Tan Allows you to use their Red LIght Therapy booth unlimited for $15/month!!! I signed up today


Candace April 18, 2015 at 7:02 pm

I too have fibro and Im only 34!!! Ive lost a year of my life trying different medications, but also feeling very sorry for myself. None of which is beneficial. Finally joined a gym, Planet Fitness. $20 a month. They havethe RLT beds with unlimited access, open 24/7. Also massage chairs, and aqua massage beds (which is amazing btw). Not to mention the exercise equipment. I like the treadmil and elliptical. And access to a personal trainer. 1 week in and im feeling better already!! The RLT and massage bed alone is worth the 20 bucks. Im not saying it’ll work for everyone but its worth a try. Anything is better than nothing!!


Yo February 26, 2017 at 3:07 am

If you have breast implants, take them out!! My fibro what away after removal!


Kristi May 23, 2017 at 1:21 pm

I’m curious, when you use the beauty angel, do you turn the vibrating function off or use both? Just Curious if the vibrating agitates your fibro in any way.


jim99875 July 28, 2015 at 5:18 pm

2 days now, only two sessions, my acne is completely clearing up. Im 38 male. I will continue on with this. Hope this isnt a hallucination on my part, cause this is amazing. And dont let that person calling 35 “old” get to you. The sexiest girls are moms over 30 and up. Milfs for the win.



Natalie key October 6, 2015 at 12:21 am

Today was my 3rd day in my area I can do it at my tanning salon unlimited for $45 so I am looking forward to seeing if it works it’s 12 minutes a session I hope it works on my body aches to lol
I will let you no in a few weeks


Susan January 10, 2016 at 1:55 pm

Up your sessions to 20 minutes each visit. This is the recommended amount for the best results


mandy October 21, 2015 at 12:02 am

I’ve been useing rlt for about four weeks. I’m just now starting to see results. At first it made my skin very Splotchy and red and inflamed. My stretch marks turned purple (I’ve had two children) and it scared the hell out of me, I almost quit going. My salon girl swore by it and kept saying it has to get worse before it gets better and finally it’s working. my skin is softer, firmer and scars and stretch marks are fading. I’m so glad I stuck with it and can’t wait to see results after the next four weeks.


Bex October 23, 2015 at 10:14 pm

Hi, after using varuios red light instruments for over 40 years , all I can say is that PT Drs. And Techs knew how well ths works for even longer. I own my own device ans use it faithfully for skn care , sinus trpubles and various soreness. Great looking and feelng skn is what I have from sing it . ?


TJ LeBlanc November 5, 2015 at 3:49 pm

If I choose to use the redlight therapy at “Plant Fitness” that has the vibration motion in it, will it cause problems to someone that has a Defibrillator/Pace maker?????? Very concerned. I do not want my device to go off while in the machine, cause it hurts very badly.


YMC September 25, 2016 at 5:39 am

You don’t have to use the vibra shake part if you do not want to. There are 4 levels of vibra shake to choose from also. I did some research on the Angel machine. I talked to the people at my gym and I also wrote down the bulb numbers and called the manufacturer. I am not sure and only going by what I have been told. I have been told this is not the same bulbs as used in the red light therapy beds. I was told it was good for the skin and don’t quote me but I thought more like a Vit D benefit for the skin. Because of that I joined an unlimited plan at a salon for $70 a month. I’ve used that and also the one at Planet Fitness. I don’t think it is the same. One should do their own research on the lamp bulbs that are being used. Also, there are places that are converting regular tanning bed bulbs with red light rejuvenating bulbs. If you already have a tanning bed there are instructions online on how to covert. Note: I have been doing research on this subject myself and info I have gained is not confirmed as being correct. Just saying “Do some of your own research.” And YES, YES, YES it does work. I am 69 and never had skin issues. January of 2016 my whole body..head to toe…broke out in an awful rash that really swelled and itched horrible. I was in the urgent center 5 times in 7 months and could not get into see a dermatologist. Basically, was given steroids and antibiotics thinking this was an allergic reaction to my new environment. (I had just moved from the country into a metro area). Finally, seen a dermatologist and turns out I have psoriasis. I am still getting injections, use prescription cream etc. and faithfully using red light therapy. Been on red light therapy for 5 weeks and seeing the dermatologist for 8 weeks. I am 95% clear and have no more itching or flakiness. The side benefit so far was brown liver age spots on my arms and hands have lightened up considerably. I will continue to use red light therapy at the salon. Again, not positive but believe it is not the same lighting on the angle machine at Planet Fitness. Talk to the manager at your club or call and talk to corporate about the bulbs/lamps and if they are the same.


TJ LeBlanc November 5, 2015 at 10:14 pm

I have a defibrillator/pace maker, and I would like to know if the RLT- Total Body Enhancer at “Planet Fitness” will interfere with it, or cause it to activate. Any and all feedback would be helpful. My email address is:


Sarah November 15, 2015 at 7:53 pm

I have been using RLT for 20 minutes per session, 3 times per week, for 3 months. I have seen no results. My eczema is not better—it is worse than when I started. Fine lines around my mouth are unchanged.


brendon December 14, 2015 at 6:55 pm

Hello all! I use the RLT right before the days I tan. I have blonde hair blue eyes and generally have a very hard time getting any color. Before I used to tan without RLT and getting any color was barely noticable. My friend recommended doing RLT right before I tan (exfoliate before RLT!) As she seems to have amazing skin. RLT is by far the best money I have spent. I have a light golden tan now that works with my light hair and blue eyes and my skin has cleared up and is so smooth. My girlfriend loves it! I recommend doing RLT!


Narmoni January 9, 2016 at 3:59 pm

Holy crap!


Susan January 10, 2016 at 1:52 pm

I have been using a RLT bed for the past 4 months for my arthritis pain as well as PFD (pelvic floor dysfunction) which causes nerve and muscle pain daily. I can say that the treatments have been great and are working wonderfully. I have gone from a total of 4 meds. for all this pain down to one now. I don’t know about the anti wrinkle stuff, because honestly, I wasn’t into for that. I would highly recommend this treatment for pain as well as the energy it can give. My salon charges $79.monthly for unlimited treatments, so I go everyday for my 20 minutes. I am looking into possibly buying a bed for my home, as I’ve been told by my physical therapist that the arthritis and PFD will more than likely be with me for the remaining of my days, and I don’t want to be on meds. the rest of my life.


Lucy Bukowski March 29, 2016 at 3:23 am

Susan, Please give me an this still working for you..and have you heard anything bad about doing it?


Keri February 29, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Can anyone tell me if this helped with Rosacea?

Thank you!


carol June 13, 2016 at 2:32 pm

My sister has been using it for rosacea for over a month and it completely cleared up. My brother in law has Psoriatic Arthritis (sp?) and terrible psoriasis. It has completely cleared up his psoriasis. So many friends/family have started using it with very positive results. I also have rosacea and started RLT last week.


Maryann March 25, 2016 at 12:15 am

I joined planet beach and spa they have red light therapy facials and body. It works great i love it. I had a mole come up on my back that didnt look right i went in and did the red light body therapy and within a week it was gone and skin was smooth. I was really shocked, but excited!


Patricia Parker March 27, 2016 at 11:32 pm

I have Pityriosis Rosea and it is beginning to clear up now with the help a few week of UV light therapy at the dermatologist office, but I have noticed that I have dark spots on my skin where the red spots used to be. I have fairly dark skin and I was wondering if RLT would possibly help with the hyper pigmentation that I am experiencing from the rash and UV treatments. HELP!


Lucy Bukowski March 29, 2016 at 3:26 am

Does anyone know if RLT is safe for someone with a breast implant..I am thinking about this as a treatment for my mastectomy scar…


ka September 12, 2016 at 4:09 am

the beauty angel site said it is safe. I have the same deal but haven’t noticed a difference. i only get the 12 minute sessions at PF and perhaps not long enough to tell. Do massage yourelf and stretch/yoga for mobility. Best wishes sister.


E. Copp April 27, 2016 at 8:56 am

On March 3, 2016, I purchased a Green Prolight from Prolight Aesthetics International. The device carries a lifetime warranty. I spent more on the Prolight than similar products would cost because I thought it would be a better device.


victoria August 5, 2016 at 1:28 am

Red light therapy does work. I use it to control inflammation and pain in my PsA/RA joints and on the awful bone spurs which appeared on my feet when I got arthritis almost overnight – a result of Lyme going in to remission and my body continuing to attack itself. Life is hell and this helps. I own a small red light lamp I bought on Amazon from a reputable vendor (about 1 1/2″ LED light all red) and have i t in a ceramic socket. Simply place it twice a day on the most painful spots and at the end of the 15 min session the inflammation goes down. Doing more than 2x day is not going to produce better results so I do it while I watch tv or before bed. It’s better than taking a pill.


victoria August 5, 2016 at 1:30 am

By the way – different light wavelengths (i.e. colors) have different results. The proper blu light heals acne, a particular frequency of blue/purple kills MRSA and infections (yes, it does), green helps with rosacea.


victoria August 26, 2016 at 9:51 am

Here is my personal experience with the stand up booth at Planet Fitness in Chantily and I joined specifically for this Angel booth use in order to bring down inflammation and reduce excruciating pain from RA/PsA not any beauty enhancement. Pain has controlled my life for over a year, debilitating nightmare that jeopardized every area of my life. I started using the booth for 2 sessions at a time (12 minutes each) almost every day and from day one noticed a positive difference – my hands have been permanently damaged and putting two fingers on each hand around a stirring wheel is impossible – they are painful to bend and stuck. On my first trip home I noticed that I was holding the wheel almost normally and there was just this sense of better comfort. Three weeks later (last week) I reacted to an RA medication which escalated my pain rather than reduce it. I dragged myself to the club (which is open 24/7), did 3 sessions with a hydra massage chair in between and was able to bring down pain efficiently. The effect lasts for about 24 hours but I rarely wait to find out if more. This works for me and when every little basic movement is a challenge this simple treatment is a great tool in my pain management tool box.


ka September 12, 2016 at 4:06 am

Planet fitness won’t let you do more than 12 minutes. I read that the best time is 20. I enjoy it but don’t know if it does anything visible. I am glad the last poster was able to be accommodated, in my location you cannot have more than 1 session a day.


YMC September 25, 2016 at 5:53 am

Hi..ka…you know I thought the same thing at my club. However, I was mistaken. It is the tanning that is state regulated that you cannot use more then once in 24 hours. At my club the tanning beds are the only restriction. Granted you can’t get increased time at your session but you can go in and use it at our club as many times a day as you wish. Check again just in case you misunderstood as I did at first. At my salon I only get 15 min. of red light therapy. This is a tanning bed type. As I mention above in a post I am not clear if the Angel lamps are the same as the red light therapy beds. Again, I was told they are not the same. I even wrote down the lamp numbers and called the manufacturer. I use both. To me the Angel lamps are more pink but really don’t know the difference. Both are good for the skin however in this discussion thread we may not be comparing apples to apples when you talk about the results seen. Just something to check out for yourself.


YMC September 25, 2016 at 6:00 am

In my research I also found a DRY sauna type booth with infrared bulbs that claims similar benefits. These can be purchased for home use also. Just something else to keep in mind and include in your own research.


kelsey October 20, 2016 at 3:18 am

I actually highly recommend the LED light. I am an actress, and do photoshoots and video shoots. Before every shoot I do the LED Light Treatment and I use the Somaluxe Face Wash before the photoshoot. The combination of both makes my skin flawless and look perfect on camera. Highly recommend


Lindy October 24, 2016 at 9:16 pm

Why would you wanna wear make up for RLT? You want your skin as clean as possible. It probably won’t penetrate your skin as well. One day of “No Make Up” won’t kill you. Lol


Bob November 15, 2016 at 8:22 pm

Btw fiber myalgia is a scam to get opiate medication. It sucks because people get hooked on the opiates. Anyways I like the redlight. If I have a sunburn it will even heal it faster.


Julie December 9, 2016 at 8:41 pm

I am very interested in the Red Light Therapy. I too have Fibromyalgia, as I have seen some of you comment on the benefits in reducing pain. I am currently looking at a tanning bed that offers ALL bulbs providing Red Light “versus” only the shoulder to head with Red Light. My question is…. Do you still get a tan from the Red Light?


Hiker Trash December 21, 2016 at 8:18 am

Where are the studies? No mention of ANY experiments, let alone serious science. RED FLAG!!! Do we even know if there are health risks? There is some experimental data in favor of RLT, but it is still very tentative from what I can find. Research it yourself, but don’t take this website’s approval as having any weight whatsoever. You have to wonder if someone is getting $$$ to promote this. (No, I’m not a competitor, just a Planet Fitness member with a rational mind trying to find out about a new service.)


Lori December 30, 2016 at 11:32 pm

If you have a planet fitness gym membership, they have the total body enhancement therapy system (infra red therapy.). Once daily for $20 per month membership cost. I used it today, hopefully it works.


michelle hall January 1, 2017 at 10:30 pm

just joined planet fitness and would like to use the total body enhancer but have a pacemaker/defibrillator and no one at planet fitness knows if this would be a problem does anyone out there know?


JD January 17, 2017 at 4:09 pm

If this light is supposed to penetrate through layers of skin, why can’t it penetrate moisturizer?!


ms D January 23, 2017 at 1:30 am

can any body tell me if the red light treatment removes scared scratch marks please


Jim February 4, 2017 at 2:09 am

Depends on what scared you and what scratched you I suppose.


E February 16, 2017 at 9:54 pm

Does anyone know if the fluorescent bulbs used in the tanning beds for red light therapy, emit UV rays? I tried the rlt twice, but then I read a few different sources which say that all fluorescent light bulbs emit UV rays, regardless of color, and the fact that you would need to do this a few times a week to see results makes me a little nervous.


jackie lowe April 5, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Just wanted to let everyone know I purchased a Red Light Therapy bed because I have back issues and Fibromyalgia I’ve tried pills and all but this is be best thing in my life.I have not worked in 14 yrs. and after going in my RLT bed the first day within 15 min. wow what a differance in my body i’m now working and love it . I also now have a business with the RLT . Hope this has hepled anyone that had any Questions about doing it .


Wendy Best June 5, 2017 at 7:22 pm

I am researching different RLT beds to put in my salon, any info on which beds are working for skin conditions as well as medical conditions would be greatly appreciated.


Lynn July 5, 2017 at 12:58 pm

Seems to be conflicting info on dark age spots. Does beauty angel make them lighter or darker?


jen September 29, 2017 at 10:21 pm

Tip: You can buy 7-color LED lights — including red, but also blue (teeth) amber (mood) — one of them is for hair-loss, too…for 25-50 on E-Bay. Cannot believe so many article (not here; talking about ones that are disguised advertisements) “recommend” devices that cost hundreds of dollars.

Also, comments on here are well-researched and appreciated. (Just left a site where someone keeps posting about a 1500 machine asking if it’s “any good” and when people told her it was pricey, she kept asking yes, but can someone who’s used it tell me if it’s worth the extra money… I humbly wanted to explain how to research red-light therapy in general and brand advertising in particular to her… )


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