What is Light Therapy and Why You Need It In Your Life

Ready to hear about our latest obsession here at Alvarado?!

Light Therapy!

Now you may be wondering, what the heck is light therapy and how does it work?

What it is: 

Originally researched and developed by NASA, low-level light therapy is the application of light energy to the body to obtain therapeutic benefits. It produces a natural photobiochemical reaction similar to the process of plant synthesis. Light therapy works safely and effectively, without abrasive chemicals, harmful UV rays or side effects.

What it is for: 

Light therapy is amazing because it is an extremely simple, non-toxic and non-invasive way to help relieve 3 major concerns:

  1. Acne
  2. Anti-aging
  3. Pain Management


Acne forms in the pores of your skin from the oil, dirt and dead skin cells that may get trapped and clogged. Bacteria called P.acnes that live on your skin can then get inside those clogged pores making them inflamed. One way to kill bacteria and clear pimples and acne is with light. Light therapy also shrinks the old glands in your skin, so that your skin begins making less pore-clogging oil. Certain wavelengths of blue or red light are designed to kill acne-causing bacteria without damaging the skin. Light therapy results are best on mild to moderate acne and can be performed once a week.


Can you really reduce the signs of aging with a light?


Red light therapy is a therapeutic technique that uses red, low-level wavelengths of light. When the body’s cells are exposed to this light, they produce a biochemical effect that boosts the amount of energy stored in cells. This helps the cells to function and more efficiently repair damage, which is why it is often used to treat wounds and scars. However, its efficacy in combating wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, and skin firmness have made it a top choice for anyone looking for an easy anti-aging treatment. Younger-looking, smoother skin by increasing healthy cellular activity is your new best friend!

Pain Management and Recovery

Red light therapy can also assist internally, treating inflammation and pain. Scientific studies have found that red light can aid in healing Achilles tendinitis and osteoarthritis.

Discreet, deeply penetrating wavelengths of light are absorbed by photoreceptors in the mitochondria of compromised cells to regain and restore vitality naturally. This process increases the production of ATP – the fuel that drives cells. The resulting boost in cellular energy leads to a cascade of metabolic events, increasing micro-circulation and decreasing arthritic and joint pain, muscle spasm, and muscle and joint stiffness.

Ok, I’m sold!! Now, how do I try it?

At Alvarado, we love our light therapy so much that we offer it as an upgrade to all of our facial treatments and retail the system to our patients. We love doing our research on the products and modalities we bring in, and trust us when we say we have found the best on the market!!

We carry the Celluma Pro LED Therapy Light that is three treatments in one. This light is ideal for over the face, but can easily be positioned over ANY area of the body, and also lays flat, making it extremely easy to travel with. It is stand-free, hands-free and lightweight giving you the ultimate light therapy relaxation experience.

In an observational study using Celluma to treat facial wrinkles, 80% of participants said they experienced an improvement in skin texture, 77% reported an improvement in skin firmness and 66% reported an improvement in facial wrinkles after only 4 weeks.

We know after trying the Celluma Light Therapy you will be hooked just like we are!