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Can red light therapy reduce cellulite and stretch marks?


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Last updated: April 8, 2024

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Red light therapy, a non-invasive treatment, is gaining popularity for reducing cellulite and stretch marks, which can affect self-confidence. While many products claim to erase these imperfections, red light therapy offers a natural alternative.
Cellulite, seen in 90% of women and 10% of men, causes dimpled skin on thighs, hips, and buttocks. Stretch marks, common post-pregnancy or due to weight changes, are indented streaks hard to eliminate. Red light therapy stimulates collagen production and cell regeneration by using a specific red light wavelength, potentially improving these skin conditions.
Several treatments exist for reducing cellulite and stretch marks, including creams, massages, laser therapy, and microneedling. However, red light therapy stands out for its unique benefits. Firstly, it's a painless, non-invasive procedure using low-level light waves. Secondly, it boosts collagen and elastin production, vital for healthy skin. Lastly, it's safe, natural, and doesn't require downtime, making it convenient. Red light therapy excels in being non-invasive, collagen-boosting, and safe compared to other treatments.

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By Dr. Shari Sperling

Shari Sperling, DO, is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in medical, cosmetic, laser and surgical dermatology for adults and children.

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