More and more we’re seeing red. Red light, that is! At salons, at the gym, at saunas, and now even at the luxury and comfort of your own home. Most of you are already pretty familiar with or have already experienced for yourselves, RLT, Infrared, or RED LIGHT THERAPY.
RLT is used for so many things, but today we are talking to Diandra Leigh Dente – DLD, the owner of DLD Brows, about the benefits of RLT after a permanent makeup treatment.
A Bit About RLT
Red and infrared light are forms of LED, which stands for Light Emitting Diode.
LEDs convert electrical energy into light energy, which can then be absorbed by molecules of cells in the body to trigger an increase in blood flow, collagen, hair growth, and many other health benefits.
IR stands for infrared, which is a type of radiant energy that is invisible to the human eye but we can feel as heat (mimicking sun and fire). Red light therapy uses red low-level wavelengths of light to treat skin issues, such as wrinkles, scars, persistent wounds, and similar conditions.
- provides immediate results
- promotes cellular function to heal and facilitate tissue repair
- mimics the benefits of sunlight without the harmful damage of UV rays
Red Light Therapy After Permanent Makeup
Some permanent makeup artists have discovered the benefits of using red light therapy during and after a permanent makeup treatment, mainly for two reasons.
The first usage is during the numbing session. Red light therapy can cut the numbing time in half and thus the waiting for the numbing to kick in is shorter. RLT helps to activate the numbing cream quicker so you can spend more time perfecting your work and providing your clients with the experience they deserve.
Then, the main part. Red light therapy promotes healing and reduces inflammationby increasing blood flow, and that’s why more and more PMU artists are offering this to their clients, after a PMU session.
Besides these two benefits, RLT also minimizes scabbing and stimulates new hair growth.
Is Red Light Therapy Safe After Microblading?
Completely. Not only is it safe, but it also accelerates healing and hair growth and that is why it’s becoming a part of a microblading treatment in many salons. Also, it’s said to reduce inflammation and redness.