Red Light Therapy

  • HottJoe

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    Dec 12, 2012 4:56 PM GMT
    Has anyone tried this??? I've seen it advertised in tanning salons, as a safe way to fight the signs of aging. I haven't found much about it online, but I want to know if it's really safe, and if it even works. Thanks in advance for any feedback! icon_smile.gif
  • calibro

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    Dec 13, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
    prostitution causes more problems than it cures
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 13, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
    calibro saidprostitution causes more problems than it cures


    HOW ELSE AM I SUPPOSED TO PAY FOR THESE FUCKING PROTEIN SHAKES?!?!?!?!icon_eek.gif
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    Dec 13, 2012 2:22 AM GMT
    HottJoe said
    calibro saidprostitution causes more problems than it cures


    HOW ELSE AM I SUPPOSED TO PAY FOR THESE FUCKING PROTEIN SHAKES?!?!?!?!icon_eek.gif

    I thought the red light attracted the protein shakes.
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    Dec 13, 2012 2:24 AM GMT
    smartmoney said
    HottJoe said
    calibro saidprostitution causes more problems than it cures


    HOW ELSE AM I SUPPOSED TO PAY FOR THESE FUCKING PROTEIN SHAKES?!?!?!?!icon_eek.gif

    I thought the red light attracted the protein shakes.

  • Timbales

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    Dec 13, 2012 2:44 AM GMT
    Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light
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    Dec 13, 2012 2:24 PM GMT
    I'm going to buy a Quasar light within the next month. I'm skeptical, but the personal reviews are good. There's tons of information online. The way I look at it, we've approved 'bili lights' for babies with jaundice. Insurance even covers it, it's not a hocus-pocus idea. Why couldn't phototherapy work for other things?

    However, it's just more money to pour into fighting the aging process. Some people spend their money on video games, cable TV, or their car-- I spend money on my face.
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    Dec 13, 2012 8:32 PM GMT
    deltalimen said Some people spend their money on video games, cable TV, or their car-- I spend money on my face.

    While it is a good idea to spend money to take care of ones face, your ROI will increase manyfold if one also spends money, time and effort in the gym and on ones diet at the same time. icon_smile.gif

    Spending money only on the face is like taking your car only for a wax and polish regularly but never really bothering to get the engine tuned and the oil changed. icon_razz.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 13, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    TellMeMoar said
    deltalimen said Some people spend their money on video games, cable TV, or their car-- I spend money on my face.

    While it is a good idea to spend money to take care of ones face, your ROI will increase manyfold if one also spends money, time and effort in the gym and on ones diet at the same time. icon_smile.gif

    Spending money only on the face is like taking your car only for a wax and polish regularly but never really bothering to get the engine tuned and the oil changed. icon_razz.gif


    That's true. A wrinkle-free face means little, if one can't tell where the face ends and the neck begins.

    I prioritize fitness, diet and skincare, in that order.
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    Dec 13, 2012 10:18 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    That's true. A wrinkle-free face means little, if one can't tell where the face ends and the neck begins.

    Absolutely! With a functional body and a not so pretty face, I'd still be able to go about and live life well. But what would one do with a pretty face and a sickly/non-functional body? stay home and look in the mirror and say "well at least I look purty"? icon_confused.gif
  • RSnSD

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    Dec 13, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
    Yes, and it does indeed work. If you are consistent with it (2x-3x per week) you will see noticeable improvement in skin tone, especially for someone like me who has built up sun damage from over the years. I've also seen visible reduction of scars and some fine lines on the face. It gives an overall healthy glow to the face and moisturizer even seems to absorb better now. Results vary from person to person, but you will see some type of improvement and it's 100% safe.

    More info here on the one I use:

    http://azheattanning.com/red-light-therapy/

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  • HottJoe

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    Dec 13, 2012 11:02 PM GMT
    ^^^^Damn! Your photos are enough to convince me that it works!icon_smile.gif
  • RSnSD

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    Dec 13, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
    HottJoe said^^^^Damn! Your photos are enough to convince me that it works!icon_smile.gif


    Aww, shucks. icon_lol.gif I've only been using it for the past year now, hence the reason most of my photos do not have extreme closeups. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 14, 2012 12:07 AM GMT
    Red lights are annoying. Yellow lights cause rearend collisions. Green lights are soothing. icon_biggrin.gif
  • LJay

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    Dec 14, 2012 12:29 AM GMT
    Deltallimen Why couldn't phototherapy work for other things?


    It would depend on just what you were treating wouldn't it?

    Bone setting, for example, might also be used in some cosmetic/plastic surgery procedures, but it would not do much for nearsightedness.
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    Dec 24, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
    As with most forms of alternative and complimentary medicine, red light therapy has no hard scientific evidence that it has an benefit, just anecdotal testimonies that certain people have seen a personal benefit. I'm always suspicious of any treatment when the suggested benefits are all over the place. Colds, arthritis, acne, stomach ulcers, and depression would be unlikely to respond to the same treatment, and that usually means the treatment hasn't shown a clear and consistent response among patients.