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Red Light Therapy in Huntington Beach

Red light therapy sessionRed light therapy uses a low-powered red light to deliver specific frequencies of light directly through the skin, into the tissues below. The light is then absorbed by the cells, where it gives the mitochondria a boost and triggers the increased production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

This increase in ATP creates higher-functioning cells that stimulate the body’s natural processes, resulting in benefits such as decreased inflammation, increased blood flow, increased collagen production, reduced effects of oxidative stress, and an increased ability to repair and restore damaged cells and tissue.

Our Approach

At Health Pro Wellness Center, we offer this service for a variety of conditions and situations. Many of our patients incorporate it as part of their post-workout recovery program, as it can support repairing muscle tissues after exercise or injury. One study found that athletes exposed to red light before and after exercise had faster muscle recovery and increased muscle growth.

Your chiropractor or physical therapist may also recommend using red light as part of your overall care plan, to augment healing in the tissues along with other therapies such as shockwave therapy.

While clinical research has shown how valuable red light therapy is for a variety of medical conditions, it is also highly beneficial for patients looking to lose weight, reduce fat, and improve body contour. We utilize this treatment as a safe, non-invasive component of our medical weight loss program to provide effective results in helping our patients achieve their weight loss goals.

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How It Helps With Weight Loss

The frequency of light used affects adipocytes, which are the cells that store fat. Studies show that exposure to red light causes the adipocytes to release triglycerides, resulting in reduced volume and a measurable loss of fat. Participants in this 4-week study experienced a 2.15 inches loss in waist girth. Not only can this therapy help reduce the size of fat cells, thus helping to shape body contour, but it also provides additional benefits for patients working to lose weight.

Research shows that exposure to red light significantly increased leptin levels while decreasing ghrelin. Leptin is a hormone responsible for controlling appetite, helping to maintain body weight, and regulating how much energy the body burns. In contrast, ghrelin increases appetite and stimulates the release of growth hormone. This reduction in hunger levels can have a great impact on those trying to follow a low-calorie diet for weight loss, helping to curb the desire for snacking.

Low-level laser therapy can also support the growth of new muscle mass. And muscle requires more energy (each pound of muscle can burn 50 calories per day at rest), which means that you will be burning more calories even when you’re not exercising.

Red Light Sculpting FAQs

What should I expect during my red light fat sculpting session?
During the session, most of our patients will be wearing a robe that we provide in order for the red light pads to have direct contact with the skin. You will be lying down during the session, which will last between 20-30 minutes. After each session, we will help rid of the fat cells through lymphatic drainage, which will last approximately 20 minutes.

How does the red light sculpting work?

After the fat has been released from the cell, the fat enters the bloodstream. The body will either use it as fuel or eliminate it. This is why we perform lymphatic drainage after each session and highly recommend exercising after your session. The red lights cause the fat cell membranes to temporarily alter the permeability of the cell wall. This change allows some of the fat to be released from the cell.

What happens to the fat?

Once the fat is released, it can then be processed by the body.

Which areas of the body can the red light sculpting be used on?

The red light bands can be used on your arms, legs, back, and stomach.

Will the red light sculpting tighten my loose skin?

Many of our clients experience tighter skin after a few sessions.

Can the red light help diminish cellulite?

Many of our clients see a reduction in cellulite in just a few sessions.
Is there a special diet I need to follow?
Yes. No alcoholic beverages or starchy carbohydrates 3 hours before your session and for 36 hours after the session. We will provide you with a recommended list of foods that are best to eat during that time.

Will the fat released come back?

No. Once released the fat does not come back unless you overeat. When you eat 3500 calories, you will gain 1 pound.

Use red light for your abdomen, arms, hips, and thighs for 20 minutes several times a week until you’ve achieved the desired results. As your body metabolizes and expels the released fat, you will notice a reduction in fat deposits and a corresponding reduction in waist, upper arm, thigh, and hip measurements. For the fastest possible results, combine red light therapy with a healthy diet and exercise program.

What are the risks or side effects?

It’s not to be used by anyone who is pregnant, breastfeeding, has had recent cancer, has a defibrillator, pacemaker, or any metal implants.

Will my weight loss be permanent?

In the short term, red light for weight loss is effective at reducing fat, which in turn results in weight loss. Long-term, that can only be accomplished through a consistent commitment to healthy eating and frequent exercise. Continuing with red light therapy in conjunction with a healthier lifestyle can help you maintain a desirable weight, while you work on stubborn problem areas.

Why is the combination red light in a large LED panel the best option?

Generally, to address deeper tissues and/or skin issues, red light is the best option. In fact, for most purposes, a large LED panel with a mix of 660nm and 850nm is the best choice, as it will address a large area of the body at once. A combined near-red and red-light therapy device offering both 660nm and 850nm offers benefits for a variety of issues, such as anti-aging for the skin, healing an injury or lower back pain, muscle recovery and fat reduction.

Get Started Today

Contact us today to book your appointment or to learn more about red light therapy for weight loss or muscle repair and recovery.


Red Light Therapy Huntington Beach, CA | (714) 962-8818