Red Light Therapy

What is Red Light Therapy?

Red light therapy uses low-power red light to activate the cell’s energy generates (mitochondria). Most of the energy the mitochondria make is housed in a molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which helps your body store and use energy.

Aging, illness, or lifestyle factors can make the mitochondria produce less ATP. Red light therapy triggers a reaction that helps reverse the decline.

People who support red light therapy claim that the treatment will help repair tissue and relieve pain and inflammation.

Mechanism of Action

Cellular Response: When cells absorb red or near-infrared light, it triggers a series of biochemical reactions within the cell.

Mitochondrial Function: Red light therapy is believed to enhance mitochondrial function, which produces energy (ATP) within cells.

Benefits: Improved mitochondrial function can lead to increased cellular metabolism, enhanced tissue repair and regeneration, reduced inflammation, and modulation of oxidative stress.

How Can Red Light Therapy Help You?


Red light therapy is used to enhance the appearance of skin that has been damaged or aged by sunlight. It may stimulate the rapid production of cells that make collagen proteins, which lift and tighten lax skin, reducing wrinkles.


The light might decrease inflammation, irritation, and sebum production in the skin.

Hair growth

Low-level laser light therapy may help treat pattern hair loss, but more research is needed.

Wound healing

Red light therapy has the potential to help heal chronic wounds. The technique might encourage new skin growth and help new blood vessel networks form.

Dental issues

Including TMJ dysfunction, periodontitis, burning mouth syndrome & stomatitis.

Herpes Cold Sores

Red light therapy may help prevent and treat recurrent cold sores (a common infection caused by the herpes simplex virus).

Alzheimer's disease

Formaldehyde concentrations in the brain are associated with oxidative stress and memory loss. Research has suggested that red light therapy can break down formaldehyde and potentially improve cognitive function in adults with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.


In a 2019 study, brain stimulation with red light helped improve anxiety symptoms in people with generalized anxiety disorder. The participants were also able to sleep better after treatments.

Explore Our Sessions & Pricing

Transform your dental experience into a rejuvenating journey with our exclusive Red Light Therapy sessions. Choose from our flexible pricing options tailored to your needs and budget, and discover light therapy’s transformative power for your dental health and overall well-being.

    • Red Light Therapy 10 minutes = $30
    • Red Light Therapy 20 minutes = $60.00
    • Package Deals:
      • 10 x 10 Minute Sessions = $250.00
      • 10 x 20 Minute Sessions = $500.00


  • What conditions can red light therapy help with?

    Red light therapy has been studied for its potential benefits in treating a variety of conditions, including chronic pain, arthritis, skin disorders, wound healing, muscle recovery, and promoting overall wellness.

  • Is red light therapy safe?

    Red light therapy is considered safe when used properly. It does not produce heat and does not damage the skin like UV rays do. However, it’s essential to follow manufacturer’s guidelines and avoid looking directly at the light source to prevent potential eye damage.

  • How long does a red light therapy session last, and how often should it be done?

    Session durations can vary depending on the device and the treatment area. Typically, sessions range from a few minutes to around 20 minutes. The frequency of sessions depends on the individual’s condition and goals, but many people find benefit from regular sessions several times per week initially, then reducing frequency as symptoms improve.

More Questions?

If you have any further questions or inquiries about red light therapy, please don't hesitate to contact our dental office for assistance.

Alpers Dental

Level 3, 24 Manukau Road, Epsom,
Auckland 1023 New Zealand
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