The Ultimate Guide to Red Light Therapy For Home Use

Mar 22, 2023 | Charlotte Lillington

Light Therapy at Home

Medically reviewed by Karen Wolters, RN and Joanna Fearnley, LPN

For those seeking out red light therapy, there are two options to choose from when considering the treatment, either going to a clinic/spa or purchasing red light therapy pads and performing at home light therapy. Many prefer the comfort of their own home, especially if they’re suffering from pain and would like more than one application of the therapy, and therefore choose to purchase red light therapy devices. Red light therapy at home can be practised whenever the patient feels they want to reduce pain in a certain area of their body, there are different size pads for different areas of the body so it is effective for any area where you are experiencing pain.


Red Light Therapy at Home 

Performing red light therapy at home is just as effective, and you will be much more comfortable inside your house. Another benefit of using red light therapy at home is you can reuse the devices you have purchased, if you are someone that is frequently in pain, it might be worth buying a device to use on a regular basis. 

Before investing in a device for at home light therapy, there are some steps you should take to ensure you pick the right one to effectively reduce the pain you are experiencing. Firstly, ensure you know the source of pain and from here you can pick a device specific to that area. Work out your budget and start researching! 

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Choosing the Right Red Light Therapy Device for Home Use

When considering a red light therapy device for home use, several factors should be taken into account:

  1. Wavelength: Opt for devices emitting wavelengths between 630-850 nanometers as these are most effective for therapeutic purposes.
  2. FDA Listed or Cleared: This means that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed this product and has determined that this particular device has met its standards and is safe. Be aware that many foreign-made Red Light Therapy devices sold on online marketplaces are not FDA listed, and so their safety and quality cannot be assured.
  3. Versatility and Ease of Use: Look for devices that are versatile, user-friendly, and suitable for various body areas or conditions. Pads should be capable of being used on many different body areas. The versatility of a Light Therapy Pad is determined by its flexibility.  A flexible pad that can bend easily can be used on many areas.
  4. Warranty and Repair Service: Last but not least, there should be a warranty plus a repair policy, in case your device ever needs to be serviced after the warranty expires. All of HealthLight’s systems come with a generous two-year warranty, and repair service is available thereafter.

How to use red light therapy at home

We are here to guide you on how to use red light therapy at home and give you some tips, mainly if you have never used it before. Red light therapy will help to heal and repair the pain you are experiencing, but can’t be used as a complete cure for the root of the suffering. A variety of conditions can be helped with the use of red light therapy, including skin disorders, pain, inflammation and wounds. Using red therapy at home couldn’t be more simple, and you can follow these steps when you have received your device: 


Ensure you purchase the right device for red light therapy home use

There is nothing worse than ordering the wrong device, so make sure you read all the details before paying online.  You will want to receive your red light therapy at home device as quickly as possible, especially if you’re in pain. There are a range of different devices on the market, including handheld red light therapy machines, light panels and full-body devices so do your research before putting in your order and you will find a product within your price range. HealthLight red light therapy pads are all great for home use.

Set the device up following the instructions

Every device will come with instructions, and these must be read properly before use. Different suppliers and products have different usage rules so if you have previously used red light therapy at home and you have now ordered from a different brand, you should still read the instructions. 

Cleanse your skin before using the red light therapy pad

…and remove any makeup, dirt or oil; you can then place it at a comfortable distance from your body where you are experiencing the pain. 

Turn the device on

There will be an on switch you need to press or flick and you can then select an appropriate wavelength and intensity level. Start with a low-intensity level and then gradually increase the level. 

Position the device in the right spot

Hold the device close to the skin or place it on the affected area. HealthLight recommends 10-20 minutes at a time for the treatment sessions using HealthLight therapy pads. However, this can vary depending on your condition and the particular device you are using. 

Relax and enjoy the process

The process shouldn’t be stressful, it should be relaxing and beneficial. The red light therapy can be used once or twice a day, this will all depend on the outcome you’re looking for. 

Clean the device thoroughly after use

This must happen after every session as you don’t want to let any bacteria linger on the device after use. Turn it off and clean it with products that the manufacturer recommends in the instructions. 

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Incorporating Red Light Therapy into Your Routine at Home

To maximize the benefits of red light therapy at home, consider these tips:

  1. Consistency is Key: Establish a regular routine, adhering to recommended treatment times and frequencies to experience optimal results. At HealthLight, we recommend using your red light therapy pad 3 times a day.
  2. Follow Our Guidelines: Adhere to the instructions provided with your red light therapy device for safe and effective usage.
  3. Combine with Other Therapies: Red light therapy can complement other wellness practices such as exercise, proper nutrition, and skincare routines for enhanced results.

Red light therapy home use is a safe way to reduce pain and target areas that are bothering you. For those that have medical issues, you should consult your doctor before using red light therapy devices or get in contact with the supplier of red light therapy products prior to ordering. 

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