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Red light therapy (RLT) devices and near-infrared light (NIR) therapy devices can dramatically transform your wellness, on the outside and within. Photobiomodulation, the use of different wavelengths of light to treat certain conditions, is a non-invasive way to address and manage numerous different issues. 

Phototherapy works by sending specific wavelengths of light into the body. Both RLT and NIR light therapy target your cells, the building blocks of all your tissues and organs. As we age, the mitochondria inside our cells begin to lose their function. This means they produce less cellular energy (ATP) and more reactive oxygen species (ROS). 

ATP is needed for fueling cellular function, and ROS is a natural byproduct of ATP production. However, when less ATP is created and more ROS is created, our cells begin to decline. Red light therapy helps stimulate the mitochondria inside our cells to create ATP more efficiently, powering our cells to continue working properly.


What Can Red Light Therapy Do?

There are numerous benefits to using RLT. This holistic approach to your well-being affects nearly every aspect of your health. 

Wound Healing 

Red light therapy was originally developed by NASA as a means of helping treat wounds on astronauts in orbit. Today, we can use the same light therapy to help support skin rejuvenation at home. Our users find Mito Red Light devices specifically capable of addressing unresolved issues for which they’d previously seen a dermatologist. 


Scars, areas of discoloration, and blemishes are all skin concerns that can be addressed by LED light therapy devices. The most effective options are RLT and NIR light. The wavelengths of red light are longer and can reach deeper than other forms of light on the electromagnetic spectrum. This type of session is sometimes referred to as low-level laser therapy.

Youthful-Looking Skin

With age, collagen loss is inevitable. We begin to lose collagen at age 20, which means less volume in the skin. Less volume can lead to loss of skin elasticity as well as fine lines and wrinkles. One of the most appreciated benefits of red light therapy is its ability to help support collagen production in the skin by stimulating fibroblasts, cells that are responsible for making more collagen. 

Our clients love the combination of RLT and near-infrared light therapy we offer in the MitoPRO and MitoPRO+ series panels. 

Hair Growth

Hair loss is common among men and can even affect women as they age. Red light therapy devices offer a non-medicated, non-surgical intervention that can help support healthy hair growth.  By stimulating mitochondria within the cells and encouraging the production of more ATP, red light therapy works to increase cell turnover, which can lead to better hair restoration results. Mito Red Light Helmets are FDA cleared for supporting hair growth. 

Pain and Muscle Soreness

NIR light can pass through the skin and reach muscles and joints, assisting in soothing aching joints, and helping support muscle recovery after a grueling workout. It’s important to understand that only NIR wavelengths (between 800 nm and 900 nm) are powerful enough to reach the muscles and joints.

By increasing blood flow and improving circulation to these muscles, you can experience more efficient tissue repair post workout.


It’s no surprise that as our lives get busier and more stressful, we naturally begin to sleep less. Most adults need seven to nine hours of quality sleep each night. Some forms of light (like blue light emitted from your smartphone or computer) are known to interfere with sleep. RLT, however, has been shown to support sleep quality. Using an RLT device before bed can help prepare your body for sleep faster and increase the overall depth and quality of your sleep.

Mood and Cognitive Function

One of the most promising effects of red light therapy is its ability to support brain health. Neurological decline can lead to losses in our abilities to learn, retain, and recall new information. It can also negatively impact our neuroplasticity, or the ability of our brains to adapt and re-route neural pathways when there is an injury.

Red light therapy has been studied for its ability to repair nerves, support the health of neurons, and support neuroplasticity. 

Are There Side Effects of RLT?

There are currently no known major side effects from using RLT if it is used as directed. However, people with light sensitivity or a medical condition that causes photosensitivity, or who are taking medicine that makes them photosensitive should speak to a healthcare provider before using RLT.

Why Mito Red Light?

Choosing the right RLT device is important. Many options on the market don’t have many LEDs per square inch, leaving large gaps of “dead space” that aren’t able to treat anything. Additionally, only Mito Red Light offers Enhanced Spectral Energy Output™, a technology that delivers energy across all spectrums of red and NIR light. 

Our RLT devices have more LED lights per square inch than our competitors, leaving zero dead space and never giving you a “polka dot” effect. 

Our products are all third-party diagnostically tested to ensure that they are within the therapeutic window as defined by scientific testing and research.

We offer a range of RLT panels and flexible, wearable devices so you can treat the body part or condition you want, conveniently and on your own time. 

We offer a 60-day risk-free trial, so you can get familiar with our products and see the results they produce.

From skin health to full-body recovery and wellness, there are so many potential benefits to using RLT, your interest is probably piqued. Don’t take our word for it, the testimonials of our satisfied clients and the improvements to their lives speak for themselves. 

Reviewed by: Heidi Wright


Transcranial near-infrared light in treatment of neurodegenerative diseases | Frontiersin.org

Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring | PMC

Photobiomodulation in human muscle tissue: an advantage in sports performance? | PMC

Red Light and the Sleep Quality and Endurance Performance of Chinese Female Basketball Players | PMC