What’s the difference between cold laser light pods and a red light tanning bed?

Light is light is light… isn’t it?

All light is not made the same.

When it comes to cold laser therapy it’s critical to look at what type of light is being used and how it is produced.

Some light sources are consistent, exact, non-flickering, powerful, deeply penetrating, and long-lasting. These are the types of lights that you want to see in a professional piece of equipment.

Our whole body cold laser Prism Light Pod puts out an exact wavelength of healing light that penetrates deeply into the body. Low level light therapy (LLLT), also known as laser therapy, is backed by thousands of studies and has many healing effects. Our device costs $80,000.

Other red light types, such as those fluorescent “red light” used in red light tanning beds, tend to be more of a pink than a true red (meaning it’s not the right wavelength), aren’t strong enough to penetrate into the skin. These are the type used in red light tanning beds. They are for cosmetic use only and do not have healing properties beyond the skin. This type of device sells for between $2,000-$3,000.

A third type of light you might see are handheld cold lasers being sold on the internet for $200 and up. The light may be the right color, but the power output is so small that the amount of energy penetrating into the body is negligible. It would take a very long time to deliver enough of a “dose” to any significant area.

We’re sure you’ll have more questions about light therapy and how it can help you; here is the link to our master FAQ page.  Or give us a call at 941-676-3433 or book online!

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