Light is a lot like food.
Just like whole food can be broken down into different vitamins and minerals, sunlight can be broken down into different colors. And just like the nutrients in whole food, each color in sunlight has its own effect on our bodies.
The wavelengths of visible light are actually quite tiny, ranging from 400 to 700 billionths of a meter, or 400-700 nanometers (nm). The wavelength of light defines the color as we see it. And each color has its own unique properties and penetrates your body in different ways…
…for example, visible red light is capable of penetrating the skin to a depth of approximately 8-10 mm.
So how does red light therapy work?
Once absorbed into your body, red light energy is converted into cellular energy, which kicks of a series of metabolic events – such as the formation of new capillaries, elevated production of collagen, and the release of ATP.
Red light therapy has been approved by the FDA and its effectiveness has been studied throughout the world. The most common wavelengths used in research are 630 nm and 660 nm (which is why the Joovv Light is designed to emit red light in a tight spectrum of 660 nm).
Now, it's important to understand that not all red light is created equal, and something called “LED red light therapy” is quite different than regular red light therapy.
LEDs allow for more usable light because of their tight wavelength span. They generate very little heat and are incredibly durable. And because they're so efficient, LEDs are considered more eco-friendly than incandescent or fluorescent sources. Without a doubt, LEDs are the preferred delivery mechanism for light therapy.
There are so many proven benefits to LED red light therapy that it's hard to list them all. But here are just a few:
– Repairs sun damage
– Reduces wrinkles
– Heals acne and other blemishes
– Fades scars and stretch marks
– Speeds wound healing
– Reduces joint inflammation
The evidence supporting the benefits of red light therapy is substantial. So let's assume you already understand how red light therapy works and are aware of its many advantages. Perhaps you've even reviewed the clinical studies, seen some before and after photos, or maybe you know someone that's experienced the healing and rejuvenating power of red light.
Okay, so you,re a believer.
But what next?
How do you get started?
Do a quick Google search and you'll see the myriad of different options to choose from. In some states, you can go to tanning salons where the beds have been converted to red light bulbs. Some spas, physical therapists, and medical doctors offer red light therapy services as well. Alternatively, you can purchase a red light device to use in your own home.
There are so many options. So which one is right for you?
Well, that's the question that we'd like to answer for you. The following information is intended to simplify your decision making process.
The wavelength of your red light device matters greatly, so you must, must, must pay attention to wavelength and delivered energy.
To maximize the benefits of red light therapy, there are 2 main factors: light wavelength and delivered amount of light energy. Let's start with wavelength. While most devices deliver red light between 630-700 nm, you will see ranges from almost orange (600 nm) all the way to 800 – 900 nm, which is in the near-infrared range.
So which is the best? You can find published studies that show the benefits of virtually all of these wavelengths. However, the bulk of evidence suggests that 660 – 680 nm is the most effective.
Once you understand wavelength and power, you should next consider the lifestyle implications. Here are some of the questions you should ask yourself…
Do you have time to drive to a daily appointment for your red light therapy sessions?
Do you have a budget that allows for ongoing treatment plans at a salon, spa, or medical practice?
Do you have family members to consider as well?
Many people first experienced the benefits of red light therapy by purchasing sessions at a salon or spa. In fact, two of the Joovv cofounders were introduced to red light therapy through a local tanning salon. But, most people find ongoing sessions to be inconvenient and expensive. It's just too difficult to get to a salon or spa 4-5 times a week on a consistent basis. Plus, over time, the costs really add up.
The majority of people eventually want to experience the convenience of red light therapy in their own home. Through a one-time investment, this approach allows everyone in their family to utilize red light therapy on a consistent basis in order to see the best results.
The size of your red light therapy device is also important.
What areas of your body are you trying to treat? Are you intending to treat just your face? Or do you want your entire body to experience the benefits of red light? Many of red light therapy users have started out using red light therapy to treat wrinkles or stretch marks. But then have later realized it can help with muscle recovery, joint pain, and even wound care.
Most red light devices have such a small treatment area that it would require 20-30 minutes just to treat your face and then even more time to treat other areas of your body. To better understand this, let's compare an average handheld red light device to the Joovv Light .
All things considered, a decent handled red light device should have similar output to the Joovv Light. However, even the best handheld devices will only treat a surface area of about 3-5 square inches. The Joovv Light, on the other hand, can treat a surface area of about 250 square inches. That's a major difference!
Therefore, carefully consider the intensity of the light output as well as the size of the area that your device can treat.
Next, be sure choose a high-quality red light therapy device.
Don't settle for a substandard product. Just because you're after an in-home device, doesn't mean you should settle for red light less that's subpar or less powerful. Treatments with a red light device designed for the clinical setting can cost over $100 per session. And achieving the results you want typically requires several sessions per week. All in, this option is out of financial reach for the majority of people.
If you fall into this group, and you end up choosing an in-home red light device, don't sacrifice on its power output. Make sure that it delivers enough intensity at the right wavelength.
Utilizing the latest LED technology, the Joovv Light is modeled after devices designed for the clinical setting. We wanted a device that we could use at home, yet was powerful enough to see quick results, even for deep tissue healing. Depending on what symptoms you're trying to treat, using the Joovv Light, you can experience the rejuvenating power of red light (within a tight 660 nm range) in just 4-5 minutes per day! You'll be hard pressed to find another in-home device that provides that same amount of power over a similar treatment area at a reasonable price.
So how does the Joovv Light work?
Hang your Joovv Light on the door that's most convenient for you. No drilling or extra hardware required. Simple and practical.
Because it is designed to hang on a door, the Joovv Light weighs under 17 lbs. But it sure doesn't skimp on power! Built with the latest LED technology, the Joovv Light delivers over 1 Joule per minute of therapeutic red light energy. In fact, it rivals the power of light therapy devices you will find in traditional medical settings. Standing just a few inches away from the Joovv Light, you can experience red light therapy for your entire body in just a few minutes per day.
Say goodbye to those tiny red light devices that can only treat a small area of your body. The Joovv Light delivers powerful, therapeutic energy across an area of about 5 ft. by 2.5 ft. Your whole body can benefit from red light therapy in just a few minutes per day.
Based on clinical evidence, the light spectrum of the Joovv Light is designed in way that promotes rejuvenation. Utilizing a tight wavelength of red light at 660 nm, rest assured that you'll feel refreshed after using the Joovv Light. And with a 60-day return period and a 1-2 year warranty, you simply can't go wrong.
With the Joovv light, you can now experience professional grade, full-body red light therapy in the comfort of your own home.
Improve your skin tone and texture. Diminish wrinkles, acne, and other skin blemishes. Reduce joint inflammation and muscle pain. Joovv allows you to bathe your body in red light therapy for your entire system in just a few minutes per day.
By sitting or standing just a few inches away from the Joovv Light, you'll experience the benefits of red light therapy for your entire body in just a few minutes per day. Look young. Feel good. Be healthy!
Every Joovv Light ships free via ground shipping within the continental United States and automatically comes with a 60-day return period (30 day return period for the Joovv Go 2.0). Also, your Joovv Light will include a free set of eye goggles and a programmable timer. Everything you'll need to experience red light therapy when your Joovv Light arrives.
“Since I started incorporating Joovv into my daily routine, I have more energy and testosterone, I recover from workouts faster, I sleep better, my skin is healthier, I feel positive and motivated after my treatments, and I can hit the workday running. Whether you’re looking for systemic benefits like weight management, sleep, testosterone and muscle building, or just trying to rehab from an injury or get a cosmetic skin boost, I highly recommend red and near-infrared light therapy, especially the full-body kind. I can't recommend a Joovv more highly.” – Ben
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