Red light therapy is an innovative cosmetic treatment that tanning salons use to enhance the skin’s appearance and condition. This effective technique offers many benefits and can help you achieve your desired appearance. If you’re thinking about this treatment, below are answers to some of the most common questions about it.

What You Should Know About Red Light Therapy

What is it?

During this therapeutic treatment, your skin will receive the rays from red light-emitting diodes. The light penetrates the dermis, which is the second layer of the skin where fibroblast cells live. These cells produce collagen, a protein responsible for connecting tissues and providing elasticity, strength, and smoothness to skin.

During therapy, the red light stimulates your dermis to produce more collagen, promoting greater skin health. It also enhances the potency of your mitochondria, or the energy builders in cells. The more powerful the mitochondria, the more efficiently your cells will repair and rejuvenate the skin.

What are the benefits?

tanning salonBecause it’s non-invasive and gentle, you can use it on the entire body. At a tanning salon, a red light bed may improve or reduce the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks. As it boosts the performance of your cells, the red light behaves as a powerful anti-aging treatment that may minimize the appearance of fine lines, smooth the texture of skin, improve elasticity, and reduce hyperpigmentation. This can make you appear more youthful and healthy than before.

Can I wear makeup or lotion?

Your skin should be clean and free of oils, makeup, and lotion before you arrive at the tanning salon. This allows the red light to penetrate deeper and prevents any reactions with foreign ingredients. Also, avoid using sunscreen during your treatment. Your tanning salon may recommend a special cream or lotion to intensity the effects of the treatment.

How long is the treatment?

Treatments can last for up to 20 minutes. To achieve visible results, clients typically return several times a week for up to three months. This allows the red light to penetrate the dermis efficiently, as well as allows the cells to rejuvenate fully and repair the skin.


Beautiful skin is only an appointment away when you visit Touch of Bronze Tanning Salon. With two convenient locations in Stillwater, OK, they offer many treatments to improve the appearance and condition of your skin, including red light therapy and spray tanning. They also carry an extensive range of bronzing lotions from some of the leading beauty brands. Visit the tanning salon online for more information about their services. Call (405) 533-1826 to schedule an appointment at the N. Perkins Rd. location, or (405) 332-5635 to reach the S. Western Rd. salon.