The Difference Between Full Body and Targeted Red Light Therapy

Red Light Therapy

The Difference Between Full Body and Targeted Red Light Therapy

Red light therapy (RLT) offers many health and wellness benefits. Yet, it’s important to consider how you use this technology to gain the full benefits. Some treatments involve full body red light therapy, while others take a targeted approach.

These two approaches to photobiomodulation therapy have different purposes. Knowing more about these can help you achieve the best outcomes for you.

Full Body Red Light Therapy

Full body RLT is done with a bed that uses red and near-infrared light. Exposure to light helps activate positive changes to the cells, bringing various health benefits. You might use the full body type of RLT to improve broad health measures like:

  • Sleep
  • Mood
  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Sports performance

You can gain exposure to your full body at once by using a red light therapy bed, which provides specified treatment without getting too hot. Receiving RLT for the whole body allows the healing wavelengths to enter as much surface area as possible to provide maximum benefits.

This increased exposure can encourage cellular changes that support your body’s processes against oxidative stress, inflammation, and other damage throughout the body, including issues you may not be aware of. Also, full exposure can help on a systemic level within the body to promote better circulation and sleep.

Full body RLT helps promote overall health and wellness, whether or not you’re trying to target a specific health concern. Further, full body RLT may provide faster results because of the increased exposure to healing wavelengths.

A downside of this method is that you may have occasions to focus the light on specific parts of the body to target inflammation or wounds. In this case, you may want to use targeted RLT instead. Nonetheless, a bed like Theralight offers can bring this technology within reach and help clinics offer this treatment to their clients.

Targeted Red Light Therapy

Targeted RLT may be carried out with a laser device, panel, or another handheld, portable device that allows you or a practitioner to focus on a particular area of your body. So, you might target the red light in specific ways like these:

  • On the skin of your face to address wrinkles
  • On a wound on the skin to encourage healing
  • On an injury of your wrist to manage pain and inflammation

One popular application of the targeted approach is in skin care. Dermatologists and other skin care professionals use this method to reduce hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and inflammation from severe acne. Nonetheless, this approach can also target specific body parts to address arthritis, an injury, joint pain, or another location-specific concern.

These targeted treatments can be beneficial, as they offer higher-powered laser treatment to specific parts of the body. A downside to this treatment is a lack of standardization in light dosage for specific applications. Incorrect dosage can lead to skin tissue overheating (too high) or ineffective treatments (too low). Also, the cellular change potential is limited by only directing the light wavelengths at small portions of the body.

Full Body vs. Targeted Red Light Therapy

You can see that both types of RLT provide the benefits of this modality. They both offer red and near-infrared wavelengths that stimulate cell energy transport through mitochondrial activation to carry out healing processes. The two methods simply vary in the surface area they cover at one time.

It’s possible to use both types of RLT to complement one another. You may turn to a bed for full body red light therapy to provide overall wellness and healing throughout the body. Then, a handheld device may work better for targeted treatments for specific problem areas, such as joints. A benefit of both types is that you can often combine this non-invasive therapy with other forms of treatment. Also, they can both be customized to provide the right amount of treatment needed for each situation.

A red light therapy provider can help determine whether full body or targeted treatment is best for each situation. Also, they can guide you on whether it’s okay to combine this therapy with other treatments within a personalized care plan.

How to Save on Your Taxes in 2021 & Make 2022 Your Best Year

How to Save on Your Taxes in 2021 & Make 2022 Your Best Year

As we approach the new year 2021, there is still time to save on your business taxes for 2022 and position your business for success by adding a TheraLight Light Bed. Adding a TheraLight Full Body Photobiomodulation System will bring in new revenues, patients and improve the financial and clinical success of your practice.

Save on Your 2021 Taxes by Purchasing an Aspen Laser System Before December 31, 2022

Section 179 of the IRS tax code is designed to help small businesses grow by giving them a tax break for the types of investments that enable growth. The deduction can be applied to equipment that is purchased, leased, or financed. Instead of waiting years to write off the depreciated value of your equipment purchased, you can write it all off in the year it’s purchased.

The TheraLight Full Body Photobiomodulation Systems are a perfect example of a capital equipment purchase that can grow your business. Some, or all, of the equipment purchase cost can be deducted from your taxes in the year that you purchase your light bed.

Important Update for Tax Deductions

The tax deduction limit was raised to $1,050,000 for 2021. Additionally, the bonus depreciation is 100% and also includes used equipment.

To take advantage of Section 179, you’ll need to complete Form 4562 when you file your practice’s 2021 tasks. You can review the 2020 version of Form 4562 for more information about filing your business equipment expenses.

NOTE:  You’ll need to use the final 2021 form, once available, when you go to file your business’s taxes.

Make 2022 Your Best Year by Adding Light Therapy as a Cash Based Service

Every practice can benefit from additional cash income. Practices that currently bill 50% or more to a third party should seriously consider incorporating a cash based service into their practice. Cash programs, when properly set up and managed, can reduce practice overhead and increase net income. Reimbursement is always 100%, and no additional staffing is required for collections.

Whether you are new to light therapy or adding an additional light bed, a TheraLight Light Bed is an ideal cash based service. Patients are willing to pay for results. In comparison to other treatment modalities, light therapy offers:

  • Quick: Most treatments average ten minutes 
  • Painless: There is no pain with a light therapy treatment 
  • Positive Experience: Most patients experience a “soothing warmth sensation”
  • Minimal Accessories: No messy gels are required and no complex wires or harnesses are used; patients only need to wear safety glasses
  • Affordable: Whether included as a bundled service or as a standalone treatment
  • High Compliance: Patients are motivated to return when they experience pain relief and recovery
  • Future: Patients are more likely to return when they experience new or recurring injuries or pain
  • Referrals: Happy patients like to refer their family and friends

TheraLight Light Beds are great additions to your business. All light beds come with clinical training, custom marketing, and the best warranty available today.

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