What Are The Benefits of Red Light Therapy for Men's Skin?Bright, healthy skin is something we can all aspire to, regardless of gender identity. While you may not often hear men talking about their 5-step skincare routines, interest in daily self-care is undoubtedly growing among the guys today.
That’s something to celebrate, because we believe that men deserve high-quality skincare, too. Male skin has its own challenges that mainstream skincare all too often neglects.
That’s where red light therapy comes in.
Red light therapy is a potent treatment that can provide real, measurable results for men’s skin rejuvenation. Considering its transformative effects on the skin, it’s no wonder why red light therapy has become the latest darling of the dermatology industry.
Read on to discover the benefits of red light therapy, why it’s an ideal treatment for gents’ skin, and how simple it can be to elevate your daily skin routine.
What Makes Men's Skin Different
Before diving into the advantages of red light therapy for guys, let’s explore how male skin differs from its female counterpart.
For one, men’s skin can be up to 25% thicker than female skin. This is partially due to androgens, like testosterone, along with a higher density of collagen fibers in male skin.
Since men’s skin is often thicker than women’s, it tends to reveal signs of aging later in life. However, when dark circles, sagging skin, and wrinkles inevitably appear, they do so at a faster pace. A study published in Skin Research and Technology found that men tend to have more severe wrinkles than women.
Fellas also tend to have significantly oilier skin than women, making them more susceptible to clogged pores and acne. This comes down to the higher number of sebaceous glands (and, therefore, pores) in male skin.
How Does Right Light Therapy Work?
Red light therapy, or RLT, involves administering low-wavelength red light to the skin. These light wavelengths are absorbed into certain cells throughout the body, where they enhance mitochondrial function. In doing so, red light therapy allows your body to use energy more efficiently.
When red light therapy is targeted at aging skin, it:
- Promotes blood circulation to the skin
- Activates the body’s anti-inflammatory response
- Stimulates the production of new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid
- Encourages new cell growth
These effects are supported by many peer-reviewed studies and clinical research. One study featured in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that treating human skin with low-level red or near-infrared light significantly increased hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastic synthesis.
Another study evaluated Omnilux combination red and near-infrared LED therapy for facial skin rejuvenation. 52% of the study participants showed a 25% to 50% improvement in photoaging scores by week 12, and 81% of participants experienced a significant improvement in periorbital wrinkles.
Key Benefits of Red Light Therapy For Men's Skin
Red light therapy offers several notable benefits for men’s skin, including:
Diminished lines and wrinkles
Red light therapy increases the skin’s collagen and elastin production, helping to reverse the effects of aging skin in men. This makes it an effective, non-invasive option for guys looking to reduce etched-in wrinkles.
Relief from inflammation
Shaving can leave red, inflamed, and irritated marks on the sensitive areas of the face, including around the mouth and jawline. Red light therapy is a potent anti-inflammatory treatment that ramps up the skin’s natural repair process, making it an ideal remedy for razor burn.
Bright, even skin tone
Guys tend to be less careful with skin protection, especially in their younger years. This leaves many older gents with discoloration and a rough skin texture from years of unprotected sun exposure, leading to UV damage to the dermis. Red light therapy helps correct these imperfections by stimulating skin cell regeneration.
How To Get Started With Red Light Therapy For Men
With the information provided above, it’s clear that red light therapy can be a game-changer for men’s skin. But, in past eras, it could only be done in a dermatologist’s office, making it an occasional (and often expensive) self-care treatment.
All of that has changed with the Omnilux Men red light therapy device. It’s the first (and only) LED device engineered specifically with men’s skin in mind by utilizing a third, powerful wavelength: near-infrared light at 1072nm. This revolutionary, dermatologist-recommended tool brings red light therapy into your home, making it as accessible as any cream or serum, and is a one-time investment in your skin’s long-term health.
Omnilux Men is turning heads in the industry, with a Men's Health Grooming Award already under its belt. It’s also been featured in an array of noteworthy publications, including Men's Health, Robb Report, Glamour, and Editorialist.
What makes Omnilux Men Different?
Most standard skin treatments and products fail to address the unique properties of male skin. Omnilux Men is different because it was designed with men’s skin in mind.
This red light therapy device uses three clinically-proven light wavelengths (red 633nm, near-infrared 830nm, and near-infrared 1072nm) and optimized energy output to successfully penetrate and repair the skin. These light wavelengths address the most prevalent skin concerns among men, including redness, uneven skin tone, signs of aging, dark circles, and razor burn.
Why experts love Omnilux Men
As a single tool that addresses 95% of men’s skin concerns, Omnilux Men has earned endorsements from dermatological experts far and wide. Here are a few of their inputs:
An Industry Game-Changer
“I am incredibly excited for the first of its kind men’s LED device by Omnilux. Men's skin has been scientifically demonstrated to be different from women’s, and an LED mask tailored specifically for men is a game-changer in this industry. I treat a lot of men in my clinic and can now recommend Omnilux’s mask for excellent results at home." - Dr. Jared Jagdeo, MD (Dermatologist)
A Powerful Anti-Inflammatory
"Omnilux is once again leading the way by introducing the first 1072 nm wavelength in a home-use mask. The proven benefits are clear; this wavelength provides a powerful anti-inflammatory and healing response for men’s skin." - Dr. Sebastián Cintolesi, MD (Dermatologist)
Younger-Looking Skin Without Invasive Treatments
"Omnilux Men is a great way for men to achieve younger-looking skin without invasive treatments. The results I’ve seen are significant, such as improved texture and overall skin-rejuvenating benefits. I love it." - Dr. Hany Abi Ghosn, MD (Aesthetic Medicine)
Specific for Treating [Men’s] Thicker Skin
"Men’s skin is thicker than women’s skin, but that doesn’t mean they don’t face the same issues like anti-aging, wrinkles, and dry skin. Everybody should be taking care of their skin whether they're male or female. It's your biggest organ, it’s a part of your health, and you have to protect it! There’s been this perception that skincare is for women, right? But I think that that's changing. That’s why I love the Omnilux Men mask, which is specific for treating their thicker skin." - Sarah Akram, board-licensed Master Esthetician
A New Age of Men's At-Home Skincare
With Omnilux Men, you have the opportunity to noticeably improve your skin from the comfort of home. It’s a simple, hassle-free solution for harnessing the rejuvenating benefits of red light therapy, tailored specifically to your skin concerns.