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Red Light Therapy Review - Does This Skin-Firming Treatment Work?

By Summer Banks on Oct 27, 2016
Red Light Therapy Review

In the weeks that led to this review, I figured out whether Red Light Therapy actually works. We took the time to dig deep and really investigate, examining the ingredients, side effects, level of customer service and scientific studies. Then we sorted through all kinds of user comments and feedback that is posted online. Finally, we summed up all of the facts and details we discovered to give you the crucial information you need.


What is Red Light Therapy?

First off, Red Light Therapy is a non-invasive treatment. The ingredients includes infrared light beams that penetrate the skin about 8-10 millimeters in depth. This professional treatment is claimed to help with signs of aging, skin inflammation, hyperpigmentation, eczema, joint pain, psoriasis, stretch marks, scarring, sun damage, wrinkles, acne and dryness. This therapy is also said to improve skin tone and firmness. A single session generally lasts 15-20 minutes. Often one to four sessions a week are encouraged.

Just so you are aware, Red Light Therapy is regulated and approved by the FDA. These light beds are often found in common salons and spas. There are no known Red Light Therapy side effects. Furthermore, both women and men of all ages can benefit from this treatment, but read on…

Discouraging Customer Comments – “Concerning?”

According to our Research Editor, “There are quite a few discouraging customer remarks posted on the web for Red Light Therapy. In fact, many people have stated that this type of infrared treatment does nothing at all.”

One person stated, “Not a believer. Already had three sessions of Red Light Therapy. Did absolutely nothing for me.”

On the other hand, some customers have seen results. For instance, one person reported, “Helps with broken capillaries and scars. I dig it so far.”

Another commented, “Doing six sessions for sun damage. Hope it works as I was told it does.”

Reviews of Red Light Therapy – “No Real Weight-Loss?”

We could not find any real research that connects Red Light Therapy to weight-loss. It appears that this type of treatment is mainly just for skin concerns. One customer said, “Not really for fat loss or anything like that. Some doctors claim is helps reduce cellulite, but I have seen no results so far. It’s been a few months now.”

However, a different person posted this, “Been trying this Red Light Therapy for my cellulite. I think it helps a little. Keeping my fingers crossed.”

“Too soon to tell at this point. Doing this for skin firmness and anti-aging,” mentioned another.

Our research has shown if there is a specific part of a weight-loss treatment or diet program that is very concerning or burdensome (discouraging customer comments, no real weight-loss results, side effects) the probability of long-term success is low. Therefore if Red Light Therapy does lead to all sorts of negative user reviews, this could be a serious issue.

The Science – “Is It Solid?”

First of all, we at DietSpotlight like to see some actual science that supports the product or treatment we’re looking into. As for Red Light Therapy, there are some clinical studies that back up this treatment’s claims. However, this professional infrared therapy is not boasted as an effective weight-loss option.

The Bottom Line – Does Red Light Therapy Work?

Now the moment you’ve been waiting for. Here is our bottom line on Red Light Therapy. To start, we like that this infrared treatment is approved by the FDA. We also appreciate that it’s commonly available in many salons and spas. However, there does not appear to be any actual science that supports this therapy as an effective weight-loss option. Furthermore, we’re concerned about the discouraging customer comments we found online.

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About the Author:

Summer Banks is an ISSA-Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and has reviewed over 2000 diet products. She has years of nursing training, experience as a manager responsible for 15 supplement brands, and completed coursework on Food and Nutrition from Stanford University. full bio.

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What You Should Know Red Light Therapy

Red-Light Therapy is an infrared system that looks like a tanning bed with red lights. We found information on the beds listed on websites for tanning salons, not weight loss clinics or doctor’s offices. Red-light therapy is marketed as an anti-aging treatment. The lights, according to multiple descriptions we found online, burn 500 calories per session. With regular use, if that calorie burn is accurate, the dieter could burn up to 2,000 extra calories per week using the Red-Light Therapy table.

We also found in formation on Quick Slim Lipo, which uses red LED lights to slim the body. The term weight loss solution is used multiple times on the site, but at no point does the information on the red-light therapy claim to reduce weight, just inches.

List of Ingredients


  • Infrared light table.

Product Features of Red Light Therapy

We are a little skeptical about red-light therapy weight loss. A few websites mention increased calorie burn and others do not mention calories, but they do mention losing inches with regular therapy. The red-light therapy sites that mention calorie burn do not offer before and after photos, but the Quick Slim Lipo website does offer photos of inches lost after using red-light therapy. We noticed the main photo the company uses to promote red-light therapy looks like two different models. If the two models are the same, the tape measure is placed on a different place on the stomach slightly higher than the first measurement. In the before photo the person holding the measuring tape places her finger behind the tape, adding length so it looks like the second measurement is shorter by about two inches.

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Advantages of Red Light Therapy

  • Red-light therapy may have beneficial medical uses.
  • Available at tanning salons and weight loss clinics.
  • May be less expensive at tanning salons.

Disadvantages of Red Light Therapy

  • No clinical links to studies proving weight loss.
  • The before and after photos do not look accurate or realistic.
  • There are no testimonials or before and after photos via most tanning websites.
  • No support for the claims you will burn 500 extra calories.


The Red-Light Therapy processes we found look more like fad body reduction programs than real weight loss solutions. If the red-light therapy bed does burn an additional 500 calories per session; the answer to weight loss has been found. With a healthy diet, exercise and daily red-light therapy the dieter could lose weight quickly – but this is not likely to happen though diet and weight loss are two proven tools that lead to weight loss and cost nothing.

Red-Light Therapy uses a laser, that has been approved by the FDA, to treat certain skin conditions. There is no link to weight-loss.

Red Light Therapy Ingredients and Supplement Facts

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Infrared Light Beam * *

Other Ingredients: None

12 User Reviews About Red Light Therapy

Leave comments below (moderated by Leptigen)
  • 1

    I was scheduled for 6 treatments on my abdomen only since that is the only place I have fat. I followed all of the after treatment instructions. After 5 treatments, there was absolutely no sign of my abdomen getting any smaller. In fact, my pants felt tighter without any weight gain. I declined the last treatment. It was a total failure.


  • 2

    It worked for me. Loved it.


  • 3

    Does it really shrink your “fat”?


    Stephen (Editor)

    Red-light therapy is marketed as an anti-aging treatment. The term weight loss solution is used multiple times on the site, but at no point does the information on the red-light therapy claim to reduce weight, just inches.


  • 4

    I have my second session tommorrow and really have no positive opinion yet. I purchase a 6 session groupon and will have a better decision after my third visit.



    Cory, what were your results? Did you continue?



    I did i-Lipo with a Groupon last summer. Loved it. Of course I also made some other healthy changes. But I have tried the healthy changes before with no results. The i-Lipo gave me results. My pants started fitting better with just a couple sessions.


  • 5
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    Red Light Therapy does not burn calories, it emulsifies fat cells. If you burn 350 calories with exercise or Whole Body Vibration Machine after the Red Light Treatment it sends the emulsified fat throught the limpatic system. (estimated between 40% – 62%)



    I am thinking of trying just wonder ehst a session is like?


  • 6

    Had “laser lipo red therapy and it does work



    Hi Jenn, can you tell me more? It seems like a lot of money and sort of a gimmick. I went for one session via groupon but have not decided yet to continue.



    Hi Jenn, did you continue? Did you see a difference in your body?


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