I have recently had botox, and it has worked a treat on my forehead. I have just read about red light collagen therapy beds, and the positive effects they can have on lines and wrinkles, and I am considering this too, but am concerned that there are not many reviews available. Will a course of this be safe after botox, and will it reduce the effects of the botox? Will the botox wear off more quickly if I used one of these beds? (My botox therapist said it would) Any help would be appreciated.
Will a Red Light Collagen Therapy Bed Reduce the Effectiveness of Botox?
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Red Light Collagen Therapy Beds and Botox
There is not a lot of scientific evidence out there about red light collagen beds because they aren't considered medical devices. They can be sold at spas or salons or malls, and so they don't have any medical status to them. To me, they are about as effective as standing in front of a neon sign. If you're looking for something to actually help with lines and wrinkles you need something that penetrates into the skin, which is only available in medical grade machines. So, no, your treatment with a red light collagen bed won't harm your Botox, but it won't do much than take money out of your wallet either.
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Botox and red light collagen therapy
The red light collagen therapy will not affect your Botox, but it will not do much of anything else either. If you are interested in stimulating your collagen, there are several effective treatments available, such as IPL or various laser treatments. Consult a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to see which treatments would be suitable for you.
Botox should not interfere with red light treatment
I'm not sure what benefit you can truly get out of the red light treatment but it should not be affected by the Botox. often, Botox, injected pre treatment with lasers, can help create a better reult as the skin is less apt to contract during tbe peak time of healing. If the muscles relax then the lines woudn't be so likely to recur as the botox wears off once a a laser were done.