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Stretch Marks | Red Light Therapy | Use Food for Fuel

If you’re familiar with Total Body Aesthetics at all, you may already be aware of the multitude of benefits that are associated with Red Light Therapy. Red Light Therapy was first used to help grow plants in space during the 1990’s. The intense red light-emitting diodes (LEDs) assisted in the growth and photosynthesis of plant cells. This same discovery was then applied to humans, hoping that it would increase energy in our own cells.

The benefits associated with Red Light Therapy are almost overwhelming:

We’ve touched on the benefits of Red Light Therapy before, however now we’ll focus on one in particular, the elimination of stretch marks on the body.

What Are Stretch Marks?

So what exactly are stretch marks? Medical News Today describes stretch marks as, “long, narrow streaks, stripes, or lines that develop on the skin. They occur when the skin is suddenly stretched and are extremely common.Anyone can develop stretch marks, although they tend to affect more women than men.They can occur on a range of body parts, including the stomach, thighs, hips, breasts, upper arms, and lower back.” Stretch marks are most often caused due to pregnancy, puberty, or rapid weight gain. There are also are few other factors that increase our chances of getting stretch marks, including: family history, chronic diseases, body mass index before pregnancy and the birthweight of the child in women who are pregnant.

Foods We Can Eat To Help Prevent Stretch Marks

Although stretch marks may seem inevitable, there are a couple different foods that the experts recommend that we eat in order to decrease our chances of the marks appearing on our bodies. To begin, hydration is key to preventing stretch marks, and anything that dehydrates will only enhance our chances of getting stretch marks. According to a recent analysis, Bones from grass-fed, organic animals are the best choice, especially during pregnancy, since they are free of antibiotics and hormones. Vitamins A, C and E should also play an important part in a diet to prevent stretch marks.

Here are the top 10 things you should be incorporating into your diet if you wish to prevent stretch marks:

  1. Legumes

  2. Tea

  3. Food with Zinc

  4. Water

  5. Fish Oil

  6. Veggies!

  7. Oranges

  8. Healthy Fats

  9. Wild Salmon

  10. Blueberries

Red Light Therapy to Reduce and Prevent Stretch Marks

Red Light Therapy is a technology that has been around for multiple decades now and uses an infrared light to penetrate the upper layers of the skin by roughly 8 mm to 10 mm. Red Light Therapy, which is another form of laser therapy. “Red light therapy is low-level laser therapy (LLLT) that increases blood flow, stimulates cellular rejuvenation and promotes collagen production, among other benefits. The low-level wavelengths emitted through the skin help facilitate the process of tissue recovery along with other forms of rejuvenation. It is called low-level because its energy density is low compared to other types of laser therapy.” (Dr. Itzhak Nir). These wavelengths reduce the scarring that causes stretch marks and help to smooth the surface. Red light therapy improves cell energy output, which makes them more active in repairing damage.

Exprecience all of the benefits of Red Light Therapy by stopping by Total Body Aesthetic! Total Body Aesthetic offers a multitude of treatments that incorporate Red Light Therapy, all you have to do now is just find out which one is best for you. Total Body Aesthetic offers FREE consultations, giving patients the opportunity to sit down with a professional and make the decision that is best for them. If you are experiencing, or know someone who is experiencing chronic knee pain, please don’t hesitate to call or email the team at Total Body Aesthetic; Tel: 714-875-2639 -

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