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Courtesy of Planet Tan website.

Red-light therapy, a technology developed by NASA, has become the latest trend in many tanning salons and health-care clinics, which are utilizing this light to repair damaged skin.

The therapy started out as an experiment for plant growth, which showed red light-emitting diodes were a viable light source for growing plants during space flights. Since wounds don’t heal well in zero-gravity situations, NASA applied the same technology for healing wounds. Again, the results were positive. 

By March 3, 2011, NASA reported the red-light technology successfully reduced 96 percent of tested cancer patient’s side effects from radiation and chemotherapy. Since then, doctors have been using red-light therapy to heal wounds; treat side effects from radiation, chemotherapy, chronic joint pain and other illnesses; and for cosmetic purposes.


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