Red Light Therapy

Fine lines and wrinkles, scars, sun damage, and acne are common skin problems that many people struggle with. But how do you treat them? At Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, we offer a number of different options, including red light therapy. The noninvasive, painless treatment has shown to be effective on a variety of skin concerns and can have you looking your absolute best!

What is Red Light Therapy?

Red light therapy (RLT) is an innovative, cutting-edge treatment that has shown promise when treating fine lines and wrinkles, redness, acne, stretch marks, and scars. It can also help speed up the healing process.

The treatment uses low-wavelength red light to help rejuvenate and repair the skin cells more efficiently. It improves blood flow, stimulates collagen production, and reduces inflammation in the skin.

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Dr. Kahlil Andrews is a board-certified plastic surgeon from Los Angeles specializing in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

At his location in Coralville, Iowa, Dr. Andrews’ academic and technical achievements are only exceeded by his commitment to patient care. Whether they are seeking reconstructive breast surgery, outpatient injectable treatment, or a full-blown mommy makeover, Dr. Andrews gives his full attention and focus on achieving excellent patient outcomes.



I went to see Dr. Andrews recently. The entire staff was welcoming and friendly. Dr. Andrews took the time to explain to me my options and answered all my questions. I can’t wait to have my procedure. – Aleigha De Leon

I was treated better and with more respect than in any medical setting, I have previously experienced. They were compassionate, knowledgeable, and informative. I strongly recommend Dr. Andrews and his very capable team! – Sophia Joseph


Who is a Good Candidate for Red Light Therapy?

Because red light therapy is safe for all skin types, most patients are good candidates for red light therapy treatment. It can be especially beneficial if you have the following skin concerns:

  • Visible signs of aging
  • Scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Inflammation
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne

The treatment is not recommended for anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding or anyone with specific health conditions. Make sure to let your provider know about any health concerns you have before starting red light therapy treatment.

The Red Light Therapy Procedure

During the procedure, the treatment area will be exposed to red light for a period of time. The light only creates very low levels of heat, so it won’t burn your skin or be painful in any way.

The red light has been shown to strengthen and increase the energy of the mitochondria in the skin cells. With more energy, your cells can rejuvenate and repair themselves more quickly, increasing cell turnover, stimulating collagen production, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, scars, and other skin concerns.

Red light therapy is an outpatient treatment, so you’ll be able to leave as soon as your treatment session is over. Most patients require treatment a few times a week to see results, and maintenance treatment may be necessary.


After red light therapy, you can return to your normal activities immediately. You may be flushed after treatment, but that will diminish on its own. You will want to avoid any harsh treatments afterward and use SPF sunscreen regularly. Your skin may be sensitive after treatment, and you will want to protect it from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Avoid excess sun exposure if possible.

Schedule a Consultation 

Are you struggling with visible signs of aging, scars, or acne? Red light therapy may be the perfect solution. During your consultation, your provider will listen to your concerns, examine your skin, and then build a treatment plan that suits your needs.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery today, call our Coralville, IA office at 319.800.6877 or use our online contact form. We can’t wait to help you achieve your aesthetic goals!

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