How to Use Hooga Red Light Therapy Devices at Home

How to Use Hooga Red Light Therapy Devices at Home

The benefits of red light therapy at home are so numerous and varied that it has taken the health and wellness industry by storm. A simple and painless procedure can now be used to address concerns ranging from skincare to sleep quality and from inflammation to hair loss.

If you have yet to try red light therapy treatments, you may be nervous about using a home device and managing the procedure on your own. Rest assured, anyone can use a Hooga Red Light Therapy Device with ease. All it takes is just a few minutes each day, and you will see incredible benefits ranging from clearer skin to better sleep and more! Read on to learn how to use Hooga Red Light Therapy Devices at home, and first, we will look at just how red light therapy works and how it can deliver seriously impressive results.

What Is Red Light Therapy, and How Does it Work?

Red light therapy techniques use natural light wavelengths delivered to our bodies in a non-invasive and painless procedure. The point of directing this specific type of light toward our bodies is simple: to create more energy within the mitochondria of our cells.

By stimulating mitochondria and creating more energy in our cells, we give our bodies a powerful boost as cells power all of our necessary functions. Best of all, this “boost” is entirely natural, painless, and takes only minutes. Red light therapy at home is a healthy alternative to gimmicky pills, supplements, or wildly expensive procedures that are out of reach for most budgets.

When our cells are given this boost from red light therapy at home, they regenerate and build new proteins. Most notably, this means they build collagen and elastin, which is why red light therapy has become a sought-after treatment for various skin concerns.

One of the first questions for most people new to red light therapy at home is, “will this harm my skin?” Most of us have heard warnings for years about the damage that can be done by tanning beds or even too much exposure to sunlight without adequate protection. Red light therapy will NOT make you look like you fell asleep poolside on a tropical vacation: it will not tan (or burn) your skin at all. 

The types of light that tan or burn skin are UVA or UVB rays, which are not emitted from the Hooga Red Light Therapy Devices. The electromagnetic spectrum has many different types of light; some can see, and others cannot. Red and infrared light occupy a “safe zone” on this spectrum and can be used effectively without damaging skin.

How to Use Hooga Red Light Therapy Devices at Home

Red light therapy is easy to manage on your own at home, and you will want to follow the guidelines below for the best results. While red light therapy is safe, speaking to your healthcare provider before trying new therapeutic procedures is always a good idea, especially if you have any serious underlying health issues or concerns.

Establish a Setting and a Routine

Once you have your Hooga Red Light Therapy Device, you will want to choose a private setting in your home to use it. Red light therapy at home requires minimal to no clothing for best results, ensuring any area of your body you are targeting is uncovered. You will also want to keep the devices out of reach of small children or pets! You will need to choose a location with easy access to an outlet for a three-prong power cord, and you may also want an area where you can hang or door-mount your device.

Protect Your Eyes

When using Hooga Red Light Therapy Devices specifically to target the facial area, be sure you have covered your eyes with protective goggles. You may not need eye protection when targeting other areas of the body, but you can also opt to use them in any red light therapy session if you prefer. Hooga devices come with protective goggles, so there is no need to purchase them separately.

Stick to a Consistent Schedule

A consistent routine maximizes red light therapy benefits. Using the device “once in a blue moon” will not deliver the desired results. Therefore, you will want to decide on a time of day that works best for you and stick with it.

A common question for new users of Hooga Red Light Therapy Devices is whether that time of day matters: in short, the device's effectiveness is linked more closely to faithful use than what time of day it is used. However, your primary needs and target areas might dictate a certain time of day, such as

  • Nighttime red light therapy sessions for those desiring sleep benefits 
  • Pre-workout red light therapy sessions for athletes desiring enhanced energy levels and performance 
  • Morning red light therapy sessions for those desiring relief from chronic pain issues as a way to ease aching joints and “jump-start” the day

Using the Hooga HG300 Device

Using the Hooga HG300 Device

The Hooga HG300 is one of the best devices on the market for red light therapy at home at an affordable price point. This small device packs a powerful punch in terms of benefits, weighing in at just under six pounds in a compact 12.2x8.2x2.5-inch frame. It comes with a hanging kit (with an adjustable pulley) and a door mount, making it ideal for use in small spaces like bathrooms.

The Hooga HG 300 device is an excellent option for new users, delivering fantastic results with short daily sessions. To get the most out of your Hooga HG300, consider the following guidelines:

  • You can use the device daily for sessions from 2 to up to 15 minutes.
  • The device should be used a minimum of 6 inches away from your skin and up to a maximum distance of 18 inches away.
  • Red and near-infrared power switches are on the device to customize your therapy for specific needs.

Hooga backs this device with a three-year warranty; its lifespan is 50,000+ hours.

Using the Hooga HGPRO300 Device

Using the Hooga HGPRO300 Device

The HGPRO 300 device is loved by customers who want to avoid mounting or hanging devices; it is constructed with its own tabletop stand and can be used anywhere in your home. Additionally, the HGPRO300 can be connected to other Hooga panels in the PRO series, enabling you to customize a full-body setup for red light therapy at home. It weighs in at 8 pounds and measures 12.7x8.6x3.1 inches.

  • To get the most out of your Hooga HGPRO300, consider the following guidelines: The device can be used daily for sessions from 2 to up to 15 minutes.
  • The device should be used a minimum of 6 inches away from your skin and up to a maximum distance of 18 inches away.
  • The device allows users to choose red or near infrared light therapy on their own or in a customized combination, and built-in cooling fans work to dissipate heat.

What to Expect from Red Light Therapy

Red light therapy at home is safe and not painful: you will experience a gentle warming of your skin during the session, and your skin may feel tight after the procedure. It is best to start in small increments and work your way up to ensure maximum comfort as you get used to it.

Benefits may appear quickly in some conditions or slowly over time, depending on the specific condition you are treating, whether that's wound healing, wrinkles, acne, or aging skin. Bear in mind that maintenance is key when it comes to red light therapy. For example, you may be targeting a skin condition such as eczema. After the red light therapy sessions show improvement in your skin, you will want to continue to use the device to prevent future flare-ups.


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