WHEN I FIRST HEARD ABOUT THE USE OF LED LIGHT THERAPY AS A TREATMENT FOR REJUVENATING SKIN, I WAS INTRIGUED. IT SEEMED LIKE AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO GET GLOWY AND YOUNGER-LOOKING SKIN WITHOUT NEEDLES—PLUS, CELEBRITY FACIALIST JOANNA VARGAS FAMOUSLY CREATED AN LED LIGHT BED THAT’S VOGUE-APPROVED AND SOUGHT-AFTER BY A-LISTERS, SO IT HAD TO BE GOOD!
LED Light Therapy is simple to use, non-invasive, with a long-standing history of therapeutic benefits. Light Therapy, in the form of LED Light, combines ancient wisdom with the best of today’s technology.
If you follow any celebrities on Instagram, chances are you’ve come across a picture of an LED treatment before. You know, that strange-looking serial killer mask that retails for about $2,000? That’s it. Or perhaps you’ve thought of trying one of the many at-home handheld devices, such as the Quasar MD Plus that Kim Kardashian uses (apparently, she’s “really big on laser facials”). Or maybe you’ve seen someone wearing funky protective eyewear at a medispa or doctor’s office and all kinds of bright lights were involved? Yep, that would be it as well. LED skin treatments all the rage nowadays. Here’s what you need to know about them.
According to Joanna Vargas, “LED light therapy is simply the best thing that has ever happened in the beauty industry. It builds collagen in quantifiable percentages and corrects surface damage like sun damage, wrinkles, and large pores. These were all issues that could only previously be corrected with a laser or chemical peel. But now I can give my clients a series of LED light therapy facials without any side effects and see significant results.”
BLUE LIGHT OR RED LIGHT?
There are various kinds of LED facials available on the market today, and the technology is rapidly evolving. Some skin treatments involve the use of blue light, while some only use red light.
The basic premise of LED skin therapy is that different colors trigger different reactions beneath the epidermis, and penetrate the skin at varying depths. Blue light is generally used to kill the bacteria that causes acne, providing an effective treatment for blackheads and whiteheads, whereas wavelengths of red light are normally used to speed up healing and stimulate collagen production, simultaneously shrinking enlarged pores and tightening the skin.
The use of light and color for healing and health dates back thousands of years. Ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Native Peoples of the Americas, China, India — across the globe — all respected the power of light and color and recognized its healing properties.
DERMATOLOGIST AND MEDISPAS USE LED SKIN TREATMENTS, SOMETIMES CALLED PHOTOREJUVENATION, TO MINIMIZE FINE LINES, WRINKLES, SUN DAMAGE AND ACNE.
RED LIGHT FACIAL MASK: INDUCING 5 TIMES OF COLLAGEN, TIGHTENING OUR SKIN
Promoting the proliferation skin fibroblasts and collagen, which is helpful for skin whitening, pores shrinking, and even for spots diluting; meanwhile, providing cell activation energy, promoting effectively the metabolism of aging facial epidermis, and reducing the risk of acne and pimples relapse; by pupil stimulation, increasing the melatonin hormone secretion to maintain the body’s melatonin level in the young state and adjusting and restoring the circadian rhythms not only to deepen our sleep and improve the sleep quality, but also to improve body’s functional state and defer senescence, which is more important.
BLUE LIGHT FACIAL MASK: RESTRAINING ACNE, REPAIRING ACNE DAMAGE
Inhibiting bacteria of facial acne wound to breed effectively, reducing the possibilities of causing acne wound scars and lightening skin inflammation; especially effective to skin injury caused by inflammatory acne; with special blue light source, promoting the skin to metabolize those metabolic waste which darken the skin such as bilirubin in the blood in order to brighten our skin and by pupil stimulation, improving concentration and brain activity and removing melatonin, main cause to somnolence, more quickly, which can help long-distance travelers or those who lead a life day and night reversed to adjust time difference.
Effective reduction of melanin cell, decreased pigment formation, adjustment of skin gland function, adjustment of skin gland function, reduction of grease gland excitation.
Improving cell’s oxygen alternation function, promoting microcirculation, decomposing pigment, promoting lymph position discharge, curing skin roughness, red spots and deficient circulations.