LED facial is a type of non-invasive photo facial that uses colored lights to
stimulate collagen, even out skin tone or even kill bacteria that triggers acne
breakouts. Said to be pain free and milder than IPL (intense pulsed light)
treatments, there is no risk of burning with LED facials and fans report no
discomfort. We’re here to tell you what to expect and to understand why this
high tech beauty treatment is so popular.
How LED Facials Work
LED facial machine uses varying wavelengths of non-invasive lights (think
different colors) to achieve specific benefits. For example, blue light treats acne
and red light boosts collagen and diminishes fine lines/wrinkles. However, green
light reduces hyperpigmentation and sun damage and amber light treats spider
idea is that various colors of light cause the skin to react in different ways
below the epidermis, which is the top of three layers of skin. The lights
penetrate the skin at different depths, causing specific reactions.
What to Expect
your LED facial (sometimes called at anti-aging facial) at a medical spa or
dermatologist’s office. This popular skin care treatment can be an add-on
service to other facials, and studies show
it is effective.
your esthetician will thoroughly clean your skin while you relax on a comfortable
Although the machine does not touch your skin, you will wear goggles to protect
your eyes during the treatment. (If you are being treated near your eyes, you
will wear small eye “stickers.”)
on the LED machine, she may also apply a special gel that helps convert the
light into different wavelengths.
a happy thought: During your facial, you will feel like you are relaxing in the
Depending on other steps in the facial, the entire session takes from 20 to 50
minutes. For example, your esthetician may turn the LED machine off and perform
extractions, which will heal quickly thanks to the blue light.
After your treatment, she will apply a moisturizer and SPF sunscreen to protect
facials don’t use harsh chemicals or involve “needling” the skin, so you won’t
experience redness or peeling after your medi-spa treatment. Expect to see immediate results: your skin
will be more vibrant and clear–oh, joy! Most people see full results, including
wrinkle reduction and lighter dark spots in three days.
Good to Know
will notice better results with a series of treatments. LED facial cost from
$125 to $195, and up, depending on the length and add-ons. However, with
immediate results and no downtime, we think they are a good investment.
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