First developed by NASA, the LED light in these facials is said to plump up ageing skin, boost collagen and even treat acne. Also called light therapy, the LED works by sending light deep into the skin.
These treatments are painless and work to minimize fine lines, wrinkles, treat sun damage, reduce the appearance of stretch marks and even reduce redness in the skin. There are a number of different colours that emit light during an LED facial. Amber is said to build collagen and elastin, red is said to reduce inflammation and blue is said to destroy the acne-causing bacteria.
The process by which light is emitted by these types of facials is said to be very similar to that of photosynthesis in plants. And with a solid seal of approval from the Kardashians, it must work…, right?
Joanna Vargas, Celebrity Facialist and Founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection said, “LED Light Therapy is my favorite anti-aging weapon and it literally works on everyone! The most obvious are the anti-aging benefits to women 30 and up. It keeps up collagen production so your skin will get thicker and plumper while erasing fine lines. Even a woman in her 20’s can benefit because LED shrinks the pores like nothing else I have ever seen. It keeps the skin healthier in general, so it becomes less reactive to pollution and the stresses of life.”