by Elonah B. March 11, 2019

So... What Are LED Light Facials?!

If you haven't Googled it yet, LED means light-emitting diode.

According to dermatologist Dendy Engelman, “LED light facials works by emitting infrared lights (causing heat) in different wavelengths/spectrums, which have different skincare benefits. Amber light stimulates collagen and elastin. Red light is most commonly used to promote circulation. White light penetrates the deepest and works to tighten and reduce inflammation. Blue light kills bacteria.”

In lieu of this, our Mello Wax LED Light Therapy Mask doesn't emit any sort of infra-red or warmth. It's typically healthy for the skin, and is very easy to use!

How does it work, really?

If you decide to go get an LED treatment along with a massage or facial at a spa, you really don’t have to do much but lie there. “We place LED panels a few inches away from the patient's face,” says Sheila Nazarian, a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. “We treat [the skin] for about 15 minutes. At first, it feels warm, but patients report really liking the feeling of relaxation.”

FYI: LED treatment is beneficial without any pre-treatments on the skin.

When do results kick in?

Typically, you’ll need at least four treatments before you start noticing results. In order to rejuvenate the skin’s appearance, improve its texture, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, a few weeks will be required. The good news? The benefits are cumulative, and one treatment per year is normally sufficient to maintain the results afterwards.

People turn to LED therapy to fix skin problems such as acne or reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As mentioned above, each infrared light targets specific areas and skin concerns. “The red infrared lights are used for fine lines and wrinkles. The blue lights are used to improve acne and prevent breakouts by killing the acne-causing bacteria. Also, blue light penetrates deep to [treat] cystic acne,” says Nazarian.

Does it cause damage?

The light doesn’t cause any burns or skin damage. It’s pretty much painless, and if you like lights, the colors can even be relaxing. “We typically recommend light therapy every one to two weeks if an important event is coming up,” says Nazarian. If you're tight on the budget for a salon treatment, you can definitely do an at-home LED mask session! It's fun, easy to use and heat-free.

LED facial masks, also known as Color Light Therapy, use UV-free, specific wavelengths to boost collagen production, promote circulation, treat existing acne, kill bacteria, and accelerate skin recovery. By harnessing the natural power of LED light, these facials will create remarkable skin rejuvenation effects that last for weeks.

BONUS: Try our brand spankin' new LED Light Therapy Mask now!

Elonah B.
Elonah B.

Elonah is a creative type from the Philippines, writing all sorts of stuff from fashion tips, beauty how-to's to lifestyle bits. If not writing, she loves to take photos, style people and drink coffee on the side.


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