Recently, I posted something on my Instagram story about my dream of having an LED bar. Some people indicated that they were interested in learning more about it, and about LED in general, so here we are. If you're a client of mine, you've likely experienced LED in action during a treatment because it's one of the technologies that the My Skin Buddy utilizes. Y'all know how much I love that thing!
LED was developed by NASA and stands for light-emitting diode, and I'm only mentioning that because I'm sure some of you would google it if I didn't (I'm not going to get into any super science-y stuff here, I promise). Those super smarty pants NASA people might not have gotten the results that they expected for plant growth or whatever, but they did discover that LED aided in wound healing, and therefore could benefit the skin. How cool is that?!
So how does LED work? Like I said, I'm not going to get science-y-in fact I'm going to make it as simple as possible. Basically, different color lights have different wavelengths that cause different responses in the skin. Red LED aids in cell repair, stimulates collagen production (i.e. helping with wrinkle reduction), and reduces inflammation. Blue LED kills bacteria and is especially helpful for reducing acne and oil production. Green LED helps to soothe and brighten the skin, reducing redness and aiding in reduction of pigmentation. Essentially, LED can target any skin issue that you have. Plus, there is no downtime! Everyone can benefit from LED.
Okay, simply sitting under a light can help to improve the skin? There's gotta be a catch or two, right? Honestly, not many that I can think of. Sure, LED is not a one and done type of treatment-you won't have a 10 minute session and see startling results. It's something that has to be utilized regularly, because it's working at a cellular level...which means that it certainly is an investment of time and money. And while it works on all skin colors/types and most conditions, there are a few exceptions. Pregnant women aren't recommended to use LED, nor are those with epilepsy, or anyone using medications that cause light sensitivity. For the most part, though, everyone else can add this amazing technology into their lives and reap some serious benefits!
As I mentioned, I use LED in just about all of my facial treatments via the My Skin Buddy (at no extra charge). MSB has red, blue, and green LED (along with ultrasonic vibrations, thermal heat, and ion therapy) and I highly recommend it for use in your home care routine (it's available for drop shipping, hit up your girl if you're interested!). I will always use MSB in my treatment room, but I also have dreams of having an LED bar-a room separate from the treatment room with multiple LED panels to service different areas of the body (face, decollete, or other areas of the body) on an as needed basis or via a membership program. That way, clients could really get the benefits of regular LED any time they want to pop in, not just during their facial. I know how much people would benefit from this, and I can't wait to bring this idea to life in the future. I'm confident that my vision will come to life sooner than later, and when that time comes, I'll definitely be sharing more details.
I know that there are a ton of skin treatments/enhancements out there, but I'm all about simple, non invasive options in my practice. LED is the perfect partner to my preferred approach!
What are your thoughts on LED? Let's chat about it on my Facebook or Instagram pages, my email (email@example.com), or on Twitter. I'd love to connect!
love & lipstick (& lights!),