Whether you’ve heard of LED light therapy from celebrities like Jessica Alba, January Jones and Lena Dunham looking like illuminated storm troopers on Instagram or you’ve read about it as an anti-aging game changer in magazines, LED light therapy is one of the most effective means for building collagen, healing the skin, and fighting acne. We talked to our resident LED light therapy expert Kari Poling, National Trainer for Lightwave, to break down everything you need to know about these innovative treatments.
Spa Radiance features several LED focused Treatments:
Our award-winning Super Duper Facial is combined with healing and collagen-building LED light therapy, perfect for treating maturing skin, pigmentation, acne, and sun-damaged skin. (See Super Duper Facial for full description) The facial ends with LED light therapy to stimulate collagen growth and invigorate the skin.
Coveted by celebrities, socialites, and skin care experts, this sumptuous three-hour treatment includes almost every anti-aging tool in our arsenal. Starting with a comprehensive cleansing and diamond peel exfoliation, your esthetician will then perform a specialized lymphatic drainage massage. This is followed by a gentle non-surgical face-lift using microcurrents to restore elasticity, stimulate circulation and re-sculpt the facial structure. Finally, your skin is treated to a nourishing caviar facial mask, a mega-hydrating eye treatment, and healing LED light therapy. Throughout this age-defying treatment, you will be treated to soothing massage including a hand and foot treatment. You will leave in a state of relaxed bliss, receiving compliments at your big event for your visibly firmer, smoother, lifted skin.
Achieve accelerated results with powerful peptides and Dermakinetics, a scientific breakthrough that uses wavelengths and pulses of light to cause transdermal penetration of serums and masks. This innovative light therapy delivers active ingredients 50 times deeper into the skin to address fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, and scars. This powerful facial includes a thorough cleanse, enzymes, and an application of a customized blend of powerful peptides to be pushed into the deepest layers of your skin. You will leave with plumped, hydrated glowing skin.
This multi-layer medical-strength peel takes anti-aging to a new level with a combination of pumpkin, lactic and salicylic acids. Using the most scientifically advanced, results-driven products, this treatment will visibly diminish fine lines, age spots, and discoloration, leaving you with brighter, smoother more even-toned skin.
Perfect for mature skin, this targeted treatment builds collagen, softens fine lines and wrinkles and strengthens loose skin using the latest LED light therapy technology. Your treatment includes a thorough cleansing, Diamond Dermabrasion or dermaplaning, a customized peel, vitamin-rich serums and a hydrating mask. You will finish by relaxing under the LED lights, leaving with brighter, smoother, younger-looking skin.
LED light therapy has been proven to induce healthy skin cells to replicate faster, stimulate collagen production, and kill bacteria that can cause acne. We use LEDs for anti-aging therapy, correcting pigmentation, healing acne and reversing the effects of sun damage. This express treatment includes a cleanse, light peel, 20 minutes of LED light therapy, moisturizer and sunscreen. Half price for Club LED members.
Studies show that regular LED light therapy treatments can produce long-term results. With our monthly membership, you can book unlimited LED 30 minute a-la-carte treatments for half the price. As part of your membership you will also receive 10% off all LED facials and LED-enhancing products.
LED light therapy is the process of converting light energy into cellular energy for natural, non-invasive skin rejuvenation. Through a combination of Red light therapy, Blue light therapy and Infrared light therapy these wavelengths work for anti aging therapy, wrinkle treatment, scar treatment, body treatments, acne treatment and more.
Red LED light therapy stimulates the fibroblasts that produce collagen, which gives young skin its plump look. Professional LED machines can also minimize fine lines and wrinkles, treat sun-damage and stretch marks, and reduce redness after more aggressive IPL or laser treatments.
Infrared (IR) LED light therapy is similar to Red LED light therapy, except infrared energy is invisible, and can travel much deeper into the body and can reach deep into soft tissues, muscles, joints, and bone. IR LED light therapy is primarily absorbed by the proteins found in the cell membrane, which helps to increase cell permeability.
Blue LED light therapy is quickly absorbed by acne-causing bacteria. Molecules within the bacteria then react by producing singlet oxygen free radicals that in-turn destroy the P. Acnes bacteria. Once the body has been exposed to Blue light it is recommended to follow with Red light therapy to help restore normal cellular function, repair damaged/scarred tissue and promotes healthy skin. The best time to use blue light therapy is when you feel a breakout coming on – and you want to be able to have an immediate response.
No. Many skin care products contain reflective agents and if they are applied to the skin prior to a light therapy treatment, they can actually decrease the effectiveness of the treatment. It is important to apply the various wavelengths of light to clean, dry skin.
Yes. Always follow the blue light with the red since the blue light therapy create free radicals to kill the bacteria and the red light will neutralize them.
Do your homework! There is so much garbage coming over from China – buyers beware. The biggest piece of garbage is the Neutrogena mask (seen on Lena Dunham on Instagram) – it only has 10-12 diodes and they are spread out. You can’t possibly get a result with such few diodes spread out like that. The further away the diodes are from each other the less effective it is. You want a lot of densely populated diodes in order for an at-home device to garner results.
Only three colors have been proven to work – blue, red, and infrared – anything else is just a light show. If you turn two colors on at the same time they cancel each other out and become ineffective.
Yes, very. The efficacy decreases the further away your skin is from the device. You want it as close as possible.
Well, it depends on which color you are using. Blue light is an immediate fix for killing bacteria – we aren’t working with cellular activity so you get that instant effect. But with red and infrared, we are triggering collagen and elasticity, creating changes on a cellular level. This takes time. It could take a couple months before you start seeing changes. Keep in mind that the effects are cumulative so even if you can only get into the spa once a month and use the at-home device occasionally, your skin will see a difference.
Topical Light Infusion is a treatment that combines the activation and delivery of topical treatments (serums, creams, masks, etc.) and light. This new topical infusion method has the ability to activate and infuse various topicals without damaging the skin or altering the topical formulations.
Skincare companies have come up with such phenomenal ingredients but their large molecules can only penetrate on a superficial level. TLi makes the molecules small enough to penetrate to a much deeper level.
We worked with the University of Texas on the medical side. They were looking for a light therapy that would get topicals to absorb into severe burns. We provided the machines and they provided us the patented cosmetic rights.
Everyone! It makes the actives in skincare formulas 50-times more effective than just applying topically.
Call Spa Radiance today to book a LED light therapy or Topical Light Infusion treatment. Be sure to also check out the Lightwave at-home device, sold at our spa.