How Safe Are At-Home LED Therapy Devices?

It’s the latest crave in acne and wrinkle treatments. At-home kits that use LED light therapy by exposing the skin to wavelengths of colored light in an attempt to clear up blemishes and wrinkles.

Photo rejuvenation or LED Light Therapy is the use of various colors of light emitting diodes (LEDs) that create an anti-aging effect on the skin. Exact wavelengths of light emitted from LED’s stimulate and energize cellular activity, which in turn creates collagen and elastin for Anti-Aging benefits. LED Light Therapy has become recognized as one of the safest, quickest, and most affordable ways to achieve younger-looking skin. It’s referred to by several different names including: Photo-Rejuvenation, Anti-aging LED Light Therapy, LED Light Therapy or Red/Yellow Light Therapy.

LED light therapy can alleviate or diminish a wide range of skin conditions, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Blemishes
  • Hypo-pigmentation
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Irritated skin
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Scars
  • Cellulite
  • Pain

LED treatments have up until recently only been found in a dermatologist office or used by facialists. Recently, however, high profile celebs like Sienna Miller and Natalie Imbruglia have been using at-home treatments. If you were to visit a salon, it would cost you at least $100 per session, and would take more than six sessions to achieve the optimal results.

So is it worth it to put up a little money to buy your own kit at home? Are they really safe – and worth the money?

Dr. David McDaniel, who runs the Institute of Anti-Ageing Research in Virginia, suggests doing your homework before spending the big bucks, and don’t expect a miracle.

‘It is easy to make marketing claims and imply that results match up to clinic-based treatments,’ he says.

‘Unfortunately, these are common in the LED and home medical device arena. If you have particularly deep folds or cystic acne and scarring, it won’t be as responsive to LED light treatments — these will react better to fillers or lasers.’

But is it safe?

Yes, it is safe and completely non-invasive. It has been used for years in numerous medical procedures, medical spas, the offices of aestheticians and dermatologists, and by consumers around the world.

Is LED Light Therapy safe, even around sensitive areas like your eyes?

YES. LEDs are very bright and therefore it is NOT advisable to look or stare directly into the light. No studies have been found showing any harmful effects to the eyes when using our product correctly. Keep the eyes closed during use on the face or use the comfort goggles enclosed and the light will not cause damage to the eye.

Are there any side effects?

No. There have been no reported adverse side effects like redness or irritation from the treatment, and the light does not damage skin in any way.

What’s the difference between LED Light Therapy and Laser Treatments?

Unlike lasers, LED lights do not heat the patient’s tissue, so there is no discomfort during LED therapy. Also, LED skincare machines use light with a longer wavelength, which permeates deeper levels of tissue. And whereas lasers deliver a precise, pinpointed light, LED light can be applied to the entire body during a quick treatment.

LED’s help those cells which are injured damaged or diseased return to their original healthy nature.

Conditions LED light therapy does not help:

  • headache
  • muscle ache from working out
  • infection
  • scars
  • bunion reduction
  • reverse osteoarthritis bone deformation
  • any injury too deep or beneath bone like the brain

Is there any area I should not use the Light Therapy on?

Only if you have thyroid challenges simply cover the thyroid area for cautions sake with piece of gauze, or folded tissue when treating the neck. The thyroid is located under the “u” notch in the center of the collarbone. The thyroid is deep enough below the skin surface that it is not affected by light, but a cover is always advised particularly if you have thyroid concerns.

Who should NOT use LED Light Therapy?

Don’t use a LED unit during pregnancy, if you have epilepsy, or are taking light sensitive medications such as, but not limited to: Thiazides; Tetracyclines; Fluoroquinolones; Griseofulvin; Sulfonamides (to treat infections); Sulfonylureas (treat diabetes); Penothiazines (for emotional problems).

From researching many, many websites – and reading results from many different doctors, it appears that at-home LED Therapy Devices ARE safe! Use as directed, and you may see amazing results!


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Dior Launches 4th Annual Online Auction to Benefit Look Good Feel Better‏

 

Adore Dior and want to donate to a great cause? Check out the second annual Dior Diva Auction–with proceeds going to Look Good…Feel Better, an organization dedicated to helping women with cancer deal with the appearance-related affects and changes from treatment. The organization is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, and Dior wants your support in helping to make a contribution to this cause.

The auction begins today and ends on the 10th and features incredible prizes for you to bid on, including a trip to Paris as a day in the life of Miss Dior Cherie, a month-long marketing internship at Dior Beauty, and a trip to the Grammys with Dior makeover included. Sign up to be a Dior Diva at diordivavip.com and then check out the auction at diorauction.com!

 


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Don’t leave home without it!

I was lucky enough to sneak away to the coast this weekend and threw the Philip Kingsley No Scent No Colour kit in my bag. This is a truly amazing hair care product, I’m so glad I packed it.

With very fine, thick, and  curly hair it cant be quite unruly, add to that long walks in sea spray, wind and pool chlorine , ack! All of these triggers for a bad hair day were put to rest with the gentle hydrating kit from Philip Kingsley. On top of leaving my hair looking and feeling great it is gentle enough to use on my kids. The squeeze bottle design is genius so easy to use, and a tiny bit goes a long way so your are definitely getting a great value.  Love, love, love!

 

Philip Kingsley No Scent No Colour Jet Set

For the globe travellers among you with sensitive scalps then Philip Kingley’s No Scent No Colour Jet Set is what you need. A gentle cleansing formula for any hair type it’s kind to your hair leaving it clean and shiny and is ideal for those undergoing radio/chemotherapy.

For sensitive scalps, gently cleanses any hair type and is ideal for those undergoing radio/chemotherapy.

Includes the following products:
No Scent No Colour Shampoo (75ml)
No Scent No Colour Conditioner (75ml)
3 Elasticizer sachets (20ml)

 

$34.00


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Stila Dream in Full Color Palette

Absolutely beautiful palette filled with some amazing  Stila products. I love the range of pigments in this palette makes it so easy to create endless looks.  Would make a great gift for that hard to shop for friend.

 

Dream In Full Color Palette ($366 Value)

What it is:
Stila’s bestselling holiday palette featuring 29 eye shadow shades, seven cheek colors, a top-selling smudge stick, and a 12 -page step-by-step artistry look book to show you how to apply various looks like a pro.

What it does:
Created by Stila’s pro-artists, who were inspired by fantasy, whimsy and dreams, this limited-edition palette contains an array of beautiful colors for creating countless looks for day and night. The all-inclusive palette contains everything you need for limitless looks and is packaged in a cleverly designed compact inspired by the shape of a dream catcher and the colorful burst of a kaleidoscope.

This set contains:
- 29 x 0.65 oz Eye Shadows
- 7 x 0.38 oz Cheek Colors
- 0.01 oz Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray (jet black)
- 12-page look book

 

$39


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