“The results are additive,” Dr. Dennis Gross recently told Women’s Wear Daily about the anti-aging superpowers of LED. “At the end of the day, LED works like an ingredient — like an anti-aging cosmeceutical ingredient.” We catch up with the resident expert himself and get the low-down on this new age skin superhero.
What is LED light?
LED stands for: Light Emitting Diode which is a highly-focused pure light. In actual fact, LED chips were first designed by NASA.
How does it work?
The same way ingredients work… LED light stimulates skin receptors! There are four wavelengths of light works at each penetrating a different depth of the skin to repair and protect.
- Amber: Repairs sun damage
- Red: Increases collagen production (new collagen fibers)
- Deep Red: Reduces collagen-degrading enzymes, protecting collagen
- Infrared: Stimulates circulation so topical products absorb better
These four types of red light infiltrate the skin to the exact depth where fibroblast cells live, stimulating the cells to produce collagen.
Why is it good for your skin?
LED light represents the spectrum of lights that repairs damage, reduces fine lines and wrinkles plus stimulates the natural production of collagen. This full spectrum of light is proven to work at every level of skin for a more youthful appearance. And, also to stimulate local circulation, providing increased oxygen and nutrients to periorbital region.
What anti-aging concerns does LED specifically target?
In our case, the new SpectraLite LED Eye Device is designed to specifically target the eye area, to help increase collagen concerning this problematic zone. Using LED will help relax fine lines, improve deeper wrinkles such as crow’s feet and the eleven lines, which form between the brows.
Is it dangerous?
No! There is no down time, no redness or irritation using this anti-aging treatment.
Is this good for all skin tones? Will it give me hyperpigmentation?
This is fantastic for all skin types and tones and will not lead to hyperpigmentation. It’s both preventative and restorative so anyone can benefit from daily use of the device.
To maximize results using the SpectraLite™ Eyecare Pro LED Device:
When is the best time and how often should I use LED?
You can use this treatment morning or night. For best results, it is recommended to use daily for 3 minutes at a time. You will start to see cosmetic surface changes in as quickly as 2 weeks, with full results after 10 weeks.
How should I prep my skin before using the LED treatment?
It’s best to use on clean, dry skin, though if you prefer to use midday during your lunch break, it’s strong enough to penetrate through makeup and other topical products.
What products should I apply afterwards?
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