Are At Home LED Face Masks a Fad or The Real Deal ?

Here is why at-home LED face masks are popular and are the real deal.

Sparing a few minutes of the day to put on a cool-looking space mask does more than most people would think. LED face masks are nifty devices that stimulate collagen production, reduce fine lines as well as wrinkles and leave skin healthier and glowing.

Award-winning skin and dermal therapist Isabella Loneragan says, “LED light therapy essentially works by exposing the skin to different wavelengths of light; each of which has a different effect on the skin and comes with a different colour.”

Isabella Loneragan from Isabella Loneragan Skin. Are LED face masks a fad or real?
Isabella Loneragan

Isabella is the creator of Ragan Skin and is known for her impressive intuitive facial treatments, including The Intrinsic Facial. Isabella also operates her amazing private clinic in Bowral, NSW, Isabella Loneragan Skin.

With a Bachelor of Behavioural Health Science & Psychology and a Diploma in Beauty

Therapy and Dermal Science, she offers some helpful advice for those interested in LED face masks.

Isabella recommends the use of red, near-infrared and blue light. Some LED masks also have a yellow light, which can help reduce skin redness and green light, which aims to lessen pigmentation, but nothing can beat the effectiveness of red and blue light.

Blue Light

If acne is something of concern, blue light is the perfect option.

Blue light is effective in killing the bacteria that are responsible for acne. The blue light reduces inflammation and acne breakouts.

Red Light

Red light is the best option if wrinkle reduction is a primary concern.

Isabella says the “red light will help to stimulate collagen production, which improves skin elasticity, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.”

Your skin will also be able to heal itself with red light by helping your cells to self-rejuvenate.

Benefits of LED Masks

LED Light Therapy mask. Image courtesy of @Rose Inc on Pinterest
LED Light Therapy mask. Image courtesy of @Rose Inc on Pinterest.

LED face masks have many benefits besides how easy they are to use.

LED light therapy can help improve overall skin tone, texture and reduce the production of sunspots and age spots, giving skin a radiant glow.

Using LED light therapy before applying skincare products can enhance the absorption into the skin, making them more effective. Another bonus is that you don’t have to change your skincare routine while using the masks.

Wound healing, non-invasive, pain-free and inflammation reduction are other excellent benefits of LED light therapy during your journey.

Using an LED face mask at home

LED face masks are extremely easy to use at home. All you have to do is ensure your face is cleansed and then apply the treatment mask.

However, at-home LED light therapy is less effective than an in-clinic Healite session. Isabella recommends using them in between appointments. Integrating the at-home LED light therapy sessions into daily skincare is perfect for topping up in-clinic treatments.

Although be careful of cheaper options for LED light therapy, Isabella warns, “Some of the cheaper machines do emit light that’s far too hot, and so running the risk of too much heat on your skin can cause a whole other raft of issues.”

You can expect the best LED at home recommended by qualified dermatologists do come on the pricey side.

If you have underlying skin conditions or severe acne, consult a dermatologist before using LED face masks.

Here are some of the best at-home LED light therapy options.

DRx SpectraLite™ FaceWare Pro – Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare – $709

DRx SpectraLite™ FaceWare Pro - Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare. led face masks with rose gold detailing on the forehead cheeks and chin.

This is a quick three-minute wrinkle-reducing, acne-flighting LED face mask for the whole face. Its combination of 100 red LED and 62 blue LED lights is perfect for smoothing wrinkles, reducing discolouration and clearing acne for a youthful complexion. Dermatologists love this mask, and it’s ideal for red and blue masks.

The Light Salon BOOST LED Facial Mask – $780

The Light Salon BOOST LED Facial Mask. White led face mask with red lighting inside and charging cable.

This mask has clinically proven wavelengths of red 633nm (nanometres) & near-infrared 830nm. The Light Salon mask painlessly stimulated collagen and elastin synthesis for the skin. The two lights are combined to promote circulation, hydration and reducing inflammation. This is ideal for all skin types and is easy to use, moulding to the contours of the face.

MZ Skin Golden Light Therapy Treatment Mask Device – $712

MZ Skin Golden Light Therapy Treatment Mask Device

This mask was featured in Vogue as one of the most innovative beauty products. The mask includes five-coloured lights that result in radiant skin. The combination of the lights helps the skin heal and rejuvenate while visibly diminishing hyper-pigmentation.

CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Face Mask – $515

CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Face Mask. White face mask with black lines going through

The CurrentBody face mask uses a clinically proven wavelength that reaches up to 4cm of skin tissue.

This mask was even seen on Netflix’s hit show, Emily in Paris. It’s filled with 132 LED bulbs, including red (633 nm) and near-infrared (830 nm) wavelengths that are diffused with Pillow Technology™ for complete skin coverage. 93% of people agreed that their skin felt softer, smoother, brighter, and refreshed after a single treatment.

Amber Grech
Amber Grech

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