A Rainbow Of Color: At Home LED Face Masks, Are They Worth Your $$$?
We’ve come through a lot together due to the impact of COVID globally. As an industry, skin care had to pivot how we do business in a touch-free world, and increased interest in at home treatments to give spa-like results has spawned many great new products and devices.
One device I always had my eye on was at home LED face masks. I would always wonder if they were effective. Now, after years of research, I have a definite answer, and it’s a game changer.
What I’ve learned is that there are a few key factors in choosing a mask. Here is a summary on each for you to think about;
Light therapy is not a new science, Ancient Egyptians used the sun to treat a variety of skin and health disorders in what the Ancient Greeks later termed “heliotherapy”.
In the early 20th century, patients were placed in rooms with red tinted windows to treat the eruptive skin lesions of rubella and rubeola, and even ‘melancholia’, now recognized as clinical depression. But LED therapy only truly became popular in the early 2000’s when NASA researched the effects of light on the skin.
- Correct Wavelengths
That research also allowed unethical manufacturers to make unsubstantiated claims about various wavelengths of light. But, there are only 3 clinically proven and FDA cleared wavelengths. As much as I always loved the thought of “green” LED improving pigmentation, or “orange” LED helping with rosacea, the science states that only red (633nm), blue (413nm) and infrared (830nm) are effective. Blue LED is indicated for the treatment of ACNE, and red and Infrared are proven to improve fine lines and wrinkles.
- Brand Name Matters
When choosing a mask, I certainly would put my money on a reputable company, this takes the question of manufacturing standards out of consideration. And, there are considerations that go beyond a simple scientific explanation such as joule output, which indicates the actual energy being omitted and quality of the LED’s that are expected to deliver the exact therapeutic wavelength and dose.
- Flexible Design
The flexibility of a mask will contribute to the ease of use. Rigid masks do not conform perfectly to the face and you may have to lay down to keep the mask from slipping off the treatment area. Being tethered to a wall while undergoing treatment also limits the ease of use.
- Clinically Proven Results
When an at-home device can boast an average visible reduction in lines and wrinkles of 18% from baseline to one week after the final treatment (week 5), you have my attention. The study had Twenty subjects who were recruited from the general public. The group consisted of 16 females and 4 males, with an average age of (49.5 years), range 30 to 69. Of the study group 25% were Fitzpatrick skin type I, 35% were Fitzpatrick skin type II, 30% were Fitzpatrick skin type III and 10% were Fitzpatrick skin type IV. Subjects were instructed to cleanse and exfoliate their face prior to treatment and instructed to treat their skin 3 times per week for 4 weeks (treatment time 10 minutes). No other treatment/skincare was allowed.
Introducing the Omnilux Contourtm Face LED mask!
One solution to all my requirements? The Contourtm Face! It checks all the boxes! World renowned medical device manufacturer Omnilux has released their flexible, rechargeable, Red and Infrared at home device! It comes with all the accolades that the Omnilux Medical Devices bring to the table, and a pedigree that is undeniable. And for only 3 short treatments a week, after one month, you too can have spa like treatments at home, with the amazing results to match.