Jessica Alba gave fans a shock, as she resembled a Star Wars Storm Trooper while visiting the spa this week.
I think it is fantastic that big names are able to bring light therapy into the main stream awareness like this. Here’s a few questions that might come to mind:
What kind of therapy is this?
This mask is delivering both red, blue, and near infrared LED light therapy.
The red and infrared are for overall skin vibance, building collagen, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The blue is for killing acne bacteria. It will help prevent new acne, and help kill any active acne fast.
LED light therapy is not new, and it does not require a professional to administer it.
The mask costs $3,000. How am I supposed to get this therapy for myself?
It is true, this mask costs $3K. However, you don’t need this mask to get the same results that Jessica Alba is getting during this treatment. Red and blue light therapy have been around for years now, and many in-home devices are available in all price ranges. You will be able to find this type of therapy at a price you can afford. For anti-aging, search for “red light therapy.” For acne treatment, search for an, “acne light.” Some devices will combine the two.
Will an In-Home Device Work the Same as This?
Yes, it will. The thing that this mask has going for it is that it covers your whole face all in one shot, and at a direct angle. Most in-home led light therapy products are small, hand-held devices that you hold or wave over a small area of your face at a time. They give you the same treatment – just more time and more hassle as you move the light around to cover your whole face. Most people have more time than money. Even still, there is a disposable version of this kind of mask out there for under $50.
What about this part: “It’s a professional-strength mask, and it’s not something to be bought lightly and abused”?
“Professional strength” light is called a laser. It’s what will burn your skin if improperly used. There is no such thing as “professional strength” non-laser light. This mask is studded with LEDs just like most every other anti-aging or acne light therapy product out there. It is harmless. Overuse would cause ineffectiveness, not damage.
Just to sum up, LED light therapy is an amazing, natural treatment for anti-aging, anti-acne, and a long list of other things. It is a long established treatment, FDA approved, completely safe, easily available and affordable. You do not have to be a superstar to benefit from this therapy. Whatever product you can afford will work just as well on you!