LED Photomodulation Facials: Waste of Money?

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could simply shine low level lights on our faces to improve texture and reduce wrinkles? It certainly sounds more attractive than sanding away with microdermabrasion, rubbing acid on our faces with chemical peels or burning skin away with laser resurfacing, but does it actually work?

The idea is that the LED light stimulates mitochondria, which are the power plants of our cells, causing them to increase production of collagen and elastin. However, while those who offer this service are quick to point out research suggesting improvement in 90% of the participants, new studies contradict those reports and suggest that the earlier findings may just have been the result of a placebo effect.

After getting regular LED photomodulation facials over an 8 week time, most patients genuinely believe that their facial features improved, yet when thirty-six patients’ pre- and post-treatment photos were shown to physicians and 30 independent observers, neither the physician’s assessment nor the independent observers’ evaluation indicated any improvement.

So while the chances are that you may perceive an improvement in your skin after getting a series of LED photomodulation facials, it is unlikely that others will.

3 Responses to “LED Photomodulation Facials: Waste of Money?”
  1. Vickio says:

    I actually purchased a fairly inexpensive one of these and I have absolutely seen improvements. I use it on my neck and my hands as well as the version I have I am able to use for shoulder pain as well.

    • Theresa says:

      Awesome! Thanks for letting us know about your results, and good luck with your continued success!

  2. Dr Nader says:

    i am dr nader elmelegy,professor of plastic surgey , i have used the same mechanism with other machine, and i got an excellent results that will change the history of plastic surgery , and i can send you the results if you like
    best wishes
    dr nader

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