Is this the most practical LED facial device yet?

Roberta Schroeder
·2-min read
Photo credit: Currentbody
Photo credit: Currentbody

LED technology is going nowhere in 2021, with both in-salon treatments and at-home devices steadily growing in popularity.

Really, it’s easy to see why light therapy has become such a universally loved facial treatment. Non-invasive and free from downtime, it’s a safe, convenient and well-researched way to treat a range of skin concerns, from pigmentation and acne to loss of collagen.

Light therapy works by using varying wavelengths of light to stimulate certain cells within the skin, prompting specific actions. For example, blue light acts on the skin’s sebaceous glands, leading to reduced oil production, while simultaneously killing breakout-causing bacteria. It’s therefore used to treat acne. Red light, on the other hand, acts on the fibroblast cells, which are responsible for producing the structural proteins collagen and elastin. Used consistently, it’s believed to lead to plumper, brighter skin with reduced wrinkle depth.

In 2020, sales of LED face masks boomed, offering an easy way to utilise LED technology at home while salons and clinics were shuttered. From professional-grade equipment to portable silicone devices, there are now plenty of options to choose from. But while these masks are indeed impressive, they’re also a financial commitment, costing up to £2,000 for the latest model.

This month, Currentbody is offering a more accessible introduction to light therapy with the launch of its LED Precision: a hand-held wand that couldn’t be simpler to use.

Practical and portable, the Precision emits both red and infra-red light, meaning it works to stimulate the collagen-producing fibroblast cells in the dermis while soothing the skin and reducing inflammation. The wireless, hand-held device simply flashes on at the click of a button, and can be placed anywhere over the body to deliver a three-minute treatment.

“We created the LED Precision to offer a compact, travel-friendly device for those wishing to treat on the go and also for people who are new to LED and want to try an affordable option. It’s perfect for spot treatments of smaller areas and we designed it to be very economic, fitting in the palm of your hand,” says Emily Buckwell, head of partnerships at Currentbody.com

“The red and infra red light stimulates ATP production in the fibroblast cells. In simple terms, this means new collagen which is what gives your skin that bouncy, glow, youthful look. The infra red also works on inflammation and healing which is why it works well on scarring and stretch marks,” she adds.

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