Facial from Outer Space?

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.

May 14, 2018, 5:38 p.m.

The largest problem with masks is the commitment. Be honest--would you do it?" she asks. "Lemme tell you, it's hard enough to get people to wash their face. It's like exercising at home. If you do not have a trainer, it's always tomorrow". Dr.Kassir provides non-surgical face lifts and the facial you make need to reverse the effects of gravity on your gorgeous face. Our facial from outer space is personalized with fillers, botox, and peels, and laser to make you the ideal version of yourself.

"While it's hard to imagine that these devices work, there's actual science backing it up," says independent beauty chemist David Pollock. He describes that NASA first exploited the power of LEDs to build crops around the space shuttle in zero gravity. The light encourages cells to generate more of the chemical adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, which fuels healthy growth and functioning; fibroblast cells, as an instance, will become better in producing collagen with more ATP. When the scientists tried red light on astronauts, their wounds healed faster, too--again, thanks to higher levels of ATP. Additional research showed the different positive effects of infrared light, in addition to visible red and blue light, on biomatter, and thus the science of LLLT was born.

Most manufacturers advise using an LLLT mask on skin for 30 minutes daily or every few days; it will take about a month of therapy to see complete results. Wearing those masks feels like staring at the sun, with your eyes shut, on the beach; it is slightly warm, also, but not unpleasantly so. (There's no danger to sight, since the light isn't a laser; nonetheless, it's ideal to wear a sunbed-style eyeguard.) Ten minutes beneath a Celluma Pro doesn't bestow an immediate glow to the skin, but a day later, it may seem somewhat firmer.
But you don't have to visit a salon to try the therapy. For $2,300 you can have the same mask star estheticians use: Opera, from Korean skin-care company Déesse, provides eight therapy modes and five wavelengths in various colours that aim to address skin problems including rosacea and nice lines. California-based health provider BioPhotas Inc. creates a range of apparatus under the Celluma brand. Instead of the usual hockeylike mask, it sells a flexible board, equipped with Panasonic LEDs, that may be utilized anywhere on the body--handy once you have to take care of wrinkly décolletage or a acne-prone back. Celluma Pro, among its pricier versions, prices $1,595.

In photos, these LED beauty masks can make these appealing specimens of humanity look like Hannibal Lecter out of The Silence of the Lambs.

The odd device dispenses the latest cutting-edge anti-aging regimen: LLLT, or low-level light treatment. The masks are studded with light-emitting diodes that pulse or flash at preprogrammed patterns of blue, red, and infrared light. Devotees swear they're an electrical fountain of youth.
When it's laughter lines which have you frowning, only attempt the SpectraLite Eyecare Pro ($159), a visor out of Dr. Dennis Gross. Neutrogena's acne-busting light-therapy mask is just $34.99, but it takes yearly refills of its portable battery pack for continuing therapy, each costing $14.99.

Advocates say the masks can help decrease wrinkles (red light) or treat acne (blue light), with different color combinations depending on one's aims. For high-end spas quickly embracing the technologies, the masks have an even better feature: No invasive medications or injections are necessary.


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