March 19, 2014

What is an LED Light Facial?

An LED Light Facial is a skin treatment that pushes wavelengths of light deep into the layers of the skin, stimulating the production of new cells and making the skin appear healthier and more youthful. It’s becoming widely popular because it’s a painless, non-invasive way to dramatically enhance the appearance of the skin.

These facials are typically performed in a spa, dermatologist’s office, or doctor’s office. A licensed esthetician will work with the client to determine the best treatment plan. Normally, four to six treatments is suggested, each session costing between $75 and  $125.

This means that if you’re a licensed esthetician, or you’re considering going to esthetics school, it could be very profitable to offer this service to your clients!

How does an LED Light Facial work?

LED stands for light emitting diodes. The technology was actually developed by NASA when it was conducting experiments on how to grow plants in space.

During an LED Light Facial, tiny light bulbs emit wavelengths of light that penetrate the skin. The skin absorbs this light and uses it as energy to produce collagen, increase blood circulation, and release toxins. 

Who should get an LED Light Facial? 

LED Light therapy is beneficial for all skin types. It’s proven to effectively treat fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne, sensitive skin, conditions like rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis, and the treatment of scars.

The color of your LED Light Facial is actually very important! The color you choose for your client will be determined by the skin condition you’re trying to treat. The color indicates how deep the light will penetrate the skin and what results will ultimately be achieved.

Red light is best for minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, evening out the skin tone, and making the skin appear smoother and plumper. Blue-violet light is best for treating acne and deep cleansing. 

Because it’s becoming so popular, it can be very profitable for estheticians to become certified in LED Light Facials! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts jobs for licensed esthetician to grown between 25% between 210 and 2020. You can see more important career statistics in this Esthetician Salary Guide Infographic.

The esthetics program at Salon Success Academy includes hands-on training on the latest skin care treatments and equipment being used in spas across the country. Students work with real clients inside the school’s high-end spa room and obtain professional certifications to use Rodan & Field microdermabrasion products.

Salon Success Academy has five convenient locations throughout the Inland Empire of California and offers financial aid assistance to students who qualify. Fill out the form or call 877-987-HAIR to learn more about the esthetics program today!

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