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LED FAQ's

Question: What is a LED Facial?  
Answer: It is a technology based skin treatment that uses specific wavelengths of natural light energy to restore skin’s normal, healthy activity.   

Question: How does it work?
Answer: The energy delivered by the red light emitting diodes (LEDs) enhances cellular metabolism.  This in turn stimulates the body to build new collagen, increases circulation, and improves the functioning of the lymphatic system.  The result is younger, healthier looking skin.  

Question: Is there proof that this technology works?  
Answer: Clinical studies, scientific and medical research, independent testing and patient testimonials exist to prove the efficacy of Light-Therapy.  Research conducted by NASA’s space program has proven that near-infrared LED light therapy promotes wound healing and human tissue growth. 

Question: Is this technology approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for safety and efficacy?  
Answer: Yes.  LED light-therapy has been FDA approved for applications such as skin rejuvenation, acne, wound healing and pain management.  While not all devices are FDA approved, the deviced used at Mirabella (manufactured by Seattle-based Bio-Therapeutic) is FDA approved.

Question: Are there any adverse effects from this treatment?  
Answer: No.  This treatment has no adverse reactions and no down-time.   LED-emitting devices are classified by the FDA as possessing “non-significant risk” due to the fact that they are completely safe and possess no possibility of harm from over-exposure.  

Question: Is the process abrasive or painful?  
Answer: No.  A LED treatment is a gentle, painless, safe, non-invasive and non-abrasive treatment.  

Question: How is the treatment administered?  
Answer: A trained skin care specialist will follow specific protocols to treat the face, neck, and upper chest areas.  Even the hands may be treated.  You will experience a feeling of relaxation, light warmth and well being.

Question: What is the recommended schedule for the LED Facial Series?  
Answer: Depending on age and the condition of the skin, the manufacturer recommends a series of 8-15 treatments done weekly or bi-weekly, followed by regular monthly maintenance. Your skin specialist will help you determine how many initial treatments will be most beneficial.

Question: What is the length of time for the treatment?  
Answer: As a stand-alone service, or maintenance treatment allow about an hour.  During your initial series, each treatment takes about 30 to 40 minutes.

Question: Do I need maintenance treatments?  
Answer: Yes.  Maintenance treatments are important in order to maintain your visible results.  Usually a once a month treatment is recommended, unless otherwise determined by your skin care specialist.  Maintenance treatments take 60 minutes and include a full, comprehensive facial.  

Question: How soon can I expect to see results?  
Answer: The skin looks different after the first treatment: smoother and more hydrated with a natural radiant glow.  However, since the device is essentially stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms, the most visible results are not immediate.  Instead, results occur gradually over several weeks.   With each treatment you will see improvement.  And an effective home care regimen will be recommended that will further enhance your results.

Question: Is the Photo-Rejuvenation Facial a good complement to other skin care treatments?  
Answer: Absolutely!  It helps strengthen and rejuvenate the skin at a cellular level so it amplifies the results achieved in any facial treatment.  

Question: Can I put my make-up back on immediately?  
Answer: Yes, there is no downtime with this treatment.  

Question: Can I go out in the sun after this treatment?  
Answer: Yes, the treatment does not increase photo-sensitivity.  It is recommended that you apply a broad spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreen every day.  Sunscreen is applied after every treatment.  

Question: Can I undergo microcurrent while being treated with LED?  
Answer: Yes, they work synergistically to increase collagen and elastin and improve the skin’s circulation.  Microcurrent gives you the added benefit of muscle re-education and toning.

Question: Is the LED Facial for everyone?  
Answer: While almost everyone can benefit from the use of light therapy, these treatments will have the greatest impact on skin with sluggish metabolism and slow cellular activity showing visible signs of aging.   Contraindications for light therapy include pregnancy and epilepsy, photo-allergy, and medications that cause light sensitivity (such as Tetracycline). Also, if you are currently taking steroids or cortisone injections, you should not receive light therapy.

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