Holiday Photo Prep
The holidays are just around the corner and along with them: holiday pictures! Whether you are planning to take professional pictures with your family or you are trying to duck the candid photos on Christmas Day, you may be concerned about being seen in a photo that isn’t quite so flattering. Stonebriar Spa is thrilled to offer two new facial technology enhancements that will help put those worries to rest.
What are LED treatments? Light-emitting diode technology or LED is the use of lights to manipulate activity. Originally developed for the treatment of wounds, this gentle procedure is also very effective for the improvement of the skin’s health and appearance. While LEDs have been in use since the ’60s, use for skin treatment is fairly recent. As LED treatment results in wound healing and tissue growth were noted, these treatments began to be applied as skincare.
Each wavelength of light manipulates your skin in a specific way. For example, blue lights reduce oil by treating sebaceous glands and kill some bacteria which contributes to inflammation; this results in reduced pimples and acne. There is also evidence of its effectiveness in treating third-degree burns. LED therapies can also help with skin that has scarring, wrinkles, age spots, dull skin, and dermatitis. While this might sound intensive and painful, it is actually very safe and does not cause burns as some chemical peels can. This treatment is safe for all skin types and tones.
Using LED technology to rejuvenate your skin has become something of a staple in skincare. The complex balance of red, yellow, green, and blue LED lights encourages the elasticity of your skin while reducing acne breakouts and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. LEDs do not contain ultraviolet rays and do not cause burns, so these lights are safe to use regularly.
A typical LED light therapy treatment lasts about 20 minutes. Depending on the results you would like to achieve, you may need multiple treatments. The method of application will depend on the treatment area, but you will be able to lie back and relax during the procedure. Glowing and radiant skin is only a nap away! Lay down and let our professionals give your skin the boost it needs. Not only will you enjoy the improvement in your bare skin, but you will also see the difference when you wear makeup: your foundation will go on more smoothly and look more natural. Whether you want to skip makeup or have a better canvas when you do wear it, including LED facials in your skincare routine can make your skin look its very best.
Approved by the FDA, microcurrent treatment is muscle stimulation originally used in medical settings. It was developed to treat muscle paralysis and Bell’s Palsy, but the stimulation was soon deemed to also be beneficial to facial muscles and emerged as an anti-aging treatment. It has now become an integral part of many skincare routines.
A microcurrent treatment begins with a conductive gel applied in a thin film over your skin. The machine then conducts an electrical current applied via two wands guided by the technician. Without discomfort or pain, the cool wands glide and then remain in a particular spot for a few seconds. This process continues until the desired area has been received electrical stimulation. On occasion, there are areas of the face that receive repeated application of the current.
While they might not be as well-known as some other facial technology enhancements, microcurrent treatments are equally effective. The treatment itself is like working out your skin at the gym. You are giving it the exercise it needs to look the way you want it to. This treatment will increase the production of collagen and elastin in your skin. This means that you will see a noticeable improvement in skin tone, fine lines, and elasticity. Having this foundation on which to build your skincare routine can do nothing but support your skincare goals in the future.
No more dodging pics and no need to frown! You will be able to trust that your skin looks the best it ever has. Feeling confident when the cameras come out this holiday season is a gift you can give yourself now. A little time may be needed to attain the results you want, so there is no better time than the present to start. Your skin can look great in all the upcoming family photos and selfies during the holidays and you’ll be able to simply relax and smile with the people you love.
The staff at Stonebriar Spa specializes in bringing out the best in your skin. Call us today to set up your appointment for gorgeous skin!