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What is an LED and why should you care?

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. An LED is basically a semiconductor light source. LEDs come in many different colors as depicted in the above photo. The first practical visible-spectrum LED was red and  was developed in 1962 by Nick Holonyak Jr., while working at General Electric Company. LEDs are currently used for televisions, radios, watches, telephones, calculators, traffic lights, large display screens as well as for skin care treatments!
LED skin care treatments or LED facials have been available in medical spas for a long time. They include treatment with either a red LED or a blue LED. Red LEDs are used to treat photo-aging while blue LEDs are used to treat acne. Having these treatments in a medical spa usually involves sitting in front of a bank of these light emitting diodes that are either blue or red. These lights are targeted toward whatever area of the body the patient is looking to treat. Most commonly this is the face, but th…


Botox...lasers...fillers...OH MY!

Do you want to get rid of your wrinkles, but aren't sure what the best treatment is for you? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the multitude of facial rejuvenation treatments out there? Let us break it down for you!

It starts by determining what type of wrinkle you would like to rid your face of! There are actually FOUR different kinds of wrinkles that can be found on the face! The next step is to determine which treatments will work for the specific wrinkle you want to kiss goodbye!

1. Atrophic Wrinkles
These wrinkles are fine lines occurring on the face that appear to be almost parallel to each other. When you stretch the skin surrounding these wrinkles they tend to disappear. These wrinkles are caused by the loss of collagen in your skin which can be due to sun exposure as well as the normal aging process.

2. Permanent Elastic Wrinkles
Crease lines that may start out as Atrophic Wrinkles, but become permanent over time. They occur on the cheek…