LED Light Therapy and HydraFacials: Do They Really Work?
By Jayme Hanna

I believe so strongly in the power of these treatments that I offer both the HydraFacial and LED light therapy in my own spa. I also enhance the treatments with energy work, such as Reiki, to address the mind-body connection. As an integrative and holistic esthetician, I focus on helping the client find the root cause to their skincare dilemma. By understanding the body’s natural rhythms and regeneration of stem cells, I can help my clients work on their skin care goals in-between treatments as well as providing long-lasting results.

You’ve probably heard some skincare buzz lately around LED light therapy and HydraFacials®. But you might be asking yourself, “What are they?” and “Do they live up to their hype?”

Let’s start with HydraFacial. Did you know, every 15-seconds a Hydrafacial is given around the world? Crazy, right? This unique treatment is a non-invasive skin resurfacing solution that delivers instant results with no downtime. Using Vortex-Fusion® technology through a medical-grade hydra-dermabrasion device, it provides immediately clearer skin that glows. Not only does it clean, but it exfoliates, removes dirt from pores with a painless suction, and nourishes with intense moisturizers and antioxidants.

Within the first session, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles diminishes, acne reduces, the appearance of dark spots and sun spots minimizes, and skin tone evenness and texture corrects. Did I mention it’s painless? It can also provide detoxification through mechanical lymphatic therapy. Lymphatic therapy works to improve circulation, as well as detoxify, tone, and firm skin. Gentle lymphatic massage can stimulate the opening of the lymphatic system, increase lymph flow, and assist in the drainage of stagnant cellular fluid and released toxins. With the elimination of toxins, the skin achieves balance resulting in a clearer complexion and improved skin tone and color.

LED Light Therapy can seem almost straight from a space-age movie, and maybe rightfully so, as this skincare treatment was taken from NASA research. Light Emitting Diode (LED) phototherapy is the application of blue, red and near-infrared light energy to tissue for therapeutic benefits. This energy is used to improve cellular performance and is known for its healing and antiinflammatory properties. It has a variety of applications across many medical fields due to research that shows it can increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, decrease wrinkles, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone and wrinkles, texture and clarity, ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness and arthritis, and kill acne bacteria.

During a LED Light Therapy, you will have a light mask placed over your skin for 15-30 minutes that cycles through the light energies. Results are not as immediate as a HydraFacial, but provide a deeper cellular treatment with deep tissue repair. However, the great thing is LED therapy can be performed as an individual treatment, or in combination with your HydraFacial.

Try a HydraFacial or LED Light Therapy session by booking online today at BirchBotanicalSpa.com. Let’s create a plan to achieve the best skin of your life this year!

Birch Botanical Spa
2440 Executive Dr Suite 102
St Charles, MO 63303
(314) 675-0033