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Yesterday I had a LumiFacial for my redness, which is a treatment using LED light. They position a panel around your face, and for the "Redness 2" setting it does 5 minutes each of blue, green, yellow, red, green, and blue, for a total of 30 minutes. I thought it would be fairly harmless, but since then my cheeks have been feeling warm and I flush more easily. Funny though, when my face is calm it does appear less red. She did apply products after the treatment so I wonder if any of them caused this sensitivity instead of the light itself?

For those of you who have used LED light, does this sound right? I remember a few years ago after having IPL my face was red and blotchy for a couple of days, but I don't remember it being warm or flushing. I was planning to have another LumiFacial and ask that she doesn't use any products on my face, but now I'm not sure. I do like the fact that there's no pain involved, unlike the IPL! Ouch!!!

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Laser is high energy light of a particular wavelength with a specific target. I have no idea what the multi colored LEDs could do or whether there is any scientific basis for using them.

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It is more of a "spa" treatment rather than anything like a medical grade laser/IPL/LED treatment.

Medical grade LED is treatment used in conjunction with drugs that become active and may kill cancer cells when exposed to light. Medical grade LED therapy is a type of photodynamic therapy, which uses a special type of light to activate the drug. Also called light-emitting diode therapy.*****

*****from the http://www.cancer.gov website.

The facial mentioned by the poster is quite dissimilar to medical grade LED.

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Just an update, it's been four days since the LumiFacial and my face is looking pretty good. I've been using my concoction of sea kelp, aloe vera gel, EGF and Dermagen twice a day and the flushing and warmth is gone. I'm also noticing overall less redness. I'll give it a few more days before I decide whether or not to do the LumiFacial again.
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It could just be the actives you're using. If you really want to test to see if the light treatment works, use a non-active cleanser and moisturizer after your treatment. That will be the real test.
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hi purplefrontline,

sorry to say this..but i dont think the LED is gonna be effective. I had a series of 10 microdermabrasions followed by LED light for my skin a few years back and it did NOTHING for me (in fact the micro irritated my sensitive skin so i will never try it again). My skin condition was really bad though, so i clearly needed more powerful lasers to treat it. Maybe if you skin quality is already good, the LED might help to maintain it.

I think a good skincare regime might be more useful. If you have the money though, go for Vbeam. I tried it and liked it.
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Hi Queendee,

Thanks for the advice. I think I might forgo further treatments. I have done IPL and really like the results, but it's been about 5 years and I need a touchup. I might hold out and try VBeam, which is something I've been curious about for a while. If only it wasn't so darned expensive!!!

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I've had Vbeam, worked like a charm. One treatment took care of most of my broken caps (mostly caused by face lift ). It was $400-450 per treatment, I only had one but need one more.

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Hi DCNGA!

I live in Atlanta and was wondering where you went for Vbeam. Also, I once read that you have a great dermatologist and was hoping you could give me the name.

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Dr. Harold Brody--great derm. Doctor's doc. Atlanta Dermatology. He's written two medical text books and many, many papers on various dermatological subjects. Once did a great deal of cancer research. A genuinely good doctor.

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