The at-home beauty device market grew 22 percent last year, according to Cosmetics Design.com USA. I spoke to a renowned dermatologist recently who told me he believes we’ll be able to do many aesthetic, non-medical treatments ourselves and at home in the next few years.
When I heard about LightStim, I wanted to know more—wanted to try the light therapy product to see if it would do for me what it promised to do:
- Reduce and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles
- Restore your skin’s youthful appearance
- Stimulate the production of collagen and elastin—structural proteins that form fibers
LightStim literature says it works “by combining 4 therapeutic wavelengths of LED that penetrate the top layer of your skin enhancing collagen and elastin production naturally.”
LightStim’s product features include:
- FDA cleared to treat wrinkles on the entire face.
- Treatment head covers a 3.5-inch diameter area.
- Simultaneously emits four light wavelengths using Multi-Wave Technology.
- Professional strength.
- Free LightStim App for iPhone to track time, get tips, product guides and support.
- Designed to last a lifetime.
- System includes a 72-LED light therapy device with a 9-volt power adapter, 1 oz. bottle of LightStim Collagen Peptide Serum, and white luxury pouch.
If you’re curious about lights to erase wrinkles, know that other products in the same category—not “the same” as LightStim—include Sirius SS-77 Aurora Light Therapy System, ($87.00 Amazon), BrightTherapy Trident SR11A Light Therapy System, ($98.99 Amazon) and Quasar MD, ($795.00). LightStim’s prices vary: I saw it on Amazon for $188.00.
Does it work?
Now I must be truthful. I find it difficult to stay in one place very long—unless it’s here at my computer. Because of this, I’ve been unable to sit and hold the device every night as directed—holding it on an “area” for three minutes. If I watched TV before bed, this might work, but I don’t. The size of the device “face” covers maybe “half a forehead,” so a whole face might comprise seven or eight areas—or 24 minutes total.
It feels warm and comfortable, and when I’ve used it, admittedly unfaithfully, my skin has appeared slightly and temporarily firmer. The company says, “It generally takes about eight weeks to see the first signs of improvement and continues from there. Once you have achieved your desired results, use two to three times weekly to maintain.”
I’m going to try my best to be diligent about using the product—it gets great reviews and not-so-great, but as we all know, anyone can make up a review. I suggest you “Google” LightStim and come to your own conclusion about whether it’s right for you. And when I can devote the necessary time to give it a fair shake, I’ll definitely report back to you—and you do the same?