Thanks to advances in technology and celebrity buzz, spa-goers are rediscovering the healing advantages of light therapy.
BY NATALIE MANEVAL & American Spa Magazine
Abstract: Celebrity endorsements can make a major impact on wellness trends, and if popular social media feeds are any indication, stars such as Kourtney Kardashian and Kate Hudson are taking a shine to light therapy. Although it has been around for years, this celebrity buzz—and a recent in ux of technological advances—is bringing it into the spotlight.
“Celebrity testimonials alongside healthy, glowing images are definitely generating public interest and demand,” says Amy Gardner. “And this treatment isn’t just for a movie star’s pampered skin—light therapy is effective and safe on all skin types”, says Jill Caruso, an aesthetic nurse at Fox Vein Care (New York City). This most recent spike in interest comes courtesy of advances in technology that allow better penetration and more precise treatment.”, says Andrew Barile. Plus, light therapy helps address a range of skin issues, such as healing acne and boosting collagen production. “It can be used as a stand-alone treatment or as an add-on following most services to enhance outcomes and increase revenue generation” For one, the Neo Elite Edition from Aerolase treats acne. It is FDA approved for Fitzpatrick skin types 1 to 6 and tan skin and “Benefit the skin with an overall wellness from acne clearance to complete skin rejuvenation and tightening,” says Aerolase’s Sean Johnson.