LED stands for Light Emitting Diodes that give off energy in the form of light. A low-level power output uses red light (visible) and infra-red light (invisible). LED is much gentler than intense pulse light (IPL) or laser resurfacing. It works by stimulating the body’s tissues to convert the light energy into cellular energy. It boosts collagen production and scavenger cells that remove excess pigmentation or scar tissue.
In the past this could only be accomplished at a salon or doctors office. The Baby Quasar was the first at-home hand-held LED system to hit the market, but at a price tag of $449, it prevented me from trying it. So, when asked, I jumped at the chance to try the Sirius Aurora Light Therapy System. I trust Sirius–I tried the Sirius Skinsonic, their answer to the Clarisonic, with great results so I have high hopes for the Aurora. It is non-invasive, safe for all skin types, uses no lasers, injections, chemicals, or surgery.
The SIRIUS AURORA comes with 3 interchangeable treatment panels for aging, acne, and hyperpigmentation. It’s extremely lightweight, portable, and easy peasy to use. The panel is quite large giving you a large treatment area. There are two modes–continuous and pulsating. With regular usage, you may be able to obtain far better results than with conventional skincare products. I will explain the three light heads and then tell you my experience with the device thus far.
The red panel is for anti-aging and is the one I have using for the last two weeks. It is suppose to help improve skin texture, color, and tone while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Infrared light penetrates the dermis at 8-10 millimeters to promote increased blood flow and muscle relaxation. Red light stimulates fibroblast cells within the dermis to produce collagen and elastin. Collagen plumps up the skin to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, while elastin helps to firm sagging skin. Red light also works to reduce inflammation and thereby decrease the redness associated with rosacea, particularly when used in conjunction with blue light. The first week of using the Aurora with the red light panel I only used it two times and saw no difference. The second week of use I used it every other day as recommended and on the fourth time, I noticed a visible (to me) difference in my crows feet and a smoother texture to my skin. We will see if this continues.
The green panel is designed as a solution to hyperpigmentation, discoloration, freckles, sun damage, and age spots. It lightens and reduces existing pigmentation, improves overall skin tone, and protects skin from future discolorations without the potentially harmful side effects of harsh bleaching agents. The green light targets melanocytes, melanin-producing cells located in the bottom layer of the skin’s epidermis. It inhibits the production of excess melanin, prevents it from traveling to the skin’s surface, and breaks up melanin clusters to diminish existing discoloration. When used consistently, green light gives the feel and appearance of a brighter, more luminous and radiant tone. I’ve only used the green light one time but after I’ve had more time using the red light, I’m going to switch off between the red and green to see if it can help with the sun spots on face and chest and the age spots on my hands.
- Use on a clean bare face–I use a serum after cleansing, although this is not mentioned in the instructions.
- Phase 1 - You are to use the pulsating mode first. Divide your face into three sections and guide the panel in a circular clockwise motion over your face for 3 minutes for a total of 9 minutes. The timer will go off when you need to move to another section.
- Phase 2 – Divide your face into five sections and use the continuous mode, again rubbing in a circular clockwise motion for 3 minutes per section for a total of 15 minutes. The timer will go off after 3 minutes and you move to the next section.
* Light Therapy Device
* 660nm & 880nm Red & Infrared Treatment Panel
* 415nm Blue Treatment Panel
* 525nm Green Treatment Panel
* 100-240V Universal Power Supply Adapter