NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative, start-up skincare company La Lumiere, LLC is introducing a line of devices that make light therapy skin care treatment for acne and anti-aging affordable and convenient. Though light therapy, or phototherapy, has been practiced for years in dermatologist offices and a handful of companies have sold at-home light therapy devices in the luxury market, the treatment has not been widely adopted by consumers due to its high cost and handheld inconvenience. La Lumiere intends to change that with its illuMask™ light therapy masks that deliver a combination of efficacy, convenience and affordability.
"Not everyone can afford regular dermatologist treatment. I wanted to create a device that would give everyone the opportunity to experience advanced skincare technology from the comfort of his or her home," explains Jay Tapper, founder and CEO of La Lumiere, LLC and the illuMask™ brand. "We've successfully designed these products to make this safe and highly effective treatment accessible to everyone."
The two debut products, the illuMask™ Anti-Acne Light Therapy Mask and the illuMask™ Anti-Aging Phototherapy Mask, utilize precise LED light wavelengths similar to those used in dermatologist offices and distribute them evenly across the face in a simple, daily 15-minute treatment. The products deliver superior convenience through their unique, wearable design – a sleek, photo-reflective mask that slips onto the face as simply as a pair of glasses. At the suggested retail price of just $30, the illuMask™ products offer clinically proven results at a fraction of the price of alternative light therapy treatments and are available now at Wal-Mart, Ulta, and Walgreen's. They will be available at Target stores starting in March.
Dermatologists use specific wavelengths of red and blue light to both treat and prevent acne. Red light reduces inflammation, heals breakouts, and evens skin tone, while blue light kills acne-causing bacteria, reducing current acne and preventing future breakouts. illuMask™ Anti-Acne Light Therapy Mask uses this exact technology to uniformly distribute acne-fighting light over the entire face. The mask also uses safe wavelengths of light and does not emit any damaging UV rays.
The illuMask™ Anti-Acne Light Therapy Mask is FDA cleared for the treatment of mild to moderate acne. Clinical results proved illuMask™ left skin clearer, smoother, and less oily with fewer blemishes:
- Over 93% of users saw overall skin improvement in as little as two weeks.
- The number of inflammatory acne lesions was reduced by 100%, while the number of non-inflammatory lesions was reduced by over 73%.
- Users saw an improvement in redness, pain or soreness associated with pimples.
- Users saw an improvement in oiliness, dryness, and flakiness of the skin, as well as increased skin smoothness.
- No patients experienced any adverse reactions or negative effects with illuMask™.
"The illuMask™ treatments are based on the same technology you'd get from the dermatologist but are designed for safe and easy use at home," says leading cosmetic surgeon Dr. Z. Paul Lorenc. "When I saw the clinical trial results, I was surprised at how incredibly effective these affordable masks were proven to be.
According to numerous scientific studies, doctors, and clinical trials, red and infrared light helps to stimulate skin cell turnover and regeneration while increasing the production of collagen and elastin in your skin. The illuMask™ Anti-Aging Phototherapy Mask uses gentle red and infrared light wavelengths and uniformly distributes the light over the entire face. Containing 30 treatments in one convenient, lightweight mask, the Anti-Aging Phototherapy Mask is an ultra-affordable step in your skincare routine that delivers clinically proven results.
Clinical results showed illuMask™ Anti-Aging Phototherapy Mask to improve skin tone, texture, and hydration in as little as two weeks:
- 94% of users had more even skin tone and radiance after four weeks of daily use.
- 96% of users saw a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles after four weeks of daily use.
- No patients experienced any adverse reactions or negative effects with illuMask™
SOURCE La Lumiere, LLC