I recently visited Haven Skin Spa for a bespoke facial treatment. It started off with a skin consultation with Chloe at the gorgeous Takapuna branch and we opted to go for a microdermabrasion followed by LED Light Therapy. Now as you most likely have heard about microdermabrasion and it’s amazing resurfacing properties, I thought I’d take the opportunity to talk to you about my first experience with the LED light.

After a beautiful cleanse, Chloe performed microdermabrasion on my skin, helping to resurface the skin of dead skin cells and refine pores. Chloe then continued the treatment by placing their Healite II machine over my face. We chose to go with a yellow light, known for it’s calming skin properties.

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Not knowing what to expect, I was rather surprised with how pleasant the whole treatment was. My skin was enveloped in a warm, comforting light whilst I had a delicious neck and shoulder massage. It was very relaxing, which was an added bonus as it is one of the most powerful anti-aging tools around!

The benefits of LED Light Therapy are huge. It is a medically proven, non-invasive treatment with skin-rejuvenating properties. The light penetrates the skin and works at a sub-cellular, cellular and tissue level, boosting collagen and elastin production. It works by delivering energy to the skin’s cell to jump-start the skin’s natural collagen renewal process – that you all know slows down dramatically from your 20’s.

The treatments have a cumulative effect, with each treatment building on the last. For long term effects a course of 8 or 9 treatments are recommended, but even after just one treatment my skin felt tighter, bouncier and glowing. If you have redness or sensitive skin, the yellow light in particular can have dramatic calming effects on the skin. I would even recommend it to add on to a lovely facial before an event or special occasion for an extra glow.

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Book a treatment and visit the gorgeous spa, with LED light packages available. Visit the Haven Skin Spa website here.

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