This is not the first time I have seen this reaction from using at-home hard-faced LED Light masks with a Microcurrent Feature.
A few years ago one of my clients brought in her LED Light mask, to sell second hand to another client that might want to purchase it cheaply. She was selling the mask due to updated her at-home technology and had used the mask successfully for over a year or so.
The client who purchased the mask had Asian skin, and when she used the Microcurrent Feature on the mask, she experienced shock-like discomfort and was left with burn-like marks on her skin.
When I told the owner of the mask about the injuries she said she had turned on the Microcurrent Feature briefly, but due to being happy with a separate quick and easy to use Microcurrent device I had helped her to purchase she had not gone on to use it regularly, and used the LED Light maks ongoing without turning on the Microcurrent feature at all.
On Dr Pens website the extra features are called a Microcurrent/EMS Feature for tightening/firming of the skin, and when I spoke to staff at Dr Pen I was told this feature could be turned off.
When I spoke to one of my other clients who was returning the mask due to it being uncomfortable she told me she had tried this feature, however, due to the electrical shock-like sensation she experienced, she turned it off. She had even removed the metal bulb-like attachments within the mask due to wanting to lighten the feel of the mask against her face, and found that the uncomfortable electrical shock-like sensation still occurred within the areas that the metal bulb-like attachments were located. To stop this she had to hold the plastic face of the mask away from her skin whilst using it.
She went on to tell me she loved the way the Red and Green LED Light was making her skin look, which is a testament to the LED Light therapy the mask is delivering into the skin being of high quality 😀
As a beauty professional who uses Microcurrent therapy in her in-clinic treatments, I feel there is something very wrong with Microcurrent/EMS therapy that causes burns in the skin.
-I use high strength Microcurrent therapy in the treatment processes I provide my clients, and it NEVER leaves burns on the skin.
-I also help my clients to set up home the Microcurrent and EMS devices which once again, NEVER leave burns on the skin.
Something to be considered…..
The at-home Microcurrent devices my clients and I use for daily Microcurrent therapy that works to raise Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) levels in the skin by up to 500 % in as little as 3-6 minutes, need the skin to be very damp for the Microcurrent to run through the skin successfully to raise ATP levels substantially.
If the skin is not wet then the Microcurrent can not run through the skin properly and affect it on a cellular level, and with some devices on the market, you can feel an electric shock-like sensation if the skin is not damp enough.
This also happens with my in-clinic Bio-Ultimate Microcurrent treatments. If I do not apply enough Hydrate gel to the skin (made up of Hyaluronic acid, and other ingredients like Alovera gel) then my clients can experience an electric shock-like sensation.
With the EMS devices, I help my clients to purchase for at-home muscle lifting, toning and sculpting treatments, you do not experience any electrical shock if the pads are not wet, in fact, you feel nothing at all unless the pads are wet, in short, the device does not work unless the pads are very wet.
My point in sharing all this info with you is that I think perhaps some manufacturers of at-home LED Light equipment are including the use of Microcurrent and EMS technologies within their LED Light masks, and do not fully understand the technology, or they are not providing proper information on how to use the devices to people who purchase them (in the form of instruction manuals).
To recap, I would be very wary of any LED Light Mask that has Microcurrent and or EMS capability due to the injuries I have now personally seen two clients get from using such devices.
One device my clients are loving is the hands-free PDT Light Therapy device, sold by Dr Pen 😀