Vargas Healing Bed
LED treatments — using red and near infrared light — have been on the market for quite some time, but celebrity aesthetician Joanna Vargas
is the first person to take the LED concept and create a full-body experience. "Studies have shown that LED light builds collagen in quantifiable percentages, brings down inflammation, corrects damage to the surface of the skin, and speeds up the body's healing process," she says. Her Healing Bed is a full-body treatment (it looks a bit like a tanning bed) lined with panels of red and near-infrared lights. Clients strip down and lay in the bed for 20 minutes, then get dressed and head on their merry ways. After a series of 12 sessions, once a month, Vargas says the bed will provide "amazing" results, including a reduction in stretch marks and cellulite, firmer skin, reduced acne scars and fine lines, smaller pores, stronger skin, and less visible sun damage. Currently, the treatment is only available at her salon (with each session costing $150, or $225 for her signature Sleeping Beauty Treatment — which includes microdermabrasion beforehand and a pure oxygen treatment afterwards), but Vargas believes in her treatment so much, she's applied for (and, just recently, been granted) a patent on the bed. She plans to start selling the bed to other spas and aestheticians, meaning more Healing Beds will start popping up nationwide in as little as six months.