Los Angeles aesthetician Shani Darden, a former backup dancer for LL Cool J and Destiny's Child, works from a studio in the back of her home and swears by the light therapy that's supposed to boost collagen and treat acne. She's mum about her client list, but Kelly Rowland has posted about her obsession and Katy Perry is a rumored fan. Here's what Darden says about the LED facial craze.
Why is LED appealing to musicians?
The mask makes for a really good Instagram. But besides that, it's effective and there's less downtime than almost anything else. With lasers, you can't walk out the door and perform that night. With peels your face can look ragged for a while. But with an LED treatment, it takes about an hour, and you see immediate results without any irritation.