Mythbuster Beauty Review: Baby Quasar and Baby Blue

July 10, 2008 at 4:00 am 17 comments

Warning! The photo rejuvenation devices I am about to review are expensive! You may be better off being blissfully unaware of these rather awesome devices. I give you this warning because once you read about what the Baby Quasar and Baby Blue Photo Light Devices can and do for your skin; you will covet them until you finally own them!

What are the devices: Photo Rejuvenation and Acne Clearing Devices

How they work: The Baby Quasar (or BabyQ, as it’s affectionately called) is designed to deliver four light wavelengths (that is amber, red and infrared). The Baby Blue delivers only blue light. This is a picture of the Baby Quasar. The Baby Blue looks exactly the same, but emits a blue light.

What the devices do:   By following a series of photo rejuvenation sessions for six weeks, the Baby Quasar can enhance the skin cells’ circulation, stimulating collagen production and healing. The Baby Blue emits a blue light that kills the p. acne bacteria. Used together, they can reduce the inflammation and redness associated with acne or sensitive skin. The red light causes the release of nitric oxide, which is essential for healing. These devices are meant to enhance and improve the effectiveness of your skincare serums and treatments. Light Therapy is best for individuals with sun damage, redness, broken blood vessels and brown discoloration, including freckles.

My experience:

I was told to start by using the Baby Blue device first followed by a Baby Quasar session for six weeks to achieve the maximum benefits. I used both devices every other day for six weeks and each session lasted for about 35 minutes.

Both devices were easy to use. The warmth from the light felt good against my skin and there was no pain involved. I found the light therapy sessions very soothing, especially after using the Baby Quasar. I noticed that my blemishes seemed to heal more quickly and the number of my breakouts diminished while using both devices. I generally used the Blue Light as a spot treatment on areas where I tend to break out (nose, cheeks and chin), and the red Baby Quasar over the entire face.

I noticed that the Baby Quasar significantly helped diminish my skin’s redness. It was very soothing to my skin. Over the six weeks, I noticed more firmness and softened lines around my eyes, mouth and forehead. My pigmentation issues have improved and are less noticeable on my cheeks and chin. On my cheeks, I noticed some very dramatic improvements including some pigmentation spots fading and completely vanishing.  I have been trying to clear up some very deep small whiteheads on the apples of my cheeks for years, and while using the BabyQ and Baby Blue, these small whiteheads have slowly been surfacing and disappearing!   I have also noticed diminished pore size around my cheeks, chin and nose.

In short, I loved the Baby Quasar. You are going to love what these devices can do for your skin!

You will need to avoid shining the light directly into your eyes or around mucous membranes. I did get a few strange sores after exposing my nostrils to the light. Other than that, I noticed no other side effects or adverse issues while using the Baby Quasar and the Baby Blue devices.

Where do you purchase, and how much:

The price of these devices is very high. The Baby Quasar costs $449 plus $20 s&h at the Baby Quasar site. However, if you look at the cost of going to an esthetician or clinic for Photo Rejuvenation Therapy or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) a series of five treatments can cost between $1,000 – $2,000. To have a device that can be used at your convenience and indefinitely, you can see how these devices can be a deal. The Baby Quasar devices have a one year warranty from the manufacturer, and the company provides excellent customer support. You can also share the devices with other family and friends.

Special Discount Code: Baby Quasar is offering a promotional code, ‘mythbeauty’ that will give you an additional 10% discount off any Baby Quasar device.

Conclusion: The improvements are subtle and take time, but I have noticed some real benefits while using the Baby Blue and Baby Quasar. I highly recommend using the Baby Quasar.

[Here is picture I took today with a bit of makeup, (but really not that much), and no touch-ups! My skin isn’t perfect, but not bad for a 39 year old mother of five.]

If you are serious about getting the most out of your skincare, purchasing the Baby Quasar would be definitely a step in the right direction. BabyQ really rocks!

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17 Comments Add your own

  • […] finish reading Mythbuster’s detailed experience with these devices, click through to her blog. She’ll give you the low down on changes since she started using this regimen, and […]

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  • 2. Marilyn  |  July 10, 2008 at 8:33 am

    You look GREAT! Of course, you looked great before but I can definitely see a new glow! You’re a doll!

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  • 3. Zoe  |  July 10, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Oh gosh, you look lovely! Thanks for the great review. I’ve been considering the Baby Quasar and the LightStim, so it’s good to know that at least one them seems to work. 🙂

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  • 4. Xina, Nature's Parlour  |  July 10, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Mother of five? You look fantastic!!

    You’re right in saying that they are expensive products but then you’re right too to point out the life time saving you could make by using the treatment in the comfort of your own home.

    It also seems like a safer alternative to chemical peels, etc.

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  • 5. tracy m  |  July 10, 2008 at 9:23 am

    You’re skin loooks amazing!! So, did they give you these babies? What a perk!!

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  • 6. Critty  |  July 10, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Wow, I am intrigued!! Do they offer the same results as an IPL treatment from a dermatologist?

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  • 7. jen38  |  July 10, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks for all the compliments, yes, they gave me these “babies” for reviewing. I know, I am the luckiest woman alive. I had heard about the BabyQ over a year ago and was thrilled to finally get a chance to try them out.

    Critty, let me ask the team at BabyQ and see what they have to say. I will update you as soon as I hear from them.

    Jen

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  • 8. littlewitch  |  July 11, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Baby Quasar is not for everyone. I found it made my skin worse, exacerbated my brown spots. Used it as directed fo 7 weeks. It has been in my linen closet for about 4 months. A lot of money for a “maybe”

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  • 9. jen38  |  July 12, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    LW: Thanks for your input. Sorry that you didn’t benefit from using the BabyQ.

    Critty: BabyQ just emailed me the following information about the difference between LED and IPL.

    LED Therapy and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) are different. There are several Commercial IPL systems on the market and they range from 500-1200 nm, but the big difference is in the energy output measured in joules/cm2. IPL typically has a power range of 3-90 Joules. It is closer to laser and because of that more dangerous than LEDs. IPL typically need trained users/aesthetician to administer. However, with continuous use, you may achieve similar results over time for a much lower cost.

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  • 10. Jami (a different one)  |  July 13, 2008 at 11:55 am

    littlewitch- E-Bay. It beats having it sit in the closet.

    jen-Wow! I admire your great skin. And you and Mo are very inspirational to me, but a $600 beauty expenditure needs to involve significant weightloss to get me longing. 🙂

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  • 11. jen38  |  July 13, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Jami II you are brilliant and many thanks! Yes, littlewitch, I would take your BabyQ to ebay asap.

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  • 12. Grandma  |  July 17, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Great to tune in to you “girls.” I agree, Jenny, your skin looks fantastic and you are as cute or “beautiful” as ever! I need to check your blog more often as I need a good but gentle skin cleanser and ? pore shrinker or minimiser. Any suggestions? Thanks.
    Love, Mom

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  • 13. sherlyn  |  August 11, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Does anyone know whether the bulbs need to be replaced?
    If so, how frequently and the related costs?
    I’ve emailed Baby Quasar’s support side twice but have gotten no reply. 😦

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  • 14. Jen Hill  |  August 13, 2008 at 7:40 am

    Hi Sherlyn,

    I am contacting the Baby Q team about your issue. Make sure you are emailing: support@babyquasar.com, and hopefully you can get a response quickly.

    If it is under a year old, this device is under warranty, so you should be able to exchange this device or have it repaired. If you purchased this on ebay, replacement of the bulbs might be your only option.

    Best wishes and let me know what happens,

    Jen

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  • 15. Sah  |  September 21, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Hi Jen, just wanted to thank you for providing the 10% off discount code for Baby Quasar! I’ve had very persistent acne for the past 8 years and nothing has given me permanent results so far (I haven’t tried Accutane yet but that’s my ABSOLUTE last resort). At this point I’m willing to just minimize the acne (even if doesn’t go away completely) and had been considering the BQ Power Pack (blue and red) until I came to your site. Happy to say that I ordered it today using the discount code you provided and fingers crossed that it works (and that hopefully one day the darn acne goes away completely, lol)!

    Best wishes!
    Sah,
    Toronto

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  • 16. Jen Hill  |  September 21, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Hi Sah and great to hear from you! I’m so glad you are getting a chance to try these and wish you all the best. Let me know how things go, Jen 🙂

    Here are some specific instructions you might want to consider while using both devices:

    Baby Blue Protocol:

    Safe and non-invasive, the Baby Blue light targets the sebaceous glands, killing the bacteria that cause acne. Quickly becoming the most popular acne remedy, your acne will soon be singing the blues.

    Combined w/ Baby Quasar:

    Clinical studies in the U.K. revealed that the combination of red/infrared light (Baby Quasar) and blue light (Baby Blue) treatments provided the maximum benefit in treatment of inflammatory acne. Medical experts know that acne results from an excess of acne bacteria and sebum in the hair follicles. Over 17 million Americans currently experience acne breakouts, and most will suffer at some time in their lives. This type of treatment is both gentle and effective in controlling bacteria and the release of sebum.

    The Baby Blue is an anti-acne device used to control the bacteria that cause acne. Used alone, you may use the device daily for 15-20 minute on the areas of skin where the breakouts are occurring.

    For the best results, we suggest combining the Baby Blue with the Baby Quasar. The red and infrared light helps control sebum, reduce inflammation, and quicken healing. When combining treatment, you only need to use the Quasar Blue once or twice per week. Also, make certain to use the Baby Blue on a day when not using the Baby Quasar.

    When following our suggested home acne treatment protocol, use the red and blue devices in the following sequence.

    On days one, two, and three use the red/infrared Quasar exclusively.
    On day four use the Quasar Blue
    On day six use the Quasar Red
    On day eight use the Quasar Red
    On day ten use the Quasar Blue
    On day twelve use the Quasar Red
    On day fourteen use the Quasar Red

    By this time you should have the breakouts under control. Use the Quasar Blue once per week. You may continue to use the Quasar Red once or twice per week as needed.

    Remember that like quasars, which are the brightest stars in the universe, your Quasars are powerful light therapy devices and you can over treat. The most common sign of over treatment is drying of the skin. If this occurs, simply back off the treatment frequency. Sometimes less treatment is more beneficial.

    If you have been taking acne medication or topicals, in most cases you can continue if you wish. Take care, however, that the light therapy when combined with acne products does not excessively dry out the skin. If this occurs, you should inquire with your physician or if taking over the counter products, or stop use of the products.

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