quasar md plus

Reviewed by Marta on July 1, 2013


Quasar claims that its MD Plus ($795) is a premium product and, after using it regularly for several months, I would agree. This is a powerful LED tool that gives visible results – plumping and wrinkle smoothing – after just three minutes per treated area.

Whether Quasar MD really is four times stronger than competitor devices, I cannot say. However, it is certainly powerful and it makes Quasar once more a standout in the industry.

Why do I say “once more”? Well, I bought my first LED device about four years ago after much research. It was a Baby Quasar. For a year or so, I was convinced that I had one of the best LED devices for the price. But lower cost competitors were soon to jostle Baby Quasar from its perch and mine started to gather dust while I gravitated to LED devices with more features: blue and green in addition to red, and eventually to ultrasonic and LED. Quasar eventually fought back by getting FDA approval for its devices and souping them them. Baby Quasar is now Baby Quasar Plus ($399) and is 25% more powerful than the old version.

Quasar MD is also supposed be 50% stronger than Baby Q. Actually, it turns out that it can target a surface area that is 50% larger than the Baby Q. The wavelengths are exactly the same for both devices. There are four in all and they are 610nm, 640nm, 660nm and 850nm. I don't know of another device that goes up to 850nm. Quasar MD has red, amber and near-infrared light integrated in one panel. Red and infrared lights are helpful for wrinkles, restoring plumpness, rosacea and broken veins. I have never quite gotten to the bottom of what amber LED light does. You can read more on how LED light works in my post How LED Light Therapy Works as an Anti-Ager for Skin.

I must admit that for some time I ignored the Quasar Anti-Aging Serum that came with my Quasar MD device and costs $80 if bought separately. Potions and lotions packaged with devices are often disappointing and my hopes were not particularly high for Quasar’s. It turned out to be serviceable, if unremarkable. It claims a 10% concentration of yeast-derived hyaluronic acid, although as my video shows, this is unlikely to be 10% of the entire formula. Quasar serum also boasts 5% Argireline, the peptide that discourages expression lines. In addition, there are antioxidant saccharomyces copper ferment, green tea and ubiquinone.