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November 16, 2022
If you're a skincare enthusiast you know there are hundreds of at-home skincare devices advertised every day. How can you know what is hype and what is helpful? Will it be a waste of time and money, or can the device you're thinking of purchasing get results? Here's some tips to ensure you don't waste your money.
Skincare devices can be very helpful if they are used properly and regularly. The energy they can add to the face boosts collagen which in turn supports the rejuvenation process of the skin. Additionally, toning the delicate muscles of the face that maintain a youthful appearance.
Choosing a device that you'll use regularly is the place to start. Here's some of my favorites.
One of the most tried and true at-home technologies is microcurrent. Clinical studies and research has proven microcurrent is indeed helpful! It has been my experience in the treatment for the last 20+ years, not just any microcurrent. TIP: Avoid the always-on same current type of devices. This can overwork the fragile muscles of the face. Plus, the learning curve to adjust manually throughout the treatment is time consuming and most don't get it right. My favorite microcurrent device is the Clareblend Mini Microcurrent.
Ultrasound is another researched technology proven to be helpful in skin tightening. It is a noninvasive, non-ablative technology in which energy penetrates into the deep dermal and subcutaneous tissue while avoiding epidermal heating. This action can create a plumping of wrinkles making them less visible. With continued use collagen increases making the plumping effect last longer. TIP: Know the output in sound waves or it may not be true ultrasound. My favorite at-home ultrasound device the Time Master Pro Ultrasound with LED.
LED has been around for decades and has been scientifically researched and proven to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, improve skin roughness, and increase collagen. My favorite at-home LED device is my very own handheld Glow Younger TriLight LED. It positions bulbs closer to the skin than any other device. It contains 120 bulbs (Amber/Yellow 590nm, Red 660nm, Infrared 850nm) for ideal penetration. TIP: Look for plenty of bulbs spaced tightly for best penetration of LED. The infrared bulbs work well to relieve muscle and joint pain with a 15-minute session, in addition to being helpful for skin.
At-home technology in skincare has come a long way and continues to improve with advances in research. To avoid the hype, don't chase every bright, shiny object or you could be wasting your time and money. It's hard to go wrong with the tried and true technologies. Of course, you must use what you buy to know how helpful it will be for your skin. Consistency wins!
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Some people, me included, will try anything to get rid of a turkey neck for good—even go under the knife to reclaim a chiseled jawline! But after 23 years as a licensed esthetician, I’ve worked on enough turkey necks to know that surgery is not always the way to go.
Keep reading to discover the most effective approaches to fixing a turkey neck, including my preferred nonsurgical treatments!