As technology is improving and advancing, you might be coming across more and more at-home skin care devices. They can promise to replace clinical visits and professional machines, but the question remains, do they really work?
This of course varies on the product, your expectations and whether you continue your in-office visits. As far as technology for at-home devices goes, so far there are no real replacements for the actual machines. Often times the lasers or treatments just aren’t as powerful, and if they were, they might be deemed unsafe for at-home use. Because of this they might be less effective than what you’re used to getting in an office.
Of course many devices do work and are fantastic options for in-between treatments to receive even better results. Acne and hair removers are usually not made for large areas, but are great for spot treatments while you’re waiting for your next appointment. Another great at home treatment is lifting tools that can contour your face, which is perfect when you’re waiting for your next Botox or dermal filler treatment.
Some devices, like the laser hair removers might not be suitable for all skin types, so it’s best to ask your provider before purchasing one. Anti-aging devices should also be brought up to your provider before you purchase due to some of them having some adverse effects. They may not penetrate as deeply as you’d wish, so you may not see the full results you are hoping for.
Whether you’re on the fence or you’re ready to buy, make sure you do your research on the product and speak with your registered nurse about any at-home skin care device to make sure it’s right for you and your skin.