What are Anti Aging Devices?
High-tech treatments previously only available in professional salons and dermatologist offices are now making their way into our homes to be used by everyone at a fraction of the cost.
But do these anti-aging devices really work?
Some of the basic concepts in anti aging devices evolve around laser energy, radio frequency, ultrasound or products incorporating a mixture of all these. They work by creating a controlled injury to the skin that sets a wound-healing response into high gear. This spurs collagen formation and cell regeneration, and firms and plumps the skin, at least in theory.
- LED Anti Aging Devices
When used as anti-aging lights, they supposedly direct infrared light at the skin to smooth wrinkles and improve texture. The devices are costly, between $200 and $400, and there is little evidence that hand-held LED lights that consumers can get at their local big box store can make you look younger. A 2009 study conducted by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute concluded these scaled-down versions of what dermatologists use have little impact on wrinkles.
- Microcurrent Technology
This works by delivering a tiny charge that stimulates facial muscle. Wands are normally used to emit the charges but they need to be manipulated to target individual muscles in the face and is best handled by a trained practitioner.
- Galvanic Technology
Converts electricity into a direct current so that the electrons flow continuously in the same direction. Based on the theory that light charges repel, the galvanic negative currents encourages the absorption of charged ingredients and so the device must be used with a gel.
- Laser Technology
Laser basically works by traumatizing the skin so that it turns over cells more quickly. Specifically, fractional laser resurfacing technology uses narrowly spaced micro-beams of laser energy to prompt new collagen growth.
- Ultrasonic Technology
Ultrasounds deliver a focused beam of heat. This micro-targeted and very fast heating of the tissue causes them to be “injured” and the tissue’s response is to contract. The result is tighter skin. However, contracted tissues aren’t the body’s only response. It also produces more elastin and collagen.
Here are an array of products on the market using different technological principles:
- Microdermabrasion Kit Dermanew
Microdermabrasion is a more aggressive form of exfoliation that blasts away skin’s outer layers
- Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller
A home version of salon favourite “skin-needling” devices to help cosmetics penetrate deeper
- Tua Viso
Works using electro-stimulators to make the face muscles contract for younger looking skin.
Toning little-used muscles may be a helpful way to maintain some of the face’s youthful rounded contours
- Galvanic Wands
The wand uses gentle micro-currents to infuse collagen and retinol deep into skin
Using electric currents for better penetration is a sound principle – but collagen molecules are too large to penetrate into the skin.
- Sarah Chapman Facialift
Designed by Chapman to mimic the massage she gives celeb clients.
Stimulates skin blood flow and lymphatic drainage which can certainly help the complexion appear brighter and rosy but is likely to be a temporary phenomenon.
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