When we think of skin care treatments that will provide dramatic results, we often think we need to head to a professional. Often this involves multiple visits and treatments that can quickly add up to hundreds or even thousands of our hard-earned dollars. However, there are a number of luxury anti-aging devices that we can conveniently use in the comfort of our own home at a fraction of the cost. Here are 3 luxury anti-aging devices that will transform your skin without you having to leave the house! Introverts rejoice!
These luxury anti-aging devices use the same scientifically-backed technology used at top-end salons and clinics to leave skin looking youthful and radiant.
So let’s have a look at 3 of the best luxury anti-aging devices and the science behind them.
The 3 Best Luxury Anti-Aging Devices
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare DRx FaceWare Pro Domestic
This luxury anti-aging device utilizes LED light therapy to boost collagen and elastin production in less than two weeks. LED (light-emitting diode) therapy is a non-invasive rejuvenation treatment that uses different wavelengths of visible light to activate specific light-absorbing molecules (chromophores) in the skin and boost cellular metabolism. This metabolic boost means that skin cells have more energy to multiply which helps damaged tissue regenerate .
The Dr. Dennis Gross LED Facemask offers two wavelengths (red and blue), across three different settings (red, blue, red + blue). Blue light has a wavelength between 450-500 nanometers (nm), while red light has a wavelength between 610-760 nm. Both wavelengths can improve the appearance of acne by destroying the p-acnes bacteria (blue) and reducing inflammation (red) .
Red LED light is also particularly effective at boosting collagen production, with some research suggesting it can increase the production of collagen by four times the usual amount . More collagen means fewer fine lines and wrinkles as well as reduced pore size!
Basically, the Dr. Dennis Gross LED facemask is perfect for those of us who are still experiencing breakouts at the same time as trying to fend off the signs of aging.
So what makes this luxury anti-aging LED device better than the other available options? Well, the Dr. Dennis Gross LED mask is FDA approved and uses the most powerful LED lights allowed in at-home devices. The face mask has a strap that attaches it firmly to your face so you can move around freely and an automatic shut-off so that you don’t over-do it or forget how long it has been on for. One of the biggest benefits, though, is the fact that the LED treatment is over and done within 3 minutes!
Furthermore, according to their own clinical study, this LED facemask improved fine lines and wrinkles in 10 days, as well as improving acne in two-weeks, in 97% of the subjects that used it.
NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device
The NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device is a microcurrent therapy device that utilizes bioelectricity science to contour, firm, and tone aging skin. The application of microcurrent to tissue can boost cellular activities and increase adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the chemical that provides energy to cells. This, in turn, increases the production and reproduction of proteins, fibroblasts, and collagen .
In addition to boosting collagen production, microcurrent therapy can increase blood flow to tissue which allows oxygen, antioxidants, and other nutrients to be more readily available to the skin. This helps reduce the breakdown of existing collagen by free radicals .
Furthermore, microcurrent therapies can facilitate the re-growth of atrophied muscles . Our facial muscles, along with other facial soft tissue, lose volume as we age which causes the skin to sag and wrinkles to appear more pronounced . Recent research suggests that facial exercises, sometimes referred to as facial yoga, can increase facial volume by stimulating facial muscles. After 20 weeks of 30-minute daily facial exercises, participants experienced increases in upper and lower cheek volume and appeared younger .
Basically, what this luxury anti-aging device is doing is stimulating the contraction of facial muscles in order to achieve the effects of facial exercise with less effort and with the added benefit of increasing levels of collagen at the same time. In fact, it is FDA approved for improving facial contour and tone and reducing wrinkles.
Included with the NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device is the device itself, a facial trainer attachment, hydrating leave-on gel primer, user manual and quick-start guide and charging cradle, as well as a 1-year warranty and money-back guarantee.
The NuFace Hydrating Leave-On Gel Primer, that contains key ingredients hyaluronic acid and phytomoist complex, helps hydrate skin as well as enable conductance.
Full Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Propanediol, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Betaine, Glycerin, Magnesium Sulphate, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide.
The NuFace Gel Primer is applied to cleansed skin in a mask-like layer to one treatment area at a time. The NuFace Trinity Device is then applied to the skin with medium (face) or light (neck) pressure and glided across the skin in an upward motion, focusing on a specific facial area at a time. Any leftover primer can then be massaged into the skin for additional anti-aging benefits.
It is recommended to use this luxury anti-aging device for 5 minutes per day for the first 60 days (treatment period) and for 2-3 days per week from there on (maintenance period).
In their own clinical research study, after 60 days of use, the NuFace Trinity Device was found to improve facial contour in 85% of users, improve skin smoothness in 80% of users, and improve facial tone in 77% of users.
Other research has also found microcurrent devices similar to the NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device to be effective at reducing wrinkles, particularly forehead wrinkles . In addition, due to the fact that there is no heat transferred to the skin with microcurrent therapy, you can get the facial firming results without the downtime and risk of facial fat loss associated with radiofrequency treatments and some lasers.
The NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device also has additional attachments available, such as the NuFace Trinity Wrinkle Reducer which is an FDA cleared LED treatment device and the NuFace Trinity ELE Attachment that makes it easier to treat the hard-to-reach areas of the face.
Foreo UFO Smart Mask Treatment Device
This luxury anti-aging device combines Korean-inspired sheet masks with thermotherapy, cryotherapy, sonic pulsations and LED light therapy all in one 90-second face treatment.
Sonic pulsations have demonstrated effectiveness at increasing the penetration of topically applied substances into the skin , particularly those that are hydrophilic in nature, and thus have low permeability . This means that the Foreo UFO Smart Mask Treatment Device may help skincare ingredients penetrate the skin, particularly those that struggle to penetrate the skin normally.
In addition, sonic therapy, as well as the thermotherapy setting can increase blood flow to the skin and increased blood flow means more oxygen and nutrients for skin cells!
In addition to sonic pulsations, the Foreo UFO Smart Mask Treatment Device includes three different LED photofacial settings; red, green and blue. As mentioned earlier, LED therapy boosts cellular metabolism and tissue regeneration by activating specific light-absorbing molecules within the skin .
Green light has a wavelength between 500-565nm and can improve skin redness and pigmentation . This can lead to a brighter and more radiant complexion. This is in addition to the anti-inflammatory and collagen-boosting effects of red LED light and the anti-acne benefits of blue LED light.
The Foreo UFO Smart Mask Treatment Device has its own mobile app to personalize treatments at an individual level and comes with a 2-year warranty.
Foreo has a number of different sheet masks that can be used with its luxury anti-ageing device that include ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and antioxidants. However, it is important to note that the Foreo UFO Smart Mask Treatment Device can only be used with Foreos own sheet masks.
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Laura is a skincare addict and sunscreen enthusiast with more than 10 years of experience working in healthcare and over 5 years of experience working as a nurse. She has experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery, dermatology, and aesthetics and has received training in laser treatments. Laura is currently working in healthcare education and writes for ScienceBecomesHer in her spare time. Read More.