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Guide to At-Home Skincare Devices – Exfoliating and Ultrasonic Devices

Women have traditionally flocked to dermatologists’ offices in their quest of healthy glowing skin. But with the rise of advanced at-home skincare devices, best cialis nurse more and more women are opting to stay at home to treat their own skin. According to a 2011 report, viagra canada drugstore At-home Skin Care Devices 2011: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities, from worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company, the at-home device market is close to $1 billion in 2011, with room for exceptional growth in the next five years.

At-Home Skincare Devices 101 - Part 1

From deep cleansing devices to hand-held photo-facial devices, you can find an at-home device to mimic any in-office procedure. Instead of going to a dermatologist’s office for any skin care issues, these devices are marketed to allow you to perform a microdermabrasion or treat your acne with Intense Pulse Light (IPL) at the comfort of your own home. But can these at-home devices really replace in-office procedures?

According to Dr. Graf, the answer is no. “These don’t compare to the actual office procedure” said Dr. Graf.

But there is a reason why at-home devices are so popular. Even though the results aren’t comparable to in-office procedures, they could still be a great addition to your skincare routine. “They can yield excellent results so it can either be a starter or used in between treatments,” explained Dr. Graf.

Below is a guide to some top-selling at-home skincare devices to help you choose one to compliment your skincare routine.

Exfoliating Devices

“All of these exfoliating devices are effective at removing dead skin from the outer layer of the skin,” said Dr. Graf. “You just need to choose your preferred methods.”

Nu Brilliance – An at-home microdermabrasion device with a diamond tipped wand attached by a hose to a suction machine. Use it by drawing the diamond tip across the skin.

PMD Personal MicroDerm System – A hand-held device that combines suction and exfoliating discs. The exfoliating discs are embedded with aluminum oxide crystals, the same crystals used in office procedures.

DDF Revolve 400X – A hand-held device with a rotating foam sponge that rotates at 400 rotations per minute. Use it by drawing it across the skin after applying skin polishing self-warming sodium bicarbonate crystals.

Ultrasonic Devices

Clarisonic – A hand-held cleanser based on patented spin-brush technology. The ultrasonic vibrations of the brush is able to dislodge deep-seated dirt and sebum in pores, making it an effective deep cleansing device.

Clarisonic Opal – A hand-held device designed to stimulate the skin around the eye area with micro-massaging action. It can be used with any eye serum, but the user must apply the cream for 30 seconds to each eye. This could be positive, but 30 seconds can seem like a long time just to apply eye cream.

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