In this day and age, especially with the convenience of hundreds of beauty-related articles online, more and more women are starting to get skin conscious from a younger age. With that comes the usual suspects, loading up on hyped-up skincare products, investing in a proper skincare routine, makeup products with better ingredients, and even various oft-overlooked facial procedures.
Now with facials there comes a whole slew of other questions and decisions to contend with: What kind of facial is suitable for my skin? What price range of facial should I splurge for? Should I try that really exotic sounding procedure that really should give me baby bottom smooth skin for the price I’m paying? Facial beauty machines… what’s that all about?
Now I’m not here to contend with you the results of the ever traumatising-to-look-at Vampire Facial procedure, with its equally traumatising-to-pay price tag that comes along with it. We simply do not have the time nor the word count. Instead, we’re going to tackle the similarly multi-faceted world of the LED Facial machine.
So get your sheet masks and your green teas ready, we’re about to dive into this fascinating world of beauty machinery.
Do Facial Machines Work?
Right off the bat, we have to address the fact that there are just so many kinds of different machines and products available out there in the beauty industry, be it a more affordable and user-friendly home device, or a more powerful and designed-for-professional-use only device. Here’s a couple of the more common ones that you are likely to come across especially in your local beauty salons:
Wrinkle removal machine targets many common skin problems, such as sunspots, age spots, wrinkles, acne scars, wrinkles, and lines. It’s such an effective industry that there have been many new developments in the laser world for procedures and machines that target different specific concerns, although the exact method/procedure should only be determined during the consultation with your beautician as to which suits your skin needs best.
The Laser Facials are extremely versatile, with some, the Laser Genesis procedure, even being dubbed lunchtime cosmetics as you can be in-and-out in 15 mins with no downtime. Those are good for collagen production for wrinkle therapy and helping in diffusing rosacea. For the big guns, you have the Fraxel Laser therapy, made popular by one Kim Kardashian, which is known to be a powerhouse in a complete overall rejuvenation in one’s complexion. Although there is some downtime of a few days, during which you might look like you’ve suffered a minor sunburn, the results are apparently so good you look 10 years younger!
Put simply the mesotherapy solution is introducing into the skin molecules that encourage the skin cells to function at an optimum level. The formula injected into the skin makes all the difference as to the results you’ll achieve, but a small amount of plumping, moisturizing hyaluronic acid is a common inclusion to replace the skin’s natural stores, and vitamins and amino acids you’ll be familiar with from your skincare labels are also often delivered via mesotherapy. A typical mesotherapy blend might contain 50 ingredients to nourish, repair and rejuvenate skin, delivered via tiny needles or a mesotherapy gun, which sounds terrifying but is apparently painless during treatment, although a numbing cream may be applied beforehand to minimize discomfort.
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure. It involves a skincare specialist removing the top layer of skin with a small hand-held device. Microdermabrasion can exfoliate the skin, reduce signs of aging, and make the skin appear more even. The procedure is safe for all skin types. A microdermabrasion machine is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure. The specialist sprays or rubs fine crystals onto the skin with a wand that gently exfoliates the surface, removing the top layer. The aim is to make the skin appear younger. The procedure should not be painful. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) estimate that it takes 30–40 minutes for the face and 20 minutes for the neck. Afterward, there may be slight swelling or sunburn-like symptoms for a few days.
On first blush, you may not know what to do with this eye care machine (or where to use it for the matter). But, if you suffer from under-eye bags, puffiness, or dark circles. Or if people keep asking you if you are tired (when you aren't) then this next device is an absolute must-have. Also, created by FOREO, the IRIS is an ophthalmologist approved eye massager that utilizes the company’s alternating T-Sonic technology to reduce the above-mentioned symptoms taking 30 seconds to treat each eye.