5 Anti-Aging Light Devices You Can Use At Home
By Anna K. Fryxell |
The thought of using lasers to treat some of our biggest skin concerns like aging, pore size and more can be a little intimidating. While visiting a dermatologist for treatments will always give you the best result, there are actually many easy-to-use at-home devices that can make a big difference in your appearance. Scroll through this gallery to find a device that’s right for you.
This device combines light red, dark red, amber and infrared LEDs to purportedly penetrate four depths of the skin. The goal is to stimulate collagen production and boost skin elasticity to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also FDA-cleared to treat the entire face.
Used to decrease lines and wrinkles around the eye area, this laser targets the deep layers of skin to boost collagen production. It’s a nonablative fractional microfine light that penetrates the skin to treat the support structure but won’t damage the outer layer of the skin, so the recovery time is faster. For the first month, use it for about three to four minutes around the eyes daily and then twice a week afterward.
This wrinkle remover attachment uses red and infrared LED light therapy to target wrinkles around your mouth, eyes and forehead. You treat each area for about three minutes five days a week. Most people see results in about six to eight weeks from the start of treatments.
The purpose of this device is to shrink pores, improve skin texture and reduce wrinkles. It combines red light therapy and deep thermal heating to penetrate skin and boost collagen production. It only takes about 25 to 30 minutes to treat the entire face, plus a little more time if you use it on your neck and hands. Use it three times a week by circling the device over each of your problem areas for about three to five minutes each.
Tria Skin Rejuvenating Laser ($495)
Along with reducing fine lines and wrinkles, this nonablative laser improves skin texture and fades age spots and discoloration. It penetrates the skin to stimulate collagen and produce long-lasting changes. You can choose from one of three different levels to customize the treatment to your individual skin’s needs. During clinical trials, 75 percent of users saw improvement in fine likes, wrinkles, discoloration and redness.
Learn more about innovative laser technology in the 2014 Winter/Spring issue of NewBeauty on newsstands December 31.