Until recently, the only way to get truly professional, anti-aging skincare treatments was at the dermatologist’s or aesthetician’s office. But now, some products provide similar quality—from the comfort of your own home. Finding the best at-home skin care device requires some research and, often, a little trial and error. Here are some of the most popular treatment types, what they do, and what you should know before buying.
At FRANZ Skincare, we know that regular in-office skin care treatments aren’t possible or realistic for most people. Our products combine science with nature for professional-level anti-aging beauty routines you can do at home. Read on for our thoughts on the top at-home skincare devices and treatment options right now.
LED light therapy
LED light therapy uses different wavelengths of light to address a range of skin concerns:
- Red light treats the outer layer of the skin
- Blue light is used to manage the oil glands deeper in the skin
- Green light may promote wound healing
Red light therapy is most common for anti-aging methods. The purpose is to reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. Most notably, it’s claimed to increase collagen.
Light therapy is typically performed in an office, but there are some red light therapy devices and masks you can use at home.
There are downsides to LED therapy, however. For one, in-office sessions can be expensive. Depending on where you go, you might spend up to $150 per session. There are even red light therapy beds you can purchase, but they cost thousands.
Also, the results of red light therapy aren’t for sure. Some people see noticeable differences, while others don’t notice many benefits. Some skin disorders or medications might not be safe with red light therapy, too, so consult a doctor first.
Facial cleansing brushes
If you’ve delved into skincare products at all, you’ve probably seen these brushes. Facial cleansing brushes are battery-powered hand-held devices that use rotating bristles to clean the face. Most are waterproof and meant to help beneficial ingredients get deeper into the skin’s layers.
Quality facial cleansers can allow serums and face creams to work deeper into the skin, which is vital for anti-aging benefits. The gentle movement of the bristles can also help exfoliate the skin. However, be careful about using one of these brushes too often or too aggressively — dehydrated and irritated skin is common with misuse.
Microneedling at home
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, uses many tiny needles on the top layer of your skin.
The procedure actually creates minor injuries, and the point is to get your body to create new tissues in response. That can include stimulating collagen growth, improving skin texture, addressing acne, and smoothing wrinkles. Microneedling also helps topical products absorb better through the top layer of the skin.
To see results with microneedling, someone would need several sessions. Four to six treatments every two to six weeks is ideal. There are at-home microneedling devices that you can purchase to use without a doctor’s visit. These devices provide some benefits, but they won’t pierce the skin as deeply as professional devices.
There are some risks of using microneedling devices. According to the FDA, typical side effects include:
- Dry or rough skin
- Bleeding or bruising
- Burning sensations
Microneedling is a somewhat invasive procedure since you’re temporarily injuring the skin. Thankfully, side effects typically go away within a few hours or days.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, microdermabrasion is a treatment that “sands” your skin to remove an unsightly outer skin layer. Professional microdermabrasion happens in an office, but there are at-home skincare devices, too.
These devices slough and suction off dead skin cells. They’re meant to help reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and dull or rough textures. While professional treatments are best, at-home devices can work for those with more sensitive skin.
Side effects of microdermabrasion can include redness, tightness, bruising, and more sensitive skin. The risks are minimal in most cases.
Facial massagers feel great, and they have other benefits, too. These devices might include claims of improving blood flow to boost collagen, helping lymphatic drainage, and relaxing muscles.
Types of facial massagers include:
- Gua sha (a scraping massager)
- Jade rollers
- Swedish massagers
- Acupressure devices
A massager might use techniques like vibrations, pinching, kneading, tapping, or cupping. Many products feel good to your muscles more than providing profound anti-aging skincare benefits. However, they are also pretty low-risk devices compared with other skin care procedures.
the best at-home skincare device
Microcurrent: the best at-home skincare device
Microcurrent is one of the most innovative skincare methods for anti-aging. Microcurrent facials are popular in dermatologist offices, esthetician practices, and luxury spas.
Here’s how it works:
Microcurrent treatments use low-voltage electricity to:
- “Work out” facial muscles
- Encourage collagen development
- Stimulate the skin’s metabolism
The result is firmer, tighter, and brighter skin. Regular microcurrent facials can diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and other common signs of aging.
Microcurrent skincare devices combine many of the benefits mentioned above from other products. Plus, microcurrent treatments do not require surgery, in-office visits, or significant recovery time.
FRANZ Skincare Microcurrent Dual Face Masks use an award-winning Tissue X® technology to provide a microcurrent face treatment without electricity or other invasive methods. Enjoy weekly anti-aging treatments in the comfort of your own for less money.
These microcurrent masks have two layers. Tissue X® creates gentle waves over your face that open up your pores, penetrating the outer skin layer through the first mask. The second mask releases anti-aging ingredients that get deep into your skin — where true healing occurs. Find the most suitable mask for you here.
At-home skincare devices make it easy to treat your face right without leaving home. It’s important to choose products that are right for you and provide benefits worth your time and money.