There are plenty of trendy at-home facial tools that promise to make skin look healthy and fresh. But do they actually work? Dr. Maurizio Viel, a surgeon at LCAS, weighs in.
These devices might have a temporary result, but it’s hard to say how long things last. “In our experience, most of these devices may have a small effect. Some patients might see results for a day, but most of our feedback from patients is that results don’t last longer,” says Viel. “Due to medical and safety regulations, there’s limited power these at-home devices emit, so results will be more limited.”
Be smart before you buy anything. “If you’re looking for a 24-hour refresh it might work, especially on younger patients.” If you’re a bit older, these devices might work for maintenance, but Viel also recommends PRP or other skin-brightening treatments.
The best way to prevent aging is to protect your skin — especially in our region. “Wear sunscreen to protect your face, and wear sunglasses to prevent squinting that results in crows feet around the eyes.”