Over the holidays one of the Christmas gifts I received was this new DermaWand product everyone has been raving about.
I was SO excited to give it a try since I already get radio frequency treatments done professionally and I LOVE them. I have been using it now for just about 2 weeks – obviously not long enough, but thought I’d start a quick review on it thus far.
So first of all, what is Radio Frequency and how does it benefit the skin?
Radio Frequency (RF) is a form of electrical energy in the frequency range of 300 kilohertz to 1 megahertz. RF is absorbed in the body that has made it one of today’s most advanced surgical techniques. Unlike other forms of electromagnetic frequencies that cause a “surface effect,” wherein the skin feels the heat application, RF energy can penetrate the body and be absorbed in deep body organs without any heat sensation, making it virtually painless and potentially speeding patient recovery. It is used in non-surgical tightening of the early signs of loose or sagging skin; ideal for those people who either don’t want, or don’t believe they are old enough to have a surgical procedure. Pure RF energy alone (such as the Thermage device) is primarily used to treat skin laxity by facial tightening, and is best suited to patients with mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues, usually those in their mid 30s to 50s, with any skin color. It is commonly used to treat the forehead, under the eyes, cheeks, mid-face, jaw line, and neck. Based on current RF technologies, most people should see at least a mild improvement in their skin tightness, with minimal risks and downtime compared to surgery.
DermaWand claims to give you the following results:
- Helps the skin appear more toned and tightened, smoothing out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and oxygenates by creating enriched oxygen that cleanses and purifies, reducing pore size while breathing new life into your skin’s surface.
- Reduces Enlarged Pores & Uneven Texture
- Stimulates Saggy, Slackened Skin – Instant stimulation at 168,000 cycles per second helps the skin appear more lifted, toned and tightened.
- Lips – Plump up your lips and diminish those fine vertical lines.
- Reduces Puffy Eyes – Pack your bags! Wand away that tired, saggy, puffy look and diminish the appearance of excess folds.
My current thoughts on this device:
It definitely tingles (in a good way) when applied to the skin. It’s completely painless. You can also smell “the oxygen” being expelled out of the device and into your skin. It comes with DermaVitál skin care products that while I feel they’re too expensive ($30+ for 1oz) compare to other good brands, they actually feel pretty good on.
The moisturizers absorb really well into my skin and the hydration sprays are super refreshing. The device glides smoothly over the skin as long as you use moisturizer – not without. It comes with up to 10 different RF settings. I am currently on the 1st setting which is the lowest, and then I will progress to the 2nd, 3rd and so on until I reach the max. Each setting getting stronger and stronger.
Aside from the claim to oxygenate and help lift saggy skin, it also says that the RF level is much lower than a professional grade machine….which basically means that it gives the same results but will take much longer to appear. It is not good for rosacea prone skin or if you have excessive broken capillaries and should be avoided if you are pregnant.
As time progresses I will provide a more detailed review. So far, it’s not too bad and I enjoy using it.