We like to explore the negative and positive aspects of revolutionary skincare products on the market. Most recently, DermaWand has caught our attention and with good reason. The DermaWand is a device that uses radio frequency (RF) technology to treat the signs of aging. The makers of DermaWand use the very same machines that medical specialists use in their office, but at a lower amplitude. This makes the technology safe for at home use.
Our goal was to look a little closer to discover both the pros and cons of this skincare device.
DermaWand on Review
According to the official website, DermaWand provides instant “stimulation” through the gentle micro-currents passing through the DermaWand. Essentially, this stimulation is a massage infused with thermal energy (designed to tighten the skin) and enriched oxygen (boosts circulation, stimulates cell turnover). With time and proper use (two 3 minute treatments a day), the DermaWand works in the following ways:
- Tones and evens out the skin
- Fewer fine lines
- Reduces puffy eyes and excess folds
- Lifts and tightens the skin
- Stimulates slacken skin
The RF treatment works in three primary ways:
- Skin stimulation
- Provision of enriched oxygen
- Thermal Energy stimulation
How it Works
According to the website, you should follow these steps for optimum results.
- Thoroughly rinse your face with your preferred cleanser and rinse off with warm water.
- Completely pat your face dry with a towel before moving to the next step.
- Apply a nickel-sized amount of moisturizer onto your face.
- Turn the dial to setting 1 (of 9 settings) if using DermaWand for the first time.
- Before using DermaWand, give the wand time for the bulb to glow, which may be up to 1 minute if it hasn’t been used recently.
- Try the bulb on your hand before applying it to your face.
- Pass the wand across your entire face.
- After you perform “general sweeps” across your face, follow up with the lifting exercises shown in accompanying guide.
The company offers a 30 day day free trial offer, excluding the payment of shipping and handling – $14.95 (pretty steep). The DermaWand costs $120.
Using RF energy for at-home use is an innovative concept, we have to admit. However, it raises a few concerns. First being that customers do not know what temperatures DermaWand can reach – it’s never stated on the company website. Beginners should always start at setting one and then increase by one setting if they no longer feel the unique stimulation described by DermaWand. There is some risk that you can permanently damage your skin if the temperature is too high. It is FDA certified (as if that means anything when it comes to skincare products), but customers should discontinue use if they experience redness, dryness, or peeling that is excessive.
The 30 day trial period seems generous, but possibly fruitless. Many customers who reviewed the product state that it took months before they saw results. Additionally, the company goes by the date the product was shipped and not received, so you truly get 20 days with it.
Aside from that small trial period, it may be an effective anti-aging system with more time.
Some customers who have used DermaWand for years have said the system no longer works because it’s possibly a newer, less effective version. Before dishing out $120, it may be a good idea to look into these claims.
We like the concept, and the product does seem to work for some people. Although the price is steep, the wand may last a while. Along with the mixed bag of reviews, we are concerned about the possible side effects of using DermaWand for anti-aging results. It doesn’t seem worth taking the chance.