Skincare Devices: The Latest in Skincare Technology

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Skincare Devices: The Latest in Skincare Technology
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While invasive, in-office treatments used to be the only way to really achieve dramatic results in skin health and appearance, this is all changing, and it’s all thanks to technology.

Whether you are looking to fade wrinkles and dark spots, tighten loose skin or prevent acne breakouts, there is now a wide range of skin care devices that can help you to do all of this, and more.

Each year, these devices become more and more advanced, giving you professional quality results from the comfort of your own home.

Here are some of the newest and most exciting skin care devices that have been making their way into headlines lately:

LED Light Therapy Devices

LED light therapy is completely non-invasive, instead making use of different wavelengths, or colors, of light to treat the skin.

Think this sounds too good to be true?

It really does work…

The technology was initially developed to speed up the healing of wounds and scars post-surgery, but it wasn’t long before it was noticed that these same lights also brought about skin rejuvenating effects.

Infographic on LED light therapy penetrating the skin layers

How does it do this?

When the LED lights penetrate into your skin, your skin receives this light energy and converts it into adenosine triphosphate, also known as ATP. This is the fuel that feeds your skin cells, enabling them to function in the best way possible.

In addition to rejuvenating the skin’s surface, LED light therapy can also trigger the fibroblast cells in the skin’s dermis layer to produce more collagen. This is one of the proteins that gives your skin its structure and firmness, which is why LED light therapy is so effective at minimizing the visible signs of aging

Unlike many other skin care devices, LED light therapy devices can be used by all skin types and conditions, as it is totally safe for use on every part of the face, even around the eyes.

Thanks to the fact that this technology has been around for a while now, there are plenty of LED light therapy devices available on the market to choose from. These are usually designed to be used on each treatment area of the skin for five minutes at a time, three times a week, although this varies depending on the actual device that you choose.

Can’t decide on the best device for you?

Make sure that you pick one that emits a color that is suited to your skin. For example, red lights help with aging, sun damage and inflammation, while blue lights kill acne-causing bacteria and prevent future breakouts. 

Electrical Eye Massagers

Electrical facial massagers are nothing new, but the high-tech eye massagers that have been hitting the market lately are definitely quite exciting…

Wondering why you can’t just use a facial massager around your eyes?

Because the skin around your eyes is up to ten times thinner than the skin on the rest of your face, meaning that devices designed for the face will be far too harsh for use around the eyes.

Your eye area is also much more susceptible to wrinkles, making an eye massager especially useful.

Why is the eye area so vulnerable?

Well, in addition to being thinner, the skin around your eyes is pretty much constantly in motion, which leads to a faster development of expression lines, which then turn into deeper wrinkles.

So, how do these eye massagers actually work?

They make use of micro-current technology.

No idea what that is?

It uses low-level electrical currents to send electrical waves down into your skin, all the way to the muscles that lie deep within. This means that the device can trigger changes deep down in your skin, with one of its most noticeable effects being the way in which it can trigger your body to naturally produce more collagen and elastin.

Of course, that does take a few weeks before a visible effect is seen, but immediate results still include a plumper and more youthful complexion. This is all thanks to the way in which an eye massager smooths out the eye area and promotes lymphatic drainage, which therefore reduces puffiness and dark circles.

Wondering whether you can just massage your eye area with your fingers instead?

Yes you can, but an eye massager brings about added benefits…

Many of the devices out there feature both a finger-tapping mode as well as a pulsating mode, and both of these work together to stimulate the skin, boost blood flow, and minimize the visibility of fine lines.

Want even better results?

Use an eye massager after you have applied an eye serum or cream, preferably one that contains skin-soothing ingredients, such as green tea, aloe vera or chamomile. These all have anti-inflammatory properties that will boost the effects of your eye massager.

Microneedling Devices

Microneedling is also referred to as skin needling, and is becoming an increasingly popular way to plump up the skin, leaving it with a brighter and more youthful appearance.

What exactly does microneedling consist of?

It makes use of tiny short needles, inserting these into the skin to create a series of miniscule punctures.

Why would you want to do this?

The micro-injuries that these needles create stimulate the skin to produce more collagen, which results in a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, as well as plumper skin. Although it does take some time for this increase in collagen production to become visibly apparent, there are immediate effects to microneedling, mostly in terms of a plumper and more vibrant complexion. 

Illustration of collagen induction therapy on skin

Another benefit to creating these micro-injuries is that any skin care product you apply afterwards will be able to penetrate into your skin so much easier, giving them the opportunity to really work to their full potential.  

Since microneedling requires multiple sessions in order to be effective, an at-home microneedling device enables you to do this at your leisure, saving you so much time and money.

Wondering if these devices work in the same way as professional microneedling treatments?

They’re pretty similar!

However, in order to make sure that you don’t end up causing more harm than good to your skin, you need to pay attention to the size of the needles in the device that you buy.

Make sure that you don’t use needles larger than 0.3mm, as these would just damage your skin. Smaller needles, such as 0.1mm or 0.2mm, are great for increasing product absorption, while a slightly larger size, such as 0.25mm or 0.3mm will help to target wrinkles, dark spots and more. 

How are these at-home microneedling devices used?

They are basically rolled over the skin, as this allows their needles to create their punctures. You definitely do need to follow the instructions that come with your device though, as these will tell you how long to roll the device over your skin for each time. Usually, it is less than two minutes, and anything more could cause damage.

UV and Pollution Scanners

Your skin faces so much damage from the environment, with two of the biggest culprits being UV rays from the sun and pollution.

What do both of these do to your skin?

Well, they both trigger the formation of free radicals, which are basically molecules that are missing an electron. In order to replace this missing electron, the free radicals attack nearby cells, stealing their electrons while causing deep damage, and then turning those cells into free radicals too. 

As you can see, this vicious cycle can be difficult to stop.

While antioxidants are always useful when it comes to neutralizing free radicals, due to the way in which they contain extra electrons that they donate to free radicals, preventing this damage from occurring in the first place is always the best way to go.

Of course, knowing exactly how much sun and pollution your skin has come into contact with on a daily basis is near impossible, which is why UV and pollution skin scanners were created. 

These scanners are tiny stickers that are designed to be placed onto a fingernail, and almost look like nail art. These strong adhesives will remain on your nail for up to two weeks, even while you are showering and swimming. Some versions will even last for a few months, making those stickers especially environmentally-friendly.

What about nail polish?

So long as your nail polish is dry, these stickers will adhere to the surface of your polish.

What do these stickers actually do?

They track the following:

The stickers then relay all of this information to a smartphone app, making it easy for you to see how much exposure your skin has had to the above.

Microdermabrasion Devices

Microdermabrasion is basically a form of physical exfoliation, making use of microcrystals to buff away the skin’s outermost layer.

How does microdermabrasion differ from the other forms of physical exfoliation?

It’s pretty much a more intense form of physical exfoliation, making it well-suited to those who have especially dry, rough or thick skin. 

Not only does microdermabrasion clear away this top layer of skin cells, but it also stimulates your skin into producing more skin cells at a faster rate, which is why results are often seen faster with microdermabrasion.

This also means that microdermabrasion is an effective tool when it comes to treating hyperpigmentation, as well as scarring and acne.

When it comes to the various microdermabrasion devices out there, you have two main options:

  • Crystal devices – these blast crystals across the surface of the skin to slough off dead skin cells, before sucking the crystals back through a different tube and into a disposal container
  • Diamond devicesthese make use of a synthetic diamond tip to slough off the dead skin cells, after which they are then sucked through a tube. These usually come in varying grades of roughness, and the one you choose should depend on your skin type, as well as the skin issues you are trying to treat

Which one is better?

They both have their pros and cons, but the diamond devices tend to be more widely appealing for the following reasons:

  • The crystals used in crystal devices can sometimes lead to irritation, and are also messier
  • The diamond devices are more comfortable, and are better suited for sensitive skin
  • The diamond devices give you more options when it comes to how abrasive you want your treatment to be
  • The diamond devices enable you to limit your treatment to specific areas of your skin

If you do decide to go for a diamond device, make sure that you choose one that makes use of a high quality diamond tip. These tips need to be replaced every once in a while, but the higher quality ones have the potential to last for several years.

One more thing to keep in mind when choosing a microdermabrasion device…

Make sure that you pay attention to the power of the suction tube. While the crystals or diamond tip are great for sloughing off dead skin cells, the suction tube is essential for immediately removing these from your skin. If you have a device with weak suction, this means that the dead skin cells that have been dislodged from your skin will end up sinking into your pores, leading to blockages, inflammation and breakouts.

Is there anyone who shouldn’t use a microdermabrasion device?

If you suffer from eczema, cystic acne or rosacea, or if you have any open wounds on your skin, you are best off speaking to your doctor before giving microdermabrasion a try.

Why?

Because, as mentioned above, microdermabrasion is an intense form of exfoliation, and if you suffer from one of those skin conditions, the treatment can often exacerbate your symptoms and make your skin worse.

While many of these skin care devices may seem like miracle workers, don’t forget that they are not designed to be used as stand-alone treatments. Instead, you should be incorporating them into a wider skin care routine, as this will bring about the very best results.

164 thoughts on “Skincare Devices: The Latest in Skincare Technology”

  1. cleo says:

    Great advice

  2. Kimbre Music says:

    I would really be interested in trying the crystal device for microdermabrasion. I use micro-exfoliant by itself, but it sounds like using a device might be more beneficial and efficient.

  3. Leslie Ross says:

    I need all the help I can get I have abused my skin for years sun acne and stress and now it has caught up with me please HELP!!!!!

  4. Jean Potter says:

    Thanks so much for this information

  5. This is definitely the way to future skin care!!

  6. Vicki says:

    Looks Interesting

  7. Liz Kilcher says:

    great info thanks much!!!

  8. Peter Watson says:

    I am reminded that the skin is the largest organ we have.

  9. don says:

    INteresting

  10. Anne C says:

    I love my microdermabrasion device. I use it once a week.

  11. Melinda R Wexler says:

    great stuff as always

  12. Michael says:

    These Invasive Techniques drastically Improved The Skin Health and Beauty Industry !

  13. I’m in love with your skincare line and can’t wait to try “The Termica Engergizing Mask”

  14. Allie f says:

    This is an interesting treatment–thanks for sharing!

  15. Donna Height says:

    I find now that I am in full menopause my skin has become oily I used to have normal. I love this article pretty interesting.

  16. kitty morgan says:

    I love the sound of this product! I’ve been through a bunch lately with hurricane Florence that I really could use an energizing face pick me up!

  17. Gabrielle says:

    I’d really like to try the LED light and the eye treatment. I’m going to start seriously researching those. Thanks for all this information.

  18. Lisa Kerr says:

    I would love to try the needling! Just bought a light therapy device so can’t wait to see the results!

  19. Liz says:

    Thanks to all who created these wonderful products.

  20. scott says:

    Thanks for the great post on skin care devices. It would be great to try microdermabrasion for skin care routine.

  21. Monica Laban says:

    These new skin devices are amazing! I would love to try Led light therapy and micro needling.

  22. Stacey Peters Speer says:

    This sounds amazing! Would love to try it!!

  23. Erin N says:

    Technology is great for beauty! Love this 🙂

  24. Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. Helena says:

    Great post with lovely tips!

  26. Helena says:

    Great post with lovely tips!
    nice post!

  27. Jennifer P says:

    I would love to have the sagging that is occurring reversed and the more natural of a way the better.

  28. Kristie Devoid says:

    I would love an electrical eye massager!!

  29. Tracey L says:

    Great information! There are so many different procedures to choose from, but they all make me a little nervous!

  30. shirley oflynn says:

    A very informative article. Thank you for sharing.

  31. I’ve tried microdermabrasion and it’s amazing!

  32. Kathy Pierce says:

    I would love to win and have a chance to try Orogold!

  33. Tina Gonzalez says:

    Would love to try orogold. I have never used any type of great moisturizers on my face.

  34. Kristy L says:

    Exciting stuff! I need some of these devices in my life.

  35. Katrina Dehart says:

    Thank you for the information! I learned alot

  36. Irina says:

    Would be great for my skin

  37. Bonnie Wemyss says:

    Very informative article!

  38. Robert Hogan says:

    Be nice to surprise the wife with this if I win

  39. Jillian Shields says:

    This product looks very luxurious. I never get to pamper myself to this degree. Can’t wait to try it.

  40. Sandy Bonesteel says:

    I really want to try red light therapy. My facial skin is too sensitive for microdermabrasion devices.

  41. Barbara Lima says:

    I want my wrinkles to fade away!!!!

  42. Jeanne says:

    Thank you. This is very informative

  43. Tyronda Hayes says:

    Good read!!

  44. jana moseley says:

    Light therapy sounds interesting!! I need some freshening up!

  45. S, Stewart says:

    I had heard of LED light therapy before, but I never was able to understand how it worked till now. Thanks!

  46. Diane K. says:

    With all the damage done to our skin regularly, from the environment and sun, pollutants, etc, it’s nice to have a plethora of choices of hand held take home machines we can use at home that will correct much of the damage we’ve done to our skin and with regular use, can keep our skin looking flawless & fresh. That doesn’t mean we should abuse our skin but just know we can maintain a fresher appearance and healthier skin without spending a fortune, which makes these devices more accessible to the average person.

    Additionally with fabulous products like those made by orogold, the combination of the 2 just makes our skin looking the best it possibly can

    Diane K.

  47. Candice Silano says:

    Look forward to trying this.

  48. Nancy says:

    who knew?

  49. shannon fowler says:

    This was really interesting. I didn’t know about a lot of these procedures. It definitely makes me think more about my skincare.

  50. Chava Zewicky says:

    I would like to try micro needling I have never heard about it before. Very cool.

  51. Casey B says:

    I’d love to do this

  52. belinda bell says:

    I need all of these.

  53. Cindy says:

    Wow, dermabrasion sounds super beneficial for the skin! I learned so much, and I want to try it now.

  54. Lori Lehner says:

    I would love to win this awesome prize!

  55. Jamie Johnson says:

    I actually got a consultation on microneedling for a HUGE scar I have in the middle of my forehead like a bullseye. I was told they could do 6 sessions, and that it would greatly reduce my scar. I think it’s amazing how far we have come with skincare. I think it’s such a blessing to have all these wonderful procedures you can have done and not much down time, if any! The light therapy ones are also incredible! I’d love to see what these wonderful inventions could do for my skin!

  56. Lanie says:

    I would love to try LED therapy. I have heard great things about. Thank you for this great article.

  57. Kyaw Sein says:

    Would like to win it.

  58. I love your articles I learn so much

  59. donna porter says:

    I am 53 and always in search for anti aging products and/or devices that help my skin.

  60. Linda F. says:

    Looking forward on trying this great product.

  61. Alicia Brown says:

    Interesting and fascinating! I am waiting for technology to help with Melasma!

  62. charlotte west says:

    Gee, the stuff they always come up with to make you look better and younger, amazing!

  63. M Hankins says:

    Love the Instant results of Orogold products- amazing results! Thanks Orogold!

  64. Rebecca S. says:

    Interesting technologies! Not sure I’d want to try all of those though.

  65. Katrina says:

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  66. Christine rith says:

    Love orogold products! They are amazing and you get great results!!

  67. Rhonda Stefani says:

    I would give just about anything to have the budget necessary to have these services done on my skin. Short of that option, I’m researching & using the best products I can on my face for the best results possible. Thanks for the info!

  68. Landsie Rodriguez says:

    Like this product

  69. Susan Tice says:

    I love this

  70. Gaye McGill says:

    I love to visit the spa but can’t afford it too often so I’d love to have some of these devices at home, especially a LED light therapy device.

  71. cheryl wong says:

    this was such as interesting article

  72. kesha says:

    Thank you for all of the information on the devices and treatments. I would love to have the LED light therapy done.

  73. Chelle says:

    Many affordable option to keep our skin looking healthy.

  74. corey says:

    works like a charm!

  75. IRA MCGHIN JR says:

    Looks good.

  76. lisa reid says:

    Would love to try this! Love how great it works!

  77. Joyce McDaniel says:

    Would love to be able to afford having these treatments done.

  78. Kathy Lewis says:

    I Love All the new wonders of Science! This would be so perfect to Win.

  79. Margaret GALLAGHER says:

    Ooo WOW so many advances – beautiful skin always

  80. Beryl Morago says:

    Thank you for the informative article.

  81. Diana Saxon says:

    Would really like to sample some of your products.

  82. Rebeca Laveaga says:

    LED treatments showed amazing results in a few months. Incredible! I’m available if they would like to show some before and after trials.

  83. Brenda Disimone says:

    Thanks for the informative article !

  84. medic7845 says:

    This looks incredible.

  85. Jennifer H. says:

    Thanks for the info on the LED light therapy.

  86. Anne S says:

    I’ve tried some of the other wonderful devices but not led light therapy. That sounds great and I can’t wait to try ti. Thanks for all the information.

  87. chung says:

    Amazing new skin care devices! Thanks for the informative post!

  88. Theresa Moore says:

    I need treatment as I have significant sun damage on my face. When I was a kid we didn’t know the long term consequences. 🙁

  89. William D says:

    Such a great beauty device

  90. Debra Branigan says:

    Interesting article.

  91. Kely Boudreaux says:

    These products are fantastic!

  92. gloria patterson says:

    These products all sound great and they would make my skin happy

  93. Candace Bond says:

    I wish I could afford to try these.

  94. Loved it like opportunity to advertise and use, all woman deserve it.

  95. Rosanne says:

    It is worth a try before botox and fillers to keep ski at its best

  96. Linda Peavy says:

    Great info. I learned so much!

  97. Rebecca Foughty says:

    Wow that sounds awesome! I would like to try that out on my skin.

  98. Abigail Gibson says:

    Thanks for sharing this amazing product!

  99. GINA STEVENS says:

    I want to try the LED Light Therapy!

  100. Susan A says:

    Very interesting technologies! I would like to try the LED but I shy away from the needle!

  101. Richard Hicks says:

    I would love to give some of these devices a try

  102. Cheryl Steinmann says:

    I wasn’t sure how microcrystals worked before. Thank You for the info!

  103. Pamela says:

    I would love to try this way of microdermabrasion. It sounds amazing. I’ve tried other things and my face is left red and dry.

  104. All sound like great products.

  105. John H. says:

    I have not heard of this.

  106. Josephine Berlin says:

    This looks like an awesome product that I would like to try.

  107. duffmr@hotmail.com says:

    nice

  108. Carrie Lancon says:

    These are all very interesting. I wonder what would be best for me.

  109. Michael Woods says:

    A product I am excited to try

  110. Ivelisse Woods says:

    Very useful information. Thanks

  111. Christina Gould says:

    It’s amazing how far skin care has come since I was young. There are so many more options now. Thanks for posting!

  112. Theresa says:

    Loved the info–saved it to look at later to decide what might be good for me.

  113. melissa mc says:

    thank you for clarifying many of these skincare techniques as i’ve heard of them but didn’t know much about them 🙂

  114. Rhonda F says:

    I have seen a few of these new devices on TV shows more recently. At this time, I’m probably most interested in the light therapy.

  115. darla says:

    great advice!

  116. ilaa0523@gmail.com says:

    Sounds amazing. At 61 I would love to try this out. Hope I win.

  117. Jillian Burton says:

    Would love to try

  118. Kara Washington says:

    Very interesting information about skin care and the new technology used for it

  119. gloria konelsky says:

    Good info and advice.

  120. Jessi Earnest says:

    Great aftricle!

  121. courtney b says:

    i have heard only fabulous things about your company and this product. I would love to try it out one day !

    thanks! xoxoxo

  122. Althea Rodriguez says:

    The latest in skin care technology is quite interesting. I would like to try this product in the future.

  123. Melanie Jane Pittman says:

    I wonder how some of the techniques would work to smooth acne scars?

  124. Jane says:

    I would like to find out how these techniques work to smooth acne scars.

  125. Irena says:

    I would love to try this!

  126. Rox says:

    Microneedling definitely interests me.

  127. Anne D. says:

    My skin so needs this mask

  128. Brian L Gregory says:

    Very informative article

  129. Rajee Pandi says:

    I want to try it

  130. Aranda Lewis says:

    Very helpful information.

  131. wen says:

    Thanks for the informative article. These new skin care devices are amazing.

  132. Young M. says:

    It’s pretty amazing the kind of skincare technology there is now!

  133. nicole margrif says:

    I love my micro needling and have done it 3 times, it does work but cost on sale $500 for 3 treatments

  134. Hester Mayo says:

    Always a willing participant to try a new health & beauty product!

  135. deckitland@gmail.com says:

    my wife would love this

  136. Desiree Hernandez says:

    I’m so curious!

  137. Marci says:

    Lots of great information. I would love to try this

  138. Kelly VanAuken says:

    Great info. Good luck everyone.

  139. Minnie says:

    The entire article/post is very informative and educational on the latest skincare products & technology for skincare. I enjoyed learning what we have available to us for the best skincare possible. OROGOLD is an amazing product brand to benefit from. I would love to try micro needling and LED Light Therapy. Our options are many and technologies are always improving.

  140. Mary Songer says:

    Great information. For those of us always on the look out for the newest devices to improve our skin, posts like this are helpful so we don’t waste our money on things that not only won’t help, but could actually be harmful for our problems.

  141. moira davies says:

    Wonderful product(s). Exceptional results. Thank you.

  142. Kathy Gunnarson-Lackey says:

    I just bought the Lumior 5 days and I love it. Great article. I would absolutely love to win any products from Orogold. I love everything I have tried so far. Amazing results!

  143. Kim Tanti says:

    This sounds like a wonderful product. My face could sure use all the help it can get since Menopause and beating cancer.

  144. kathy m says:

    Thanks for the great post on skin care devices. It would be great to try microdermabrasion for my aging skin! Some great options for post menopausal skin that I need to learn more about.

  145. Audrey says:

    This looks awesome!

  146. kathy pease says:

    At 53 I love trying new skin care products. These sound great!

  147. Nickeisha says:

    Interesting; I learnt something new

  148. Elizabeth Boston says:

    I would love to try!

  149. Buddy Garrett says:

    These devices sound great.

  150. Aubrey Scott Daniels says:

    If love to try LED light!

  151. Wang says:

    The post is very informative. I would love to try the advance skincare technology on my aging skin.

  152. Anita Stephens says:

    This looks very interesting. Thanks for the opportunity to enter. Good luck everyone..

  153. Tay says:

    Thanks for the informative article. Great products! Amazing results.

  154. Brittany says:

    Amazing products!!

  155. Jean Hansen says:

    I am very interested in this product!

  156. Cassandra D says:

    I like the way this looks. I would like to try this.

  157. Lily Kwan says:

    These skincare devices sound very useful. Thanks for sharing!

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