Article by Ceri Wheeldon
There are a host of salon based treatments promising to improve skin tone and reduce wrinkles and sagging and brighten our smiles – but can home based gadgets also help delay the impact of age and gravity?
Here are just a few that I will be trying over the coming weeks and months. At the moment my bathroom and dressing table are resembling something out of Star Trek! I will be sharing my thoughts in a series of video reviews, but thought I would share the options with you as I get started – of course I would love your comments if you have tried any for yourself.
A home use version of the CACI salon treatment, The CACI Microlift emits low frequency, micro current impulses, that work in harmony with the body’s bio-electrical field and the unique muscle gripping action of the CACI Microlift combined with the micro electrical impulses that trigger a stretch reflex response in the facial muscles to help restore muscle firmness. There are 3 programmes to use with this device.
During the Toning Program extremely low frequency impulses stimulate and re-educate the facial muscles to improve tone and elasticity .
The Release technique is used in specific areas to relax tension in facial muscles that have become contracted and taut.
The Wrinkles Program uses high frequency impulses to specifically target the skin tissue and to assist the penetration of the Electro Buds active ingredients helping to soften and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
I had a series of salon treatments a few years ago and was impressed with the results so I am looking forward to seeing the results of this one.
Cost £350 and is available from Boots.com
Lightstim for Wrinkles
LightStim uses LED light therapy to deliver light energy in a similar way plants absorb light energy from the sun. LightStim emits UV-free, beneficial light rays that energize cells and stimulate the body’s natural process to build new proteins and regenerate cells. It claims to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. reduce the appearance of pore size, smooth texture, increase elasticity and recapture your radiant glow.
The Tria Laser claims to visibly restore the natural luminosity of your entire face, reduce discolouration, improve skin texture and smooth hard-to-treat wrinkles in the comfort of your own home. Penetrating beams of light continuously rebuild collagen beneath the skin’s surface for a more youthful, radiant and refreshed look in as little as 2 weeks. Reviewers have said that is excellent for reducing pigmentation. I am really looking forward to trying and sharing the results over the next few weeks. This is the most expensive of the gadgets I’m reviewing. Cost £450. available from Tria Beauty
Silk’n Reju uses fractional red light therapy and deep thermal heating to stimulate collagen production. It claims to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, brighten skin and reduce pore size. It had had positive reviews in the press so I am looking forward to seeing the results for myself. Cost £159 and is available from Amazon
Luster Pro Light Teeth Whitening System.
A home tooth whitening system developed by dentists. Each treatment has 3 steps and involves positioning a whitening light in front of your teeth. Whiter teeth can create a more youthful smile so I am looking forward to seeing just how effectively this system works! Cost £49.99 available from Boots.com