At Home Hair Removal and Microdermabrasion
If you’ve been researching do it yourself at home hair removal and microdermabrasion devices for say, more than five minutes, you know that there are way too many options available.
The popularity of at home hair removal and skin rejuvenation is responsible for unprecedented growth of new treatments, methods, devices and clinical services. And all of these new options all seem to promise exceptional results.
Why are these treatments so popular lately, how do they work, and are the at-home DIY versions as effective as having them performed by a professional in a spa, health & beauty clinic, or cosmetic clinics?
This article dives into hair removal and microdermabrasion, to provide the insights you need to answer these questions, and to determine what treatments, methods, and devices are right for you. Let’s get started…
A Little On At Home Do It Yourself Microdermabrasion
Let's be honest, with the holidays just around the corner, most of us could use a little skin pick me up. And a microdermabrasion facial is ideal to help do just that.
Gaining much needed popularity in the beauty world this year, the treatment has become a cult-favourite for achieving younger looking skin in a relatively short amount of time. And since the treatment is not very invasive, the results of a professional microdermabrasion session can now be achieved in the comfort of your own home.
If you’re debating whether microdermabrasion is right for you, here are some reasons to consider this facial treatment:
- You want to reduce and heal acne/acne scars
- You want to reduce age spots and brown spots (hyperpigmentation)
- You want to get rid of blackheads and reduce enlarged pores
- You want to reduce fine lines
- You want to reduce melasma
- You want to get rid of stretch marks
- You want to rescue sun damaged skin
- You want to correct uneven skin tone and texture
- You want to reduce wrinkles
Don't worry, it’s actually pretty simple.
The device will literally guide you through each step of the process depending on which blemish you’re looking to correct. The kit also comes equipped with four diamond tips for treating different parts of the face and body. Meaning a healthy, natural and radiant you can be achieved at home within a matter of minutes.
Each treatment works by gently exfoliating your skin, removing dead skin cells and stimulating the procedure of new cells. Balancing the effects of suction and exfoliation, leads to dramatic improvements in skin tone and elasticity.
There’s never been an at-home microdermabrasion device quite like this! The award winning Silk’n ReVit Prestige comes with 4 interchangeable tips (fine, regular, body, and massage) and adjustable power settings to that you can totally customize the microderm experience just for you. In addition, it also features a smart ‘auto mode’ that will help guide you through each step of your treatment to achieve optimum results.
With the ReVit Prestige, you’ll see improvements in skin texture and elasticity, and the vacuum stimulation will help boost circulation in your skin and produce a healthier-looking, glowing complexion. Age spots, shallow acne scars, and other skin tone irregularities will be minimized, and you’ll notice a reduction in fine lines, too. In just minutes, your skin will look and feel better and more youthful!
A Little On DIY At Home Laser Hair Removal
When you hear the words laser hair removal, what comes to mind?
Do you think of expensive trips to the salon? How about irritation or uncomfortable tingling?
While you may have a pretty good idea of what laser hair removal looks like in a clinic or salon, it’s a little harder to nail down exactly what it means at home - and why it's better.
So, let's jump right in, starting with at home IPL hair removal devices.
IPL, meaning “intense pulsed light,” is a type of hair removal light therapy that’s used for hair removal. Unlike laser epilators that focus on just one wavelength of light on your skin, IPL devices release lights in different wavelengths. Since the light is more scattered and less focused than true laser hair removal devices, its able to penetrate the second layer of your skin without harming the top layer. Meaning less damage and irritation during the session.
The treatment can also be used in the cases of:
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Varicose veins
- Broken blood vessels
As the pigmented cells in your skin absorb the heat from the pulsed light, unwanted pigments, freckles, dark spots and hair follicles begin to disappear. With the most innovative IPL colour-recognition technology, at-home devices can now treat more tones of skin and hair than ever before. That’s what makes devices like our new Silk’n Infinity an ideal choice for removing thick stubborn hair without having to deal with stubble, ingrown hairs, or skin redness and irritation.
And if smooth skin isn't convincing enough, think of all the money you’ll be saving by never visiting the salon or clinic again. Read another article we’ve written that covers a revolutionary approach to at home laser hair removal.
With the Infinity, our product designers took all the brilliant features of the IPL devices that made Silk’n famous and incorporated the added benefits of galvanic energy to produce even better results. As the Infinity glides across your skin, the electrode on the end of the device gently stimulates the skin with galvanic energy, helping the pores of the follicles to open up and allow the light pulses to more effectively penetrate deeper down in to the root of the hair (which also allows for more effective post treatment moisturizing).
The Infinity also features an ultra-long-life emitter bulb capable of generating 400,000+ light pulses, which is enough for a lifetime of hair removal treatments. With the Silk’n Infinity, you get an effective, comfortable hair removal method that produces permanently smooth, hair-free skin. Time after time, Silk’n Infinity users rave to us about the wonderful results they achieve with their devices, and we’re confident that you’ll feel exactly the same way.
If there was any doubt as to the efficacy of the Infinity and other Silk’n hair removal devices, be sure to read some of the clinical studies where we show you clear hard data that our devices really work as advertised.
A Little On The Nitty Gritty
How to get great results with microdermabrasion?
If your current skin care methods aren’t working out for you, then perhaps it’s time to consider adding a proven skin care treatment like microdermabrasion - a great way to step up your everyday beauty routine. If you’re interested in browsing our dermatologist approved microdermabrasion devices, you can do so here.
If you're looking to fit both IPL hair removal and microdermabrasion into your routine, this can absolutely be achieved by spacing the sessions out. For the best results with microdermabrasion, remember to avoid any treatments (including IPL hair removal) to the area you’ll be working on for 7-10 days before and after. This buffer is to ensure that your skin is fully recovered from the effects of the microdermabrasion process.
Other things to avoid are exfoliating creams (especially prescription tretinoin or other acne products) for at least three days before your microdermabrasion treatment. You should also try to minimize sun exposure before or immediately after the session, as your new skin will be particularly susceptible to the harmful rays of the sun. For your safety and protection, we recommend applying SPF 50+ sunscreen when outside. Winter is a great time to do these types of treatments, as we tend to spend less time outside, and the sun’s intensity is much lower during the winter months.
While it may be tempting to squeeze in a session before a tropical vacation, try to postpone treatments until your skin is healed and ready to take on the sun. It’s also recommended to postpone waxing before and after the treatment for at least 1 week, as well as using non-oily and non-soap-based cleansers before each session. This is particularly important if you have sensitive skin, as you may be more susceptible to irritation.
How to Get Great Results with IPL Hair Removal?
If you’re planning on treating your skin with an IPL hair removal device, allow a 7-10-day gap before and after the process to perform other treatments (like microdermabrasion). This is especially important to keep in mind if you undergo more intensive hair removal treatments, as there could be lingering effect of the microdermabrasion procedure left behind on the skin once the procedure has been completed.
With most cases, IPL hair removal is done monthly, meaning you can fit one microdermabrasion session in nicely in between. And although there is no evidence to suggest that microdermabrasion before hair removal should be avoided, improved experience is reported by customers who choose microdermabrasion on hair-free skin.
One last tip is to always exfoliate one or two days before the process. Doing this will help reduce dead skin buildup for smoother, healthier looking skin.
A Little On Silk’n
Now that you have a little more insight into at home skin treatments, you might want to browse our wide range of hair removal products and microdermabrasion devices. Each of our innovative Silk’n technologies have been clinically tested and recommended by renowned dermatologists and cosmetic physicians.
Our remarkable hair removal devices permanently remove stubborn unwanted hair, while our revolutionary microdermabrasion wands give you firm and younger looking skin within minutes.
With our 30 day money back guarantee, you can feel free to try out both of our microdermabrasion and IPL hair removal treatments. And remember, as long as a sufficient period of time is allocated between your treatments, you should be quite happy with the finished results!
To learn more about the effectiveness of Silk’n hair removal and microderm devices, be sure to have a look at our clinical studies section where we show results of actual research studies conducted by qualified, experienced physicians, following industry standards for performing clinical research studies.
If you have questions about building out a proper skin treatment plan, give us a call or complete our short contact form, and one of our knowledgeable Silk’n representatives will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.