The signs of aging are something we all worry about as we get older. The fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet and bags under our eyes constantly remind us that we are aging.
In the past, the only way to receive anti-aging treatments was to go to a Surgeon or Dermatologist, which can be both expensive and painful. For example, a CO2 fractional laser treatment costs thousands of dollars and requires over a week of recovery time.
There are all kinds of at-home anti-aging devices that promise fast and affordable results, but how can you tell which ones will work? It can be frustrating when you don't see results after spending lots of money and time with a product.
Let's compare the best ways to get younger looking skin at home to help you find the right solution for your skin, and your wallet.
Red Light LED Therapy for Anti-Aging
Red Light Therapy is a form of treatment that uses light-emitting diode (LED) or Low Level Laser (LLL) therapy to stimulate cellular activity to reduce wrinkles. Many Red Light LED Therapy devices also claim to stimulate blood circulation and restore and heal damaged skin cells.
Fractional Red Light Therapy involves shining a red light on your skin at the approximate wavelength of 660 nm (out of Ultraviolet range). Benefits of this method include skin rejuvenation and acne treatment.
When compared to laser treatments, Red Light LED Therapy has been found to be a less effective anti-aging treatment as it uses a lower-energy and a less targeted beam of light. Potential side effects of this method include redness and inflammation of the skin. Those who choose to explore this treatment should expect at least 10 sessions in the first few months of treatment which last around 20 minutes each. Although at-home LED kits and machines exist, the results are less pronounced compared to in-office treatments.
Fractional Laser Therapy for Anti-Aging
Most at-home facial lasers are referred to as Fractional Lasers which cause pain, redness, and downtime. This type of laser works well for targeting scars, sun spots and fine lines.
Fractional lasers, such as the Tria Age-Defying Laser, treat multiple signs of aging on the face by stimulating collagen and elastin growth. However, the laser works by destroying columns of tissue, denaturing the skin cells so that they die, which gives your body the signal to start producing more collagen to make up for the dead cells and destroyed tissue.
Because of the destructive nature of fractional lasers, blood vessels often burst which causes redness in the skin, in addition to inflammation and swelling from the tissue damage. When a fractional laser hits a nerve, it causes severe pain, as the laser has highly irritated the nerve as it tries to destroy tissue.
Microdermabrasion for Anti-Aging
Microdermabrasion involves using a mildly abrasive tool to gently remove the top layer of the skin. It can exfoliate the skin, reduce signs of aging, fade dark spots and scars, and help the skin appear more even in tone and texture. Due to its removal of the top layer of skin, common side effects of microdermabrasion include mild tenderness, swelling, redness, and bruising.
Microdermabrasion is an effective form of exfoliation that leaves your skin looking brighter and healthier. However, unlike lasers, this treatment cannot penetrate the deeper, dermal layer of skin where signs of aging begin, and does not build collagen. It is not effective for wrinkle reduction, scars or stretch marks.
At home microdermabrasion kits and machines like those by PMD Beauty remove dead skin from the face for a brighter looking complexion. Due to the fact that our skin is constantly regenerating, treatments need to be repeated at least once a month. Although at-home devices cannot provide the same level of treatment as in office-treatments by professional dermatologists, they do offer slight exfoliation benefits.
Microneedling for Anti-Aging
Microneedling is a dermaroller procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin. The purpose of this anti-aging treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin. Microneedling requires several in-office treatments which cost hundreds of dollars per session.
There are a few side effects with microneedling. The procedure causes swelling, redness, and skin flaking, which can last for a few days. Skin will also be more sun-sensitive after the treatment, so sunscreen is strongly advised.
When compared to laser treatments, microneedling provides modest skin rejuventation as a result of the wound-healing process, but cause more bruising around the eyes than lasers do.
Non-Fractional Laser Therapy for Anti-Aging
The NIRA Skin Resurfacing Laser is the first and only non-fractional, at-home laser treatment that is FDA-Cleared and clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
The NIRA handheld laser device stimulates production of new cells using patented non-fractional laser technology which works by sending heat signals to the dermis layers of your skin. Our patented laser technology penetrates the lower levels of the skin, giving your body the signal to produce more collagen without damaging your existing skin. Unlike other skin resurfacing treatments, there is no tissue damage or irritated nerves with NIRA.
The NIRA Skin Resurfacing Laser is the only laser that builds natural collagen production below the pain threshold. Since skin sensitivity can range, NIRA also created five comfort levels so that users can adjust the heat intensity and feel warmth, not pain.
With NIRA’s at-home laser device, you can achieve the same great results as you would at a professional Dermatologist, but at the fraction of the price, and without any pain, redness, or downtime.
The NIRA Skin Resurfacing Laser is the best at home anti-aging device for wrinkle removal. The treatment is fast, safe, effective and affordable. Users of NIRA will begin to see results after 60 days, and great results after 90 days! The 2-minute treatment time was designed to fit NIRA seamlessly into your busy life.
It is clear from before and after photos that the NIRA laser is an anti-aging device that really works. Plus, try it risk-free with NIRA's 90 Day Money-Back Guarantee and FREE shipping for all US orders.