At-Home Beauty Treatments That Are Just as Good as a Face Lift
Going under the knife is so last year (or last decade, depending on who you ask). Right now, it’s all about what you can do to save face in a far less invasive — and less hazardous — manner that is just as effective, if not more so, than a face lift. If you’re looking for something akin to an anti-aging fountain of youth, or if you want to smooth out some fine lines and wrinkles that have shown up over the years, try these methods. Take your pick of this list to get set for a more youthful look — and leave the knife for chopping vegetables.
1. NuFACE Trinity
The NuFACE Trinity ($325) is the self-proclaimed five-minute facial lift. Say no more, right?! And it seems to somewhat live up to that reputation. The FDA-cleared facial toning system administers soft wave micro-current technology through two globe-shaped nobs that promise to deliver improved facial contour, better skin tone, and wrinkle reduction for a younger looking appearance. In fact, the creator of the product, Carol Cole, has more than 30 years of experience as an esthetician specializing in micro-current facials.
Need more convincing? The ENGAGE Clinical Study found 85% of NuFACE users experienced improved facial contour while 80% reported their skin felt smoother. Plus, The Dermatology Review says NuFace Trinity is very useful in preparing the skin for deeper skin care product penetration, effectively making anti-aging skin care products more powerful. (NuFACE also has a skin care range, including such items as collagen boosters and infusion serums.)
2. ZIIP Beauty
A relative newcomer on the at-home anti-aging scene, ZIIP Beauty ($495) was launched in 2016 by renowned esthetician Melanie Simon. Somewhat like NuFACE, this innovative, handheld anti-aging device (which looks something like a gold-accented computer mouse) also uses micro-doses of electrical nano-currents to stimulate cell regeneration and collagen production.
Said to be more technically advanced than any other at-home device on the market, ZIIP Beauty was created by a team of electrical engineers, scientists, doctors, researchers, and of course, Simon herself. It also syncs to an iPhone, so you can customize the level of intensity and send curated combinations of electrical facials to the ZIIP device. When used in conjunction with the ZIIP Beauty Conductive Gel Treatment, the promised result is a “lit from within” look that includes the benefits of “reversed signs of aging, decreased on-set acne, youthful eyes, and radiant skin texture.”
3. GloPRO MicroStimulation Facial Tool & HydraGLO Serum
You may have heard of the so-called vampire facial also known as micro-needling, which is a treatment that delivers tiny needle pricks to stimulate the skin’s natural healing processes and collagen production. Well, the GloPRO MicroStimulation Facial Tool & HydraGLO Serum ($199) promises to deliver a bit of that vamp effect in the comfort of your own home. The patented technology features MicroTips that pass over the skin, triggering the rejuvenation process and promising visibly firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin. You’ll apply the HydraGLO Serum immediately following the use of the GloPRO when the micro-channels in the skin are active and ready to receive key anti-aging ingredients.
Now for the most exciting news. A consumer study reported that 97% of users saw an improvement in skin’s firmness and felt that their skin looked younger after 30 days. And, 90% would consider GloPRO as an alternative to cosmetic fillers.
4. Touch+Glow Acupressure Facelift Kit
Developed by “acupuncturist to the stars” Shellie Goldstein, the Touch+Glow Acupressure Facelift Kit (from $98) brings the innovation behind her AcuFacial Facelift Cosmetic Acupuncture techniques (considered a valid alternative to Botox, dermal fillers, and cosmetic surgery) to a relaxing at-home regimen. Using a wand-like device to stimulate acupressure points, the treatment is composed of points to ease tension, smooth wrinkles, tone sagging skin, improve texture, and provide stress relief, all with long-term cosmetic benefits. You could say the Touch+Glow is the best of both worlds, as it fuses modern scientific research with Eastern medicine to fight exterior and interior signs of aging.
According to a Touch+Glow study, results including toned, brightened, and invigorated skin along with a vibrant, glowing complexion and a decrease in the appearance of fine lines all occurred within 20 days of recommended use.
5. Advanced Dermatology
If you’re seeking an anti-aging, face-restoring skin care treatment that isn’t quite so device-centric, then Advanced Dermatology’s award-winning, multi-action skin care line ($59.95) may be for you. It includes six products: Daily Renew Cleanser, Super Youth Serum, Anti-Wrinkle Firming Night Treatment, Deep Cellular Regeneration Cream, Complete Age Defense Day Cream and Youthful Boost Eye Cream. Each product targets a specific skin-damage issue, and when used together, they supposedly deliver unmatched results.
The regimen was actually developed as a treatment used by physicians on patients afraid of cosmetic injections and lasers. From the reduction of multiple signs of aging to boosting the skin’s natural collagen production for youthful firmness as well as diminishing dark spots, redness, uneven skin tone, dark circles, and under-eye bags, it’s all addressed with the Advanced Dermatology product line. The Dermatology Review also gave Advanced Dermatology its No. 1 recommendation.