Whether you’re into DIY-ing your beauty treatments or just someone who has barely enough time to make it to your dermatologist’s office, at-home beauty devices are godsends. Aside from saving you time and money in the long run, some of them actually make your skin care products much more effective. Another good thing about them? They make the perfect holiday gifts for any beauty buff on your list—whether it’s your hard-to-please mother-in-law or that girlfriend of yours who seems to have (almost) everything! But don’t just take it from us. Here, we speak with board-certified dermatologist Ashley Magovern about one of the beauty gadgets she absolutely swears by, the Tria Age-Defying Laser, a cutting-edge at-home laser technology that is now available in a system that also offers SkinCeuticals’ potent antioxidants—a perfect combo that packs a powerful punch against fine lines and wrinkles.
DermStore: How does Tria Age-Defying Laser work? What makes it special?
Dr. Magovern: It works by using light energy to heat the skin in a safe, controlled way. This stimulates collagen production, which leads to improvement of fine lines and wrinkles and firmer, brighter and more youthful-looking skin.
Who is the best candidate for Tria?
Anyone is a candidate. It’s particularly useful for someone who is just starting to be bothered by fine lines, wrinkling or increased laxity or changes in the texture of the skin. It’s a great preventative tool as well.
Based on your experience, how does it compare to in-office treatments?
Home devices have much less power, but it’s the same science. If you’re motivated and think you would use it regularly, give it a try. That’s the key—you have to really use it.
How does it compare to just using creams and serums alone?
It works by a different mechanism, so it allows you to utilize another modality to help improve the skin. Combination treatments are always better than using creams alone. That’s what I talk about with my patients in the office.
What other issues can it address aside from wrinkles?
It can improve and help maintain the firmness of the skin, and it may even help fade dark spots. There are other devices by Tria for acne and hair removal as well.
What skin care products will complement the Tria?
For best results, pair with potent antioxidants and sunscreen.
Any other advice or tips (in terms of usage, frequency, technique) on how to maximize its effects?
Consistency is key. Try it at least five days a week for at least 12 weeks.
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