I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for DermaWand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation
With every passing year, it seems that my search for products that I apply to my face gets a little more intense and I need those products to create just a little more magic. It’s because my fine lines don’t seem to be budging, and in fact, they are getting more noticeable.
I’m like Stevie Nicks singing “Landslide” every time I look in the mirror…I’m getting older, too. And while I’ve started to name my wrinkles after my children, I know they aren’t entirely to blame. Aging is just a fact of life. My skin is getting less vibrant, less firm, and some lines are starting to set in. I think there’s something to be said for aging gracefully and for enjoying each and every season of life. But if there’s a way to reduce the visible signs of aging on my face that don’t involve surgery or injecting my body with strange serums, then I’m definitely open to trying it out. Just sayin’…
DermaWand is one such method that many women (and men!) my age and older are using with success. I was sent one to try out and I’ve been using it for the past 3 weeks, almost every day. I wanted to share with you a bit about how the device and show you what, if any, differences I am noticing.
How DermaWand Works
DermaWand provides instant stimulation to the skin using the same technology as the big radio frequency machines used for treatments by doctors and medical specialists. The amplitude is lower in the case of DermaWand, which is what makes it perfect for in-home use everyday.
DermaWand releases thermal energy and enriched oxygen which results in younger-looking skin. In my experience, there are some results you can see instantly, and there are other results that take quite some time to develop. But the good news is that you get to have these treatments in your home, at a time and place that is very convenient for you. And of course, the price point is amazing because it costs far less than what you might pay for just one treatment at a medical professional’s office.
The creator of DermaWand is an aesthetician named Christina Boves (be sure to check out her unretouched photos on the website…she’s 58 and looks AMAZING!). She created the product because she understands the power of radio frequency treatments for reversing the visible signs of aging. By using her product daily for just a few minutes, customers can expect to see some quick lifts and also a gradual brightening of the entire face as the appearance of lines and wrinkles lessens.
On the whole, I have had a positive experience with this product. There is a bit of a learning curve at the beginning as you get familiar with the particular movements suggested for particular concerns. But once you get the hang of it, the amount of time you spend using the DermaWand does decrease. This is a good thing, because for the first few days, I was spending around 15 minutes using the product, and for me, that was just too much time spent on it. But I’ve got my routine down to about 5 minutes at this point, which is totally doable.
I prefer to use my DermaWand first thing in the morning. I’m awake before my kids, so I enjoy having the time to myself, and I also like getting to benefit from the more immediate effects of the DermaWand (such as the lifted appearance of my eyes) during the day. But I can also see doing this regimen at night for some people. Whatever works for you!
One struggle I have had since using the DermaWand is that I am actually experiencing a bit of acne. I think this may just be due to my skin getting more attention than it normally does, and all the lotions and creams that are being applied might be causing some blockages in my pores. But as someone with really dry skin, acne is a very strange occurrence and I have to say that I have had quite a few breakouts. I’m 3 weeks in and they are still occurring at this point, which is a bit disappointing. I’m hoping to see it fade away within another week or so. I should add that I’m only seeing 1-2 pimples on my face at any given point. I don’t want to give the impression that I have had massive breakouts. But 1-2 is quite a lot for me, so I did want to note it.
On the plus side, I have noticed that the lines on my forehead are starting to appear a bit more faded, if that makes sense. It does take a while, I think, for the wrinkles to look different, but give the system time and I do think you will start to see some changes! And I certainly notice that I look more alert and awake immediately after using my DermaWand every day, and that’s a feature I really like.
Before and After
Here are two photos of my face without any makeup (this is hard for a Southern woman to do, y’all). The first shot is before I started using the DermaWand, and the second shot is after 3 weeks of nearly daily use (yes, I missed a few days here and there). I don’t think there’s much of a difference, to be honest. But when I get close up in the mirror, I really can tell some improvements in the lines around my eyes and in the lines on my forehead. But I don’t think the difference is enough that anyone and everyone would notice it, know what I mean?
If you want a 2-minute version of how I’m using DermaWand, check out my quick video!
If you are curious about DermaWand and would like to give it a try, now’s a great time, as DermaWand has a special offer where one of the 3 payments is totally waived, which reduces the cost by 1/3! Definitely check it out because that’s a really nice savings and makes the total $89.95. The total cost using this offer breaks down as follows:
- The first payment will be for $9.95
- At 30 days the second payment will be $39.95
- The final payment at 60 days will be $39.95
I think the special offer makes this the perfect gift idea to give to yourself (please tell me that I’m not the only one who buys myself Christmas gifts! Ha!). If you are looking for a way to treat yourself and to treat your skin, DermaWand might be just the thing!