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Joel Schlessinger MD highlights his favorite at-home skin care devices in Dermatology Times

Joel Schlessinger MD highlights his favorite at-home skin care devices in Dermatology Times

Joel Schlessinger MD was featured in the March 2013 issue of Dermatology Times in an article titled “DIY Devices.” In the article, he discusses the growing popularity of personal skin care tools and highlights a few of his favorites.

Clarisonic offers some of Joel Schlessinger MD’s favorite skin care tools.

Clarisonic’s Mia2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System is at the top of Joel Schlessinger MD’s list. This micro-massage cleansing tool removes six times more impurities in 60 seconds than regular hand washing.

“It’s somewhat like an Oral-B toothbrush for your face. It doesn’t irritate – it removes the dirt via shaking rather than rubbing,” he says.

To minimize crow’s feet, Joel Schlessinger MD likes Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System. This tool uses pulsating technology to press products into the delicate skin around the eye area.

“I believe the Opal shows merit for delivering other cosmetics as well,” Joel Schlessinger MD says.

Joel Schlessinger MD also recommends TRIA Beauty light therapy devices.

TRIA Hair Removal Laser 4X has become a popular choice for patients seeking at-home laser hair removal. With weekly treatments, this laser hair removal device promises permanent hair reduction in just three months. This device provides an at-home option for patients who don’t want a lengthy series of in-office hair removal sessions, Joel Schlessinger MD says.

For acne-prone skin, Joel Schlessinger MD suggests TRIA’s Skin Perfecting Blue Light. The device uses blue light therapy to fight bacteria and other impurities that can lead to breakouts. So far, its clinical studies have yielded positive results, but he says there’s still room for improvement.

“I’m not sure that the blue light devices live up to their potential as much as I would like to at this time. But there’s a lot of work being done on them.”

Do you have a favorite at-home skin care tool? Share with us in the comments.