The Derma Wand is a skin rejuvenating device designed for at-home use that uses a high frequency microcurrent to stimulate skin. According to the manufacturer, the Derma Wand reduces pore size, lifts eyebrows, diminishes under eye puffiness, diminishes laugh lines, and softens lines and wrinkles. In addition to the face, the Derma Wand can be used on the neck, upper arms and thighs.
Start on a Low Setting
For the first few sessions, use the Derma Wand on its lowest setting once or twice daily. You can move up to the next level when your skin no longer feels the intensity of the stimuli. Your comfort setting will depend on individual skin sensitivity. Continue to increase the setting until you reach your own comfort level.
After several weeks of use, your skin may no longer require daily treatments, and you can reduce your Derma Wand treatments to three or four times a week. If you see your results lessening with fewer treatments, increase your use again or resume daily treatments.
The Derma Wand's enriched oxygen acts as an anti-bacterial agent, which can be used to treat blemishes and cold sores. Cleanse the skin then lightly move the Derma Wand over the face for up to two minutes. Dab the wand on the blemish then work in circles around it. Repeat three or four times daily until the blemish or cold sore is no longer visible.
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Use the Derma Wand at its lowest setting to avoid irritating the delicate eye area. Beginning outside the eye, slowly sweep the Derma Wand underneath the eye to the nose, keeping the bulb on the bone area. Gently continue over the eyelid and return to the outside of the eye. Repeat five or six times on each eye.
The manufacturer cautions against the use of the Derma Wand with high concentrations of Alpha-Hydroxy Acids or other exfoliating agents, which could result in excessive peeling. Consumers should also avoid using the Derma Wand on areas affected by broken capillaries or rosacea. The Derma Wand should not be used in conjunction with electrical medical devices, such as pacemakers. Due to hormonal changes in the skin that can occur during pregnancy, pregnant women should not use the Derma Wand.
Giselle Berge has written professionally since 2003 and for Demand Studios since 2009, with numerous articles published on eHow. She specializes in travel, living and investing abroad and natural health and beauty. She received a Certifcat de Langue Française from Paris-Sorbonne IV in 2005, and also studied in Italy at the Universita' per Stranieri di Perugia.