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The Blog Professional Beauty: ‘A Dangerous Deal: At-Home Skin Devices’

A trend has emerged in the past couple of years, courtesy of the pandemic. As people were not able to access their usual salons and clinics for their usual beauty treatments and upkeep, they turned their hand to DIY’ing at home.

This meant purchasing so-called ‘professional’ devices from online, in a bid to stay on top of their skin and hair removal maintenance. However, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Several professionals have warned about the high risk factor associated with DIY dermal devices, including our very own Head Skin & Laser Therapist Nadia Radi, who was consulted by industry publication Professional Beauty for her intel on this dubious trend.

“Improper use of lasers may cause epidermal burning or injury to the skin’s surface, which will then need to be addressed by a professional anyway,” she points out. “Treating such mistakes can be time-consuming and costly.”

Nadia also highlights the fact that skin and laser treatments require technology and devices that should be used by a professional with the requisite knowledge and experience, to gain results that you would in a clinic setting.

“At-home devices are mild versions of in-salon devices,” says Professional Beauty, meaning at-home devices could never achieve the same results as a medical-grade laser or high-end skin technology.

“Home-use devices have the potential to cause more damage than they claim to repair, especially when it comes to devices like high-intensity lasers.” – Professional Beauty

 

Read the magazine feature below, or read the online article here.

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