From deep cleansing devices to hand-held photo-facial devices, you can find an at-home device to mimic any in-office procedure. Instead of going to a dermatologist’s office for any skin care issues, these devices are marketed to allow you to perform a microdermabrasion or treat your acne with Intense Pulse Light (IPL) at the comfort of your own home. But can these at-home devices really replace in-office procedures?
According to Dr. Graf, the answer is no. “These don’t compare to the actual office procedure” said Dr. Graf.
But there is a reason why at-home devices are so popular. Even though the results aren’t comparable to in-office procedures, they could still be a great addition to your skincare routine. “They can yield excellent results so it can either be a starter or used in between treatments,” explained Dr. Graf.
Below is a guide to some top-selling at-home skincare devices to help you choose one to compliment your skincare routine.