Is The DermaWand Really Worth It?

In the vast world of skincare, the number of tools and products available that promise to visibly improve the condition of your skin appears to be endless. One device, however, has been catching the attention of skincare enthusiasts everywhere since its invention. The DermaWand, created by Christina Boves, is a handheld tool that uses the power of radiofrequency to improve the look of skin. DermaWand's website claims that this is accomplished through the use of "a gentle and pain-free microcurrent" that brings blood, nutrients, and oxygen to the surface of the skin. The result is reportedly similar to that of radiofrequency treatments that you would typically receive at a dermatologist's office for a much higher price tag.

At just $200, the claims made by DermaWand's creator might seem a bit too good to be true. For the cost of a few manicures or one high-end haircut, the site claims that the tool will lead to tons of benefits such as brighter-looking eyes, a higher eyebrow arch, reduced puffiness, and a noticeable decrease in the appearance of laugh lines. The goal of using the DermaWand is simple – to look younger. And a more youthful appearance can supposedly be achieved in just three minutes a day. Since it entered the market, the DermaWand has been used by countless people who have been eager to share their opinion on their experience with the tool. So, is the DermaWand worth the hype?

A professional weighs in

An easy and inexpensive way to achieve a more youthful look is sure to spark some interest. According to The Derm Review, after 20 years old, our skin's collagen production slows gradually, which can cause premature aging that generally prompts people to seek out radiofrequency skin treatments. In the therapy, radiofrequency destroys existing collagen to encourage the skin to continue producing new collagen.

Dr. Kaitlyn Rose wrote an article about the DermaWand for The Derm Review and had a lot to say about it. She begins by clarifying that while the tool uses a similar method to traditional radiofrequency treatments administered by dermatologists, it operates at a much lower frequency that's considered safe for at-home usage. Rose cited Google Reviews as a barometer for the product's overall quality and effectiveness, noting that the average rating for the product hovered around 3.9. Many of the reviews claimed to see amazing results upon utilizing the DermaWand, while others thought it was poorly made and wouldn't last long. While it's not the priciest at-home skin treatment on the market, it might not be worth spending $200 to add this tool to your skincare routine.

Too good to be true?

Two professional reviewers at Choice, Leonie Sly and Lynda-Maree Morgan, decided to put the DermaWand to the test to determine if it lives up to its claims once and for all. Unfortunately, neither of the women felt that the DermaWand was worth its weight in moisturizer. While it was reported that the two testers noticed a new softness to their skin, it was not the miracle anti-aging tool that they had hoped for. Both also reported an unpleasant smell when using the product. Sly also reported some pain, saying, "I found it uncomfortable to raise the power level and only very gradually got to level 8 (the second-highest) in the sixth week of the trial."

Reviews on RealSelf are somewhat split, but they lean towards the positive side. One user claimed to see results immediately, while another claimed that she saw an increase in wrinkles after using the product. As with any skincare product, the DermaWand may work well for certain skin types and not so well for others. Before you drop a significant chunk of your paycheck on one, be sure to consult a dermatologist.