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What's New in Skincare Technology?

The world of skincare is ever-evolving, with new technologies emerging rapidly to offer more effective, personalized, and convenient solutions for skin health and beauty. While...

What's New in Skincare Technology?

The world of skincare is ever-evolving, with new technologies emerging rapidly to offer more effective, personalized, and convenient solutions for skin health and beauty.

While your grandmother may have slathered on the same cold cream night after night for decades, you now have access to an unprecedented variety of skincare treatments and technology to suit your unique needs. Thanks to advances in the understanding of skin anatomy and active ingredients, skincare formulas have become more effective, and we have a plethora of tools and technology that can treat beyond the skin’s surface - from lasers to light therapy, microcurrent, and more.

In this blog, we'll explore some of the most innovative advancements in skincare technology that have been making waves recently to help you find the best solutions and treatments for you.

What’s New in Skincare Technology?

It’s time to move beyond the washcloth and into the world of skincare tech - with a wide array of tools and devices, skincare technology can do wonders for your skin, from tightening sagging skin, smoothing wrinkles, easing acne and more. Here are some of the hottest trending devices in skincare technology.

Microcurrent Technology

One of the most popular skincare trends is microcurrent technology. This treatment has actually been used for decades in the medical industry to promote wound healing and relieve pain. In skincare, it has been lauded as an anti-aging tool that addresses a wide variety of common skin concerns: from fine lines to lifting jowls and more.

Microcurrent involves using a specialized device to emit a small, controlled electric current. This current passes into the skin, helping to rejuvenate the appearance and feel of the skin. Microcurrent can tighten and tone the skin and underlying facial muscles, which helps turn back the clock on skin aging and provide a lifted, sculpted appearance to the face.

While this treatment might sound intense, it’s a simple and painless therapy that takes just a few minutes daily with no needles or downtime. 

Benefits of microcurrent technology can include:

  • Improving blood flow to treatment zones
  • Helping the skin feel more firm
  • Smoothing lines and wrinkles
  • Helping to shape and contour the skin
  • Lifting and toning facial muscles
  • Depuffing and sculpting the face
  • Improving jaw definition and firming jowls

Microcurrent can be a gentle and effective way to refine your features and fade the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. At the forefront of this new wave of technology are NuFACE® Microcurrent Devices. NuFACE is the most trusted name in microcurrent, and each microcurrent device is FDA-cleared and clinically proven, meaning you can rest assured it is safe and effective to use. 

Personalized Skincare

Building a skincare routine from scratch can feel overwhelming whether you’re a skincare novice or a seasoned pro. When looking at aisles of cleansers, serums, and moisturizers, it can be hard to know where to start. This is where personalized skincare can come into play.

As we learn more about different skin types and their needs, we can develop products that meet them. For instance, skincare companies are formulating lightweight moisturizers for oily skin or BHA serums for blemish-prone skin. Some providers even design personalized skincare routines based on your skin’s needs. 

AI is enhancing personalized skincare, with super simple routine finder quizzes that will match you with ideal products and devices to suit your skin needs. If you’re unsure what your skin type is or how to start building a skincare routine, visit your local aesthetician or dermatologist. 

Virtual Dermatology + On Demand Aestheticians

With the busyness of everyday life, it can take time to find time to go to the dermatologist. Luckily, online healthcare has made dermatology accessible even for those with packed schedules or limited transportation.

With the click of a few buttons, you can speak directly with a dermatologist who can develop a treatment plan designed to address your skin concerns and send in dermatologic prescriptions. Some virtual providers even take insurance, which takes it one step further regarding accessibility.

Just like virtual dermatology helps address your medical skin concerns, an on-demand aesthetician can help you find treatments and tools to provide the visible results you want. The experts at NuFACE have developed the NuFACE Smart App - a free app which can be paired with your NuFACE Smart App to provide an on-demand aesthetician experience. The app provides users with dozens of features, from step-by-step tutorials for fuss-free treatments, to custom reminders, Selfie Tracker, and more. 

Red Light Therapy

Scientific frontrunners such as NASA have used red light therapy for decades, but it’s only recently become popular for its benefits in skincare. Because of the specific wavelengths of red light, masks, wands, and tools with LEDs attuned to the right frequencies can rejuvenate your overall appearance.

Specific benefits of red light therapy include:

  • Helping to fade the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Minimizing the appearance of breakouts and blemishes
  • Encouraging luminosity of the skin

This piece of technology used to only be accessible through a dermatologist or aesthetician’s office. Now, you can enjoy this cutting-edge skincare from your home with FDA-cleared devices such as the Wrinkle Reducer Attachment, which fits onto your TRINITY+ Microcurrent Device.

Using red light on skin couldn’t be any simpler. Just cleanse and dry skin, then press the Wrinkle Reducer red light attachment onto skin and let the power of pulsing amber, red, and infrared LED go to work to smooth visible lines and enhance radiance for a glowing complexion.

Smart Skincare Devices

Red light LED masks and microcurrent devices may be at the forefront of skincare technology, but smart skincare devices are even more science-savvy. These devices connect with smart apps or websites to provide even more tailored advice to help you achieve more noticeable results.

For instance, the NuFACE TRINITY+ Smart Device pairs with the NuFACE Smart App. With the app, you can unlock exclusive treatment modes, step-by-step tutorials for treatments, custom treatment reminders, and a selfie tracker to help you track your progress. Plus, the Trinity+ device is the only Microcurrent Device with a Boost Button, adding 25% more microcurrent to your treatment.

Spa-Quality Skincare at Home

It’s not just red light therapy and microcurrent technology that you can enjoy from home — skincare has evolved so much that you can enjoy many high-end skin treatments from the comfort of your couch!

For instance, you can apply nourishing and purifying face masks, resurfacing chemical peels, and brightening retinol serums as part of your regular skincare routine. These treatments all started in the dermatologist’s office but can now be found on bathroom counters across the globe.

While many more intense treatments still require a trip to the aesthetician (such as medium or deep chemical peels), at-home skincare can complement these treatments and even achieve many of the same benefits with time.

What Are the Benefits of New Skincare Technology?

Combining technology with skincare comes with three main benefits: effectiveness, ease of use, and affordability.

First, advances in skincare can help skincare companies and providers design products based on the latest science. When you work with your skin instead of against it, your desired results are much more accessible. In a nutshell, using the latest skincare technology will be more effective in a shorter amount of time.

Second, skincare technology is constantly updated to be more convenient and easy to use. It might be hard to see your aesthetician twice or thrice a week, but if your at-home products and devices are built with the same technology, you can still enjoy radiant and youthful-looking skin. While older devices might be cumbersome or difficult to use, the latest generation of skincare tech is built with clients in mind, making treatments easier than ever.

Finally, using the latest skincare technology at home will save you money in the long run. While certain devices might be a bigger initial investment, they pay off in just a few treatments when compared to pricey professional treatments. For example, on average, getting a professional facial from a spa can cost anywhere from $175-$375 per visit in the United States. If you instead use that money and invest in a versatile skincare tool like the MINI+, which retails for $250, you will save money by getting a tool that you can use again and again and again rather than a one-and-done professional treatment for the same price. 

The Bottom Line

Skincare technology is an ever-evolving field, especially as researchers discover more about how skin behaves. At the forefront of skincare technology today are microcurrent devices, red light therapy wands, personalized skincare, powerful at-home treatments, and smart skincare devices designed to personalize your routine. You can achieve your dream skin faster, more effectively, and affordably using these treatments.

With its Smart Devices and skin-nourishing Activators, NuFACE is dedicated to following the cutting edge of skincare. To learn more about what’s new in skincare, check out the NuFACE blog and browse the selection of devices today.

 

Sources:

NASA Research Illuminates Medical Uses of Light | NASA

The Telehealth Era Is Just Beginning | HBR

The power of skincare: Effective at-home skincare routines and treatments to complement plastic surgery procedures | ASPS

How to determine your skin type (and why it matters) | SIU Medicine

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