Best at Home Anti-Aging Devices to Reduce Wrinkles, Fight Acne and Tighten the Skin

The use of anti-aging devices at home could save you serious money and help you retain a youthful image.
The use of anti-aging devices at home could save you serious money and help you retain a youthful image.

Do Anti-Wrinkle Devices Work?

I have been looking for the best anti aging devices for home use and I want to share my findings with you. If you want to rejuvenate your skin but don't want to resort to cosmetic surgery or needles, anti-aging skin-care devices are a cheaper alternative.

Most of these gadgets won't stop the skin from aging, because aging is a natural process, but they improve damaged skin and delay other signs of aging, like wrinkles and sagging skin.

Beauticians and dermatologist used similar skin-devices, but it is important to note that the ones intended for home use are not as powerful as those you'll find in a beauty salon or doctor's office. That said, they'll still improve your skin's appearance.

This article will help you find which anti-aging devices work and how they do so.


Anti-Aging Devices

Main Benefits and How They Work

1. Galvanic Technology

Galvanic technology works by using positive and negative currents. Positive electrons attract dirt and impurities from the deep layers to the skin's surface. The negative electrons ensure the absorption of nutrients deep into the skin's layers. The benefits include smoother and clearer skin, as well as reduced wrinkles and skin tightening due to muscle contraction.

Galvanic treatments might pose a risk for pregnant women, epileptics, people with pacemakers or any other metallic object in their body. So, be sure to consult your doctor before having these kind of treatments. It is also not recommended to use over broken capillaries or over the site of some types of dermal injections.

2. Microcurrent Facials

Microcurrent anti-aging devices use low levels of electrical current to speed up cell repair, stimulate collagen and elastin production, and increase blood circulation. Microcurrent also tones facial muscles which helps tighten skin. Microcurrent facial treatments are painless and barely noticeable.

Microcurrent treatments should be avoided by pregnant women, those suffering from epilepsy, those wearing a pacemaker, or those with recent scars.

3. Ultrasound

Ultrasound delivers heat energy to a particular location deep in the dermal layer, causing a small injury. The body responds to this injury by creating more collagen, which in turn helps lift and tighten the skin. Ulthera system is an example of ultrasound therapy used in beauty salons.

This technique is FDA-approved and doesn’t have any known contraindications. However, you should consult an expert in case of doubt.

4. Radio Frequency

This technique uses radio waves to heat the skin's deepest layer so as to boost collagen production. That will in turn tighten your skin, resulting in fewer wrinkles. Thermage is a well-known brand of this treatment that you will frequently find at salons.

This is not recommended for people with pacemakers or metal implants. If you are having this procedure done at a beauty salon, be sure to ask about the associated risks if you are pregnant or unsure whether the treatment is right for you.

5. Infrared Light & Phototherapy

How infrared light affects the skin.
How infrared light affects the skin.

These gadgets work by directing artificial light to the skin where it reaches the deeper layers, stimulating cell regeneration, reducing inflammation, and boosting collagen and elastin production. Different light colours are used to treat different skin problems.

The most common colours used in light therapy are red and infrared LED light as well as orange, green, yellow and blue. Blue LED light is often recommended to treat acne issues.

Children and those who have suffered from some forms of skin cancer should refrain from using this treatment.

Top 3 Anti-Aging Devices for Home Use

1. Lift Wand Portable High Frequency Machine


The Lift Wand is a really effective anti aging tool that uses high frequency currents to tone and tighten skin. Similar devices are used by beauty therapists to rejuvenate the skin in pricey treatments. It works with Neon gas filled electrodes, stimulating blood flow and renewing the skin.

When used properly, it can lift the skin, clear up acne, reduce wrinkles, crow's feet, eye bags and dark circles, minimize pores and scars, eliminate spots and zits, and restore damaged hair. It improves your complexion on a number of different levels.

This is a fantastic skin-care gadget that has many benefits for the skin, hair, and scalp. Some people even use it to reduce stretch marks. Its potency separates it from other at-home skin-care devices.

The Lift Wand uses 20 Watts, which makes it more efficient and powerful than other similar products. Another added bonus is that it comes with 100% pure Argan oil to moisturize the skin. Argan oil also helps with skin rejuvenation due to its high vitamin E content.

It comes with a box and inside there are 4 glass wands called electrodes. Each glass wand has a different use. There is one for the face and body, one to target spots, one for the eyes, and one for hair and scalp, which resembles a wide-tooth comb.

When using for the first time, I recommend putting it on a lower intensity, and to increase the power settings as you get accustomed to it. Using it isn't painful at all - it just causes a tingling sensation.

One of the reasons I bought the Lift Wand was to counteract hair loss, which it does by stimulating blood flow and reanimating the scalp's follicles. It's still early to see a difference, but my hair is definitely in a much better condition.

This is by far one of the best skin-care devices I have tried.

Since the instructions that come with the device are not very detailed I have found a video that explains how to use it. I hope you find it helpful.

How To Use The Lift Wand Portable High Frequency Machine

2. Sirius Nova Advanced Rejuvenation System


2. Sirius Nova Advanced Rejuvenation System

I have included the Sirius Nova because while I haven't yet tried it myself, I very much want to. I have been researching many skin-care devices that focus on rejuvenating and lifting the skin, and this one has come up second based on reviews.

Why is the Sirius Nova worth it?

Because Sirius Nova combines several anti aging treatments in just one anti-aging hand-held device. These technologies are galvanic, microcurrent, and photofacial.

  • Galvanic technology uses electrical currents to help the skin absorb nutrients and retain moisture. Galvanic facials work to unclog pores and remove dirt from the skin's surface, making it ideal for those prone to acne. It also boost circulation providing the skin with a healthier glow. Recommended for all skin types.
  • Microcurrents work through electrical stimulation to boost collagen and elastin production and diminish wrinkles. It re-educates the muscles to tone and firm the skin.
  • Phototherapy works by using low-level light energy to treat aging skin, acne, and skin pigmentation. Red light is for wrinkles and aging skin issues such as brown spots; the green light is for skin discoloration and pigmentation; and the blue light treats acne and skin blemishes.

In my opinion the Sirius Nova Advanced Rejuvenation System offers many benefits for the skin and is always a cheaper alternative to beauty salon treatments, which can be very expensive.

3. Derma Roller For Wrinkles and Acne

Use the derma roller for wrinkles  acne, stretch marks and cellulite.
Use the derma roller for wrinkles acne, stretch marks and cellulite.

I love the dermaroller. I bought mine a long time ago and forgot about it, until one day, I stumbled across a video that went over all of its benefits and how to use it. Now I'm a huge fan and love the way my skin looks, specially its clarity. I can also feel that the skin is a bit thicker and the pores smaller.

How the Dermaroller works

The dermaroller has a cylindrical shape and is surrounded by tiny surgical needles. The length of the needles varies from 0.13 to 3 mm. By causing microscopic injuries to the skin, the dermaroller promotes the growth of new skills, increases blood flow to the skin, and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin fibres.

What are the benefits of the Dermaroller?

The Dermaroller reduces scars, acne, and pigmentation and improves the skin's overall texture. It is also effective at minimizing wrinkles, boosting skin thickness, decreasing pore size, reducing cellulite and is even good for the scalp.

There are smaller derma rollers for the eye area. These are useful to reduce crow's feet, under eye bags, and puffy eyes.

Medical Dermarollers are more effective than the ones used at home because they use longer needles to induce collagen production. But at-home Dermarollers improve the skin's appearance in many ways too.

Using the Dermaroller can be slightly painful, and the skin will look red and feel a bit tender after each use. It's typically not recommended to use glycolic acid or retinol products after using the Dermaroller. You can, however, still apply your daily moisturizer after treatment, and products containing copper, hyaluronic acid, and zinc are highly recommended.

Why not give it a try to enjoy the benefits that the dermaroller will bring to your skin? For more information, check out the video below.

Do You Have A Dermaroller?

What Do You Use The Dermaroller For?

  • Wrinkles
  • Sagging Skin
  • Acne Scars
  • Cellulite
  • Stretch Marks
  • Skin Pigmentation
  • Other
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How to Use the Derma Roller

Bottom Line

In my opinion as we get older, normal skin-care products are not enough to make a big difference with wrinkles and sagging skin, so we need the help of other anti-aging tools. Anti-wrinkle devices are not quick fixes, but with perseverance your skin's appearance will improve greatly. Just make sure you choose the right one.

Anti aging skin devices are a great investment for your face and neck, and with continued use your skin will look amazing even in your golden years. Other skin care tools I use to boost the skin are facial saunas and facial exercises.

Another anti aging device worth considering is microcurrent face-lift Biosincron Beauty Star.

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What Is Your Favorite Anti Aging Device? 6 comments

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Tracy Lynn Conway 2 years ago from Virginia, USA

I didn't realize that there were so many devices out there! That derma roller looks painful I have to say. Thanks for sharing the varied options.

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lovethisstuff 2 years ago from London Author

Yes, it looks painful with all that needles, but is really not, and is great for many skin issues. Is a really effective and inexpensive skin care gadget. Thanks for your comment!

Rangler 21 months ago

Life is short, and this article saved vabllaue time on this Earth.

DebMartin 18 months ago

Good info. I will investigate all three of the devices you recommend. There's so much more out there than there used to be. It becomes hard to separate what works from what a scam.

susan 6 months ago

re: Galvanic Technology.. Do that have one device for that or just the Sirius Nova combined ?

Microcurrent... What is the best device to use in your opinion?

Ultrasound. Is there a home Ultera system available to purchase?

Radio Frequency... Thermage.. What is the best frequency

The life wand video does not work... it says... private.....

Any further updates would be appreciated.

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lovethisstuff 5 months ago from London Author

Hi Susan,

Thanks for your interest. Here are my answers:

1. Galvanic Technology. Do that have one device for that or just the Sirius Nova combined?

The Sirius Nova uses the combined rejuvenation system so you can get more benefits with just one device.

2. Micro current... What is the best device to use in your opinion?

Micro current - If you could invest in a professional micro current machine I will definitely recommend it. My friend is 65 years old and looks 15 years younger.

And what is her secret? She invested on a great micro current machine that professionals use and have had a facial every month since she bought it.

The results are amazing! It also helps to buy good products with the machine. Go for serums that have been proved to have a positive impact on the skin.

Please note that to use professional machines you need to learn how to handle them to avoid burns and other injuries to the skin. My friend has a diploma in beauty.

Since at home devices are less powerful than those used by professionals the results are going to be less obvious.

One thing about at home anti aging devices is that to work you need to follow the instructions and use them following the guidelines.

If you overuse them or neglect using them you will no see the results you are expecting.

Another thing to take into account is the condition of the skin. This is, in my opinion, why reviews on these gadgets can vary from person to person.

Which is the best at home micro current device? Is hard to say but try and read as many reviews as you can before investing on a facial device for home use. I have been researching and Biosincron Beauty Star have good reviews. It works in a similar way to the Nu Face but is more affordable.

3. Ultrasound. Is there a home Ultera system available to purchase?

I haven't found an Ulthera machine available to buy for home use. Ulthera machines are only for the use of skin care professionals.

At home Ultherapy doesn’t do much for the skin so rather than recommend something that most probably won't work you will be better off saving the money and having a professional treatment instead.

4. Radio Frequency... Thermage. What is the best frequency?

Thermage is a radio-frequency treatment and is most recommended for those who are starting to see signs of lose skin. If you are interested in finding out more about radio-frequency and thermage check

5. The life wand video does not work... it says... private...

Thanks for letting me know. I have updated the video now.

Hope I have answered your questions but please do let me know if something is not clear or you have more questions.

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