Check Out This Hot, Red, Vibrating, Slippery New Device (Get Your Mind Out of the Gutter: It's For Wrinkles)
We’re constantly being bombarded with new lotions and potions that claim to cure our skin woes. But now companies are attempting to replicate the treatments that dermatologists perform in their offices via at-home gadgets. Handheld devices like the LightStim and PaloVia were released this past year and use red light emitting diode (LED) technology to stimulate collagen turn-over, which makes wrinkles look less prominent. I’ve interviewed dermatologists about this technology in the past; red lights have been shown to decrease wrinkles in clinical studies and derms use them for everything from fine lines to acne, but the jury is still out on how effective at-home treatments are. Zeno, a company which offers red light hand-held devices--the Hot Spot and Heat Treat--for the treatment of acne, just released the Line Rewind. The Line Rewind is a small hand-held gizmo that uses red light, heat, vibration, and a serum to tackle fine lines and wrinkles.