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5 Skin Care Tools for Face in 2023

Gone are the days when multiple manual steps were required to perform facials. And then finally reach the end goal of anti-ageing and blemish free skin. Nowadays technology has decreased the effort and increased the efficiency of facials. There are various anti-ageing products, tools and technologies available.

However with advancement and popularity of technology in facials, they are more preferred than others. But are they safe for skin in the long term? Which technology is best for which type of skin? What is their process, what are side effects? In this article we have mentioned 5 skin care tools for face in 2023. 

Skin Care Tools For Face In 2023

1. Platelet Rich Plasma Facial

Professional skin care tools

PRP involves application of plasma extract from the patient’s blood. Microneedling or microdermabrasion are the processes used in the procedure. 

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PRP is known to rejuvenate collagen growth. And hence useful in the anti-ageing of skin. This is the reason it is not just used on the face but scars and stretch marks also.

Procedure

Like every other medicine or procedure, PRP will also have side effects for a small period of time. But if you want its best results then you should go to a professional for this procedure. It usually has 3 steps

Preparation

  • Your dermatologist will draw a small amount of blood via a needle
  • Then this blood will be centrifuged to extract platelet Rich Plasma from blood
  • Till the time PRP prepares, your dermatologist will give you topical anesthesia on the face (so as to minimize the pain during the procedure).
Platelet Rich Plasma Facial

Microneedling

Once your face feels numb after anesthesia, your dermatologist will use a roller device to prick your skin (so as to stimulate collagen production and PRP absorption into the skin.

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Application

  • After the PRP,  your dermatologist will apply it to your face. 
  • PRP will get absorbed into your face through the pores that were created. 

Recovery Time

  • It usually takes 4-6 days for skin to clear after PRP. 

Precautions

  • Avoid using make-up for a week.
  • Use sunscreen to protect your skin.
  • Avoid sun-exposure.
  • Screen yourself before PRP so that you don’t have any blood clotting disorder. 

Side-effects

  • Inflammation, minor bruising, and redness are common side effects of PRP. 

Risks

  • Excessive bleeding may occur, if you have any blood clotting disorder or blood related disorder.
  • Chances of infection, or HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, if proper strility is not maintained with equipment.

Results

  • Plasma facial gives visible output after several weeks of multiple procedures. So don’t worry if your skin takes time to go back to better.
  • Plasma facial improves skin texture and tone
  • PRP prevents wrinkles formation on the skin
  • Slows down the skin aging.

2. Collagen Induction Therapy

Professional skin care tools

This facial procedure has the least complications and is budget friendly also. Collagen Induction Therapy uses microneedling and LED combination to bring out the best anti-ageing results. 

Procedure Of Microneedling 

  • Fractional transbrasion technology is used to form pores on the skin to increase the absorption rate of beauty products. 
  • Cupping process is to give deep tissue massage and then lymphatic drainage for rejuvenation. 
  • Infusion head at various depths into the skin, for enhanced serum absorption 
Collagen Induction Therapy

LED

  • After microneedling, skin is treated with micro-current (at microamps which resonates natural current of skin) to rejuvenate the skin. 
  • Afterwards, LED lights are used to increase collagen production,wound healing and control acne.

Side-effects

  • This procedure has least side-effects, and hence one of the most safe facial skin care tools. 
  • Minor redness and inflammation in the skin, nothing more than that. 

Risks

  • Their is a risk of infection, because needling is involved and that too only if sterility is not maintained

Results

  • Its results keep improving up to 12 weeks after the treatment (includes fine lines and wrinkles). 
  • Red light therapy is impactful for photo damage, wound healing and premalignant lesions. 
  • Hence you will see a healthy, glowing and toned skin after microneedling and LED treatment. 

Intense Pulsed light therapy

Professional skin care tools

It is also known as Photofacial, as it improves your skin color and texture without surgery. Photofacial helps splotchy, brown or red skin due to health conditions. For best results go to a certified dermatologist. Otherwise it is one of the safe skin care tools for the face.

Intense Pulsed light therapy

Procedure

  • Photofacial dermatologist will use light energy on a specific color on your skin.
  • Skin will heat due to continuous light and as a result unwanted cells will die due to heat.
  • Because IPL uses multiple wavelengths of pulsating lights, it is able to treat multiple skin conditions at the same time. 

Note

  • People taking medication for any health condition or pregnant women should not take this treatment. 
  • IPL is not for you if you are light sensitive, have keloid scar, very dark skinned, or with skin cancer. 
  • Do not use perfume, make-up on the appointment day. 

Side-effects

  • After therapy your skin may show up with scar, swelling, blister, crust, and changed colour. 
  • Consult your dermatologist if they don’t go away even after 1 week. 

Risks

  • There is a risk of infection, if sterility with equipment is not maintained during the procedure.

Results

  • Photofacial will treat photoaging (damage caused by long sun exposure). 
  • Rejuvenates hands, neck, face or chest. 
  • You will look younger due to even skin tone after the procedure. 
  • This treatment is effective for age spots, acne, brown spots, fine wrinkles, broken blood vessels, unwanted hair, discolored skin. 
  • Better results for those with light skin, and under 40 years of age.

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3. Gua Sha with LED

Facial skin care tools

Gua Sha is already one of the well known facial skin care tools. But along with LED advancement it is proven to give enhanced results. You don’t need to consult any professional, this technology is easy to use at home.

Gua Sha with LED

Procedure

  • Buy an LED Gua Sha. 
  • Whenever you want to use it in the morning or evening start your skin massage with LED Gua Sha. 
  • It’s vibration technology will strengthen and smoothen your skin
  • LED light is given phototherapy and stimulates collagen in your skin.
Gua Sha with LED

Side-effects and Risks

  • These are those skin care tools for the face, which has no side effects and risks for your skin and health.

Results

  • Facial massage with LED  Gua Sha will improve blood circulation and give natural-looking skin.
  • You will get immediate glow and relaxed appearance
  • Puffiness will go away, and complexion will tighten
  • Fine lines will soften
  • Defined facial bones

Sculpting Roller

Facial skin care tools

One of the advanced skin care tools for the face. It is based on the cryotherapy process. In which lowered temperature enhances the skin condition, reduces puffiness and rejuvenates it.

Procedure

  • Apply your skin products as your skin your skin care routine
  • Start rolling the sculpting Roller on the skin
  • Keep doing it for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Side-effects and Risks
  • No side effect or risk related to this tool

Results

  • Tightened skin tone due to cryotherapy treatment
  • Increased absorption of beauty products

4. Facial Cleansing Brush

A facial cleansing brush is a skincare device that uses bristles or silicone touch-points to deeply cleanse pores, exfoliate the skin, and stimulate blood circulation. It’s often battery-powered and provides a more thorough cleanse compared to manual washing. This device can help enhance the effectiveness of your skincare products by preparing your skin to absorb ingredients better.

Procedure:

– Before use, make sure your face and the brush are both wet.

– Apply a small amount of your regular facial cleanser to the brush.

– Move the brush gently in circular motions over your face for about 1-2 minutes.

– Rinse your face with lukewarm water, pat dry, and apply a moisturizer.

 Facial Cleansing Brush

Precautions:

– Do not use the brush on broken or inflamed skin, as it can aggravate the condition.

– Avoid using a facial cleansing brush more than once or twice a week, as overuse can lead to over-exfoliation, which can damage your skin’s barrier.

– Always clean the brush after use to prevent bacterial growth.

Results:

– Removes dead skin cells, revealing a brighter and smoother complexion.

– Improves skin texture.

– Helps skin care products penetrate deeper into the skin.

5. Jade Roller

A jade roller is a handheld massage tool made from solid jade stone, often with two rollers of different sizes at each end. This traditional Chinese skincare tool has been used for centuries to gently massage the face, improve skin elasticity, and encourage lymphatic drainage. Regular use can help reduce puffiness, boost circulation, and enhance the absorption of skincare products, providing a soothing effect on your skin.

Procedure:

– Cleanse your face and apply your favorite serum or oil.

– Begin at the center of your face and roll the jade roller outward and upward, following the contours of your face.

– Use the smaller end for areas like under the eyes and the larger end for the rest of the face.

– After use, clean the roller with a mild soap or gentle cleanser, then let it air dry.

Jade Roller

Precautions:

– Don’t press too hard. The roller should feel comfortable and soothing on your skin, not painful.

– Always cleanse the roller after each use to prevent buildup of skincare products or bacteria.

– If you have a skin condition like rosacea or acne, consult with a dermatologist before using a jade roller.

Results:

– Boosts circulation and may help improve skin elasticity.

– Aids in lymphatic drainage, potentially reducing puffiness and inflammation.

– Helps to better absorb skincare products.

Conclusion 

These are 5 skin care tools for face in 2023. Remember, everyone’s skin is different and will respond differently to various skincare tools. It’s always a good idea to consult with a dermatologist before incorporating new tools into your routine.

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Richa Sharma
Richa Sharma
I am 26 years old, hailing from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. I am a masters degree student and a poet by heart. I have been writing since childhood. Writing is my way of expression. One can find impressions of Hindi/ Urdu in my poetry. Apart from my love for poetry, I am a writer who loves to portray feelings of the contemporary generation.

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