Given the current onslaught of at-home beauty devises, like the No!No! hair remover and Zeno zit-zapper, it’s no wonder consumers are feeling tempted, confused, and a bit overwhelmed. Most promise to leave your body fuzz-free, cellulite-free, or acne-free, often via light pulses delivered through the small machine. But all guarantee a certain amount of trepidation. So here are some quick, useful guidelines on how to go about buying one of these mechanical gizmos.
Acclaimed dermatologist Tina S. Alster, who is based in Washington, D.C., recommends you make sure the product has achieved its FDA approval. Then see if dermatologists have recommended the product. And look on the packaging to read if results have been clinically proven. Finally, do some research online and see if the gadget has been reviewed in academic or medical journals, or by credible magazines. If it clears these hurdles, then feel free to buzz away.