Monday, September 29, 2008
Medical Reports: Pamper Like a Pro
Companies are now selling gadgets they claim will give you the same professional results you get at a spa or doctor's office. Seven's Diana Diaz shows us how you can Pamper Like a Pro at home.
WSVN -- Tracey Dorn used to be a spa girl, now she's become a do-it-yourself kind of gal.
Tracey: "The best part of it is I can use it inside my own home, whenever I want."
Instead of booking a monthly spa appointment for a facial, she bought the new Galvanic Spa System. It's the same facial machine that's been used in spas for years, now made into a small home device.
Paula Ehrlich, Galvanic Spa System: "This is the first time we've been able to get these spa results in the comfort of your own home."
All you do is run the hand-held gadget over your face for several minutes. It uses positive and negative electrical current, which is supposed to enhance circulation and give skin a lift. Plus, it can also help your lotions and potions penetrate deeper.
Paula Ehrlich: "What that current allows us to do is to get ingredients deeper into the skin than you would get from having it sit on top of your skin."
Results usually last about 24 to 48 hours, and you're supposed to use the device several times a week.
Tracy: "I've been using it for four months, and the results around the eye area are incredible, even around the mouth."
For those who hate shaving their legs but don't want to deal with the pain of a spa waxing or splurge on laser hair removal, there's the new "No-no" device. This at-home gadget painlessly zaps hair.
Manny Aquino, Sephora: "What it actually does is it sends pulses of heat into the hair shaft to help minimize as the hair grows back."
It can be used on pretty much any part of the body except the face. It's supposed to slow down hair growth and thin out hair, but it does take about 12 weeks to see significant results.
Manny Aquino: "It's not going to be a miracle cure. It's going to take time and patience in order to get the results you want."
Jennifer Crawford's been using the "No! No!" on her arms and legs for the last eight months. She's seen a huge difference in her hair.
Jennifer Crawford: "It's a lot softer. It's really thin, and it's not every dense at all. I certainly have areas where there is no hair at all on my arms and legs, which is phenomenal."
She now boasts super smooth skin, and for her, it sure beats shaving everyday.
Jennifer Crawford: "You don't have to think about hair removal everyday. That's been the biggest thing for me."
The "No! No!" costs $250 and is sold at Sephora. The Galvanic System costs $350 and comes with attachments for your face, body and scalp.
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No!No! Hair Removal Device