So, exactly what else can the handheld device do? To start, there are three massaging attachments to gently release tension, along with a cleansing ring to slough away dirt and debris. Next, there’s a microcurrent ring (and corresponding conductive gel) to firm and plump. Then, there’s an LED-light ring that delivers red, blue, and infrared light to reduce wrinkles and acne. And finally, hot and cold ring attachments are sold separately—the latter helps to reduce puffiness similar to a cryotherapy treatment, while the hot ring increases blood flow and can even help with product absorption, according to triple board-certified dermatologist Dr. Mamina Turegano.
“The most important part of your routine is using the right products, but this can enhance your skin-care goals,” she notes. According to her, incorporating the TheraFace Pro is an excellent way to combine thoughtful cleansing, skin tightening, collagen remodeling, circulation-boosting, and acne-fighting, while alleviating facial tension and improving overall skin health. Turegano explains that there isn’t really a way to misuse the device though she cautions massaging near the center of your face or using within two weeks of receiving injectables. Also, be sure to clean the attachments after each use with a gentle antibacterial soap or alcohol cleansing wipe.
Because the device is rechargeable and portable, the device could be an excellent addition to a pro makeup kit, too. The gadget already counts celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles as a fan—even prepping Gabrielle Union’s skin for the Met Gala with it. She tells Vogue that she is obsessed with the streamlined process of carrying a singular tool with her. “When I use the heating and cooling attachments during skin prep, I instantly see my clients’ shoulders drop and relax into the chair,” she says. “Just having that place of relaxation as a starting point makes a big difference.” While she opts for the cooling, heating, and percussive attachments to treat clients, she features all of them in her own routine. Her tip?: “Just running the heat attachment on my face and down my neck readies me for a good night’s sleep.”
With that, consider the multitasking TheraFace Pro the best bang for your buck to reveal your best skin yet.