Tried World Most Powerful At Home Skin Laser

Fun fact: I have never had a professional laser treatment. I know – what kind of beauty editor am I? The truth is, be careful. While laser treatments are generally safe in practice, performed by a trusted certified doctor, I have always been a little afraid of the consequences. In particular, strong redness, irritation and flaking often follow this type of strong treatment. As someone who is already prone to these symptoms on a daily basis (thanks, rosacea), you can understand my hesitation.

Nevertheless, I would be lying if I said that I would not be interested in achieving the results that these professional laser treatments achieve: namely, an improved skin texture, less redness, fewer fine lines and wrinkles and a more even complexion. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard about the launch of a new skincare device that promises the full power of a medical laser with no downtime, pain or side effects. Best of all? The device is safe enough to be used on its own at home—no trip to the derm is required. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it turns out that this magic device is not just a beauty editor fantasy; it’s called a LYMA laser, and from the noise of it, it would be the answer to all my problems with dull, uneven complexion.

Curious to see if this powerful device was really everything it claimed to be, I sat down with Lyma founder Lucy Goff to discuss the science behind the laser, how it works and why it is being hailed as a “category-defining product” like no other. Then, of course, I put one to the test. See my full review of the LYMA laser, including the before and after photos that have not been retouched, below.

How does the LYMA laser work?

The LYMA laser is completely different from anything you would see at your dermatologist. Although this small hand-held device is equipped with an industrial-grade 500 milliwatt laser (most household appliances have a power of between five and 20 milliwatts), it works quite differently. While in-office treatments such as Fraxel, IPL and Dermapen respond to a stress and damage response, which means that they cause thermal damage to the skin so that it regenerates, the LYMA laser does not damage or heat the skin at all.

But it still raises the question: why can it be used at home without professional help? “It contains two diffuse inner lenses that scatter the laser beam into 25,000 fragments through the three-centimeter lens,” says Goff. “This takes all the heat away from the near infrared light, but does not change its structure, so you have a very focused, very strong coherent light (read: light that goes in a straight line). However, since this light is shared so many times, it makes it safe and does not cause any damage to the cells.”

According to Goff, it is this controlled dispersion that allows light to penetrate through each layer of the skin and pass through the underlying fat and muscle tissue to trigger a genetic response in the cells. By stimulating the skin to the lowest layer, the LYMA laser essentially activates the body’s natural renewal process, which leads to increased collagen and elastin production and the formation of new healthy skin cells. In other words, ” it’s about turning off the cells associated with aging and turning on the cells associated with turnover,” adds Goff.

The LYMA laser versus LED devices

This ability to penetrate several layers of the skin also distinguishes the LYMA laser from the countless LED face masks that are currently all the rage among beauty consumers. As Goff explains, “” LED and laser are two completely different light sources. “Although the LYMA laser integrates a red LED light into its lens to treat surface bacteria, the laser beam itself is far more powerful than anything else on the market. According to Goff, it can actually burn a hole in a credit card without the diffuse lenses.

“LED light can’t do what laser light does—it can only work superficially,” she adds. “The reason for this is that LED masks use scattered light, most of which is reflected by the skin. The very small amount of light that can penetrate through the skin also loses its physiological power as soon as it reaches the surface, so it really only has a smoothing effect.”

What results can you expect?

Although the LYMA laser was originally developed by LYMA science director Dr. Paul Clayton as a medical laser to heal a number of injuries—including degenerated cartilage, torn tendons, and airway inflammation — IT can actually respond to a variety of skin problems and conditions. In particular, when used at home twice a day (for at least five weeks), clinical studies have shown that this can lead to:

64% Reduction of hyperpigmentation
42% Reduction of rosacea
A 56% reduction in acne
And a reduction of the wrinkle depth by 53.8%
According to Goff, the LYMA laser can also help eliminate scars, reduce redness and inflammation, relieve bruising, and reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. In other words, it does a little bit of everything.

“It can solve more skin problems than anything else on the market,” she tells us. “And over time, you can change your skin to behave the way it used to when you were younger, or change the recipe from a scar to a smoother, less noticeable scar. It essentially allows the skin to behave as if it is not aging.”

How Do You use the LYMA laser?

For such a powerful device, the LYMA laser is surprisingly easy to use. While the laser itself requires a little more than just a push of a button to function, you first need to take a few extra steps to achieve optimal results.

Preparation

With every LYMA laser you also get THE Lyma Active Mist and the priming Serum, which prepare the skin for the optimization of the laser treatment. The former contains a mineral-rich formula with 36% actively stabilized oxygen, which essentially overflows the skin with moisture and gives it an instant plumping effect. The serum, on the other hand, not only acts as a channel for the laser, but also contains a dose of high-quality beta-glucans, which moisturize the skin 20% more than hyaluronic acid and help maintain a healthy skin barrier. Together, Goff says that they help moisturize the skin, reduce inflammation, and improve the laser’s cell regeneration effects.

To get the best results, start by washing your face and applying six sprays of active mist. After complete drying, apply two pumps of the foundation serums to the face and neck, and then apply the moisturizer of your choice. This contributes to an additional slip, so you do not pull or pull the skin when you pull the laser over your face.

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Once you have prepared your skin, just click on the button at the base of the device and you are ready to go. As with any other LED wand, Goff recommends moving the laser in slow upward movements over the area you want to treat to ensure that the lens remains in full contact with the skin all the time. In total, the brand recommends using it once or twice a day for at least 15-30 minutes, depending on what you want to tackle. For small target areas, including crow’s feet, dark spots, scars and blemishes, you can also keep the laser in place for the duration of the treatment without fear of damaging your skin. (Remember that unlike in-office lasers, the LYMA laser does not respond to stress and damage, so you don’t have to worry about scars or burns. However, if you are looking for a complete anti-aging, lightening or rosacea treatment, we recommend that you follow THE Lyma Custom facial tutorial by the famous beautician Nichola Joss here.

How long does it take to see results?

One of the most important things you should understand about the LYMA laser is that its results are cumulative. In other words, don’t expect to use the device one night and wake up the next morning with brighter, younger-looking skin.

“You have to use it every day for three months to see results,” says Goff. “After that, you can use it for maintenance only a couple of times a week, depending on the problem. Obviously, when treating a scar or a dark spot, use the laser until it disappears. However, if you are using it as an anti-aging or rosacea treatment, you need to continue with regular treatments to maintain the results.”