I remember when hot rollers were high tech. Since then, we’ve come a long way. Today’s at-home beauty gadgetry is more advanced than ever, promising increasingly dramatic results. Here are a few of my favorite at-home beauty picks.

Baby Quasar

Plenty of at-home beauty gadgets have popped up over the last few years, but the latest to grab my attention is the Baby Quasar. This anti-aging device uses non-invasive wavelengths of red light and infrared LED lights to penetrate deep within the skin, stimulating fibroblast cells. Collagen and elastin production is encouraged, pore size is reduced, fine lines and wrinkles are less visible, and skin tone and texture are improved.

Philips Sonicare

The first to come out with sonic cleansing was the Philips Sonicare toothbrush. You can’t forget about your teeth when you take care of your face because your smile is the first thing someone notices about you. All it takes is one overnight trip without your Sonicare to make you realize how much you miss that feeling of clean.


Next to use sonic technology was Clarisonic®. Hopefully, all of you have a sonic skin cleansing system by now. Love what your Clarisonic does for your face? That’s not the only place that can benefit from the sonic cleansing brush. Clarisonic can do your body plenty of good, especially when you incorporate the body brush with Fat Girl scrub or David Kirsch Slim Sculpting Scrub, both on Taigan.com.

Clarisonic has long been considered an innovator of sonic technology, and now they’ve introduced an instant brightening tool that uses sonic micromassage to wake up tired-looking eyes. The Clarisonic Opal™ Sonic Infusion System is applied to the eye area and moved around the bone in a circular motion. Twenty seconds under each eye is all it takes to brighten, refresh, hydrate and reduce the appearance of fine lines.

Bliss® Pore-Fector

Also jumping on the sonic cleansing bandwagon is the new bliss® pore-fector gadget. A power purge for plugged pores, this ‘grime’-fighting tool generates sonic vibrations that, coupled with bliss daily detoxifying facial toner, create micro-jets to deep clean clogged complexions. As if that weren’t enough, it will also help to massage products (like Neocutis BIO-GEL or Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Hydration Gel) onto the skin’s surface.

TRIA Laser Hair Removal

The TRIA Laser Hair Removal System is the latest FDA-cleared at-home device for hair removal. If you’ve been waxing for more than a year, then this at-home, permanent hair removal device would have already paid for itself. Consider this safe, simple device to stamp-out stubble anywhere below the neck. Using technology originally developed for doctors and dermatologists, the FDA-cleared TRIA Laser targets pigment in the hair and uses heat to disable the hair follicle, causing the hair to gradually fall out and stop growing back.

At the end of the day , there are definitely some goals that cannot be achieved without an office visit. By meeting with a qualified plastic surgeon, you’ll learn about both your surgical and non-surgical options. By meeting with a qualified plastic surgeon, you’ll learn about both your surgical and non-surgical options.

Visit Nashville Plastic Surgery Institute to learn more about Plastic Surgery Procedures performed in Nashville.

Dr. Pat Maxwell