Silk’N FaceFX treatment course:During the first month (4 weeks), treatment should be performed 3 times a week for 15-20 minutes per session, after which, use only once a week for maintenance.
Here’s what we found out:
Silk N’ FaceFX is lightweight and very easy to use.
When I first started, I would use the rejuvenator on my face night the before, and could see a firmer skin the following day. The skin improvements such as more refined and toned skin were obvious on first few days of use. However after a while, as skin is already firm, it took longer to see greater improvements such as a less obvious double chin and a more defined jaw line, when the usage is focussed over my cheeks and jaw line.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: When used over wrinkles on forehead and freckles on cheeks, wrinkles become less obvious after a few sessions, and freckles and uneven skin tone, less obvious.
|Double chin is not as obvious as before.*NOTE: Tanned skin is caused by sun exposure during my exercise sessions, and not a side effect of using this gadget.|
|(from left) Cheek and jaw line after using FaceFx and before starting on FaceFx.
Shadow at the side of my nose is less obvious (See picture on left) after using Silk ‘N Face Fx for about two months.
Clariancy: Only use FaceFx on dry cleansed skin as using a gel or cream while gliding the FaceFx on it may cause gels or creams to get stuck into the Red L.E.D.s leading to malfunction of the tool. While it helps to increase skin cell renewal and stimulate collagen and elastin production, remember to continue with regular skin exfoliation, which will help to even out skin tone and the bumpiness.
Simply Beauty: I heard some therapists advise that if one doesn’t clear the pimples or rough skin with milia seeds before a rejuvenation treatment, skin rejuvenation treatments will not be as effective. So what can I do?
Clariancy: That is true. As such, it is best to exfoliate first before performing aesthetic treatments. If you are using FaceFX, you can consider a home microdermabrasion device to peel the skin first before performing FaceFX treatments. This removes excess keratin on the skin and allows the rays from the Red L.E.Ds to penetrate further and more efficiently into the deeper layers of the skin.
Simply Beauty: If I have bumps which sometimes become more pronounced while using the FaceFX, from using a massaging cream that are too rich, what should I do?
Clariancy: Usually FaceFX does not make bumps more pronounced than they already are. If your bump is raised because it is a pimple/acne, the FaceFX can indirectly help because acne is most sensitive to Heat and LED Blue Light. The technology behind FaceFX is 41 degrees Celsius heat and LED Red Light. The heat from the FaceFX can help to treat acne.
Simply Beauty: Hydration after FaceFX is a must. What kind of skin hydrator or moisturiser to use?
Clariancy: A hydrating moisturiser is a definite because after all kinds of treatments, our skin tends to be drier, that’s why we have to top it up with more hydration. Thus, using hydrating serums that contains Hyaluronic Acid will be good. An anti-aging moisturiser is alright if it is suitable for your skin type. Basically moisturiser comes in 2 forms, water based or oil based. Usually the more mature and dry skin type will go for oil ones and the acne, oily ones will go for water based. Also, do note the humid weather in Singapore, usually our skin tends to produce oil after awhile, so it is advisable to go for a more water based moisturiser. I’ll say that it’s important to apply serums before your moisturiser as the molecules in moisturiser are bigger and harder to get absorbed into our skin.
Simply Beauty: Can this be used every day? What precautions to take? Does it cause skin to become dry? I find that my already dry skin gets drier after using this tool.
Clariancy: It can be used every day. Having said that, using the Sill ‘N FaceFx daily would not make the results better. As such, I would still recommend you to use it as per the protocol which is 3 times a week for 4 weeks. It does make the skin slightly dehydrated and applying moisturisers after treatments are advisable. In fact, FaceFX helps to increase serum and chemical absorption and it really plumps up the skin when you use a moisturiser after a FaceFX treatment. I guess for this part about the oily stuff, you’ll have to look through all your products. If a product gives you bumps after using, then stop using it as it is too rich for you.
Simply Beauty: Initially when I started using this tool, I thought I could see my skin looking more refined and firmer every day. But after a stopped for a few days before starting again, the improvements are not as obvious as before. Why is it so? (usage time is same as before)
Clariancy: This is really like going to a gym. If you want to train your muscles to get a better bicep definition, you need to hit the gym a few times a week. Once you have reached your goal of having well defined muscles (6 abs or so), you still need to do regular visits to maintain the figure/definition. If you stop, the muscles lose the definition and revert back to fat cells. Your Collagen is like your Muscles. You need to give it regular stimulation so that you can have enough collagen and this helps to tighten and firm your skin. You should see good results 4 weeks after a course of sessions but you should also perform maintenance sessions. Perhaps, no need to do 3 times a week but just once a week should be good enough.
If you skip the sessions, you need a bit more time to see the results again. Also, like going to a gym, you can’t just lift 5kgs each time. You need to lift 5kgs, 10kgs later and 20kgs even later. If you find the results with Silk ‘N FaceFx is diminishing, you can use it longer or even twice a day.
Simply Beauty: Can I use alcohol swaps to clean the contact point without damaging it? The brochure mentions cleaning with a piece of cloth after every use. I wonder if I clean with alcohol swap it would be more hygienic?
Clariancy: Yes. It is fine to use alcohol swabs to clean the head of FaceFX, but I would use a lightly moist cloth to double clean after using the alcohol swab. It should be alcohol swab, moist cloth and then dry with another cloth. Alcohol is flammable. While the heat of FaceFX would not cause a fire when in contact with alcohol, we rather err on the side of caution and use a moist cloth to wipe of the alcohol.
Silk ‘N FaceFx retails at $480. Available at all Clariancy (Private Limited) outlets.