8 wacky must-see beauty gadgets
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By Lisa Cohen Lee
Lately, we've spotted new futuristic-looking (and pricey) electronic beauty gadgets in department stores and online. From a headset that purports to firm your face to a cellulite-busting vacuum, here are eight high-tech tools that promise major results—and how they claim to work.
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Um, we know what this gadget looks like, but it's totally G-rated. This golden goodie recently landed stateside from Japan, fresh off a craze of "face rollers" in Asia. The platinum-coated double rollers, the brand claims, deliver lymphatic drainage as they knead, while the low-level microcurrents (which naturally occur in skin, but lessen as we age) help tone and tighten.
SHOP NOW: ReFa CARAT, $320
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A vacuum for your body? Yes, this gadget is all about suction. Similar to endermologie (a cellulite-fighting treatment available at spas), the tool uses lifting, rolling and pulsing motions to (hopefully) smooth away unwanted dimples.
SHOP NOW: Bliss FatGirlSlim Lean Machine, $145
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The BMR Facial Toner is an electrotherapy headset that sends gentle currents to your facial muscles. Wear the set for 20 minutes, five times a week and in three months, makers claim your skin will look firmer and more refreshed.
SHOP NOW: BMR Facial Toner, $395
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The LED (light emitting diode) technology in this device has been cleared by the FDA for treating wrinkles. According to the maker, it emits multiple wavelengths of light (as opposed to lasers, which operate on a single wavelength) that stimulate collagen and elastin, thus improving skin tone and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
SHOP NOW: LightStim for Wrinkles, $249
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No, this isn't some kind of bondage outfit. The BMR Bottom Lift uses electrical stimulation to allegedly tone the muscles in your backside. The makers claim it'll deliver a firmer, more toned bum in six weeks.
SHOP NOW: BMR Beauty Series Bottom Lift, $200
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This tool is the first FDA-cleared laser device for home use. Similar to what you get in a doctor's office (though less powerful), the laser sends beams of energy down the hair shaft, killing follicles and preventing them from producing hair. It starts to destroy hair at its root after one use, and its makers claim that after three months of weekly use, treated areas will have visible results.
SHOP NOW: Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X, $449
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This microcurrent-powered device promises a tighter, firmer face. The tool works in tandem with a serum to stimulate facial muscles, and the brand promises fewer wrinkles and a firmer face within 30 days.
SHOP NOW: NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device, $450
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Makers claim that this tool's red light clears acne. The infrared light smoothes wrinkles, and its vibration helps topical products penetrate the skin. The brand claims that skin tone improves after as little as a month when it's used twice a week, 20 minutes per session.
SHOP NOW: Zensation Skin Rejuvenating Device, $320