I have a fair complexion, dry sensitive skin and I'm prone to rosacea in the cheek and nose area. I'm in my late 50s and have been developing deeper lines and wrinkles, age spots and now those awful fine feathery lip lines. I have never tried a device before and I was thrilled to put the Baby Quasar Plus ($399) through its paces. I tested this with hopes of reducing my crow's feet and also to try the wrinkle-treating technology in treating the area above my mouth.
According to the product and company literature: "..The Baby Quasar PLUS is the most advanced 'anti-wrinkle' beauty tool available for home use." Described as small and portable, the Baby Quasar PLUS "delivers professional-quality results in the privacy of your own home." The Baby Quasar PLUS uses red light therapy to reduce periorbital wrinkles with the same technology used by professionals. Four wavelengths of light are used: 610nm, 630nm, 660nm, and 850nm. This ranges from amber to infrared light, and the size of the device head covers the periorbital area.
The Baby Quasar PLUS is lightweight, yet substantial and well constructed, and comes in a convenient carrying case. I found the device very easy to use (both handling and placement of the light) and initially I followed the recommendation to do a test area for sensitivity. I experienced no skin sensitivity with use of this device. The treated area feels some mild warmth for a few moments, but there is no discomfort. Each treatment, I started with a clean, dry face, plugged in the Baby Quasar PLUS, and applied the light to the periorbital areas for 3 minutes each area. The device is held gently against the skin, after turning on the red button. The recommended treatment is 5 days per week, treating each specific area for 3 minutes. I was able to maintain consistent treatment for 5 days per week over a six week test period. I found it workable with my daily routine, and after getting used to placement, I was able to use it without needing a mirror, and definitely became more efficient, sometimes multi-tasking and at other times using my Baby Quasar PLUS treatment as a welcome relaxation "time-out." I did my eye areas each time and when I had more time available, I treated my upper lip area. I also did a few sessions on my hands (inspired by Marta!) and was curious about whether it would change an age spot on my forearm. The latter was not mentioned as an intended use, but I was very curious!
By the end of my six-week trial with the Baby Quasar PLUS, my facial skin appears firmer, smoother and brighter, and the periorbital fine lines are definitely becoming less pronounced. It takes time, but with sustained treatment, there has been a subtle but definite firming effect. I am already seeing significant results in this area of my face.I haven't seen much impact yet on the area around my mouth, some deeper lines, or age spots on my hand and forearm, but I expect that with longer-term and sustained use, there will be improvements there too. I also note that my overall skin tone really looks more even and healthy, appearing softer and without my usual rosacea glow!
I love this device! It is simple and easy to use, and with or without use of serum. The Baby Quasar PLUS' wrinkle-reducing technology really delivers! With regular use, it is very effective, and I think it is a terrific product to augment a beauty regimen for aging skin.