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Clinical Studies on the Truth Vitality Lux Renew: Final Results

Clinical Studies on the Truth Vitality Lux Renew
March 19, 2015 Reviewed by Marta 48 Comments

Last month, I was thrilled to make my television debut on Evine Live to present our Truth Vitality Lux Renew, the first-ever FDA-cleared beauty device with ultrasound, red LED, and blue LED therapy. On the show, the before and after photos from our six-week trials were prominently displayed, and the host was truly impressed by the noticeable fading in deep lines and grooves that had taken the subjects decades to develop. As proud as I was to show the results of those six-week trials, I am even prouder to now bring you the final results of our twelve weeks of testing.

Truth Vitality Lux Renew: Clinical Data

Sixty women, ages 39-59, were enrolled in a twelve-week monadic clinical study conducted by the International Research Services, Inc. (IRSI). Its objective was to evaluate Truth Vitality Lux Renew's anti-aging effects on the appearance and condition of facial skin. At the six-week mark, significant improvement could be seen in eleven lines, marionette lines, forehead lines and periorbital lines (view those results here).

At the end of the twelve-week clinical trial, the following improvements were measured:

Expert clinical evaluation:

Forehead lines/wrinkles – 79.3% showed improvement
Facial (global) lines/wrinkles – 86.2% showed improvement
Skin firmness – 79.3% showed improvement
Radiance – 79.3% showed improvement
Overall appearance – 89.7% showed improvement

Instrumental Evaluation:

Vapo Meter (TEWL) – 82.8% showed improvement
Cutometer (firmness) – 100% showed improvement
Cutometer (elasticity) – 79.3% showed improvement
SIAScope (collagen) – 88.9% showed improvement

Truth Vitality Lux Renew: Before & After Photos

The following sampling of unretouched before-and-after photos from our clinical trial participants show the results of twelve weeks of using the Lux Renew.

Forehead Lines

lux renew clinical trial, before and after

Periorbital Lines

lux renew clinical trial, before and after

Eleven Lines

lux renew clinical trial, before and after


lux renew clinical trial, before and after

Jawline and Lower Face

lux renew clinical trial, before and after


lux renew clinical trial, before and after


lux renew clinical trial, before and after


lux renew clinical trial, before and after

Marionette Lines

lux renew clinical trial, before and after


lux renew clinical trial, before and after


lux renew clinical trial, before and after


lux renew clinical trial, before and after


lux renew clinical trial, before and after

  • February 22, 2017

    by Marta

    Hi Sherri, the protocol followed the instructions in the manual that accompanies the device. First month - 5 times per week for 15-19 minutes. Thereafter 3-5 times per week for 15-19 minutes.

  • February 21, 2017

    by Sherri

    Could you please tell me the protocol the test subjects used-the number of minutes they used per area for red light/ultrasound, and the number of times per week. Thanks!

  • June 12, 2016

    by Marta

    Hi Alex, it can be used by someone who is 30 for both aging prevention and acne control

  • June 12, 2016

    by alex

    Hi there, is it advised that someone aged 30 can use this product?

  • May 27, 2016

    by Susan

    I have seen videos of people using the LED function at the same time as the ultrasound function. Can they be used at the same time, or best seperately. Also, if the functions must be used seperately which one should you do first and can they be done one right after the other?
    Thanks!

  • April 20, 2016

    by Marta

    Hi Sarah, that's a great question, but these technologies will not hasten the Hayflick Limit. They work by causing cells to communicate and produce collagen. They do not quicken the turnover of cells.

  • April 20, 2016

    by Sarah

    This is SO exciting--I love clinical trial results! I just have a couple of questions. I'm sure it's hard to quantify in a small study like this, but were there differences in the results experienced by younger vs older participants? (For reference, I am only 30 so I know the participants weren't quite in my demographic :))

    Because I am on the young side of TIA's audience, I am especially concerned about long-term effects vs benefits. I know I try to moderate my retinol usage because of things like the hayflick limit--should I think about devices like the vitality lux renew in the same way?

    (just fyi, my main concerns are preventative--obviously :) I can tell my smile lines are going to be a concern in the coming years, which is kind of great because it means I am smiling way more than I am furrowing my brows! I also have scarring on my cheeks from acne in my mid-20's. )

  • April 15, 2016

    by Marta

    Hi Jennie, the first thing to note is that the device is not thermal - it does not get hot. Red LED light should, if anything, improve your melasma not worsen it.

  • April 15, 2016

    by Jennie

    I have a small area of melasma on one of my cheeks. It stays pretty light and managed with sunscreen usage, but I'm wondering if the heat from the Lux Renew could darken it. I know that heat on the skin could have that effect. I would love to try this product for its multiple benefits, but I'm afraid of causing any discoloration to darken. Thoughts? Should I be wary?

  • April 14, 2016

    by susan

    Thanks for the quick response, Marta. I will definitely be adding the serum to the LED usage. That actually streamlines things for me even more.

    Susan

  • April 14, 2016

    by Marta

    Hi Susan, you can definitely use a serum with red LED. There have been studies done specifically on vitamin C and green tea. But any good antioxidants and collagen boosters would be helpful (including those in your Firewall).

  • April 14, 2016

    by Susan

    I feel like this has probably been asked and answered already so apologies for asking again. I know that one needs to use a gel with the ultrasound though not with the LED. However, I would LIKE to use a serum with the red LED as I would think it would enhance the results -- particularly something with copper peptides in it. But is that okay to do? For example, I was thinking I would try putting Medik8 Firewall on my clean skin first. Would this reduce the effectiveness of LED or be problematic in any way? Or is it fine to experiment with serums on my skin in tandem with the red LED?

    Thanks! Susan

  • April 10, 2016

    by Marta

    Hi Veronica, with a hypoactive thyroid you should be fine. With a hyperactive thyroid you can be more sensitive to heat and, although normally you wouldn't feel the LED lights getting hot, you might if you had a hyperactive thyroid condition. This contraindication would not apply to you. But as always you should consult your physician if you have concerns.

  • April 9, 2016

    by Veronica

    Hi Marta,

    I saw your reply about use over the thyroid gland, and those with a hyperactive thyroid should not use over that area due to the issue with heat. I have an underactive thyroid though (hypothyroid). Is it okay to use over this area in my situation? I am eager to purchase, but I wanted to see if this would be an issue. Thanks, Veronica

  • March 16, 2016

    by Marta

    Hi Grace
    You can use a similar program to the one outlined for LED. Another option is to alternate between LED and ultrasound depending on how much time you have available. It is really very flexible and you can find the regimen that works for you. I usually do 10 minutes on one section - eg mouth/jaw - in LED one evening, then move to another section - eg forehead, in LED and so on and then start again in ultrasound. So three/four sessions over 3/4 days in one mode - a day off, and then start again in ultrasound. This works well for me as maintenance. You can use the plan for LED as a guide and then figure out what you have the time and inclination for. Please email us at any time at customerservice@truthinaging.com for further tips and assistance

  • March 16, 2016

    by GRACE

    I actually have a question. I just purchased TVLR from HSN and have started using it. I've noticed in the booklet that it outlines treatment plans for the red light and blue light, but it does not for the ultrasound. Can the ultrasound be used everyday? Or what do you recommend?

  • January 20, 2016

    by Marta

    Hi Paula, this contraindication is for people who have a hyperactive thyroid, as this condition leads to sensitivity to heat. If you do not have this condition then you are fine to use it on the neck and throat. For the under eye area in ultrasound, just be sure not to drag on the delicate skin in this area and stay in the hollow of the eye, keeping a milimeter or so below the lashes. And regarding LED, you are Ok with that approach.

  • January 20, 2016

    by Paula

    I just bought the TVLR and am already noticing a small difference after only three sessions. Yay! But I have some questions.... I notice in the instructions booklet that the ultrasound is NOT to be used on the neck (pharynx and larynx muscles), or over the area where the thyroid gland is located. Could you give further explanation as to why? This would seem to exclude the entire neck from the ultrasound mode. (Except under the chin as explained in a previous answer).

    Also, I would like to know how close to the lower lashes you are suppose to get with the ultrasound in order to firm under the eye.

    And speaking of under the eye, with the red LED I suppose it's ok to adjust the goggles upward in order to get the red LED under the eye, as one of the facial areas to treat, as shown in the instructions, as long as the actual eyeball is shielded from the light? Otherwise, that crucial area can not be reached.

    Thank you for your answers, and for a great website and great products.

  • January 17, 2016

    by Marta

    Hi Kerry, yes this device, particularly in ultrasound mode, is the best thing for sagging skin that we have found and it can be used under the chin.

  • January 16, 2016

    by Kerry

    Hi, is this device good for skin sagging and can it be used on the underside of the chin?

    Thanks!

  • November 18, 2015

    by Marta

    Hi Sally, that's a very good question. I don't think you plateau at any point. The thing is that you can can't stop time, so you are continuing to age. Using the device will give you cumulative effects but you have to keep it up (more than just maintenance).

  • November 18, 2015

    by Sally

    Hi Marta, in looking at the Before and After photos, I'm wondering if the improvement will continue the longer you use it, or is the optimum value of the device achieved at some point and will no long improve, just maintain. Thanks!

  • September 12, 2015

    by Marta

    Hi Kathryn - thank you for tuning in to the HSN show! You can certainly use the Lux Renew for maintenance between procedures. Lux Renew will not interfere in any way with Ultherapy - as a non-thermal procedure, our device is complimentary. And - you never know - if you use it diligently you may be able to postpone that Ultherapy visit for a while.

  • September 11, 2015

    by Kathryn Alton

    Hope I can ask a question here although it is listed as the comment box. I have been following the TIA site for about a year off and on only just recently signed up. I watched Ms. Wohrle on HSN 9/10/15 regarding the TVLR device. I have researched on my own behalf and my two young girls regarding good skin care and health for now and the future so I could understand what she was speaking about. The one thought I came up with regards the TVLR and the possibility of Ultherapy. I have researched that procedure as I see it as something I could chose one day due to the noninvasive side of this procedure, I really don't relish the idea of a traditional facelift or injections. I don't fault anyone I am just on the squeamish side.
    Would the TVLR make a Ultherapy not possible for any reason know to yourselves or keep the procedure itself at bay longer with the proper skin care routine coupled with the use of the TVLR? - Kathryn
    Thanks for any advice you can give.

  • August 1, 2015

    by Marta

    Hi Victoria, Ultra Renew was the first prototype that we ever launched leading up to this device the Truth Vitality Lux Renew. It has evolved since then and is more reliable and powerful. One thing that hasn't changed is the need for using your device regularly. It requires discipline and patience - 10 minutes or so three to five times a week.

  • August 1, 2015

    by Victoria

    I bought a device from Truth in Aging a few years back called Ultra Renew. I am wondering whether this new device is significantly different and/or better. I haven't been as disciplined as I should be with using the device, and so I am not sure whether I should invest in the new one, or just use the Ultra Renew on a regular basis to deal with my distressing lower face sagging/drooping issues! Any comments or advice would be appreciated!

  • July 31, 2015

    by Marta

    Hi Caroline, the device (especially red light) will help with thread veins. The device in all modes is not just painless, it is practically without sensation. If you have ever had a sonogram, you will know that there is no sensation to ultrasound. For once there can be gain with no pain!

  • July 31, 2015

    by Caroline

    I think the data and photos make a strong case for trying this out. However, I have tiny broken capiliaries and small thread veins on some parts of my face - will this treatment aggrevate them or help them? Is it really painless?

  • July 16, 2015

    by Marta

    Hi Valentina, I am familiar with the Tao-wei but have not used it. The heat may open your skin's pores and that may allow quicker absorption of a serum. As to whether the heat from the device would adversely effect the serum, my guess would be that it could. Active ingredients aren't generally meant to be heated up. However, I'd need to know what serum you are using, how hot the device becomes and contact the manufacturer of the serum to ask how sensitive the actives are to this kind of heat.

  • July 14, 2015

    by valentina

    Hi Marta, Along with using my Lux Renew, I am also using the Tria laser rejuvenating device, which feels like a sunburn after using it. So I just recently purchased the Tao -Wei, which is very much like the JeNu except that it gets cold or hot, depending on the mode. I use the cold mode after using the Tria & it absolutely feels wonderful & cools down my skin considerably. I also use the hot mode to help infuse my skin products, but was wondering if the absorption of the heat would change the strength of the skin serums or topical's that I apply before I infuse them into my face? I am very interested in your take on the Tao -Wei. Thank you kindly for your previous answer regarding the use of the Truth Vitality treatment gel for my Lux Renew. I love reading your reviews that always leave me with good information & considerable knowledge.

  • April 1, 2015

    by Bella

    VERY IMPRESSIVE!!!!!

  • March 24, 2015

    by Annie

    Thank you that's really helpful information for me in making a decision whether to upgrade, very appreciated.

  • March 24, 2015

    by Marta

    Hi Annie, I asked customer service to look at your order history and you bought the first Ultra Renew back in 2012. Yes, the short answer is that the Lux Renew is more powerful. Customer service at customerservice@truthinaging.com is on standby to help you further.

  • March 24, 2015

    by Annie

    Thanks Marta for the second helpful reply. Apologies for double posting. So are you saying that, though the frequency is the same, 3mhz, (with a 5% margin of error) on both the ultra renew that I own and the new Truth Vitality Lux Renew, the Lux Renew has a higher intensity with its five settings as opposed to the three settings on my ultra renew? If so, does this mean the higher intensity available on the Lux Renew may provide better results? Many thanks.

  • March 22, 2015

    by Marta

    Hi Annie, when it says 3Mhz -/+ 5%, it means that there is a margin of error in calculating the frequency of 5%. The settings adjust the intensity, but do not change the frequency. The frequency on all the devices is the same - 3Mhz give or take 5%.

  • March 21, 2015

    by Annie

    Many thanks for your helpful reply. I have read the link you gave me and I have just one more question which I could not see the answer to on the comments. My ultra renew, the first model, only has three ultra sound settings. The truth lux and ultra renew have five settings and is listed as 3mhz 5 %. is the ultra renew just 3 % or is is the same but just offers three different settings rather than five, with the highest setting on both actually being the same strength? Many thanks.

  • March 20, 2015

    by Annie

    Sorry just one more question, I notice this one has five settings for ultrasound, specs say Ultrasonic frequency: 3 MHz +/- 5% Is the 5% referring to the five settings? My ultra renew only has three, does that equate to 3 %? So is this latest one a bit more powerful? Apologies if I have misunderstood the technology

  • March 20, 2015

    by Annie

    That's great, thanks Marta

  • March 20, 2015

    by Marta

    Hi Annie, the specs are the same. You can see all the details on the product description page: https://www.truthinaging.com/truth-vitality-lux-renew. You will also find answers in the reviews and comments sections to a number of questions regarding the prototypes and the new device that pretty much cover everything.

  • March 20, 2015

    by Annie

    I have the first prototype of this, the Ultra Renew. May I ask is the Red LED wavelength for this one which I believe is 650nm the same figure as the first one you put on the market, the Ultra Renew?

    Also is there any difference in the ultrasound in the most recent one to the one which I have?

    Many thanks for your time and help

  • March 19, 2015

    by Christina @TIA

    Hi kittg. To clarify: Your original devices contain ultrasound and LED, and so they will offer you the same benefit as the Lux Renew. The new Lux was modeled off of the original (prototype) Ultra Renew Plus and was tweaked to comply with FDA standards. The Ultra Renew Plus contains the same treatments as the Lux Renew, as well as green LED and ionic, but it is not FDA cleared. So feel free to keep using your original devices!

  • March 19, 2015

    by Dennis

    Subtle, but clear results. Congratulations, Marta!

  • March 19, 2015

    by Marta

    The trials were conducted in strict accordance with the use and frequency directions set out in the Truth Vitality Lux Renew instruction manual. 3 to 5 times a week for 15-19 minutes each time. Perform the treatment for 5-7 minutes on each area. Longer use will improve results further.

  • March 19, 2015

    by Lora

    this is awfully encouraging! i mean amazing!! yesterday mine arrived via Evine ( i had missed marta's debut live & the exceptional price along with it. still though, i received a bit of discount and enabled to make monthly payments! yay!) i am in bit of awe over these results. very impressed with detailed study which was conducted, not simply a hope for 'this really works'. now i am more determined to follow through. i've 2 questions: i've read where not to use on neck ( i have hypothyroid also ) but that is quite a problem area for me. is there anywhere on neck i may safely use it? And how long of steady use in using before one maintains. i read the study 12 wks but is it possible to increase the improvement in firmness after the 12 wks? i am also using for pain due to muscle damage in car accident and lupus. i do not expect miracles :) but will be interesting and surprised if improves this even a little. thank you so much for reply to question & for the effort in creating the FDA approved device along with the clinical studies.

  • March 19, 2015

    by Aurora

    How frequently & for how long (15 minutes, etc?) was the device used during the 12 weeks to get these results?

  • March 19, 2015

    by Pam

    Wow - impressive! Did the testers use the device (both LED and Ultrasound) 7 days per week for a certain amount of time each session, each function? Also, are they continuing the same level of usage or does that decrease/change after a certain period of time?

    Before I purchase the new device, I'd like to know how much time I should expect to invest to see some improvements. (I tend to be inconsistent in my regimens, but these improvements are motivational.)

  • March 19, 2015

    by Kimberly

    Pretty impressive, Ms Marta. Congratulations!

  • March 19, 2015

    by kittg

    Would love to buy this however I spent my money on the first two that came out. Which now are no longer on the market. Tempting. But feel a bit ripped. Off.

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