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Reviewed and recommended: Stop Clinical Skin Renewal Device

October 4, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 1 Comment
It was not love at first sight when I first met the Stop radio-frequency powered anti-aging device. In fact, you could go so far as to say we got off on the wrong foot. On opening the box, I pulled out a flimsy black and gold thing that looked like a rather tacky vibrator. The gel that must be applied before using the device is gross. I then tried to use the Stop - for a full 15 minutes - with the protective cover still on. Though that says rather more about me than Stop.

Ever since Copley wrote about the Stop a few weeks ago, I have been keen to see how it would compare with Baby Quasar, an at-home anti-aging device that has now become a regular in my arsenal of weapons against wrinkles. Although the Baby Q uses infra-red light and Stop uses radio frequencies to generate heat, they both claim to tighten the surface skin and penetrate deep below to boost collagen renewal. Baby Q achieves this in my experience, but would Stop work as well?

My results with Stop (once I'd collected my wits and taken the cover the off) were actually pretty good. The skin definitely looks clearer and feels tighter. I did a side-by-side comparison with the Baby Q and performed the pinch test (take a firm pinch of cheek or jowl skin to see if it feels discernibly firmer than pre treatment). Stop had made a difference, but I must admit that the Baby Q side of my face showed more resistance to the pinch.

I would recommend Stop, but with a couple of reservations. Stop's radio frequency power is called Tripollar, which is a new technology that is less aggressive than older versions. Nevertheless, I found that it gets quite hot and you need to regulate the heat by juggling between the low, medium and high settings. My forehead got rather pink before I realized that this juggling has to be a full-time occupation. The gel is a slimy gunk that I found fairly unpleasant, but I am pleased to say that I had no adverse reactions to it. Finally, the price point, which currently converts from UK Stirling to about $1,000, is way too high. If and when Stop launches in the US, I think it will have to be much closer to the $300-$400 of the Baby Q.
  • October 23, 2010

    by Daniel

    Well I just thought I would have a look and see if any thing had been written about Stop Tripollar.I've had mine for years and use it on a regular basis and I must say I combine it with my Baby q and my skin blade and the results have been amazing. Firstly the you need patience to do this machine as it can be boring and results get extra good after 6 months of regular use.

    My Dermatologist has a proper hefty duty machine that she uses all the time and has seen the most amazing results with. But it gets very hot indeed and you can have some down time as the skin swells.

    One thing I noticed was the thickness of my skin after using the stop machine for 6 months. I was not using any different products so it was the machine. My mum has one and after a year her jaw line is firmer and he general skins thickness gas increased drastically and that statement is from her dermatologist who had said her skin had thinned after menopause. I know so many people used the machine for 3 months and thought it was not working but if they only carried on they would see a massive change.

    Okay the gel is sloppy but it has to be to enable the energy to be passed into the skin.

    I'd say anyone who has one start again and use for at least 6 months. You will be amazed. Combine it with Baby Q and be really surprised.


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