New to the U.S. market, but not new to the world, the LYMA laser is the first FDA-cleared device approved for at-home use. When you think of the LED, microcurrent, contour and toning facial devices that we currently have on the market, they certainly have their place, but you can’t really call them laser-like, making the LYMA laser ($269) a first-of-its-kind tool.
At-home lasers for cosmetic and skin-care purposes started to gain popularity in the mid-2000s. This marked the introduction of consumer-friendly, handheld laser devices designed for personal use. These devices were intended for various applications, including hair removal, skin rejuvenation, and acne treatment. Since then, the market has continued to evolve and expand, offering consumers more options for DIY skincare and beauty treatments.
LYMA Laser founder Lucy Goff says LYMA is not your average at-home tech. It offers an in-office-like experience, unmatched in power. “The typical at-home devices have around 5 milliwatts. This is 500 milliwatts, making it 100 times more powerful than LED.”
How the Lyma Laser works for at-home skin rejuvenation
LYMA’s director of science, Dr. Paul Clayton, inspired the laser concept during low-level laser therapy treatment, noticing younger knee skin. Researchers sought a safe alternative to LED for home cosmetic devices.
“A team of doctors observed cartilage and noticed the knee skin looked younger,” says Goff. “Dr. Clayton saw the LED focus in the cosmetic device market and initiated the search for a safe alternative light source.”
“Low-level light, used consistently, treats common aging signs: elasticity, texture, tone, pigment, wrinkles. Typical at-home devices can’t reach skin’s base layer. This is the first device where light can reach the base skin layer with enough power to transform it,” Goff explains.
Is Lyma Laser safe for all skin types and tones?
Goff explains the LYMA Laser suits all skin types and tones, causing no harm. Traditional lasers can burn darker skin. LYMA Laser is painless and leaves no discomfort or redness. “Darker skin tones and melanin-rich skin contain more pigment, which when used with traditional laser treatments, can cause burning and scar more easily.”
How often should you use the Lyma Laser for the best results?
Using the LYMA Priming Serum or your favorite anti-aging serum or face oil as a conductor, glide the lightweight device across your face for 30 minutes a day for 12 weeks. Goff says consistency is key and once the three-month period ends, continue use for 30 minutes once a week to maintain results.
What the Experts Say
According to New York dermatologist Dendy Engelman, MD the laser is safe and a good complement to in-office treatments. “The LYMA Laser technology absolutely blew my mind. It has revolutionized the entire industry. Anything that bothers you, from the forehead to the toes, LYMA can help with.”
Are there celebrity fans of the Lyma?
Kim Kardashian, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Amber Valletta have all given the tool rave reviews. Celebrity aesthetician Joanna Czech has been using the device and loves what it’s doing for her patients, famous or not, of all skin types. “For the 35 years I’ve been in the beauty industry, I have been a huge laser skeptic,” she explains. “However, the LYMA Laser not only aligns with my philosophy of protecting and supporting skin, but it can be used on all skin types and tones, truly representing inclusive beauty. LYMA is a total game changer—incredibly powerful, portable and most importantly completely safe.”