Is a facial cleansing brush necessary?
Cleansing brushes get rid of the grime and excess oil that becomes stuck in your pores at the end of the day. The cleansing brush is used with a gentle cleanser to clean the surface of the skin. The process only takes a few minutes, but the results are much better than traditional cleansing without a brush. Everyone can use a cleansing brush; even people without acne will find that their skin appears smoother and healthier with regular use. Our patients with acne-prone skin feel that a cleansing brush is an important part of their skin care regimen.
How is the Clarisonic brush different than other Cleansing brushes?
The Clarisonic line of cleansing brushes provide a variety of brushes for every skin type. The Clarisonic Pro brush is the most versatile and effective of the Clarisonic brushes. All Clarisonic brushes use 300 oscillating movements each second to clean dirt and oil from the pores. Numerous studies have demonstrated that cleansing with the Clarisonic brush cleans off six times more makeup and two times as much dirt as “regular” face washing.
How is the Clarisonic cleansing brush supposed to be used?
The Clarisonic cleansing brush can be used daily, sometimes even twice a day. Even patients with very sensitive skin can use their Clarisonic daily, as it comes with the option of a sensitive skin cleansing brush. When using the Clarisonic brush, the skin should already be wet. Many patients use their brush in the shower, as it is fully waterproof. A gentle cleanser is applied to the Clarisonic brush and a circular motion should be used over each area of the face. There is a timer within the Clarisonic brush that can be used to organize the daily treatment. The Clarisonic brush will pause for a moment between each cycle, to signal that it is time to change treatment areas. The forehead will be treated for 20 seconds, the nose and chin for 20 seconds, and 10 seconds will be used for each cheek. The Clarisonic brush can be used to treat the chest and back as well; many of the Clarisonic brushes, including the Clarisonic Pro, come with a special body attachment.
How are the Clarisonic Pro and the Mia different from each other?
The Clarisonic Pro stands for “professional.” It is sold only in dermatologist’s offices and is most recommended by dermatology professionals. The Clarisonic Pro has 4 speeds and comes with a body brush, which can be used to clean the back and chest while showering. The Clarisonic Mia is a compact, travel version of the Clarisonic brush. It has 1 speed and is meant to be used both at home and while traveling. Both Clarisonic brushes have an excellent warranty, though the Clarisonic Pro is under warranty for 3 years.
What is the cost of the Clarisonic?
The cost of the Clarisonic brushes vary by model. The price for the Clarisonic Pro is $195. The cost of the Clarisonic Mia is $119. All Clarisonic brushes have a guaranteed money-back return policy for 90 days. Anyone who is not pleased with their Clarisonic brush can bring it back to where they purchased it, or send it to the company, for a complete refund.
Can acne medications be used with the Clarisonic?
The Clarisonic brush helps acne medications to work better, but does not replace the use of prescription medications or in-office acne treatments. The Clarisonic brush is intended to clean out the dirt and oil, so that acne doesn’t develop in these areas and medications can be absorbed well in the pores.
Where are Clarisonic brushes sold?
The Clarisonic Pro cleansing brush is only sold in dermatologist’s offices. Clear Clinic in Manhattan sells both the Clarisonic Mia and Clarisonic Pro.
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