My Derma Dream Review: Do Anti-Aging Devices Work?

My Derma Dream Review: Do Anti-Aging Devices Work?


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My Derma Dream is a skincare brand that sells a variety of hardware devices such as microcurrent and red light therapy devices, intended to have an anti-aging effect. The brand is so confident in their products that they offer a 90-day money back guarantee on all products.

But do research studies show that these devices have an anti-aging effect? How does My Derma Dream compare to other skincare device brands like NuFace and SolaWave? Is there any risk in using these devices? And how do real users rate and describe their effects?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more, as we review two of My Derma Dream’s most popular technologies (microcurrent and red light therapy) to give our take on whether or not they're likely to have an anti-aging effect. 

We'll also feature unsponsored customer reviews, compare My Derma Dream to competitors like NuFace and SolaWave, and document some questionable health claims on the My Derma Dream website that the brand appears to have removed.

MicroSculpt Review

MicroSculpt is a microcurrent facial device used to “work out” facial muscles and deliver increased blood to the skin surface by sending electrical currents into skin.

Microcurrent devices are cleared by the FDA, and have been shown in medical research to increase blood circulation. 

A 2024 medical review reported that microcurrent devices can reduce the apperance of wrinkles and improve skin radiance. In a test of one device (not MicroSculpt), participants using the device "showed significantly higher facial radiance, skin tone, and reduced wrinkles."

Based on the available research, we consider MicroSculpt likely to have an anti-aging effect.

Real People Try My Derma Dream

A YouTube creator with a channel called "The Honest Channel" tried My Derma Dream MicroSculpt for four months and shared her experience, including before-and-after images:

A TikTok creator named "melissag" claims in the description of the video that this My Derma Dream protocol "works wonders" for her skin:

@melisagee_ Little skin care with my @My Derma Dream Skincare … little thing works wonders 😍 #skincare #fyp #foryoupage #skincareroutine #glowyskin ♬ Pretty girls here - Jaz

Red Light Therapy Review

My Derma Dream currently sells two red light therapy devices: Lift & Glow Gua Sha Pro, and MyoGlow.

Some clinical studies suggest that red light therapy can improve skin.

A clinical trial published in the Dermatologic Surgery journal found that red light therapy reduced wrinkles around the eyes.

As we documented in our Omnilux reviews article, one clinical trial found that 50% of participants experienced improvements in facial skin quality after five weeks of red light therapy treatment.

Overall, we consider both of My Derma Dream's red light therapy devices somewhat likely to have an anti-aging effect.

In the YouTube video below, a popular beauty blogger and dermatologist named Dr. Dray overviews the research on red light therapy for skin:

My Derma Dream vs. Competition

SolaWave and NuFace are two of the most popular skincare device brands in the US, and are competitors to My Derma Dream.

As we documented in our SolaWave reviews article, the wavelength of red light is important for its cosmetic effects.

However, My Derma Dream doesn't appear to publish the wavelength of red light used in their devices at the time of updating this article, while SolaWave uses a wavelength within the effective range (660 nanometers).

We would recommend SolaWave red light therapy devices over My Derma Dream for this reason.

NuFace is a popular microcurrent device brand.

My Derma Dream MicroSculpt is currently significantly cheaper ($119 vs. $195) than NuFace's microcurrent device.

Given that neither device appears to be clinically tested and we can't find any technical reason to differentiate the two, we consider My Derma Dream's microcurrent device to be a better purchase option.

There’s also a concerning NuFace cancer warning on that brand's website, while My Derma Dream has no such warning.

Our Clean Anti-Aging Picks

Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum is our top anti-aging serum.

It contains hyaluronic acid which was described as a "skin-rejuvenating biomedicine" in a medical review due to its ability to reduce wrinkles and signs of facial aging.

Momentous Collagen Powder is our top anti-aging skin supplement.

Collagen supplementation was shown in a medical review published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology to reduce visible signs of skin aging as well as improve skin elasticity and skin hydration.

HYDRAGLOW by CLEARSTEM is our top moisturizer pick.

It features bakuchiol as an active ingredient which was described in a 2014 clinical trial as "clinically proven to have anti-aging effects." 

All of the products recommended in this section are entirely free of ingredients that we consider to be unhealthy.

Questionable Health Claims Removed

When we initially published this article, there were a number of questionable health claims on the My Derma Dream website that we called out as potentially unscientific, documented below:

My Derma Dream questionable health claim 1

The brand claimed on the MicroSculpt product page that the device is effective by “draining facial lymph nodes” and that “toxins are removed,” without citation. 

While electrocurrent devices may stimulate lymph flow, no proof was provided to show that these devices remove toxins, and the entire concept is illogical. Toxins do not sit right under the skin’s surface waiting to be magically removed by an electrical current device. It’s simply not how the body works.

My Derma Dream questionable health claim 2

My Derma Dream claimed on their Facial Remodeling Wand product page that the device uses “thermal treatment” for "detoxification & drainage.” No citation was provided for this claim, nor does it make logical sense.

What was being proposed to be “drained?” If heat treatment is effective for skin detoxification, why is this device more effective than taking a hot shower or sauna? How much does this device increase skin temperature?

Since we published our article, My Derma Dream has removed both claims (perhaps due to the publicity of our article), and we commend the brand for improving the scientific accuracy of their website.

My Derma Dream Pros and Cons

Here are the pros and cons of My Derma Dream in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Microcurrents are clinically shown to have anti-aging effect
  • Red light therapy is clinically shown to have anti-aging effect
  • Unlikely to cause side effects
  • Affordable on a per-use basis
  • Brand removed some questionable health claims from their site
  • Mostly positive online customer reviews
  • 90-day money-back guarantee

Cons:

  • Brand doesn't appear to fund clinical trials
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Conclusion

Both of the skincare devices that My Derma Dream sells should be effective for anti-aging, at least to some degree, because they're both backed by clinically proven technology.

Microcurrent devices are shown to support subjective facial rejuvenation and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and red light therapy devices are shown to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

Our complaint about My Derma Dream's red light therapy devices is that the brand doesn't appear to publish the wavelength of the red light used, so we can't verify whether or not it's within the effective range.

For this reason, we recommend SolaWave's red light therapy device over My Derma Dream's.

We recommend My Derma Dream's microcurrent device over NuFace's device, because it's more affordable and should be functionally equivalent.

When we initially published this article, the My Derma Dream website contained several questionable and uncited health claims, but it appears that the brand has removed both claims since we highlighted them in our article.