Lyma Laser Review: Does a $2500 At-Home Device Actually Work?

Maryam Lieberman, Beauty Contributor

When it comes to laser treatments at the derm's office, I'm about as enthusiastic as a cat taking a bathI just won't do it anymore. I know my skin and how it reacts. I loathe the fact that I don't have control over the application and get nervous about the long-term effects a strong laser can have on my skin. However, for at-home laser treatments where I have free reign, I'm actually an avid user. I can control how often I use them and I can gauge the results better than any doctor next morning, especially over an extended period.

With the Lyma Laser, I had certain hesitations (as I always do) about how it will affect my melasma. But I spoke with Lyma's founder Lucy Goff during an interview a few months prior to using the lasershe assured me it won't affect scarring and will not increase any melasma, so I was game to check it out.

I used it for three months about 5-6 days a week. I like the fact that it's light and easy to use. It almost looks like a chic flashlight. I dutifully applied the Lyma mist and serum as recommended and then used a super light moisturizer before starting the whole process. No tingling, no burning and no painit did take a while for me to work on all of the areas of the face because I wanted to be thorough. So I put on the last season of Peaky Blinders and lasered away with a mirror on the side of my bed. I take the Lyma supplements as well because they have a good dose of lycopene and I'm convinced that it helps ward off melasma when I'm in the sun.

The stress of the pandemic has definitely kept me up at night, and done its damage on my complexion in its own way. Here is what I noticedthe laser lifted areas of my skin that have been falling in those months. I think the laser helped me tremendously and feel that there is some healing aspect to the blue lasers that made a visible change.

I stopped using it only because I had to try products for other stories. This is something I will go back to, especially during the summer. I think it's the most effective at-home laser treatment to use after days at the beach or just out and about. It's a nice healing, lifting tool for the face. It is expensive, but then again it's probably ideal for women who spend that much on a few treatments a year anyway at the dermatologist's office.

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