Ever a fan of a great skin maintenance plan, I’ve been investing heavily lately in skin care devices.
While I believe in the power of a well-done professional treatment, having the right products and devices at home to maintain those procedures makes a huge difference.
So, let’s talk today about the TriPollar StopX radiofrequency device—what it is, why and how I use it, and if I think it’s worth the splurge.
First things first…
The TriPollar StopX is a handheld radio frequency device for use on your facial skin.
It emits RF waves that are believed to activate collagen development deep in your dermis, aka skin. It’s meant to be used with a conducting gel (included in the kit), which helps to deliver the RF waves into your skin, where they “get to work.”
The theory behind RF facial treatments is that the waves which penetrate your skin trigger your skin’s natural ability to create collagen, the protein in our body that decreases naturally with age.
As the heated device moves over your skin, it’s triggering that procedure, and with continued use the makers of TriPollar say you’ll start to see a reduction in fine lines, as the collagen growth continues. Check out this article for a more scientific explanation of radio frequency treatment for skin.
It’s simple! On clean skin, apply the conductive gel, which comes with your device. A small amount will do; I use about the size of half a dime for my whole face.
Lightly coat your cheeks, chin and forehead. Do not use this device on your orbital bone, brow bone, nose, or near your eyes. (That’s all clearly outlined in their instructions booklet.)
Plug the device in—it has to be plugged in as you’re using it—turn it on, and begin with a cheek. A light on the front of the device will start out green, then switch to orange when it’s time to move to the next treatment area. The order I go in is: Cheek, cheek, chin, forehead.
As always, read instructions carefully with each skin care device you have. It’s important to know how to do this the right way. Also worth noting, in the instruction booklet, TriPollar’s makers say this device is not meant to be used on very fair or very dark skin. They have a chart inside the booklet showing which tones it’s compatible with.
Well, first it was Tina Chen Craig (aka Bag Snob) talking about it that caught my eye, and well, have you seen her skin?!
After seeing her posts, I did some more research. Also, knowing that my skin absolutely loved my experience with RF microneedling, I thought this device was worth a try. Read up on my RF PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatment here.
Since it’s a quick addition to my skincare routine and I was able to try the device via SkinStore, it was a no-brainer. Given the research supporting RF treatments for skin and the fact that I had a few minutes to spare at night, I was in.
I notice results right away when I use the StopX; my skin feels and looks plumper, and fine lines—particularly the “marionette lines” from the corners of my nose down to the sides of my mouth—disappear.
It’s not a permanent change, but apparently these results stick around longer with every use.
You’re instructed to use it 2-3 times a week to start, not on consecutive days, for a period of six weeks. From that point on you can go into “maintenance mode,” where you can use it less frequently, 1-2 times per week.
Since my skin is in relatively good shape, I’m using this as a maintenance device, and I’m really happy to have something in my arsenal that protects and promotes my long-term. collagen growth.
I would absolutely recommend anyone who’s got the time and money to spare to try this tool.
Not only is it doing great things for your skin long-term, but it’s also actually quite enjoyable to use, and I find myself looking forward to using it. It’s like a mini warm facial massage!
If you’re ready to try the TriPollar family of devices, click HERE use code WEGOTTATALK at checkout for 20% off!
As always, feel free to send me a DM on Instagram if you have any questions. I’m happy to help!