Dermawand: Does it work?
Updated On: May 14 2014 10:55:45 PM CDT
Patti Caruthers has beaten cancer, but the stress of the disease and chemotherapy took a toll on her body.
"After that, I kind of noticed changes to my skin," Patti said, "the older I've gotten, the more I've changed."
At 54-years-old, Patti admits her beauty routine consists of just washing and putting moisturizer on her face. She decided to test out the Dermawand hoping to smooth the fine lines and wrinkles.
Its commercial says it's "the in-home radio frequency skin care phenomenon that can take years off your appearance." At $119.85, it claims to improve skin tone and texture.
After reading the instructions, Patti tried it on the back of her hands before testing the product on her face.
"Maybe just a little, like a static shocking," she said. "But not even as powerful as a static shock."
Patti starts using the product three to five minutes a day on the lowest setting, twice a day. She increases that over time.
Eyewitness News checked back a month later. Patti said she didn't notice any changes.
"I think if anything, my face feels softer, because you do use a lot of their lotion products," Patti said.
The commercial says she could start to notice changes in six weeks.
At this point in the testing, does it work?
"I can't say yes or no," Patti said.
During our testing period, Patti moved to Colorado. But she kept using the "Dermawand." She says she did not notice a change. We called the company about the results, since its commercial claims users can see a difference after six weeks. It did not provide an official response. However, a customer service representative told us over the phone the "Dermawand" isn't for everyone.