Water Bottles as a Skin-Firming Device: a Dermatologist Weighs in

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Monday, August 21, 2017

With at-home skin-firming devices starting around $150 — not to mention the even more expensive in-office treatments — I couldn't help but want to know more about this clever way to recycle water bottles. Turns out, I might have gotten a little too excited over nothing.
Ted Lain, a board-certified dermatologist based in Austin, Texas, tells Allure that Mercedes used the water bottles and their slight suction to perform a lymphatic massage. "The lymph system is the body's secondary waste system, and excess lymphatic fluid accumulation can cause swelling, especially of the cheeks and lower eyelids," he explains. However, this kind of massage isn't effective or even proven to firm skin. "'Firming' implies increasing the production of collagen and elastin in the dermis, the second layer of skin," Lain says. "Unfortunately, massage or suction has not been shown to facilitate this." Insert all the sad face emojis here. I really thought my girl @mercedesbenssz was onto something.
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