Shani Darden Q&A: Why I Use Vibration Therapy
Celebrity esthetician Shani Darden has used Vibration Therapy in her Beverly Hills practice for years. Gentle sound waves penetrate muscles below the skin's surface for deep stimulation that targets fine lines & wrinkles at their origin. Now available in an at-home treatment, Shani's Facial Sculpting Wand™ delivers clinical-grade anti-aging results in the palm of your hand. Read on to see why Shani created the Facial Sculpting Wand™, and learn some of her signature tips & tricks for using the device.
1. What inspired you to come up with the Facial Sculpting Wand?
I've been using Vibration Therapy in my facials for many years and have seen the amazing benefits it provides. I knew I wanted to develop a device to achieve the same results at home as an alternative to invasive anti-aging procedures. I'm so excited to be able to share this device with all of you.
2. What is 'sound wave technology' and how does it differ from microcurrent?
The Wand's gentle vibrations transmit acoustic sound waves up to 6 centimeters (2.4 inches) below the skin's surface and provides deep muscle stimulation that targets crows feet, eyebrow furrows and nasolabial lines at the source, rather than on a superficial level. This provides an immediately noticeable effect to the skin. The vibrations also boost circulation, increasing skin's oxygen uptake, which makes you glow. Overall it helps skin appear firmer and more contoured with regular use.
3. How do you personally use the Facial Sculpting Wand in your routine?
I love using the wand in the morning on clean skin to start my day looking more lifted and contoured. I start by cleansing my skin with Cleansing Serum, and then applying the Hydra Prep Gel to clean, dry skin in the area that I'm treating. I'll use the wand (tip: follow my routines here) and afterwards, massage any remaining Gel into my skin for extra hydration. Then I'll continue with my morning skincare routine.
4. Can you share your tips & tricks or favorite areas to target?
I love to target my cheekbones and jawline. The wand is incredible at giving you a more contoured, lifted appearance. I also love using it under my eyes or around the jowls after a late night, because it helps decrease puffiness in the skin. The wand has two modes, a gentle stream of constant vibration and a more pulse-like setting. The pulse setting is my favorite for using around the jawline and neck to feel firmer and give you a more sculpted-looking appearance!
5. What products do you recommend to amplify your anti-aging results?
A tailored skin care routine filled with the right products for your skin type will result in glowing, youthful skin. Taking the time to find those is always worth it. Below is my personal daily routine to target anti-aging:
Shani's AM Routine:
First thing in the morning I wash my face with Cleansing Serum, do a quick Sculpting Wand Treatment and then spend 20 minutes in my Déesse Pro LED Mask. I'll follow that with a Vitamin C Serum (I love iS Clinical Pro Heal) and finish with a sunscreen. My favorite is Supergoop Play Everyday SPF 50 Lotion because it's lightly hydrating and doesn't cause congestion.
Shani's PM Routine:
At night, I cleanse again with Cleansing Serum to remove makeup and impurities. Next, I use Retinol Reform to help minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles and keep my skin looking even. I target the eye area with Coxmedix Opti-Crystal Eye Serum, which deeply hydrates and brightens. If I need a little extra hydration I apply a hyaluronic acid serum like iS Clinical Hydra Cool all over. I finish my routine with 2 pumps of my Weightless Oil-Free Moisturizer, which I love because I have a slightly oily t-zone.