If you’re a fan of both beauty and geeky stuff, then you will love beauty gadgets! This is the Baby Quasar, also known as Baby Q, courtesy of Baby Quasar. And just to clarify, this post is on the red Baby Quasar (anti-ageing one) as opposed to the Baby Blue (the one for acne) and the larger version of the Baby Quasar, Quasar MD. Confused yet?
The Beauty-Geeky Lowdown Of Baby Quasar
The Baby Quasar uses SequePulse technology, which was developed by NASA for healing in space. Basically, there are 4 wavelengths of red and infrared light which penetrate and treat from the surface of the skin to deep within the tissues, thereby boosting cellular activity and stimulating blood flow and circulation.
- Metallic hand-held device which isn’t heavy to hold (weighs less than 8oz)
- Needs to be plugged in to wall socket for it to work
- 24 cute little light-bulbs with 12 which beam red when turned on (do not look directly at the lights!)
- Easy push on/off switch which also changes the mode
- An indicator light at the top which shows either green / amber / red depending which mode you require
- Green indicator light = Continuous Wave Mode – used for healing and pain control
- Amber indicator light = Low Pulse Frequency Mode – used for anti-ageing purposes for those with sensitive skin types (that’s me, BTW!)
- Red indicator light = High Pulse Frequency Mode – used for anti-ageing purposes for those with normal skin types.
Benefits of the Baby Quasar include :-
- Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Shrinkage of enlarged pores
- Helps areas of discolouration
- Relieves pain in muscles and joints
- Helps healing
My Opinions On The Baby Quasar
It sounds like a super-gadget with all these amazing promises, but does it really deliver?
Before I launch into my opinions of the Baby Quasar, I just need to point out that my skin is dry/sensitive with fine lines and areas of sun damage. I have enlarged pores especially around my nose and I don’t usually get spots on my face, but I get loads on my decolletage! (Dammit! I’m already flat-chested and then it’s worsened by zits! Pah!) The beauty of the Baby Quasar is that you are in control so if you want to use it purely for anti-ageing, you can. If you want to use it to help heal spots, you can. Or if you want to do both, go ahead! I used it for both anti-ageing around my face, chin and neck and healing of chest spots for 8 weeks as directed; with a frequency of two times per week. (Confession : Okay, you got me. Two weeks ago, when I was sick, I skipped one session.)
- Again, I also want to add that my results are not conclusive because it takes time for long-term effects to show up and I use a lot of anti-ageing skincare lotions and potions and I have been regularly using my other beauty gadget, Hitachi Hada CRiE.
- My face gets really hot and rosy after each session. It gives me a lovely radiant after-glow which lasts until the next day.
- In terms of fine lines and wrinkles, I have not noticed much difference but it may be too soon to determine this. Will update this again later if I notice any changes. But I haven’t noticed more lines or deepening of my wrinkles so that is a good thing.
- Pore sizes definitely do appear smaller
- I have noticed fading of existing pigmentation in my upper cheek area, BUT I have noticed increased development of sun spots under my eyes! (Note : I am not blaming Baby Quasar for that; but I just haven’t found a suitable sunscreen for my delicate eye area – so if you have a recommendation, please let me know. Thanks.) The instruction booklet says you can use the Baby Quasar underneath eyes, but I am rather reluctant because the red lights are really intense and I know I said I wanted laser eye surgery, but I am a little bit worried that these red lights may damage my nearly-blind eyesight!
- As for my chest spots, it’s a miracle! As you know, I like to squeeze my spots but the ones on my chest are nasty and red and very sore. When I zapped it with the Baby Quasar, I wasn’t sure if it would really do much…but it has!! They have disappeared. I kid you not. I also got really funny (funny as in weird) looks from my Husband when I used Baby Q on my chest. (Men! They just don’t understand!)
- Lightweight noise-free gadget
- Gives my skin a lovely glow
- Noticeable smaller-looking pores
- Some fading of unwanted pigmentation
- Healed up and got rid of those nasty red chest spots – AMAZING!
- Only have to use it twice a week
- Good investment even though it costs $399 USD
- Takes over 30 minutes for each session
- Intense red lights which means I have to close my eyes and the Baby Q gets pretty hot to touch near the end of my session
- Cannot walk around as it needs to be plugged in, but at least the power cord is 6 foot long
- Cannot multi-task when using this
Famous Last Words
OMG! There was a limited edition pink Baby Quasar!! If I didn’t have one already, I would have bought the pink version!! But it’s sadly no longer available on their website…sighs.
Have you had laser therapy for your skin? What beauty gadgets do you have?