10 News Extra: A new tool to help smooth your skin
A new tool called "Dermafile" could become the next natural beauty breakthrough to treat blotchy skin.
By:Heather Van Nest
Tampa, Florida - A new tool could become the next natural, beauty breakthrough to treat blotchy skin.
Licensed aesthetician Lesley Lind created the Dermafile, a stainless steel tool that almost looks like something you'd see at the dentist's office.
It has crushed diamonds on the end that naturally exfoliate the skin.
Lesley Lind, Licensed Aesthetician: "I was just frustrated because I didn't have anything that was really giving me the results I wanted. It just occurred to me that I wanted a file for the face."
The Dermafile kit comes with several files, ranging from fine to extra coarse. The concept of how it works is pretty simple.
Lesley Lind, Licensed Aesthetician: "You have to exfoliate your skin if you want to build collagen and smooth out your skin."
Sandra Vierday wanted to see if the natural Dermafile would improve the appearance of her severe sunspots.
After six treatments over a six month period, she says she was amazed. Check out her before and after photos.
Sandra Vierday, Dermafile Client: "I could not believe it! I called Lesley when I got home and I said,"Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! My brown spots are going away Lesley!"
Lesley Lind, Licensed Aesthetician: "Sandra's skin was dull and lifeless. All you could see was her dark, sun damaged skin. This removes that dead layer and reveals fresh, rosy, young skin."
Licensed aestheticians from California to New York are buying Dermafile kits. They're even being used as teaching tools in schools like The College of Natural Health in Bradenton.
We asked the students and instructor to compare the Dermafile with other exfoliation techniques they're learning about including microdermabrasion and light chemical peels.
Vera Savany, College of Natural Health Instructor: "You don't have to worry about broken capillaries at all with the Dermafile. For a lot of people, that is a contra indication for microdermabrasion. And with the Dermafile, there aren't any chemicals. You get the same affects or better without the irritation of the skin."
Savany also said *where they can use the Dermafile sets it apart from the other treatments.
It can be used on the nose, neck and even tackle fine lines near the eyes.
Lesley Lind is still amazed at how such a simple tool she initially created to use on her clients, could become the next big thing.
Lesley Lind, Licensed Aesthetician: "It's simple. It's holistic. It's a file and files work. They work on wood, they work on feet and they work on anything you want to use them on."
Dermafile treatments cost around $100.00 per treatment unless you go to a teaching school like The College of Natural Health in Bradenton where students charge $50.00. Make sure you wear sunscreen after each treatment because your skin is more sensitive to sunlight.
Heather Van Nest, Tampa Bay's 10News