Posted by: Rosie | 2008/08/07

Derma wand

I have been trying dermawand for a few weeks and am concerned about the smell. it doesn' t smell like oxygen to me, and i' m wondering what it is and if it is harmful. I am already chemically sensitive and find the smell a bit offensive.

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Hi Rosie, thank you for the question.

Unfortunately, the Dermawand webpage does not explain the technology used to achieve the effects that they claim or if a ‘smell’ is normal during treatment. Furthermore, there are no studies listed, to verify that this product works. An independent webpage, rates the effect of the Dermawand at around 5 out of 10. Further reviews were found on and interestingly 70% of the users rated this product 4 out of 5, while the rest rated the Dermawand at 1 out of 5 (further mixed reviews can be found at

Following from the above and that I personally do not think that a ‘smell’ is normal (the device may be faulty) I would stop using it and take it back to your supplier.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2014/03/30

i found this page trying to find out about the smell, before i buy, as i am also chemically sensitive, very ill from toxic amazon many people say there is a smell, but not what type...someone who seemed to know said it's neon gas...i don't know what that person said a rain forest.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2014/02/21

The smell is normal. It's caused by a gas that is released from the device that helps stimulate collegen production. This was what an esthetician had said on a review regarding this product.

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Posted by: Rave | 2008/09/02

Yip ladies, Im also getting an unsual smell which I initially thought was my skin. Nevertheless the only thing that bothers me is that on the DVD and on the website they make no mention of how it works. Anyhow Im a 23 male and have tried everything for my problem skin so lets just give Derma Wand a chance (on level 1 - lol)

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Posted by: Rosie | 2008/08/08

Thanks for your reply. I rang the distributor today and they said they don' t know what the smell is but will try and find out.
I am also wondering about the effects of the electrical waves and radiation on the eyes, nervous system and brain?
It feels like mild electric shocks and I am a bit worried about the effects from long term use.

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