Medicube Age-R Ussera Deep Shot Review
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Some things get better with age - for me that’s self confidence, financial stability, and overall peace. Skin, however, tends to experience age-related changes that I would rather avoid. I adore my vast array of topical skincare products, but I also add effective devices to my well-aging tool box. I say well-aging, because anti-aging has a negative connotation. There is nothing wrong with getting and looking older; I just want to do it as gracefully as possible. I’m not trying to look 18 anymore, but I do want to be the best 32 year old (and later 42, 52, 62, etc) that I can be.
Microcurrent is already a regular part of my skincare routine, and now I have added a very special high frequency ultrasound device to the rotation. Medicube Age-R Ussera Deep Shot, available on their official website, is designed to address collagen-related signs of aging. While young skin has densely bound collagen, older skin starts to see separation and thinning, which is why it doesn’t bounce back quite as well as younger skin and fine lines and wrinkles tend to stick around.
Medicube Age-R Ussera uses a patented Deep Shot™ technology to stimulate collagen production. The device drives heat deep into the skin with high frequency technique and shoots ultrasonic waves.
The device promises to improve:
The appearance of pores
Complexion and glow
Saggy smile lines and cheeks
Face contour / jawline / jowls
Age-R Ussera Deep Shot comes with a charger cord and base, and mine was shipped with two tubes of the conductor gel Age-R Booster Gel Serum, also available on Medicube’s site. I keep the device docked on its charger, and take it off to use it as part of my evening routine 2-3 times a week. There are 5 strength settings. I started with level one and currently use level two. This can be changed for each area of the face / neck, depending on your individual sensitivities and preferences.
How to use
Start with a clean face
Apply the conductor gel to the device head, then spread it onto the face
Alternately, you may apply the gel to the face and neck by hand
Turn on the device (it will light up blue), position it to the starting area and press the Shot button (to fire a shot, a button has to be manually pressed each time. You will hear a beep while it’s firing and it will light up red)
Each 10 shots, the device will make a different sound, in case you’d like to keep track of the number of shots
Move from area to are as outlined in the tutorial video
At the end, the gel can be rinsed off or gently patted in
Please note that the official videos only show the device being used on the cheeks/chin/neck and not on the forehead. I have talked to the brand and was advised that it can be used on the forehead as well. Depending on your skin, you can use a sliding method, designed for sensitive skin. Instead of holding the device in one spot for the duration of each shot, you slide it across the desired area. Try it both ways and see which you prefer. I personally use the sliding method on the forehead and the regular way everywhere else.
The only consumable component of the treatment process is the conductor gel. The device itself has no maintenance cost and no parts that need to be replaced regularly. Once you purchase it, it can be used over and over again with no additional expenses, other than the gel.
According to the brand, Medicube Age-R devices have become the most popular device in Korea, enjoyed by many celebrities and influencers due to the visible results. A quick search on YouTube reveals a lot of organically created content (not sponsored) about the devices.
This device is not waterproof and should be kept dry. To clean off any remaining gel, I use a damp towel and then a dry towel to dry off any moisture. Makeup wipes can also be used, however anything with high alcohol content may cause corrosion over time.
I’m very skeptical when it comes to devices. I see a lot of them as gimmicks, designed mostly to feed off of consumer insecurities and providing little more than a placebo effect. However, I really like Medicube Age-R Ussera Deep Shot and have been reaching for it regularly.
Because I enjoy an elaborate evening routine complete with toners, serums, etc., I follow this process when using the Deep Shot:
Use the Deep Shot with the gel
Rinse off the gel
Do the rest of the routine starting with toner
If you are a skincare minimalist, then leave the gel on or follow it with moisturizer and you are probably good to go.
On the first strength setting, I don’t feel much of the heat. On the second setting, I get a pleasant warm sensation with each shot. That gets a bit too warm on the forehead, especially by the hairline, so for that area I use setting 1 and the gliding motion. The whole process is very enjoyable for me. It does take some time, since each area needs its own shot (I recommend following the video the first few times until you are used to the areas), so I usually do this while relaxing and watching something on YouTube. I am very pale / fair, and my skin looks a little flushed after using Medicube Age-R Ussera Deep Shot on the second setting, but by morning everything is back to normal. There is no discomfort and someone with a deeper skin tone or less reactive skin may not notice any flushing at all.
I’ve had the device for a few weeks, so I can already speak about some results, but I also expect even better ones with longer use. The thing I noticed immediately, after the very first time, is how much better my chin and jawline look! I’ve always struggled with a double chin, in fact that’s my biggest insecurity (at least when it comes to the face). Years ago, it was weight related, but then I lost many pounds and pant sizes. My weight has been stable for several years but I still have some extra skin under my chin that I don’t love. I’m completely serious when I say that the whole area looks tighter now, and hopefully gets even better the longer I use the device. I’ve been a devoted microcurrent user for at least 3 years (I think closer to 5), but I never had results like this with microcurrent. And I still use that device as well, they aren’t mutually exclusive, I just see a bigger difference with Deep Shot.
Perhaps the biggest selling point of all is that I actually use the device. No matter how spectacular the results, if the item is a hassle to use, I probably won’t do it. But the Medicube Deep Shot is simple and fun to include in my evening self care ritual. I like the warming sensation and how my face looks more lifted. The marketing materials don’t promise miraculous fast results, but I think I see them. Overall, I’m quite happy with this addition to my well-aging tools!
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