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The Benefits of Microcurrent Facials

Microcurrent facials have long been used by professional aestheticians and top skincare spas to offer a relaxing facial massage while tightening and sculpting skin. This...

The Benefits of Microcurrent Facials

By NuFACE Digital

Microcurrent facials have long been used by professional aestheticians and top skincare spas to offer a relaxing facial massage while tightening and sculpting skin. This popular treatment has a myriad of benefits and luckily, they can be enjoyed easily at-home!

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of microcurrent facials, how microcurrent works, and how to get started with microcurrent. 

What Is Microcurrent?

Microcurrent is a therapeutic treatment that has been used for decades by professionals for medical and cosmetic use. Physicians have used microcurrent treatment to help their patients heal wounds and aid in muscle recovery, as well as offering pain relief.

When used in the skincare field, microcurrent is used to tighten and tone the skin and underlying structures to promote a lifted, sculpted appearance. Professionals can utilize microcurrent devices in-office, or you can use an at-home device to achieve professional results - more on that later!

Microcurrent works by sending small electrical currents to the skin and muscles. This electrical current mimics the body’s natural ionic or electrical current, reenergizing the skin and tissues. By reenergizing the skin and muscles, microcurrent promotes cellular functions like energy production, healing and tissue repair. When used on the skin’s surface, it enhances collagen and elastin production, improves circulation, and tightens and tones the skin. 

Experts have tested microcurrent for years, and this therapy is regarded as safe and effective. Additionally, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared NuFACE® Microcurrent Devices — meaning you can trust they are safe. Many love microcurrent because it’s a non-invasive, painless treatment that requires zero downtime ��� offering a less risky approach to enhancing the look of your skin than other cosmetic products.

While microcurrent is a very safe procedure and has been clinically proven, every individual is unique and your results may vary. Like any other treatment or procedure, it’s best to consult with your health care provider to find a treatment plan that’s right for you. 

How Does Microcurrent Work?

Your skin changes with age. Babies and children have extremely soft, supple skin — think of the phrase ‘soft as a baby’s bottom!�� — due, in part, to both their fat stores and collagen levels. However, with time we lose fat stores and muscle tone, along with collagen and elastin. Without these supportive tissues, skin can become slack or saggy. Additionally, our skin becomes more prone to wrinkling with age because we lose those essential collagen and elastin stores.

While you might not notice these changes initially, they begin happening as early as your 20s and 30s. The skin you have in your forties was designed in earlier decades, and being proactive in how you care for your skin during every decade is vital to loving the skin you have at any age. One tool you’ll want in your arsenal is microcurrent.

Microcurrent delivers electrical current to the skin and the structures that support the skin, like facial muscles. By targeting the places where your skin is showing the most signs of aging, microcurrent offers a non-invasive option for skin rejuvenation. 

What Are the Benefits of Microcurrent Facials?

When addressing sagging skin and fine lines, you have a few options. While cosmetic surgery might be a solution for some, many people want a non-invasive alternative that helps enhance the look and appearance of the skin without surgical incisions. That’s the beauty of a microcurrent facial. 

Firms the Appearance of Skin

Skin sagging can be challenging to address. Microcurrent aims to target sagging skin in a way that keeps you looking youthful and natural. Using microcurrent in your facials helps elevate the skin tightening and toning results you’ll get. 

Visibly Minimize the Signs of Aging Skin

We can’t stop the aging process, but we can take steps to improve the skin without significantly altering our appearance. Microcurrent facials offer the benefit of targeting the signs of aging, like wrinkles, fine lines, and dullness. Micorcurrent can tighten and lift skin, as well as blurring fine lines on the skin surface, for a complexion that’s more smooth and youthful.

Support Product Efficacy

A consistent skincare routine is vital at any age to support skin health. Think of the basics: cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting with sunscreen. With age, you'll want to expand your skincare regimen and upgrade to more professional-grade products with high quality active ingredients. Adding in a toner, eye cream, and targeted serums are helpful to promote a youthful complexion.

The good news is that microcurrent doesn’t interfere with your existing routine. In fact, it can enhance your product efficacy by encouraging product penetration. Be sure to perform your microcurrent facial in the correct order: after cleansing the skin and applying oil-free serums and a microcurrent activator. After your treatment, resume your skincare routine by applying any oil-based formulas, moisturizer, and eye cream along with SPF. 

Encourage Muscle Contouring

The muscles that support the face don’t get much exercise, and microcurrent facials can help give your facial muscles the workout they need to keep your complexion looking toned, contoured, and youthful. NuFACE Microcurrent Devices are clinically proven to firm and contour the skin for a lifted, sculpted look. 

Do Microcurrent Facials Replace Skincare Products?

The best part about microcurrent facials is that they fit perfectly into your already-established skincare routine. You don’t need to remove products from your lineup to get started. Instead, you simply need your favorite microcurrent device and a Microcurrent Activator. This FDA-cleared product conducts microcurrent from your device for optimal treatment results while hydrating and nourishing skin.

How To Do an At-Home Microcurrent Facial

You can give yourself a microcurrent facial right in your home in as little as five minutes daily. All you need is NuFACE.

To give yourself an at-home microcurrent facial, follow these easy steps. 

  • Cleanse. Prep-N-Glow® Facial Wipes are an easy, dual-purpose product that cleanses the skin, removes dirt, oil, and makeup, and gently exfoliates skin without stripping.

You can also spritz Supercharged IonPlex® Facial Mist onto the skin to enhance hydration and prepare for microcurrent treatment. This facial mist helps encourage deep hydration and is a solution for using longer microcurrent treatments to ensure your Microcurrent Activator doesn’t become dry. 

  • Boost. Apply a few drops of your favorite NuFACE Ionized Super Booster to your fingertips and gently massage into your skin. NuFACE Ionized Super Boosters are created with clean active ingredients like Vitamin C and Niacinamide to treat your unique skin needs, like brightening or reducing visible discoloration.
  • Activate and lift. Begin your treatment by applying your favorite NuFACE Microcurrent Activator in a mask-like layer to the area you’ll be treating. Switch on your favorite NuFACE Microcurrent Device and perform glides and holds on your face and neck. 

To get the most out of your at-home microcurrent facial, consider downloading the NuFACE Smart App. This aesthetician-created app allows you to follow along with guided treatment tutorials, unlock app-exclusive treatment modes, and witness your before and after results with the Selfie Tracker. 

Get in the Current

Skincare technology has come a long way. Now, you don’t have to go under the knife - or needle! - to get a lifted, rejuvenated appearance. Microcurrent is a proven, non-invasive treatment that allows you to smooth lines, lift the skin, tone facial muscles and more. Get current with your skincare routine and try a NuFACE Microcurrent Facial today!


Physiological effects of microcurrent and its application for maximizing acute responses and chronic adaptations to exercise

[Muscular aging and its involvement in facial aging: the Face Recurve concept]

Why does skin wrinkle with age? What is the best way to slow or prevent this process? | Scientific American

Effects of electrical stimulation on skin surface | PubMed

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