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Microcurrent 101: Fact or Faux

Whether you’re a skincare guru who’s tried it all or a skincare novice, you’ve likely heard of microcurrent therapy. This clinically proven facial treatment has...

Microcurrent 101: Fact or Faux

Whether you’re a skincare guru who’s tried it all or a skincare novice, you’ve likely heard of microcurrent therapy. This clinically proven facial treatment has been lauded for its instant and long-term results in sculpting and lifting the face, and professionals love it because it is a non-invasive and painless alternative to facial lifting procedures.  

Keep reading for a crash course in microcurrent treatment to learn the facts – and faux – behind this ultra-popular skincare therapy! 


1. Always look for FDA-Cleared products 

NuFACE® Devices are FDA-Cleared, which means they have been rigorously tested to ensure they are safe and effective.  

2. Consistency is key to achieving your best results 

You’ll notice smoother, more lifted skin with a single use and even greater results with consistent use. To achieve a more sculpted, youthful appearance, we recommend using your device for 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week. 

3. Always use a Microcurrent Activator with your device 


NuFACE® Microcurrent Activators are FDA-Cleared to effectively conduct microcurrent from your device down to the skin and facial muscles. Lifting without a Microcurrent Activator is not proven to yield results. 

  1. FACT or FAUX: How to use your NuFACE® Device 
    • You can use Aloe or water-based products to conduct microcurrent  – FAUX 
      • Only NuFACE® Microcurrent Activators have been FDA-Cleared to conduct microcurrent from your device to skin and facial muscles. Formulated with IonPlex® - a blend of glacial water and ions – these supercharged skincare products ensure comfortable treatments and optimal results. 
    • Both device spheres need to be in contact with the skin while lifting – FACT 
      • To lift and sculpt with your NuFACE® Microcurrent Device, both spheres must be in contact with your skin. Microcurrent travels from one sphere down to the skin and facial muscles, then up to the second sphere. Without pressing both spheres to the skin, your treatment will not be effective. 
    • Always lift upward and outward – FACT 
      • Remember to lift in the direction you want skin and facial muscles to go – UP! Gravity, age, and repetitive motion cause the skin to sag and droop – but using your NuFACE® Device in upward motions helps to sculpt and lift the skin and facial muscles. 
  2. FACT or FAUX: Microcurrent Device Safety 
    • You should only use facial devices that are FDA-Cleared - FACT 
      • Each NuFACE® Device is FDA-Cleared, meaning they have been rigorously tested to ensure safety and efficacy. You can trust NuFACE® Devices to deliver results safely when using as directed. Using devices that are not FDA-Cleared could be ineffective or harmful to your skin and facial muscles. 
    • To get the best results, you should always use the highest level of microcurrent possible – FAUX 
      • Just like too much strenuous exercise can be dangerous for the body, ultra-strong microcurrent can damage the skin and facial muscles. NuFACE® Devices are designed with multiple output levels that lift and tone skin and facial muscles without causing pain or damage.  
    • Microcurrent is safe to use on rosacea or sensitive skin – FACT 
      • NuFACE® Devices are safe to use on sensitive skin or rosacea. You may notice slight redness around the treatment area due to increased circulation, which should subside 10-20 minutes after your treatment.  
    • I can’t use microcurrent with Botox® or filler – FAUX 
      • NuFACE Devices are completely safe to use with Botox® or fillers. Be sure to wait 2-4 weeks after your injectable treatment to resume lifting with your Microcurrent Device, so that your Botox® or filler has time to settle and mitigate the risk of migration. If you are unsure when to resume Microcurrent treatments, check with your injector for a more detailed treatment plan. 
    • NuFACE Microcurrent devices are painless – FACT 
      • Microcurrent is designed to be nearly sensationless – meaning you may only notice slight tingling or no feeling at all. If you feel pain or a ‘zapping’ sensation, you may need to add more microcurrent activators to conduct microcurrent. Never use your NuFACE® device on broken skin or rashes.  
  3. FACT or FAUX: Getting your best microcurrent results 
    • Short, consistent treatments are better than long, sporadic treatments - FACT 
      • Consistency is key to achieving your ideal results. We recommend lifting for 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 60 days to begin your treatments, then lifting for 5 minutes 2-3 days a week to maintain your results. 
    • You should use Pro-Toning Mode with your Smart Device each time you lift – FAUX 
      • Smart Devices like the MINI+ and TRINITY+ are designed with multiple output modes to customize your results. Pro-Toning Mode is the strongest treatment mode, designed to sculpt deep down to facial muscles for lasting results. For best results, use Pro-Toning mode 2-3 times a week, spacing them out with regular treatments to allow your muscles time to regenerate. 
    • You won’t get results in one use of your NuFACE® Device – FAUX 
      • NuFACE® Microcurrent Devices are clinically proven to deliver instant results with just one use and provide long-term results when used consistently.  

Microcurrent technology is a proven method to tone, lift, and contour the face and neck – without needles, downtime, or pain. NuFACE Microcurrent Devices have been FDA-Cleared and are safe to use on sensitive skin or rosacea and can even be used in tandem with BOTOX® or injectable facial fillers. This non-invasive facial treatment yields the best long-term results with short, consistent treatments and a variety of treatment modes to allow muscles to rest and regenerate between treatments.

Now that you know the 411 on Microcurrent Technology, you can get started with a NuFACE PRO Treatment or with an at-home facial toning device, like the award-winning TRINITY+ Smart Device or MINI+ for on-the-go facial lifting. For even more helpful advice and step-by-step tutorials to get your ideal results, download the NuFACE Smart App 


Disclaimer: BOTOX® is a registered trademark of Allergan Inc.


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