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Are Microcurrent Facials Worth It?

The short answer is yes, microcurrent facials are most certainly worth it.  Think how good your body feels after a session at the gym or a power yoga class.  Was it worth it?  Microcurrent infuses analogous healthy feel-good energy to the muscles in your face.

Woman receiving a microcurrent facial treatment by aesthetician

Microcurrent is one of the hottest and most talked about innovations in the anti-aging skin care industry.    Celebrities swear by them and meanwhile, even amongst normal folks, microcurrent facials are becoming increasingly popular.  That’s not surprising!  When you hear about a miracle beauty treatment that can help your skin look younger almost instantly, of course you’ll be curious and want to try it yourself!

But we’ve also been taught that if something seems to good to be true it probably is.  So what’s the deal?  What exactly is a microcurrent facial?  Are they safe?  What skin concerns do they help with?  How much do they cost?  These are just a few of the questions you might be wondering about.   Now we’ll get into some answers: 

What is a microcurrent facial?

To put it simply, a microcurrent facial is a non-invasive, non-surgical, anti-aging face lift that works by using a low-grade electrical current to “re-train” the muscles in your face and neck to appear more lifted, firm and tightened.    The electrical current does this by stimulating the production of key structural proteins, such as collagen and elastin.

 Female face with eyes closed, four aesthetician microcurrent face lift tools

You can think of it as a fitness workout for your face.   Your face and neck together have 69 different muscles, and as you age these muscles lose firmness.

The result of your microcurrent “workout” is a more toned, firm, youthful complexion.

Are microcurrent facials safe?

For most people, microcurrent facials are very safe, and also painless.  On the other hand, since a low-grade electrical current is involved, people with certain conditions should avoid this treatment, including anyone with a heart condition, any one who uses a pacemaker, as well as pregnant women.  If you are not sure, it’s a good idea to discuss your sensitivities with your doctor before trying microcurrent facial treatment.

What are the benefits of getting a microcurrent facial?

Sometimes referred to a “5 minute face-lift” a microcurrent facial provides visible benefits on both face and neck almost instantly, while having a cumulative effect over time.  These benefits can include:

  • Reduced appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improved skin elasticity
  • Smoother, firmer skin
  • Improved facial contour and muscle tone
  • Energized facial circulation
  • Reduced facial puffiness
  • Reduction of acne blemishes
  • Treatment of sun damage to the skin
  • Reduction in redness and discoloration of the skin
  • Improved penetration of skin products, and better hydration
  • Generally rejuvenated and revitalized facial appearance

Notably, microcurrent works regardless of your age, whether you are in your 20s or 90s, and on all skin types.

How much does a microcurrent facial cost?

It’s important to realize that a microcurrent facial is not a one time treatment.  Although you’ll enjoy visible improvements in your skin right away, to maximize treatment benefits, you’ll need to continue with regular sessions.  Each microcurrent treatment builds upon the last one.  Over time your treatment sessions build strength in your facial muscles, which helps them hold results longer.

Depending on your location and the education level of your treatment provider, you can expect to pay anywhere from $200-$600 for a professional in-office microcurrent facial treatment.  Depending on your age group and condition of your skin you’ll want to start with weekly sessions and consult with your treatment provider as to the best course to pursue.  Normally you’ll want to continue with monthly treatments, or if it’s within your budget and schedule, more frequent treatments.

Beautiful woman receives professional facial treatment

Some aestheticians may offer microcurrent facial treatment as part of a facial package, no you won’t just be paying for only microcurrent. You’ll  also get other facial treatments such as cleansing, soothing, hydrating, etc.

Salon versus at home micro-current treatment devices 

If your budget or schedule doesn’t allow for this kind of upkeep, you may want to consider trying an at home microcurrent device.   Most devices on the market are safe and easy to use.  You can opt for a name brand such as NuFace.  Or you could try a more affordable option like these, designed to give you the same great results:

Upgraded Mini Facial Device

5 in 1 Facial Rejuvenation Device

Hot & Cool Facial Massager

Keep in mind, that the results you get with at home devices will not be as immediately dramatic, but over time with consistent use you can definitely enjoy similar benefits.

White Mini Microcurrent Facial Device help in two hands, shadow of palm leaves