At-home skincare gadgets are easily disregarded because they make some very bold guarantees. Many promise things like excellent line reduction and collagen growth. But what if this was actually possible? Microcurrent devices may actually live up to these claims.
These devices send gentle electric waves known as microcurrents through your skin into your muscles to stimulate the creation of collagen, promote elastin production, and encourage lymphatic drainage. In particular, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is increased, encouraging cellular metabolism and protein synthesis.
This helps with fine lines and wrinkles, decreasing puffiness, tightening the skin, and even lifting your eyelids. In short, it’s like an instant face-lift. This treatment is non-invasive and pain-free, making it a popular option both in the spa and at home.
Though it’s just becoming trendy to do at home, microcurrent has been used for decades in physical therapy to treat Bell’s palsy and muscle paralysis. Eventually, the technology was used for its anti-aging capabilities. Dermatologists warn that these devices are great for maintaining youthful skin but do not replace treatments at their offices.
Many offer microcurrent therapy to help rejuvenate aging skin for around $250-500 a session.
At these sessions, an aesthetician will use a handheld prong to strategically send electricity into the face. This tingly sensation may feel strange at first, but you’ll leave the office with a brighter complexion and a more defined bone structure.
If you’re set to try out at home, you can give the Nuface Trinity Facial Toning Device a try. They emphasize having results in toning, firming, and smoothing the skin with frequent use. This means using it for 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 60 days. Yaemon also has its 4D Microcurrent Facial Massager Roller with adjustable vibration settings so you can enjoy the spa at home. This device also has blue light therapy to help with acne.