What are Micro-current devices ?
Microcurrent device induce low electric current (particularly mimicking your own body’s electrical current) – giving the face a more lifted look, more like “workout” for the face. Micro-current facials have gain popularity after it was introduced as the muscle stimulation treatment for people with Bell’s Palsy.
It is a non-invasive way of lifting the face muscles by introducing low electrical current and it is used to sculpt cheekbones, lift brows and stimulate collagen production.
Benefit Of Micro-current
Main benefit of micro-current facial includes :
– Toned and lifted appearance
– Enhanced product penetration
– Helps with lymphatic drainage
– Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
– Tones and contours face/neck muscles
Resulting in firmer and tighter skin, and the best part is you can see the results in minutes. However, the results are quite temporary unless done regularly for a few months to see actual results.
How To Introduce At Home Micro-Current Device In Your Routine
When it comes to using micro-current devices at home it comes with its own rules and restriction. First of all it is important to introduce it slowly into your routine with low intensity and gradually building it up. Another important thing is prep : it is important to prep your skin with cleansing with an oil free cleanser and applying a conductive gel as it acts as a gateway for the micro-currents to penetrate into your skin.
Quick Note : Use conductive gels specially formulated for micro-current devices as they are completely water based and are devoid of any oils.
Here are some options for conductive gels : Option 1, Option 2 and Option 3 if you don’t have any of these you can use Aloe vera gel it works great, but you will have to constantly moisten it as it gets absorbed into the skin fairly quickly, so keep a face mist (water-based) handy. Or you can watch this to DIY your own conductive gel.
Different at home micro-current devices
A well known name when it comes to at home microcurrent treatment, there is nothing that comes in the number one spot than the Nuface devices, they have made their name in the market for this specific treatment. However last year skin tech leaders Foreo came out with their microcurrent device known as Bear, with some great additional features added to the device –
1. It’s an anti-shock device meaning depending upon the skin thickness it controls its current to save you from the zapping experience. 2. It is made of a hygienic silicon making it washable after use, and it is water-proof. 3. It links up to the app that gives a guided routine, which is great for beginners and makes it a perfect user friendly choice of micro-current device. 4. Like any other Foreo device this has T-sonic pulsation that helps in product absorption.
Here are some side by side comparison of the key features of both Nuface Trinity* and Foreo Bear*
Key Difference between Foreo and Nuface
- Has Build-in T-sonic Pulsation
- Shock proof technology
- App integrated
- Silicon body gives it a anti-slip grip.
- Small more compact body, making it travel friendly.
- Comes in vibrant colors hot pink and purple.
- No T-sonic pulsation
- Non water proof
- Nu-face trinity has options for switching out attachments
- Non shock proof technology
- No app required
- Regular Plastic casing, making it prone to slip.
- Large body for comfortable grip
- Aesthetic wise this is more neutral and prettier.
So if you are in the market for the micro-current device then these are some helpful points to keep in mind. Also, these at home microcurrent treatments are a good way for up keeps in between professional treatments.
Now the main question is does it really give a lifted face? Does it really boost collagen production?
Well it gives an instant gratification after the treatment which is not very long lasting. So if you really want to see results then you have to be very consistent with it. And more so this can be used as the preventive measure from keeping your face from drooping. Similarly with collagen boosting, it will not happen over night, we all know it takes time and it would probably take months to actually see a fraction of a difference.
So do you really need this device ?
Honestly, to each to its own, if you are someone that gets excited by the technology and wants to try something like this then you have to analyze how often you will include this in your routine, is it worth spending the $$$ for something that you probably won’t use it for more than a month or maybe once or twice a month. It isn’t something that would totally rock your world over-night. Some good facial exercises and a good skincare routine that targets aging should do the trick. So make your decision wisely.
Needless to say, I love using my Foreo Bear*, and probably if it wasn’t gifted to me I wouldn’t have bought it, or maybe I would have, because I love gadgets and trying new skincare, beauty products is my passion.
Now comment and let me know if you own a micro-current device, or are you willing to invest into?
*Gifted – and part of this blogpost contains affiliate links meaning I make a small commission out of the purchases that used the provided links, without affecting your shopping experience or amount.