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The Microcurrent Facial: Everything You Need to Know

Get lifted brows and more defined features without needles or scalpels.

The medspa industry is full of claims about "miracle" skincare products and services, but this one lives up to the hype: microcurrent facials. The treatment involves using low-grade electrical current to strengthen, tighten, and lift your facial muscles. In fact, it is often referred to as a "non-invasive facelift."

The results are a visibly instant firmer and refreshed look; the skin has a full, plumper appearance, the brows are lifted, increased jawline definition, and more defined cheekbones. In addition the eyes are de-puffed, the forehead appears tighter; an overall refreshed look.

Since the 1980s, it has been used in medical settings to treat Bell's palsy and muscle paralysis. Microcurrent was then adopted as an anti-aging tool after clinical studies showed it to be effective on atrophied, sagging facial muscles. It has become increasingly popular among at-home skin care tools, as well as top facialists.

Microcurrent facials help keep skin firm

The electrical current encourages collagen production, giving treated areas a fuller look as well. Collagen is the main protein the body has to build muscle. As we age, we lose collagen. Microcurrent has been shown to encourage the production of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate), which leads to the creation of structural proteins like elastin and collagen.

Microcurrent facials are like a gym workout for your face.

Like all other muscles, those on the face will start to deteriorate over time. The electrical current to 'wake-up' the muscle. The vibrations begin low then gradually increase until you achieve a desired firmness. Having a microcurrent facial once a month is sufficient, but some clients opt for the treatment as often as weekly. The results are immediate but not permanent. As with any workout, the more you do it, the better your results will be. We recommend these treatments in a series. The immediate lifting effect and lack of downtime make it an ideal treatment before a big event or red carpet.


The treatment begins like a regular facial.

Like all SkinRX Custom Facials, the Microcurrent Facial begins with cleansing, LED light therapy, exfoliation, serums, and masking. Then a thin film of conductive gel is applied, followed by treatment with a microcurrent machine. This includes the use of two metal wands that the electrical current runs through. Most clients don’t feel any discomfort or pain, just the vibrations as the cool metal wands lift sections of the face, pausing for a few seconds, and repeating before moving to the next section. Essentially, the current is sending a signal to the muscle that this is where it belongs. The facial tissue is being trained, in a sense.

Microcurrent is suitable for most people, but there are a few exceptions.

People with heart issues, such as a pacemaker, are not advised to get a microcurrent facial because it stimulates the blood. Microcurrent facials are also not recommended for those with severe acne. If it's a pimple here or there, not a problem. If it's aggravated, it is not recommended. There's a lot of inflammation going on, so we don't really want to stimulate that. Pregnant women in their first trimester are also cautioned against doing it.

If you've had fillers or Botox, you should wait two weeks for it to settle before getting a facial to avoid altering the results. After that period, however, cosmetic injections actually work better when you get microcurrent, because there is some evidence that it will make your procedure last longer. 

The Microcurrent Facial

We feature the BEST Microcurrent Machine available. Pilates for your face ‘work out’ the muscles of the face, stimulate collagen, and tighten skin. Natural facelift. No downtime. What more do we need to say? 

This facial starts off with a skin analysis, relaxing and thorough facial cleansing, an exfoliating enzyme to slough dead skin cells away, then 30 minutes of a microcurrent facial uses low-voltage electricity to stimulate the facial muscles, like a "workout" for the face. The goal is to encourage the muscles to look more defined, growth of ATP, and collagen development. Leaving you with a more sculpted and lifted face and neck!  

 This treatment is included with our Luxe Membership for a reduced price!

For first time clients, please book our "Facial of Choice + Consult" service found on our "Services" page, this will allow for our Estheticians to get to know you and your skin and can tailor your facial to exactly what your skin needs.

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