When it comes to skincare, the pursuit of finding the best tools and products is always on top of our minds. It is a never-ending journey and a process of trial and error. Let’s FACE it, when it is the first time to try out any new gadget or product, we all experience hits and misses. Some are effective right away, while others – well, lesson learned. 😊

But in case this is the first time or you are still thinking about giving microcurrent facials a try, you will certainly agree that this is one of the most effective anti-ageing treatments you’ll ever have!

What is Microcurrent Facial?

Microcurrent facial is a treatment that includes “training” your face muscles to seem more lifted, tightened, and firm with a low-grade electrical current. It’s even known as the “non-invasive facelift.” It’s been used medically since the 1980s, and it’s been licensed by the FDA as a muscle stimulator to treat Bell’s palsy and muscle paralysis.

Microcurrent was embraced as an anti-aging treatment when researchers noticed improved results in individuals with atrophied, drooping face muscles. Hence, today it has become one of the most popular facial treatments being used in the beauty industry.

What can you get from microcurrent facials?

There are many benefits that you can get from having microcurrent facials and here are the notable things that you should know about them:

Microcurrent facials are like a gym workout for your face

As we age, the muscles on the face start to age as well just like everything else in our body. Hence, it is important to keep it fit as well. Microcurrents help stimulate the muscle by starting low and gradually increasing until you achieve the firmness that you want.

Experts say that having a microcurrent facial once a month is enough but doing it weekly can make a big difference. Additionally, microcurrent facials serve as a lymphatic drainage massage which helps improve your skin and makes skin look less puffy.

It keeps your skin firm and lessens the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

As your facial muscle becomes acquainted with the regular “work-out”, the skin becomes firmer and tighter. Hence, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles becomes less. It also helps in boosting collagen production which makes your face look fuller and younger.

Microcurrent facials provide a pain-free experience

Yes, you’ve heard it right! This is one of the best things when having a microcurrent facial – it is non-invasive and painless. Because microcurrent facial uses low electric currents, it is tolerable and there is no downtime once the treatment is done. What’s more, the results can be seen after the treatment!

What is the process of microcurrent facial treatment?

It is important to note that there are two ways you can enjoy microcurrent treatments and this is by professional treatments and at-home devices.

When you undergo professional treatments, the procedure starts out just like any other facials. It included cleansing, LED light therapy, exfoliating the face, applying serums, and masking. Your aesthetician will apply a thin amount of conductive gel and then start using the microcurrent machine. Two hand-held wands are used on your face and you may feel a slight tingling sensation once the electric current is applied. The treatment may last for about 60-90 minutes at the most and then it is done.

On the other hand, at-home devices only take a few minutes to perform but it needs to be done regularly to achieve the best results for your face. This is because microcurrent at-home devices are not as strong as those machines used in professional treatments. But they still work as long as you do it regularly and properly. It is also a good way to maintain your skin if you are undergoing professional microcurrent facials.

What To Do after treatment?

Regardless of what treatment you take, it is very important to be gentle with your skin after each treatment. Avoid rubbing your skin or irritating your skin.

  1. Use only mild products for your skin. Gently cleanse your skin with a cleanser.
  2. Mist your skin using a moisturising mist.
  3. Apply serum to your face and neck, including your eye area.
  4. Finish it up with a light moisturiser or any moisturiser of your choice.
  5. Make sure that you use natural or chemical free sunscreen during the day to protect your skin.

When using a device, ensure that you clean it properly. Buildup on the spheres will make it difficult for the microcurrent to travel to your muscles. Gently wipe the spheres after every treatment using a damp washcloth.


As a woman who wants to improve my skin and keep it healthy, microcurrent facial in my opinion is one of the best innovations for skincare. Not only does it give my face a workout, but it is safe and non-invasive. It is the best option, especially for those women who don’t want to go under the knife.

It is worth trying and making it a part of your skincare routine. Just make sure to take the necessary precautions and listen to your skin.


Nicola is always on the lookout for the best beauty tools and skincare products. She believes in "prevention is better than cure" so she is always trying to perfect her beauty routine to avoid premature aging. Fun fact about Nicola: She owns a lot of sunscreens as she carries a mini sunscreen in each of her handbags and backpacks.