All About Microcurrent Facials

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“Girls who lift” are having their moment… and not just at the gym, but in the facial spa. There’s no better workout for your skin than a microcurrent facial - a natural facelift in which muscles are exercised with innovative technology for brighter, firmer and younger skin. Higher brows? Yes. More chiseled cheekbones? Absolutely. A glowing complexion that all your friends will notice and shower you with compliments over? You’ve got it. Once you get your first microfacial, you’ll be amazed at the intersection of beauty and technology. Here are just a few things you should know about this innovative treatment….

What is a Microcurrent Facial? 

As any skincare enthusiast will tell you, a microcurrent facial is the closest thing you’ll get to a facelift - minus the needles and scalpel. We’re talking one brow higher than the other mid-treatment, killer jawline, and tingling skin (in a good way!) kind of craziness. 

During a microcurrent facial, an esthetician applies a gel before sliding two metal prongs around the surface of your skin to transmit electrical pulses. These currents are designed to “work out” the facial muscles deep within the skin, lifting and tightening every muscle to redefine your features. Just like you train your body during exercise, these electrical currents retrain your muscles to stay firm and more lifted - giving you chiseled jawline, model-esque cheekbones and higher brows for a more “awake” appearance. 

If that’s not enough to convince you to go under the prongs, these electrical currents also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin to restore your youthful glow.

Is a Microcurrent Facial Right For Me?

Definitely! This treatment is great for all skin types, and helps with a variety of skincare issues no matter your age or lifestyle. Sure, if you’re 50+ and looking to tighten up your face with a good workout while eliminating wrinkles, a microcurrent facial is perfect for you. What are you waiting for? But it’s also ideal for the 20 and 30-somethings who want to keep skin looking fresh and beautiful for years to come.

Come on, beauty enthusiasts… you know the importance of preventative skincare and being kind to your skin from a young age. Similar to Botox, a microcurrent facial connects with the facial muscles to deliver incredible results, which will last longer if you start treatments in your 20’s. And even if you aren’t concerned about wrinkles and fine lines just yet, the treatment will still leave you with a glowing complexion and the slim jawline and chiseled cheekbones you’ve always wanted. Who needs Facetune when you can have a microcurrent facial? 

Before And After a Microcurrent Facial: Before 

Even if you’re used to the whole “beauty is pain” thing… we promise that’s not the case here. The entire process of getting your first microcurrent facial is as easy and painless as you would hope. You may feel a bit of a tingle in certain spots as the prongs glide over your skin, but it’s the “good kind” of tingle - like the kind you get after a really good gym session - and only lasts for a few seconds. There’s also little to no side effects, so you’ll be back to your daily routine in no time.

Many spas feature a microcurrent facial on their menu, and each has their own version of the treatment. You can receive a 45-minute to an hour facial complete with LED light therapy, extractions, and other extras, which is as dreamy as it sounds. But we’re not going to lie to you, these facials are pretty pricey. They typically cost between $200 to $600 per session, and you’ll need regular maintenance to keep up results. If you’re looking for a sneak peek of the treatment without breaking the bank, you can always use it as a booster during your regular facial. Skin Camp offers a 15-minute microcurrent lifting booster for just $25 - designed to enhance your features and provide radiant skin to keep you coming back for more. 


The best part about a microcurrent facial? You’ll see immediate results. Like, within minutes. Once you look in the mirror after treatment, you’ll still see your own beautiful face staring back at you… but with more defined features and a glowing complexion that lets you sparkle from the inside out. Which you totally are. And the best part? It gets better with every session! You’ll become addicted to microcurrent facials and the incredible sensation of seeing your brows get higher and jawline get more chiseled after every treatment. 

And how often should that be, exactly? Skincare experts recommend that you receive microcurrent treatments at least once per month to see the best results, or every other week if you can swing it. While your results will be gorgeous and last a long time… nothing in life is permanent, which is why you’ll need to practice the right maintenance. You can also invest in your own microcurrent machine to use more frequently at home, though these won’t be as powerful as those used in the spa. Just do yourself a favor and try your first microcurrent facial… you and your skin will never be the same.

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