Over the past few years, we’ve seen some pretty crazy new facial treatments. From snail slime facials, to Kim Kardashian’s micro-needling, there’s been a lot that has hit the market.

However, the newest treatment on the block is a microcurrent facial. Today we’re talking all about what this new treatment is, how it works, and the effects you can expect to gain from it.

What is a microcurrent facial?

A microcurrent facial aims to stimulate the facial muscles using low-voltage electricity. Also known as a ‘non-invasive facelift’, it’s a great alternative to Botox, which enhances your face’s natural features.

The electrical current used essentially takes your face to the gym – working all the muscles to boost the production of collagen. Microcurrent facials can be used to define cheekbones, lift eyebrows and tighten the skin.

Why should I get one?

There are several benefits to this anti-aging treatment.

First, the facial helps to redefine your best features and erase signs of aging. It also helps to stimulate the production of collagen so that your facial continues to leave your skin feeling young and bouncy long after the treatment is finished.

Unlike other treatments, microcurrent facials are pain-free, and results are visible within minutes. It all sounds too good to be true.

How does it work?

Using a two-pronged device, doses of energy are sent through to the deeper layers of skin to repair collagen in the dermis (the deepest layer of skin). At the same time, the device works to gently revert the signs of aging on the top layer of skin (epidermis). The device is moved around the face, which can cause a slight tingling sensation – but this has been reported to actually be quite relaxing.

This combination leaves the skin feeling bouncy, fresh and revitalized. The prongs also flush out any excess water your skin is holding onto, to create more structure around the face’s cheekbones and jawline.

Is the treatment safe?

Microcurrent facials are clinically tried, tested, and FDA approved, so you don’t need to worry about the safety. That being said, it is recommended that pregnant women should avoid these treatments during their third trimester. It’s also worth consulting a doctor before treatment if you are prone to acne breakouts.

How long does it take?

A typical microcurrent treatment will take anywhere between 60 – 90 minutes. Depending on how effective you think the facial is, you can go for several sessions for a cumulative effect for fine lines and wrinkles. For a sustained look, therapists suggest 10-15 sessions within the first 6 weeks. After that, you should maintain a schedule of around every three months.

This particular facial is becoming so popular because it is pain free and the results are immediate. If you check just a few of the before and after photos, you’ll see just how much difference this treatment can really make.

Reviews online show that women of any age have noticed visible differences in their skin almost instantly and report that the treatment itself wasn’t scary and in actuality, quite relaxing.

Everything about this treatment sounds amazing, and we can’t wait to try it out!