Categories: Skin Care

Microcurrent Facials – The Hit New Craze?

Microcurrent facials have been taking the world by storm lately, due to their high success. The microcurrent facial treatment was originally developed to help treat facial palsy, however beauticians have soon found another use for it. It can provide you with roughly the same results as a surgical facelift, which costs a whole lot more. As you can tell, it is clear to see why it is so popular among the current generation! No more having to go under the knife, and instead just enjoy the relaxation that a microcurrent can provide as it wriggles through your face.

What happens during a microcurrent facial?

During the facial, you will go through the usual spa treatment stuff, like getting into a soft, white plush gown and lying down on the treatment bed. However, we know all of that stuff. Let’s get straight into what happens during a microcurrent facial.

The machine used has two prods on it, which consist of two metal rods coming from the handle – each with a silver, metal sphere on the end. This is used to transmit the electricity through to your skin.

Mostly, only one prong will be used. It will be moved all across your face, but the beautician will pay the most attention to your bone areas. This is because this makes your face look slimmer, if your bones are more pronounced – especially your cheekbones.

The beautician will move the microcurrent facial prong around your jaw, cheekbones, forehead and then around your eyes. This tightens the skin in these areas, giving you a lovely youthful glow.

After the microcurrent facial, you’ll soon realise that your skin is silky smooth, tight. This makes you appear much younger.

Is microcurrent facial safe?

It is also totally safe! The machines used conduct between 300 – 500 micro amps of electricity, which means you would need at least one million microcurrent machines in order to power a standard 40 watt lightbulb. So there is no need to worry if you think that you’re going to get electrocuted, the amount of electricity used is very small.

The microcurrent facial actually drains any excess water from your face, and also tightens your muscles and skin. It isn’t magical, it just yields extremely successful, and desirable results from a simple, and safe treatment.

Many also believe that it stimulates blood circulation, which would explain the “youthful” glow that many experience after having a microcurrent facial.

A video example of a microcurrent facial treatment in a clinique:

Is it worth it?

Most definitely. Some researchers are dubbing it “the gym for your face” and “the personal trainer for your face.” It does feel odd, because you are toning up your facial skin, but you’re lying down relaxing, and not sweating in your local gym!

How Much Does It Cost?

It currently costs between $100 – $200, this all depends on which salon you visit for your treatment. While this may sound expensive, the treatment will last for a couple of hours. You also have to remember that you are getting a salon quality treatment, not a “do it yourself” treatment.

Home Microcurrent Machines

There are similar machines you can purchase for home use, but these aren’t as powerful. This means that your results will vary hugely between a professional microcurrent facial, and whatever results you yield at home. Therefore, it may just be best to visit the professional’s a few times a year if you can afford it.

If you wish to try an “at home” treatment, take a look on . They currently have some great machines for good prices, which will provide the closest results to professional treatment. Also, don’t forget to check our article where you can find reviews of .

is an example of a home microcurrent machine

Home microcurrent machines are also incredibly easy to use, they are very similar to the salon machines. They will feature at least a single prong, and you simply move this around your skin, paying the most attention to your bones in order to tone up your facial skin. This makes your face look thinner, and your bones will be more defined, especially your cheek bones.

Once you’ve purchased a microcurrent facial machine, that’s the expensive bit out of the way. From then, you can enjoy having quality microcurrent facial’s from home, without having to fork out for a salon quality treatment every few months!


In conclusion, microcurrent facials are a great treatment. They offer all the benefits of a surgical facelift, without having to go under the knife. The fact you can purchase a machine for home use is also wonderful, and has the potential to save you a lot of money in the long run. It is definitely worth having at least one salon quality microcurrent facial, just to see what all the fuss is about. If you use the internet, you will be able to find out which salons near you offer this treatment, and you’ll also be able to find out which is the best one to visit.

Estelle :I have studied aesthetic and cosmetology and I am a beautician with a great passion for health and beauty. As human beings we have to take care of our inner and our outer beauty to be completely beautiful !