#1. It Redefines Your Features from the First Treatment
I was receiving Microcurrent Facial Treatment. My aesthetician skipped cleansing my skin and immediately began with gentle microdermabrasion to shed the top layer of my skin. She did this to create a clean canvas and smoother surface on my skin before the microcurrent treatment began. This was just the warm-up.
Next was game time. “The Microcurrent Facial is my signature facial that speeds up collagen and elastin production to produce dramatic results,” Vargas explained when I was getting the rundown. “It will redefine your features from the first treatment. This microcurrent facial uses three unique steps to reshape your face, and by the end of your treatment, your jawline will be more defined, your cheekbones more pronounced, and you’ll have younger-looking and refreshed eyes.”
She’s right. The second my aesthetician pulled out the microcurrent device, it was like my face muscles were getting a much-needed stretch, bend, and tuck. I could feel the electricity from the microcurrent working its magic on every single part of my face. It was a weird, tingly, and strange sensation. After she did one side of my face, I looked in the mirror and saw one of my eyebrows was literally higher than the other while my chin and cheekbones were noticeably lifted. It’s like a nonsurgical face-lift, and I was feeling it.
#2. It Uses 2 Prongs to Produce Collagen in Your Dermis and Erase Signs of Aging
Afterward, it was like my skin had experienced the equivalent to a trampoline effect: bouncy, supple, and flexible. I’m 25 and take pride in the fact that I have no visible signs of fine lines or wrinkles yet—knock on wood—but I had a noticeably brighter, glowier complexion. The effect was seriously instant. My reflection revealed a slightly slimmer face with a more defined and sculpted bone structure. It’s because the prongs were flushing out my face’s water retention, draining out my lymphatics while lifting and tightening my muscles at the same time.
So will I consistently be indulging in this treatment to maintain my glow of youth? Absolutely.
#3. It’s Painless
I’ve had a few invasive facial treatments in my day, so I’m no stranger to the whole “beauty is pain” thing. But I do appreciate a non-invasive, gentle treatment with equally effective results. This entire session was completely painless and actually quite relaxing. You’d think there’d be some sort of discomfort factor when electrical microcurrents are involved, but surprisingly, it felt like a zen spa session. I closed my eyes for the latter half of my treatment.
“This safe and painless facial helps erase fine lines and reduce the look of wrinkles while firming your skin to define your features,” Vargas explains. “It improves muscle tone, reduces puffiness, increases cellular activity, and tightens pores. The overall result is healthier and younger-looking skin, no matter your age.” In other words, the old “no pain, no gain” adage does not apply to microcurrent facials.
#4. You’ll See Results in Minutes
I know that I briefly mentioned this earlier, but I feel like it’s appropriate to reiterate the shock factor of seeing one of your eyebrows more lifted than the other minutes after a procedure. Other than a glowing, bright complexion, you usually don’t see such immediate, dramatic results from facials. That about sums up why this is a celebrity favorite, because who doesn’t love an instant face-lift? “The fun part about microcurrent is that you do see a result within minutes,” says Vargas. “It’s amazing when I can show a client one side of their face done and other side undone.”
#5. You’ll Want to Go Back Again and Again
As a millennial who loves instant gratification, I’ve found myself dreaming of my face’s future after a couple more sessions. I see a more sculpted and defined jawline on my skin’s horizon. Microcurrent facials are essentially taking your face to the gym, and I need to keep working out to see even more results. Vargas recommends clients indulge in these at least once a month