Anti-ageing is coming up in leaps and bounds with microcurrent solutions, delivering a range of beauty gadgets for home that have been hitherto unreachable for the consumer market. Previously only applicable for treatments in spas and medical institutions, microcurrent treatments are now in homes everywhere. While microcurrent treatment is said to have similar effects to botox, its non-invasive nature makes it ideal, offering a strong option for anti-ageing, restoring, and lifting.
What is microcurrent treatment?
Microcurrent is delivered via extremely low-voltage electrical currents that mimics the body’s natural current to stimulate muscles. Originally used to treat patients suffering from nerve-paralysis and Bell's palsy, which is a weakness of facial muscles causing one side of the face to droop, microcurrent offers ‘activity’ to stimulate facial muscles, in the way that exercise works the body, by breaking down cells which then grow back stronger.
Microcurrent treatment is gaining traction because of its ability to stimulate Adenosine triphosphate production, also known as ATP, which is said to drive the production of structural proteins, such as collagen and elastin. ATP is the energy that fuels biochemical functions in the body, increasing protein synthesis used in tissue repair. With an rise in ATP, facial muscles are stimulated, and the effects are said to result in both an rejuvenated and lifted appearance.
Who is it for?
Microcurrent treatment is ideal for people who want to improve their appearance, whether it is for an anti-aging or preventative purpose. All you need is 20 minutes a day for immediate lifting and rejuvenating effects. Users report that they feel more alive, with a brightness and energy flow that offers a rested effect, with increased lift, tone, along with a de-puffing effect.
Pros and Cons
The good: A healthy alternative to invasive treatments such as facelifts, botox and filler, benefits are said to be diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improved muscle tone and circulation, revitalised and smoother skin, more elasticity, and reduction in blemishes. Microcurrent treatment also promotes skincare absorption.
Points to consider: Home microcurrent treatments may not be effective as those offered in clinics; Microcurrent treatments are supported more by empirical evidence rather than a plethora of scientific studies. It is important to note that pregnant women and people with any kind of heart condition should avoid microcurrent.
Alternatives: Users may also consider HIFU, laser skin treatments or thermage. Botox and filler are invasive options to think about as well.
What treatments and beauty tools are available on the market?
Home facial devices are perfect as a birthday gift, or Valentine's day gift. Here are some of our beauty gadget recommendations:
Explore the field: TouchBeauty Microcurrent Facial Massager ($51.02 USD) Sleek, portable and easy to use, TouchBeauty’s advanced microcurrent technology improves skin elasticity, reducing fine lines and offering a high frequency vibration that helps to increase absorption of skin care products. We love the smart sensor device that starts working when the massage head touches the skin.
Advanced, light and easy to use: TouchBeauty Micro-current Eye Roller ($101.14 USD) Lightweight and taking in natural or indoor light from a special solar panel to convert into microcurrent, this product offers a premium set of features mimicking the ”point kneading" technique of beauticians, and its sleek size is just the thing for the areas around the eyes and mouth. We especially like its portable design.
Comprehensive solution: 4 CARAT Face & Body Roller ($279.44 USD) Waterproof and drawing indoor or natural light into a solar panel fixed in the handle to create microcurrent, this is the Rolls Royce of microcurrent treatments for all parts of the body. The beauty gadget features four multi-angular rollers that provide 360-degree coverage, and provide “double kneading” mechanisms replicating a skilled hand drawing in the skin from all angles. We desire this for its ability to tighten not only the face, but also the neck, hip, and waist as well. Platinum construction is perfect for even the most delicate skin.