Microcurrent therapy is a popular skin therapy for lifting and tightening sagging skin.
May 20, 2022. 4:09 PM PST / Source: Nutriskin
By Georgina T.
Microcurrent therapy — more and more celebrities swear by it as their go-to facial treatment before they hit the red carpet. But what is microcurrent therapy anyways? And why is this high-tech facial treatment getting all the buzz in 2022 by celebrities and aestheticians alike?
Below, I break down the basics of microcurrent therapy, including how it works, who it’s best for, and finally whether or not if you should follow the hype of this latest anti-aging trend.
What is Microcurrent therapy?
“Microcurrent facials are like a gym workout for your face,” says Veronica Barton Schwartz, owner of Veronica Skin & Body Care Center in Malibu, California
Known in most circles as the nonsurgical face-lift, microcurrent therapy reduces signs of aging, improves facial and neck contour, and brightens complexion. Microcurrent therapy is a type of physical therapy that uses very low levels of electrical current to re-educate the muscles, and stimulate collagen and elastin production in the face, making it firmer and tighter.
Now I know you might be tempted to brush this off as some marketing gimmick, but electrotherapy has been around for centuries dating back to Ancient Egypt! In fact, Microcurrent therapy was first popularized by Dr. Thomas Wing in the late 1970s,
This is why microcurrent therapy is becoming increasingly recommended aestheticians and facialists to delay visible signs of aging. The electrical currents generated by a microcurrent device mimic the body's natural electrical signals, making it a safe yet effective anti-aging treatment.
I still can't forget the morning of my 46th birthday. After being doused with greetings and cheers from my darling husband and daughter, I groggily made my way to the bathroom with half a cup of coffee in one hand and my iPhone in the other.
I set my things down on the counter and flipped the light switch to greet my reflection in the mirror as I usually do. I stared back at myself and immediately knew something was wrong. Something was off but I couldn't put my finger on it.
"Huh," I said staring back at my reflection, "Has my jawline always been that droopy?".
Unsure of what to call the sagging skin around my jawline, I did some research online and discovered the term jowls, which is often used to describe sagging skin below your chin or jawline. I learned that almost everyone develops jowls as they age. It happens because your skin becomes less elastic over time.
"So when our skin becomes less elastic, it begins to sag," I said to myself. "But Microcurrent therapy makes skin more elastic!". So all I had to do was find a device that could target my jowls with Microcurrent, and after hours of researching, I stumbled upon a device called the Jowls Buddy by Nutriskin™ — It was a match made in heaven! And after 3 months of daily treatments it is my secret-weapon for younger skin that my friends STILL can't believe I achieved without a face lift.
I had heard of some other at-home Microcurrent devices, but none were designed specifically for jowls like the Jowls Buddy was. But even so after ordering mine, I had a LOT of questions about Microcurrent therapy and this device in particular - and I'm sure you're wondering the exact same things.
Nope! In fact, you shouldn't feel a thing during the first 5-10 minutes of the treatment. Some people say they feel absolutely nothing - others, like myself, feel a slight tingling sensation. I personally love the way it feels! It's like a mini-massage for your face.
This is personally my favorite part about the Jowls Buddy - results, including firmer, tighter skin are immediate. After just 15 minutes of my first treatment, I saw a visible difference - and you will too! My jawline is sharper, and more defined, and I can see and feel the a noticeable increase in tightness in my jowls.
Look, professional treatments are amazing. BUT, be prepared to shell out $200-$600 for a 60-90 minute session. And don't forget - to see long-term results with microcurrent therapy, most aestheticians will advise you do multiple treatments per week. Going the professional route can cost thousands of $ a month alone! That's why I opted to get an at-home microcurrent device like the Jowls Buddy.
When I was looking for a Microcurrent device to fix the sagging skin on my jawline, the one thing that stood out to me about the Jowls Buddy was that it was the only device made just for jowls. It's hands free - and targets the skin directly underneath the jawline with Microcurrent!
This is a device I will use for the rest of my life! And it's the fix for jowls I had desperately been searching for.
If you're thinking about getting one, I left the link to Nutriskin™'s official website where I ordered mine. Beware of cheap knockoffs! They might still be running the 50% off special discount I got when I ordered mine. But be sure to check if they still have inventory as when I first tried to buy, they were completely sold out!