What Microcurrent Facials Really Do To Your Skin, A Dermatologist Explains

July 18, 2016
Jessie Quinn
By: Jessie Quinn | skincare.com by L'Oréal
What Microcurrent Facials Really Do To Your Skin, A Dermatologist Explains

Interested in learning more about what microcurrent facials actually entail? You’re in luck! We chatted with board-certified dermatologist, and Skincare.com expert, Dr. Dendy Engelman to get the buzz on this electrifying service.

Think the world of fitness doesn’t have anything in common with the world of skin care? Think again. When it comes to what both these industries have in common, lifting and toning rank at the top. A little extra push—and a little extra energy—can go a long way when it comes to toning, tightening, and lifting the appearance of the skin…both with the muscles on your body and those in your face. Similar to a session with a personal trainer, a session with your dermatologist or esthetician and their microcurrent facial machine can help to give your skin an energizing and toning workout, sans the sweat—and the burpees!

“Microcurrent facials are [aesthetic] treatments that use a low-level electrical current to trigger the body’s natural skin enhancement chemicals,” Engelman explains. “They give skin therapists an effective tool against the signs of skin aging.”

As we age, the skin on our face and neck area can become loose and fine lines and wrinkles may start to appear, which is why treating yourself to a microcurrent facial may be beneficial in reducing the appearance of some of these aging side effects. During a microcurrent facial, your dermatologist or esthethician will use a small hand-held device—or series of devices—that resemble facial massagers and emit small electrical currents as they are strategically moved across the skin’s surface. The goal is to use them where fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin typically appear—around your mouth, the neck, the forehead, etc. If the idea of a zapping your face scares you, allow us to calm those fears. Microcurrent facials are virtually pain-free—at the most you may just be a bit uncomfortable when the current moves into certain areas of your face

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