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What is Microcurrent and Why You Want It

Woman using microcurrent

Microcurrent therapy is taking the beauty world by storm.   It isn’t a new treatment but it is seeing a revival. What once started out as a tool in the medical field to treat Bell’s Palsy, is now being used to treat anti-aging concerns.  After attending a skincare conference and seeing amazing results, I brought this treatment into my studio in 2020. It is one of my favorite treatments as it is almost safe for everyone. 

 Whether you’re a skincare newbie or a seasoned beauty enthusiast, incorporating microcurrent into your routine can offer a number of benefits.  Benefits like reducing inflammation, promoting healing, supporting anti-aging goals, and increasing product effectiveness.  Who wouldn’t want those kinds of changes?  Let's explore this treatment and see why you should consider adding it to your skincare regimen.

Microcurrent for Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Collagen and elastin are the building blocks of youthful skin and depletes as we get better in age aka older.  Did you know that we are born with all of the collagen that we are going to get and that after the age of 30, we are slowly watching it break down? Sad reality.   When you incorporate microcurrent therapy into your treatment plan, you are stimulating the production of these essential proteins which helps to maintain your skin’s firmness and elasticity. This not only reduces the appearance of existing wrinkles but also prevents new ones from forming especially in those trouble areas like the 11’s.

One of my clients, Cyndi B., a 54-year-old said, "Since I started using microcurrent facials, my fine lines have noticeably diminished, and my skin feels much tighter and more lifted."  Who wouldn’t want those kind of results?

This happens because these facials use low-level electrical currents to stimulate facial muscles and promote collagen production. This stimulation acts as a workout for the face  and helps to smooth and lift the skin, giving you a more youthful appearance. I like to think of it as  a natural facelift without the need for invasive procedures—microcurrent makes this possible.  It is as a preventative measure that is used in combination with products, other treatments, and lifestyile habits that support your personal skin goals

Tissue Repair and Rejuvenation

When you have clear skin, you don’t think about this.  But if you are someone like me that has suffered from acne and scarring, the one thing that you want more than anything is for your skin to heal quickly. Actually, yesterday if possible. Skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis are visual representations that your skin is having an inflammatory response.  In order to heal, you must get the inflammation under control. 

Research studies have shown that using microcurrent reduces inflammation, promotes collagen synthesis, and encourages cellular regeneration which equates to quicker healing.   In short, your skin will turnover more quickly.  Still not making sense?  Let’s try this, remember when you were a kid and you fell?  Your “boo-boo” would heal in days. Now if you hurt yourself you could be looking at that scar for a year. Microcurrent allows you to speed up the healing process.  Over time, you can expect to see clearer skin because of the rejuventation process.  So if you are struggling with moderate acne or other inflammatory conditions this should be in your arsenal of treatments. 

Enhances Product Penetration

Microcurrent doesn't just stop at rejuvenating your skin; it also helps your skincare products work better by penetrating deeper.  This therapy allows your product to penetrate 33% more than applied with just your hands. You get the most out of every drop of product you apply. Because of this, it is important to be mindful of what products you are using. You don’t want to use products like retinol or other AHA’s as it may cause irritation and a compromised barrier.  I recommend sticking to hydrating products with hyaluronic aid and EGF’s (epidermal growth factors) for ideal results.

A Non-Invasive Treatment

One of the biggest advantages of microcurrent therapy is that it is non-invasive and it is accessible. Unlike surgical procedures or other intensive treatments, microcurrent sessions are painless and require no downtime. The most active feeling that you may feel is a little tingle and twitch. This means you can undergo a session during your lunch break and head back to work immediately after, glowing and refreshed.   

At-Home Microcurrent Treatments

The best part? You can bring the benefits of microcurrent therapy into the comfort of your own home. There are several at-home devices available that are designed to deliver professional-level results. One of my favorites is the 7e Wellness Myolift Mini or Myolift QT.  While these devices may not be as potent as those used in professional settings, they can still offer significant benefits if used consistently.  They are best used in conjunction with professional treatments as the professional treatments can use a stronger current and you can support the results.  It is best to do these treatments 2-3x per week intially. 

DIY Tips

  • Start Slow: If you're new to microcurrent treatments, start with shorter sessions and gradually increase as your skin adapts.

  • Cleanse First: Always cleanse your skin thoroughly before beginning a microcurrent session to ensure maximum effectiveness.

  • Consistency is Key: Like any skincare treatment, the best results come with regular use. Aim for at least two to three sessions per week.


In a time where new skincare tools are debuting at  record pace, this is one treatment that will continue to stand the test of time.  It is good for the holistic client and the client that is interested in medical treatments. It is good for the DIYer and in-clinic client. Incorporating microcurrent therapy into your skincare routine can offer numerous benefits, from reducing fine lines and wrinkles to enhancing product penetration and stimulating collagen production. Whether you choose to visit a professional or invest in an at-home device, the key is consistency.

Are you ready to experience the wonders of microcurrent therapy for yourself? If so, book a treatment or virtual consultation to get  personalized recommendations on how to integrate microcurrent into your skincare regimen.  You will not be disappointed.


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