Updated: Oct 8, 2021
The evolving world of skincare gadgets is not only exciting but fascinating on how technology can develop, allowing us to incorporate high tech tools into our home skin routines.
It can be very overwhelming in making the right decision for your skin, as exciting as it is.
Today I'm introducing you to Microcurrent and comparing the Nuface Trinity Pro and the Bear by Foreo.
What is microcurrent?
Microcurrent is FDA approved as a muscle stimulator to treat bell palsy and muscle paralysis and used medically since the 1980s so we know it works. After noticing improvements in sagging skin and muscles that atrophied, micro-current made its way as an anti-ageing hero, nicknamed the non-invasive facelift.
Skin laxity (sagging) is one of the biggest concerns and struggles with ageing skin. Microcurrent is an excellent treatment that can be used at home to prevent and treat sagging skin.
How does it work?
Microcurrent sends soft waves down through the skin to the muscles, providing muscle stimulation, retraining, and lifting muscles back to where they should be. Facial muscles are directly attached to the skin on the face, with muscles stimulation we can also lift the skin treating sagging jouls, redefining jawline, and facial contours.
Microcurrent stimulates ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) production. ATP promotes vital proteins, collagen, and elastin. Collagen and elastin proteins decline as we age and break down through overexposure to UV rays and free radical exposure. To keep skin healthy and avoid premature ageing of the skin, we want to bank as much collagen and elastin proteins.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the skin, found in the skin's dermis, and gives the skin durability, resilience and supports the skin's tissue.
Elastin is the second most abundant protein in the dermis and found throughout the connective tissues of the body Providing your skin with a spring bounce, allowing the skin to stretch without breakage.
Nuface Trinity Pro
Nuface has been the leader in home micro-current devices for quite some time now.
I started using the Nuface Trinity Pro around two years ago. I recommend the Nuface Trinity Pro for those over 30; it's the strongest device and only available through spas and skin clinics.
The lift you receive with the Trinity Pro will be an immediate difference, although the results are not long-lived and this is where we go back to consistency.
When you start with micro-current treatments at home, you need to commit to 5x a week for the first two months - this is key to your results. You see, the muscle has a memory; over time, the muscles and skin will stay more lifted and toned. Treat it the same way as going to the gym with consistency to strengthen and train the muscles. After two months you can maintain your results by using 1-3x a week for maintenance.
Pros with Nuface
it works, and you see visible results
quality products backed by science
offers a pro strength through spas and clinics
Cons with Nuface
you need to use a conductor gel (I do not like the gel) - I now use Masque Vip 02 by Biologique Recherche as my base for the Nuface instead of the gel
you can have small electric shocks if not enough gel is applied (which can sometimes be painful) Masque Vip O2 limits this
The routine takes a little longer to complete
What's different with Bear?
The Bear by Foreo is different, apart from being the cutest device - it combines T-sonic pulsations alongside microcurrent. T-sonic pulsations provide your skin with a vibrational massage (we all know how much I love facial massage) while receiving a dose of micro-current leaving your skin lifted, toned, and brighter.
I recommend using 4-5x a week for the first 6-8 weeks, especially if you are working on corrective treatment and continuing 1-3x a week for maintenance.
I recommend using the Bear alongside a water-based serum or Masque Vip O2, which is a dream compared to sticky conductor gels used with traditional home micro-current devices which tend to break me out.
"none of the pain all of the gain."
Pros for Bear
quick and easy to use
no need to use a conductor gel
noticeable lifting and plumping results
Cons for Bear
the lifting results are less compared to the Nuface Trinity Pro, but the skin looked plumper
not the best device for someone seeking a lot of corrective treatment
Consistency is key in gaining long-term benefits in the skin and muscle health.
Stay lifted with microcurrent!
With skin love