A radio frequency facial has become the talk of Hollywood town in recent months, and it’s finally made its way across the pond. Praised for its ability to rejuvenate the skin with no downtime or pain, you can now buy the tools to do your own at-home facial, which offer the same incredible benefits as in-salon treatments at a fraction of the cost.
What is a radio frequency facial?
Think of a radio frequency facial as a hot stone massage for the complexion.
Heating up upon contact with the skin, a radio frequency device pushes your skin cells to the optimal temperature when they start to rejuvenate themselves. This helps to create a tighter cellular and collagen fibre structure so that the skin appears toned, youthful and even.
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Radio frequency vs microcurrent treatments:
Although both radio frequency facials and microcurrent treatments work to boost collagen production and therefore improve complexion radiance, they actually perform in very different ways. Think of a microcurrent facial as like a gym workout for your skin.
It works by using 2 prongs to deliver tiny electrical (and non-painful) currents to the skin cells, which in turn promotes cellular regeneration and a more youthful-looking complexion. By supporting your skin’s own bioelectrical processes, microcurrent devices encourage waste and toxin removal, making them great if you have congested or blemish-prone skin.
In addition, because they shoot tiny electrical pulses into the cells, they give the skin a mini workout; lifting and toning the muscles for a renewed and visibly firmer finish.
One of our favourite microcurrent products is the NuFace Mini Facial Toning Device. An at-home and non-invasive treatment, it helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines to leave the skin looking smoother.