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Why a radio frequency facial could be the secret to perfect skin

Why a radio frequency facial could be the secret to perfect skin
Team LF
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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.

Which are the best at-home radio frequency facial products?

Discover our edit of the best radio frequency products to encourage cellular regeneration and leave your complexion glowing and healthy.

TriPollar STOP V Facial Skin Renewal Device

TriPollar's STOP V Facial Skin Renewal Devices have been specially created to give you the effects of a radio frequency facial from the comfort of your own home.

The non-invasive device works wonders on ageing complexions as it helps to tighten the collagen and elastin fibres in the skin for a firmer appearance.

Utilising the brand's exclusive Dynamic Muscle Activation, the device also works to improve muscle tone to help reduce the appearance of sagging.

Since its launch, it has been a bestseller and thanks to its amazingly advanced benefits, there's little wonder why.

To use, cleanse the skin and then prep it using the STOP Preparation Gel. Start with the lowest level, which is indicated by one green light and slowly move the device in circular motions  over each treatment area. An entire treatment should take around 20 minutes, so best to do on a weekend when you have a little spare

Me Bright Eye Illuminating Device

If you feel like the area around your eyes is showing its age, then you'll want to invest in the Me Bright Eye Illuminating Device.

Perfectly sized to be used around the delicate eye area, the device uses a trio of technologies to target fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles, including radio frequency, LED light and sonic vibrations.

The result? Expect beautifully bright and wrinkle-free skin with continued use and treatment. Discover how to use the device here.

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