Microcurrent uses low-level electrical current to tone, tighten, and lift the muscles. It’s essentially exercise for your facial muscles. It will retrain your facial muscles to stay in a more lifted position, so it’s a really incredible treatment for keeping skin looking youthful. It is great as a preventative treatment. If you start it in your 20s before your face starts to drop, it can help keep everything lifted. A micro-current facial is a pain-free experience There is a gentle, zingy feeling — my not-so-technical term — and occasionally as the current is applied near the nerve attached to the muscle, it will jump. This isn’t painful, it just feels ‘alive’. Most patients love the feeling since it makes them confident that something is happening and a connection has been made! Some people should avoid a micro-current facial While micro-current facials are minimally invasive, there are some people who shouldn’t have a micro-current facial. All skin types are safe for micro-current, however, patients with pacemakers, metal implants, or who have open sores, such as severe acne, should avoid the micro-current facial. People who are pregnant or nursing may also want to avoid the procedure. The micro-current device has never been tested or clinically used on a pregnant or nursing mom, so there is an unknown variant when it comes to its impact on mom or baby. And if you’ve had certain face fillers, you also aren’t a good candidate. Patients who have had a lot of Botox or neurotoxin may not benefit from the upper face treatment on micro-current since their muscles are frozen.