Microcurrent Facial: Everything You Need To Know Before You Try It

Written by Aaron Guldager — March 25, 2019

Microcurrent Facial: Everything You Need To Know Before You Try It

Ahh...you made it to the weekend and you’re treating yourself to a relaxing facial. Time to whisk away your worries and the stress of the week — if only it were as easy to do away with the signs of aging!

It seems like every time you turn around, there’s a new product or treatment claiming to take years off your face. If you’ve had a facial recently, you may have heard of microcurrent facials. Technology and skin care combine to bring us this new anti-aging treatment.

If you’re wondering if the microcurrent facial is a good option for you and your skin, stick around. SiO Beauty has the information you need to know!

What Is A Microcurrent Facial?

Picture your normal facial at the spa or dermatologist’s office: deep cleansing, face massage, exfoliation, steam, nourishing creams, hydrating masks, and maybe a few extractions (ouch!).

woman waiting for her microcurrent facial to begin at a spa

A microcurrent facial is typically all of that — plus a dose of electrical currents! Electrical what? We’ll explain exactly how that works later.

When a dermatologist or aesthetician gives you a microcurrent facial, they’ll use a handheld wand with one or two metal prongs or balls on the end. After prepping your skin with gel, they’ll slide the metal prongs over the surface of your skin.

Precise doses of energy are transmitted to your skin as the microcurrent facial wand is carefully and methodically moved over your face.

It’s not a painful treatment, and the only thing you’ll notice is a tingling feeling. So if your goal is to relax during your facial, rest assured that a microcurrent facial won’t throw you off your game.

Depending on exactly what you have done, a microcurrent facial takes around the same time as a regular facial — somewhere between 45 and 90 minutes.

You might be wondering what electrical currents have to do with your goal to have radiant, youthful-looking skin. That’s what we’re getting to now.

What Does A Microcurrent Facial Do?

Let’s cut straight to the chase: a microcurrent facial is a face-sculpting treatment. This treatment claims to reduce wrinkles, firm and tone your face, and define features like your cheekbones and jawline.

Think of it as a non-invasive facelift.

The idea of a microcurrent facial might be relatively new, but the idea of using electrical currents in healthcare has been around for a while. Microcurrent therapy can be used to treat damaged tissues and muscles.

Now, the technology has been adapted to also get you one step closer to the firm, radiant skin you’re dreaming of!

woman relaxing and enjoying a microcurrent facial

Without getting too scientific, a microcurrent facial gives your skin a bolt of low-level electricity.

That helps your skin repair itself and boosts the production of collagen and elastin — two skin components that are vital if you want to maintain skin elasticity and a youthful-looking complexion.

Collagen and elastin contribute to long-term wrinkle reduction because they’re the building blocks of firm, resilient skin. Collagen is especially important because it’s the primary part of connective tissue and provides structure and strength to your skin.

As you mature, you naturally begin to lose collagen. In fact, as early as age 20 you start producing less collagen. Less collagen means you are more prone to develop fine lines, sags, and wrinkles.

The good news is that there are things you can do to maintain and even produce new collagen!

The little microcurrent of electricity does one more important thing for your face. It whips your facial muscles into shape to leave you with more defined features.

A microcurrent facial is like a gym workout for your face — it sculpts, lifts, and tones your facial muscles. The end of the microcurrent wand is used in specific places to slightly move these muscles.

Add the energy from the microcurrent and the microcurrent facial trains your facial muscles to stay in a shape that leaves you with more defined features and firmer skin. This is called muscle re-education.

Advantages And Disadvantages Of A Microcurrent Facial

If you’re wondering if a microcurrent facial is the right choice for you, we’ve laid out some of the pros and cons to help you decide.


Microcurrent facials work for skin of all ages. This treatment can be used to simply brighten your face and prevent wrinkles, or you can use it to reduce wrinkles you already have.

It’s also safe for all skin types and effective no matter your skin color!

Microcurrent facials are non-invasive and painless. You may notice that your face is a little red after the treatment, but otherwise, there is no downtime.

In fact, you’ll notice the positive results within minutes of your treatment. That makes these facials a good way to gear up for a special event or night out.

woman enjoying beautiful skin after a microcurrent facial

While we recommend leaving it to the professionals, you can buy a do-it-yourself microcurrent wand if you’re feeling brave. Knowing how and where to position the wand requires skill, so it might take you a while to get the hang of it. The device costs between $100 and $600.


Everyone loves to stay cozy at home and avoid a trip to the dermatologist. Unfortunately, a microcurrent facial involves up to an hour and a half with a dermatologist or licensed aesthetician — and a hefty price tag to go with it.

One treatment costs anywhere between $200 and $600. But the really unfortunate thing for your wallet is that you’ll need more than one session for the best results.

To get the most out of the microcurrent facial, it’s typically recommended to have a treatment once or twice per week for the first couple of months. Then you should go for a follow-up session once per month or every other month, depending on your skin.

If you follow the recommended schedule, the cost quickly adds up!

Finally, if you have a heart condition or are pregnant, the microcurrent facial isn’t the best option for you.

SiO: The Best Beauty Treatment

SiO patches

One easy and effective way to show some TLC to your skin is by using SiO Beauty Patches. These medical-grade silicone patches reduce the appearance of wrinkles without harsh chemicals, expensive treatments, or trips to the dermatologist.

SiO’s hydrating patches form a special environment called occlusion, which pulls moisture into the top layer of your skin, filling out lines and smoothing as it goes. SiO Beauty patches will leave you with less-noticeable wrinkles and more glowing skin after just one use!


Simply place the patches wherever your skin needs some extra love (seriously, we’ve got all your wrinkle woes covered, from the SiO FaceLift to the SiO Elbow & Knee Rescue Lift) and go to bed.  In the morning, remove the patches and place them back in the resealable pouch so that you can use again the next night.


Now you’ve got the scoop — not only on microcurrent facials but also on SiO Beauty patches. You’re in the know about one of the best ways to easily and gently smooth and firm your face!

What are you waiting for? Get your own set of SiO patches today. Your skin will thank you for it.