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How NuFace Lives Up to the Hype

NuFACE has become the leader in at-home microcurrent skincare devices. We’re breaking down all you need to know about this iconic beauty tool.

Updated August 12, 2021 by Amanda Dixon

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There are a lot of high-tech beauty tools and innovative skincare devices making waves right now. But few are as iconic as NuFACE. Founded by mother-daughter aestheticians, NuFACE has become the leader in at-home microcurrent skincare devices. Today, NuFACE offers a range of award-winning devices and topical skincare products that deliver clinically tested, professional results, and skin confidence around the world (even among some noteworthy A-list clients).

The easy-to-use, handheld devices use powerful microcurrents to stimulate the facial muscles with tiny waves of energy. These microcurrents kick-start production of collagen and elastin while lifting and toning skin. The results are visible within minutes and long lasting with continued use.

What is NuFACE?

As we age, collagen production beneath the skin begins to slow resulting in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness. NuFACE's handheld, at-home skincare devices use gentle microcurrents to kick-start production of collagen and elastin while lifting and toning skin. In just five minutes, skin looks smoother and more youthful. Even better? NuFACE devices are FDA cleared, painless, and require zero downtime.

How Does NuFACE Work?

Microcurrent technology is a clinically tested skincare treatment and one of the most popular innovations in the beauty industry. It's used in world-renowned dermatology offices and medical spas for facial contouring, toning, and smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles. Microcurrent is a low-level current that mimics the body's natural current while also providing instant and lasting results. Because microcurrent works sub-sensory, the treatment is totally painless and often soothing!

Is NuFACE Effective?

When it comes to high-tech skincare devices, the first thing every beauty addict asks themselves is: does it really work? In this case, we can definitively say: Yes! Microcurrent technology is safe and effective for anyone who wishes to attain and maintain a healthier, smoother, younger-looking skin. Microcurrent has been used since the 1980s and was originally approved by the FDA as a nerve stimulator for pain relief. It was soon adopted by the beauty industry for its ability to gently energize muscles in the face below the skin. The results can be so dramatic that microcurrent treatments are often referred to as the 5-minute facial!

nuFace Devices


One of the best characteristics of NuFACE is that it is suitable for any skin type. Whether you're looking to plump skin or address deep set wrinkles—NuFACE delivers noticable results. Gentle microcurrents re-energize your skin's natural current (yep, your skin has its own natural current) as it slows with age. This boost of energy travels beyond the surface of the skin to help address signs of aging, instantly and over time. NuFACE improves skin tone, works to firm and strengthen, smooths away fine lines and wrinkles, and contours by emphasizing the appearance of the facial features. You'll notice tighter, firmer by simply using NuFACE after the very first use.

Improved Facial Contour

A great way to think of NuFACE is like a workout for your skin. As you glide NuFACE across your skin, the sleek design engages the muscles below the dermis Unlike anywhere else on the body, the facial muscles are directly connected to the skin, so the result of energizing these muscles is an instantly lifted appearance. You take time to exercise the muscles in your body—now you can give your complexion the same treatment.

Firmer Skin

Collagen is one of those beauty buzzwords that seems to pop up everywhere. And for good reason—collagen makes up about 75% of all protein in the body. We start losing around one percent of our collagen every year starting around the age of twenty. As collagen decreases skin loses its plumpness resulting in the appearance of sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles. That's where NuFACE comes in. NuFACE penetrates beyond the surface of the skin to energize and promote the production of collagen for firmer looking skin.

Better Jawline Definition

We like to say that we're not “anti” aging—but have to admit that some of the signs of aging, we could go without. Much like collagen production, the definition and shape on our face experiences changes. The jawline can begin to look less defined due to shrinking muscles and extra fat cells in the jaw and neck. NuFACE works to redefine the look of your jawline by stimulating these muscles to help the jaw appear more sculpted and defined. Microcurrents stimulate muscles in the neck and below the ridge of the jaw to build, tighten, and add definition.

Reduced Lines and Wrinkles

Whether you have laugh lines, fine lines, or deep-set wrinkles—NuFACE is the perfect place to start if you're looking for a smoother complexion. Unlike anti-aging creams and wrinkle reducing moisturizers, NuFACE does more than just treat the outer layers of the skin. The innovative microcurrent technology and nourishing gel primer perfectly prep and treat skin to reveal smoother, younger-looking skin immediately. The key, again, is in the powerful yet gentle microcurrents that work to re-energize collagen and elastin. The result? Plumper, firmer skin!

How to Use NuFACE Products

To use NuFACE, start with clean, dry skin. Avoid using oil based cleansers prior to using NuFACE, as they may affect the conductivity of the microcurrents. Apply a generous (think of it like a mask) layer of the NuFACE Hydrating Leave-On Primer Gel to skin. Simply glide NuFACE in an upward direction until it beeps or hold NuFACE in place for 1-2 beeps. When the treatment is finished, massage the remaining gel primer into skin for added nourishment.

NuFACE: Before and After

NuFACE has been the leader in at-home microcurrent treatment technology for more than a decade. And the results speak for themselves! See visible results and diminished fine lines and wrinkles in noteworthy areas, including around the eyes, forehead, around the mouth, and cheeks.

nuFace Before and After

Frequently Asked Questions About NuFACE

Still have questions? No problem! We're here to help you learn everything there is to know about NuFACE. Whether you have questions about using NuFACE, adding it to your routine, or the results. We here to answer some of your most frequently asked questions about this fan-favorite skincare device.

Is NuFACE Worth It?

We get this question A LOT! And the short answer is: Yes. While the price is up there, it's nothing compared to the cost of similar facials and treatments done at a beauty or medical spa. In fact, when you consider the convenience of using NuFACE at-home, daily, and the ability to maintain the results—it's a real steal. The results are spa-worthy, and you don't even need to leave the house.

Can I use a substitute for the gel?

NuFACE Gel Primers are specifically formulated to deliver the best results with the NuFACE and NuFACE Mini devices. Gel Primers are what actually conduct the microcurrents and are necessary for the treatment to deliver the best possible results. Simply put, without the Primer, the current is not penetrating the skin.

How often should I use the NuFace device?

NuFACE devices are safe and gentle enough for everyday use, either morning or night. We recommend using NuFACE devices once in a 24-hour period, for 5-20 minutes per treatment. For the first 60 days we recommend using NuFACE 5 times per week; after 60 days or after desired results are met, we recommend 2-3 times per week for maintenance.

How long do results last? Are they permanent?

The results are immediate and cumulative with regular use. Typical results are improved appearance of contour along the jawline and cheeks, improved appearance of skin tone, softer, firmer and smoother skin and reduction in appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Results from one treatment will last 1-3 days.

Do dermatologists recommend Nuface?

NuFACE microcurrent devices are FDA-cleared for facial stimulation. For patients who are planning to or have had recent surgical facelifts, laser treatments, Botox or injectables, you should consult your doctor before using NuFACE.

Are there any side effects?

NuFACE is safe and FDA-cleared for at-home use. The best part? No pain or downtime. While there are no side-effects resulting in using NuFACE, you should always consult your doctor if you experience any adverse effects.

Is it painful?

NuFACE is safe and pain free! It requires no downtime. In fact, most people experience a calming, soothing effect while treating skin with NuFACE.

Can you use NuFace under your eyes?

NuFACE is safe to use around the eyes. The NuFACE FIX is small enough to specifically target fine lines in hard-to-reach areas like around the eyes and mouth.

Microcurrent Facials vs. Botox: “Either or,” or “Both and”?

NuFACE is a natural alternative to Botox injectables. Most dermatologists recommend not using NuFACE several days before and a week after Botox. After that, NuFACE can be used to help maintain your smooth skin. While NuFACE and Botox both provide immediate results, Botox results last around 6 weeks, while NuFACE works to firm and smooth skin with each use and over time.

You Could be Minutes a Day Away from Firmer Skin

In conclusion, NuFACE is a fantastic option for those looking to smooth fine lines and wrinkles without costly medical spa appointments or injectables like Botox. The innovative microcurrent technology delivers spa-quality results from the comfort of home in as little as five minutes a day. Even better? The treatments are safe, FDA-cleared, and absolutely painless, resulting in zero downtime. It's super simple to use and to add to your beauty routine. So, what are you waiting for? Get your hands on NuFACE and see what all the buzz is about! 

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