As we age, we become more conscious of the signs of aging on the skin and its effects especially with visible signs of wrinkles and fine lines. Scientific studies say that when a woman reaches the age of 25 and above, this is when she should start to consider getting into some skin care regimen because, by this time, premature signs of aging will start. You may start to notice a few wrinkles on your forehead and some under or on the sides of your eyes every time you smile or make facial expressions. This is a natural part of the aging process, but we wouldn’t want them appearing yet, do we?
You must have heard and even tried of various skin treatments and procedures like fillers, botox, face lift, and the like. You may have also heard of some self-administering facial devices for anti-ageing. If you haven’t been introduced to NuFACE yet, this article will walk you through a review of the NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device.
What is NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device?
NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device is an FDA-approved microcurrent device designed to provide facial lift and contour within 5 minutes of use. By the name itself, NuFACE Mini is a small version of the NuFACE Trinity Device. Powered by micro-current technology, this natural, non-invasive anti-ageing solution is perfect not just for daily use but for travel as well due to its compact size. It is also a good starter for those who are looking into trying out micro-current treatments. This portable facial device works to stimulate facial lift on the larger surface areas of the face in just 5 minutes.
What is Micro-Current Technology?
How does micro-current technology work? Just like metabolism, our body’s natural current starts to slow down as we age, causing skin sagging, wrinkles and changes in facial contour. The micro-current technology works to mimic the body’s natural current by toning the facial muscles to improve contour and skin tone, as well as minimizing the presence of wrinkles.
NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device Kit
The NuFACE Mini set includes the following:
- NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device
- NuFACE Gel Primer (2 oz) – this contains water, acrylic acid polymer, 1, 2 propanediol, caprylyl glycol, cellulose polymer and methylisothiazolinone. The gel is not formulated with paraben, sulfate and phthalate.
- External power adapter
- User manual and quick reference guide
- Warranty certificate (1 year manufacturer’s warranty)
How to Use the NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device
There are three easy steps in using the NuFACE Mini device:
- Preparation: First is to cleanse the skin using the gel primer.
- Lifting: Glide the NuFace Mini device over the face covered with the gel primer for 5 to 20 minutes in an upward motion.
- Finishing: Remove the gel primer with a damp cloth.
So, the simple process is just like exercising your face, and by doing so, it tones or sculpts the muscles and lifts the face with the help of micro-current technology. It is recommended to divide your face into sections for easier targeting of the areas.
It is advisable to use NuFACE Mini at least times a week for the first 90 days. After completing the initial treatment, you can minimize the use to 2-3 times a week for maintenance of the results.
Usage Precautions of NuFACE Mini
This device is not supposed to be applied to those who have previously suffered from seizure or epilepsy, patients with active cancer or tumors, pregnant women, those who have a cardiac pacemaker, those with electronically implanted devices, and persons under the age of 18. It should not be used on the neck as well and overusing the device in a day is not recommended.
Pros and Cons of Using NuFACE Mini
The micro-currents on the device are low level currents that aid in toning facial muscles and lift it. It is like doing a mini workout for the muscles on your face which sags over time if these muscles are not exercised. Other than its toning and contouring abilities, micro-current also promotes ATP production that helps generate structural proteins like elastin and collagen.
As a handheld device, NuFACE Mini is perfect even for travel, so you won’t have to miss out on your treatment regimen while on a trip. The device is also user-friendly with no further complicated instructions. In terms of aesthetics and functionality, the device has served its purpose. The price of the device is reasonably fair, not too cheap and not too expensive either.
However, beyond facial lifting and contouring, there is not much that the NuFACE Mini can do, although it was previously said the micro-current technology helps boost collagen. If this is so, it may just be a minimal effect. The gel primer also needs to be thicker in application. Otherwise, the device will not glide well on the skin, and you will probably feel zaps. Some users use aloe vera soothing gel instead to avoid breakouts.
Another downside is it takes a while for the results to take effect or be noticed. Given the 90 days initial treatment, another kind of treatment would have achieved it in just a few weeks of use. So, the tendency is that the user of NuFACE Mini will grow weary waiting for a significant change on the skin.
- Treatment session takes about fifteen minutes.
- Company made a free app for your smartphone to teach you how to use the device.
- The mini is nice if you have a small face.
- Provides a reasonably noticeable lifting effect.
- Less expensive and traumatic than a surgical facelift.
- Can make you look 10 years younger.
- Takes a time commitment.
- The gel that it comes with isn't great. It is full of chemicals and is expensive.
- Face muscles can feel fatigued after using it.
- Won't remove wrinkles and sagging instantaneously - needs to be used regularly.
- Not a permanent solution.
For a start-up in getting into skin care regimen especially in trying the micro-current technology, the NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device is not bad at all.
When you decide to use this as part of your skin care regimen, you should not solely rely on this to transform your skin into that youthful glow you have always wanted.
For it to be more efficient, continue with your regular skin care routines, such as serum application, facial masks and the like.
Remember that this device is primarily for facial lifting and contouring, so don’t expect much for a total skin care.
I hope this NuFACE Mini review should give you a pretty good idea if you wish to get one for yourself or not. As always, leave your questions in the comments below!
Yours In Beauty,