OMG! Are electric facials the new skin treatments?

By TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Created: Mar 2, 2020, 13:00 IST

Beauty is said to be skin deep, but in this case, it’s also about what’s on the surface. A series of different kinds of electricity, administered to the face via microcurrents, in a safe manner, is said to be the new secret to great skin. It’s said to come with a host of benefits including reducing puffiness, boosting lymphatic drainage, tightening the pores and toning the skin. And it’s got the A-list raving over it.


The regimen is big in the West. The likes of Jennifer Aniston, Eva Mendes, Margot Robbie, Sandra Bullock and Priyanka Chopra Jonas are said to have liked it. Melanie Simon, an aesthetician in Los Angeles, who gives the facials with the help of an at-home nanocurrent device, says that Sandra (Bullock) told her that it keeps her face from ‘sliding down to the ground’. The gadget, which looks like a particularly nice computer mouse rimmed with gold, has also caught on with celebrity make-up artists.


Before the treatment, a few face gels are slathered onto the face, which also double up as treatment masks. Then, via a mobile app that syncs with the device, you choose one of eight options, ranging from the two-minute primer (for brightening) to the four-minute instant gratification (lift/sculpt/awaken) to the 12-minute energise, which is said to fill/lift/glow. The nanocurrent is also said to aid in the production of collagen. Another version of the treatment that uses an antioxidant, is said to make the skin glow. While nanocurrent is used, these ‘electrical aestheticians’ also use microcurrent and radio frequency. So, will you try a few vibrations before heading out to a party?