Latest update: April 11, 2024
Medically reviewed by: Jennifer Trent MD, FAAD
How it works


NuFace is an anti-aging device that administers low-voltage microcurrents to help firm the muscles and give the skin a youthful look. The microcurrents stimulate muscle protein production and collagen production.  The procedure is entirely safe and similar to the body’s natural ionic flow. NuFace provides similar results to Botox but on a lesser scale. It can lift the brows, firm the skin, and enhance the overall structure of the face by producing collagen.

NuFace delivers skin rejuvenation results in two stages. During the first stage, the microcurrent will increase circulation and encourage adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production. ATP boosts energy throughout the body. It also helps produce proteins like collagen and elastin, which diminish the signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging skin. The second stage uses ATP to stimulate facial muscles and activate them, similar to a workout for the face. As the muscles are directly connected to the skin tissues, improving muscle tone will strengthen, lift, and sculpt the skin for more defined cheekbones. 

Before a NuFace treatment, the doctor will clean and exfoliate the skin. A conductive gel is applied to help transfer the current from the electrical prong to the muscles. It also ensures a comfortable experience. The doctor will then roll the device over the skin.  

The procedure is painless with a slight tingling sensation. Results are immediate.  

Patients will notice lifted skin, reduced puffiness, and tightened pores. Doctors recommend 10-15 sessions within six weeks for more effective results. Patients will also need to schedule maintenance sessions for lasting effects.

While NuFace can add volume to aging skin and fade lines, it does not stop the aging process; it only slows it down. The treatment is not recommended for pregnant women and patients with heart disease. Candidates with active acne lesions should wait for their breakouts to resolve before opting for the treatment. While NuFace is available as an 
at-home device, it is not as powerful and effective as the medical-grade machines available in clinics.
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NuFACE Trinity® Facial Trainer Professional Treatment Protocol

Can NuFACe anti-aging devices work for you? This video from the manufacturers promotes the use of these devices that utilize micro-current technology to tone and lift the muscles of the face. The devices are designed to be used at home and are described as being a favorite among skincare professionals.

NUFACE // Nuface with Dermal Fillers and Botox

Dr. Rajani talks about home galvanic devices. He notes that people have concerns about what these devices could do to their faces. He answers questions about how the devices work and what they do for the skin. He talks about anecdotal evidence and makes suggestions about what he likes most.