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10 Best Microcurrent Devices for a Snatched Jawline

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I’ll be honest; for a long time, I didn’t believe microcurrent devices did anything at all. I will double cleanse my skin religiously twice a day, but for some reason, that same dedication doesn’t come naturally to me when devices enter the chat. And therein lays the basis for my doubt: when it comes to these tools, “You want to use it daily to get the best results,” says dermatologist Dr. Karan Lal. I decided to start taking before-and-after photos when using my microcurrent device, and…wow. They work.

Facial massaging isn’t new, but with an uptick in interest in gua sha and contouring being all the rage again, it should come as no surprise that everyone is looking for that ultra-sculpted look. While it might sound like a big time commitment, using a microcurrent device every day is actually super simple. I like to pair mine with an oil cleanser for extra slip during my morning routine, so I can go about my day looking chiseled and feeling superior. Here, find the 10 best microcurrent devices that will make you a believer.

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1

Best Overall

NuFACE

TRINITY+ Starter Kit

2

Best Multi-Use Device

TheraBody

TheraFace PRO

3

Best for On-the-Go

SolaWave

Advanced Red Light Therapy Skincare Device

4

Best for Glowing Skin

ZIIP

Beauty Device & Golden Conductive Gel

5

Best for Intense Toning

FOREO

BEAR™ Facial Toning Device

6

Best for Contoured Features

ReFa

Caxa Ray

7

Best for Soft Skin

LifeTrons

Ultrasonic Cleanser & Massager

8

Best for Fine Lines

Luce

LUCE 4T Therapy Microcurrent Facial Wand

9

Best for the Jawline

Trophy Skin

Microcurrent Facial Toning System Set

10

Best for Acne Scars

Laduora

5-in-1 Dual Color Facial Wand Complete Kit

Meet the Expert

Dr. Karan Lal, Director of Cosmetic Surgery at Affiliated Dermatology in Scottsdale, Arizona

What do microcurrents do?

“Microcurrent devices use low-level electric voltage to stimulate the skin and muscles of the face,” says Dr. Lal. “Our muscles of facial expression are intertwined within a system called the SMAS–Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System—which helps coordinate facial movement. Over time, this system becomes weaker. Microcurrent devices are thought to stimulate and activate this system. This is why after use, you can see a subtle lift.”

Are microcurrent devices safe?

“They are safe, but reminder they are causing electricity to move through your skin. For this reason, patients with epilepsy, pacemakers, defibrillators, and/or other implantable devices avoid microcurrent devices,” warns Dr. Lal. Always make sure to read the instructions for your device. “These devices, when used per the recommendations, provide safe results. If you aren’t using the product as recommended, you could get redness, blisters, and burning.”

Do the results last forever?

Although you may see results immediately, “Be mindful, the lift is temporary, but over time the thought is it will help sustain a snatched look,” says Dr. Lal. “You will likely see a snatched appearance after use, but this will be gone within a few hours at max. It takes months and even years to see sustained improvement, which will be subtle. You want to use it daily to get the best results.”

If you want stronger and longer-lasting results, consider an in-office treatment. “As a cosmetic laser surgeon, in-office treatments provide better and longer lasting results,” says Dr. Lal. “Treatments like Ultherapy, Skintyte, EMFACE, and Endymed Pro are great non-invasive options that can give you a more robust outcome. All non-invasive options in the office, however, also provide temporary results; thus maintenance treatments are required over time. Often times I’ll recommend in-office procedures to kick start and then recommend microcurrent devices to maintain results.”

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