Is there a way to lift your face without surgery? If so, count me in! I’ve been testing out a beauty product from NuFACE that has been shown to do just that, which is pretty exciting. Here’s what the NuFACE Trinity Microcurrent Toning Device is all about and how it has been working for me.
When NuFACE first approached me to try out the Trinity, I was intrigued. I’d heard rave reviews about this famous beauty anti-aging device and was curious to give it a try. The Trinity is a handheld electrical device that uses soft wave microcurrent to stimulate the layers below the skin surface to help lift, tone, and tighten your skin.
The best way to think of it is as a workout for your face. You are stimulating your muscles, and the result is a more lifted, tighter-looking face, jaw, forehead, and neck. You can also buy a specialized attachment with red LED technology to help minimize fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, and forehead.
If you want a travel-size device, there’s the NuFACE Mini, but you can’t use attachments with that. There’s also their newest product, the NuFACE FIX which is more of a line smoother that improves the look of fine lines. It’s more of a surface tool while the Trinity goes deeper to the muscle.
My main concern these days is saggy cheeks, and general face drag, so I decided to focus on the Trinity. You are supposed to see results in as little as 5 minutes! Here’s what you do.
Number one – charge up the machine for a full 12 hours on the cradle. When it’s ready, apply the gel primer that comes with the Trinity. Oils can interfere with microcurrent effectiveness, so make sure your face is really clean and dry.
The gel primer is thick and goes on easily. It’s important to use this because it conducts the current. Without it, you are just getting a nice massage. The gel primer also helps the device glide over your skin and protects it from any pulling or little sensations that you might feel otherwise.
I started at the bottom of my jaw and slowly glided up to the side of my cheek. The device will automatically beep when you are ready to move to the next spot. Keep moving up your cheek and gliding out.
You should also treat your neck, and your forehead, always gliding up. You can spend as few as 2-minutes on each side, or a little more time working with target areas.
I got the hang of it pretty quick. It was painless (except for a bit of a tingle at the top of my forehead where the skin is thin), but it took patience. At the end of the treatment, my skin definitely felt tighter and firmer.
Did I see a difference? The results for me were very subtle after one treatment. I would say I just noticed a slight, overall lift. On the after photo on the right, I think my cheeks look slightly more full (more so the right cheek than the left). My eyes look a bit perkier and alert – Maybe it was from using the Trinity to lift my forehead? Also, my face looks a tad wider in general. Take a look and see what you think.
The bottom line is my face felt toned, which led me to continue to test it. The effects are cumulative. The other day my personal trainer asked me what I had been doing with my skin because my face looked smoother and fuller, so it seems to be working!
If you use the Trinity regularly over time, I think the result is that you will probably look better, but no one will be able to pinpoint exactly why – kind of like the same reaction others have to someone who has had a well-done facelift, but of course the result from the Trinity is much less dramatic than having a facelift.
The only drawback is that this plumped up look doesn’t last….Sigh!… You have to keep at using the Trinity every few days to keep your face firm. I’ve been sitting in bed at night watching the news and using my Trinity for 5 minutes on each side, and that seems to be a good routine for me. But, you can use it anytime you want – night or day, whatever works for you.
Just a note about how this Trinity came about for those of you who are curious like me. I had a chance to speak to the owner, Tera, who told me that she, her sister, and her mom started NuFACE. Back in the ’80s her mom, Carol, was an esthetician in California. She heard about microcurrent machines in Europe and brought one to the U.S. to use on her celebrity clients to keep them looking at the top of their game. It was such a hit she decided to make a home version, and the rest is history.
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