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If you’re serious about skin care, you’re probably familiar with the term “microcurrent.” For the unfamiliar, this is “a highly healing, restorative, and regenerative treatment that uses a mild electrical current to stimulate the skin and facial muscles,” Samara Bondaroff, founder ofred SB Skin, previously told POPSUGAR. “Microcurrent triggers the body’s production of amino acids and adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which accelerates cell repair and promotes healthier cell production.” These days, you can visit an aesthetician and receive a (probably pricey) microcurrent facial, or you can purchase one of the many at-home devices on the market.
As someone with a recent fixation on the state of myjawline, I’ve made it my mission tofind the best at-home microcurrent device. I’ve tried using a gua sha every day, and considered more permanent solutions like dermal filler, but it wasn’t until I tested the MyoLift Triwave Facial Toning Device ($795) that I knew I had found a winner.
Keep scrolling to read my full review of the MyoLift Triwave Facial Toning Device and discover why it’s become an integral part of my beauty routine.
About the MyoLift Triwave Facial Toning Device
- The MyoLift Triwave Facial Toning Device is an FDA-cleared at-home microcurrent device.
- This kit comes with the Triwave device, ReNu conductive gel, two electrodes, a power cable to charge the device, as well as cords to attach the electrodes or the included conductive forehead, mouth, and eye masks.
- The device has three different modes: “rejuv,” to stimulate the lymphatic system, “erase,” to target fine lines and expression lines, and “educate,” to tighten facial muscles.
What I Like About the MyoLift Triwave Facial Toning Device
I’ve tested quite a few different at-home microcurrent devices, but I’ve experienced the most noticeable results from this one. I can see a difference instantly, especially when I do one side at a time and compare the two. I’ve found that using it around my jaw and masseter muscle greatly relieves the tension I experience from my TMJ.
I also recently watched a YouTube tutorial that showcases how to use this device to lift hooded eyes, which I just added into my routine. I notice a pretty instantaneous result after doing it, and although it does fade eventually, I’m hoping that with continued use I’ll notice a more long-lasting difference.
How to Use the MyoLift Triwave Facial Toning Device
Start by charging your device so it has a full battery. Next, apply conductor gel to your face. Power on the device and choose the waveform you’d like to use, “erase,” “educate,” or “rejuv.” I’ve found that for me at least, the “erase” setting is best for relieving tension, the “educate” setting is best if you’re looking to firm and lift look, and “rejuv” works best for lymphatic drainage and soothing redness. Next, pick the level of intensity from 175 to 400. I started out at 175 and increased weekly. I’m now using level 300. The brand notes that when using the product, you shouldn’t feel the microcurrent — if you do, it’s too strong — so pick a level that doesn’t feel uncomfortable when the electrodes are going over your face. Next, adjust the time and press the “run” button. From there, use the brand’s “pinch and hold” technique to apply microcurrent to targeted areas of the face.
The user manual that comes with the device has a section on how to work the device across the skin for different results, but I found that searching YouTube for videos of people using the device was the most helpful. This device comes with two different probes that work together to create lift, which was something I was unfamiliar with. I like using the “erase” setting around my jaw area because I find that it helps with my TMJ symptoms, but the “educate” setting is the one I’ve found has the most noticeable results for firming.
I try to set aside a good hour at least four times a week to use this device.
Is the MyoLift Triwave Facial Toning Device Worth the Splurge?
I find this product worth the splurge because the results I get are similar to what I’ve experienced with in-office treatments. However, there is a mini device available that works similarly, called the MyoLift Mini Microcurrent Device ($329) with a more affordable price tag.
What to Consider Before Trying the MyoLift Triwave Facial Toning Device
Be forewarned: this is not the most user-friendly product out there. If you’re just starting out testing microcurrent devices, know that this one is a little more involved than others on the market. It isn’t as simple as charging the device and running it over your face while you sit in front of the television. It requires two hands, and careful attention in a mirror. I’m fairly well-versed when it comes to beauty tools, but this one had a bit of a learning curve. I’d suggest it for those who are either knowledgeable about microcurrent devices or willing to put in the time to research how to properly use the product.