Although fine lines and wrinkles are a normal part of aging, it’s understandable that you may not want to deal with them just yet. Fortunately, there are products out there to help. But, with so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here’s one to put on your radar: The NuFACE Mini Face & Neck Toning device. This little guy is cleared by the Food and Drug Administration to stimulate and improve the appearance of your skin. It’s basically like getting a five minute face lift in your home. And, right now, it’s just $189 at QVCmarked down from $229!
That’s the lowest price you’ll find anywhere right now (we checked). New to QVC? You’ll get free shipping with a code FREEDOM. And if you’d rather not shell out the full price in one go (what, are you out of money?), you can opt for five interest-free Simple Payments of $37.99.
The device uses microcurrent technology to firm up the appearance of your throat, jawline, cheeks, eyebrows and forehead. And – get this – dermatologists are fans too.
“Microcurrent has long been used in healthcare for its regenerative benefits to improve wound healing and strengthen muscles,” Dr. Joshua Zeichner, a New York City Board-certified dermatologist, tells Yahoo Life. “The low-level electrical current may help strengthen the skin’s foundation by stimulating collagen and improving muscle tone under the skin.”
Microcurrents work by “stimulating skin cells to turn over in a more controlled manner and cause small injuries to collagen fibers, which encourages them to repair and tighten,” Dr. Gary Goldenberg, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, Yahoo Life tells.
Zeichner says he usually recommends using microcurrent devices as well as products that contain retinol and antioxidants. And, he says, microcurrents tend to work well “across all skin types, making them a useful option for people who are sensitive and can’t tolerate traditional skin care treatments.”
Sure: This is usually something that will give you results over time, not right away. “The results are modest and best achieved with long-term use,” says Zeichner. “Look at microcurrent treatments like training for a marathon. You have to do it every day to eventually reap the long-term benefits.”
Although Goldenberg says that devices used at your dermatologist’s office can usually produce stronger currents for better results, you probably don’t want to be schlepping in to see your doctor regularly. The NuFACE Mini can help you between office appointments. Check out a video showing it in action here.
To use it, all you have to do is apply NuFACE Aqua Hydrating Gel and then run the device over the natural contours of your face – the whole thing takes around five minutes. Do it once a day, five days a week for 60 days, and then two or three times a week after that for maintenance.
This little device has an army of fans. “WOW. I was skeptical but I can see the difference,” wrote one happy customer. “I’ve been using the device for the past two weeks (five days straight with two rest days) and by the start of the third week, my cheeks look contoured and made me look thinner!”
Another called the NuFACE Mini the “best investment I’ve made in years,” adding, “The results I’m seeing in a short amount of time are amazing… . I was considering fillers due to deeper lines forming around my mouth. I’m not thinking about that now.”
Again, the NuFACE Mini has a big fan base. And, since this is the lowest price you’ll find on it, don’t expect this deal to last. So act fast – your face will thank you.
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