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NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device

Microcurrent device to tone and tighten facial muscles

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Running low-level microcurrents through the face improves the circulation, helps reduce fine lines and, by tweaking and toning the face muscles, helps to give the face a lifted appearance. The NuFace devices are hugely popular and they are the only brand of their kind to have FDA clearance. This device, the NuFace Mini, is the little sister to the NuFace Trinity though it actually has the same power output as the Trinity – the main difference between the two is that you don’t have the option for interchangeable treatment heads with this one – so unless you know you want those other treatment heads, this is the one to go for.

What the NuFace Mini does is tones and tighten the muscles in the face using low-level electrical microcurrents. That might sound a bit alarming, but it is a safe and effective technology that has been in use for many years. Passing electricity between the silvery bobbles on the top of the device, via the muscles in your face just wakes those muscles up a bit, so it’s like a five-minute mini face lift.

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You can use it on your neck, you can use it to contour your cheeks and jawline; what I really like it for is working on my forehead to hoist my eyebrows up a fraction. So does it work? Yes, if you use it enough. You have to put in the time and use it regularly and consistently. And do the results last? Long enough to encourage me to keep going. Also, I find that the way microcurrent improves the blood circulation and lymph drainage in the face really helpful for brightening up my face. 

If you take a look at the video here, you’ll see how easy it is to use. 

USPs: *muscle-toning   *improves facial contours    *boosts circulation in the face

P.S. Because the NuFACE works by toning the muscles, you might not expect it to be helpful if you have had toxins or another brand of wrinkle-relaxing injections, but it works well alongside these treatments. This is because it plumps up the muscle fibres and keeps them in good shape even if, thanks to toxins, those muscles are temporarily inactivated.

Your face needs to be clean and dry before you start. Apply a layer of NuFace conductive gel to the area of the face that you are starting with – you need to use enough that your face will look slightly wet. 

For the face: you need to make nine gliding passes with the device in each of four areas of the face – the left cheek, the right cheek, the left-hand side of the forehead, and the right-hand side of the forehead. Each pass should take five seconds – the device beeps after five seconds, to keep you on track. You don’t need to press the device into the skin. Just rest it lightly on your face and glide it. 

For the cheeks: starting at the chin, glide the device out to the edge of your face, along your jawline. Make the second pass out from the side of your mouth across your cheek towards your ear, and the third, from the edge of your nose outwards along the top of your cheekbone. Repeat these three passes twice more. 

For the forehead: starting above the brow near the centre of your face, glide the device slowly upwards towards your hairline. Start the next pass at the centre of your eyebrow, and move upwards, then start the third pass at the outer edge of the eyebrow, working upwards. Repeat these three passes twice more

You can treat one cheek, then the other, and one side of the forehead then the other – though I find it is more interesting to work on one side of the face and forehead first, and compare it to the untreated side, then even things up by treating the second side. 

For the neck: start at the centre of your neck, and glide the device out to the side. Work upwards with three overlapping passes, from the bottom of the neck to the top. Repeat this twice more, until you have done 9 passes on one side, then treat the other side. Avoid the very centre of the neck above the thyroid. Treating this area has not been shown to be problematic, but the brand recommends that you avoid this spot.  

Finally, remove any surplus conductive gel with a damp flannel, then apply your normal skincare. 

If you want to see a professional demonstrating the device, there’s a video on my Instagram of Kate Prais of NuFACE, using the device on me and explaining how it works, and how to use it.


REVIEWS

What our customer say about NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device


4.6
Based on 18 reviews
  1. Mira

    I have used it for few month and I like the product, I think it helps for my skin but not sure it helps my wrinkles. Also,it needs a gel and it is a bit inconvenient if I forget to order it.

  2. Rachel

    I only have the product a week. It arrived promptly and I was able to track the delivery. So far very happy with it.

  3. Geek

    Whether it will improve a face like a bag of spanners and moonscape remains to be seen.. I believe commitment is key.

  4. Customer

    I dont know if there are any results but i ll keep trying. It feels good on the face.

  5. Sheila

    Had the cheaper one before this one much better fantastic worth every penny so easy to use but you have to use it sitting watching tv so easy really does tone your face so glad I bought it


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My Nuface Trinity start button failed at 13 months. What other product will give the same results?

Nnngh, is that just when the guarantee ran out? That's bad luck, my original Trinity lasted for years and years until I dropped it onto a tiled bathroom floor. I'd suggest replacing it with the NuFace Mini which delivers the same power as the Trinity (unless you are fond of the different attachments you can use with the Trinity). The FaceGym Pro does the same job but it is much more expensive.

I have noticed I have uneven eyes when I laugh/ smile in photographs. Is there anything non-invasive I can do to fix this?

Hiya, TTG editor Georgia here. You could try a home-use device like the NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device. Alice has personally found it to give a great (albeit temporary) lifting effect to the facial muscles, and it’s safe and small enough for use around the eyes and on the brow bone. It uses low-level electrical microcurrent, and with continued use it may start to ‘retrain’ those muscles to hold a more permanent lift. If you did at some point decide to go down the tweakments route, I had some toxin carefully placed to ‘lift’ one of my eyes (one of my brows sits slightly lower than the other and I have more hooding on that eyelid)...

I have had cataract surgery done recently. Is it safe to do radiofrequency treatments after two weeks following surgery? Is it safe to use Nuface device and red LED mask following eye surgery ?

I would double check all these things with the surgeon who did your cataract surgery and follow their advice on that and wait until the healing is complete.

Which is better, the sensica or the nu face for marionette and crows feet?

Hi, they do rather different things. I'm a big fan of the NuFace devices for keeping up the tone and tautness of facial muscles. Sensica uses radiofrequency energy to heat and tighten the surface of the skin and smooth wrinkles that way - though if you're up for trying that I'd suggest the new Dermadeep RF Pro from Orlaya which is a lot more powerful albeit more expensive at £499.

Good morning, will the NuFace help with platysma vertical bands on my neck?

Hi, much as I love the Nuface, its strength is for tightening and contouring the face. When you already have those tight platysmal bands on the neck, the best way to treat them is with injections of wrinkle-relaxing toxin eg toxins. These relax the muscles and soften the 'stringy' look - it's something I have done regularly. Take a look at my practitioner finder - these are all people I would trust with my neck!...


FAQ ABOUT NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device


How does the NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device work?

The NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device uses microcurrent – a low-level, electrical current that sends gentle waves through skin down to the facial muscles – to stimulate the facial muscles.

What does the NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device do?

By stimulating the facial muscles with microcurrent, the device works to create a more toned, lifted and contoured appearance. It also improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

What areas of the face is the NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device effective on?

The NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device can be used all over the face and neck – on the neck, jawline, cheeks, nasolabial area, around the eyes, and on the forehead.

What’s the difference between the NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device and the NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device?

The Trinity is bigger and has a detachable head which means the microcurrent can be interchanged for other treatment heads – a red light therapy attachment and an eye and lip line reducer attachment, hence, it’s more expensive. Both the Mini and the Trinity have the same power output.

Is the NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device FDA-approved?

The NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device is FDA-cleared, not FDA-approved. This means that the FDA (the US Food and Drug Administration) has deemed it similar enough to another device that is already FDA-approved to clear it for sale in the US.

How often do I need to use the NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device?

The brand recommends using the device for five minutes a day, five times a week for the first 60 days. After 60 days, use two to three times a week to maintain results.

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