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At home, microcurrent treatment devices are really popular especially with the currently limited access to salons. Recently I purchased the Magnitone Lift Off and I will share my first impressions in this post.
What is a Microcurrent Facial?
Initially, the microcurrent facial treatment was used to stimulate muscles in people with facial paralysis conditions such as Bell’s Palsy. It uses electricity to promote cell growth in the skin the face lifting side-effects which resulted in its popularity within the beauty industry. Microcurrent facials have been rising ever since and despite the name, they’re a non-invasive procedure and can provide you with immediate results which are pain-free. The facials have been shown to tighten and smooth the face particularly around the forehead.
Salon vs Home Treatment
The main comparison between at-home devices, like the one by Magnitone and salon devices, is the treatment tailoring and device wavelengths. In terms of time for the home device, you’ll be looking at around 3 to 5 minutes of daily use initially which would then be reduced down after two weeks to around three times a week and you also need a conductive gel along with the device devices can range from £100 up for a home treatment.
It was exciting to receive the device although it requires 12 hours initial charging time so you can’t immediately use it. This is similar to the initial charging time across all microcurrent facial devices. The most surprising thing I found was the movement of my facial muscles was actually visible to see. In terms of the side-effects, I experienced a few including seeing flashing lights whilst using the device. This stopped immediately with treatment and is not something to be concerned about. Following consistent use, this stopped after one week and is no longer experienced. Following treatment, I also felt a little exhausted which is another side-effect. It’s similar to using a jacuzzi where your body feels relaxed and tired afterwards. Ensuring you have a drink and are hydrated afterwards is also important to flush out toxins. So far I have also enjoyed using it and feel like my face is already seeing the results, particularly around my cheekbones.
So that’s it for my first impression so far. I’ll look forward to keeping you posted as to how it goes. If you want to know more about microcurrent facials, please check out my previous blog post.
15 thoughts on “Magnitone London | Lift Off Facial Device First Impressions”
Hi Nadiene, I received the Magnitone Liftoff for Christmas (2022). I’ve struggled with the intensity of the levels and have decided to stick with level 2. I’ve been using it for almost 3 weeks now and although I’m not noticing any significant difference to my face, I do feel that my skin looks better. I’m experiencing pain on my forehead when using the Liftoff so I’ve stopped using it on my forehead for the time being. I wondered if you are still using the Liftoff and how long was it before you could use it at level 4. Thanks, Debbie
Thank you so much for asking. I’m due to write a follow up soon however I did experience similar discomfort around the forehead. After about three weeks (of daily use) I was using the highest intensity however I also learnt that it was not quite the device I was personally wanting for my concerns and have stopped using since.
For the purpose of the blog and comparison I have now picked up the foreo bear which is no where near as intense or uncomfortable to use on the highest intensity from the first use. I’ll be writing a comparison this month about this which, I hope you will find useful. There is also the nuface which I am still due to get (both quite a large purchase).
Hi my liftoff has stopped vibrating. It turns on but nothing else
Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately it’s not something I’ve experienced so it would best raised with Magnitone
Hi Nadine, thanks for your review, there are not a lot of videos regarding this product so it must be relatively new. Have been using this for over a week now. Don’t know if you get the same pain as me, especially around the forehead area when doing above the eyebrows. I also have 2 metal fillings that i notice really hurt when doing around the cheekbones. Thanks.
Hello thanks for the great question I don’t feel I quite have an answer just yet however I’ll share where I’m up to and do a follow up comparison post.
For over a week (I think 2 months) I tried this and the initial pain subsided significantly although I did have to begin on the lowest setting.
There were a few questions I personally had so I have since purchased a foreo bear to compare and I’m also going to get the nuface. The strength of the lift off is extremely high in my opinion. My understanding is that the face shouldn’t have much movement in use but mine did, this may be due to it not having vibrations like the bear but I’m not entirely sure. The positioning of the lift off means on the forehead it may touch some more sensitive areas compared to the Bear which, it’s impossible to use on the very centre of the for head which is where I find it most sensitive. In terms of metal filling my understanding is that microcurrent devices are okay to use with dental fillings but not with dental implants. Hope that helps a little I will have the follow up comparison to the Bear post available soon.
Hi there great product of older aged skin Magnitone Lift Off
after used it my skin looks very fresh youthfull healthy
Thank you so much, that is so nice to hear
There’s not many blog reviews for this product, I am wondering if it’s fairly new but thank you for the review. Can I ask are you looking to purchase the Nuface because you feel you’re not getting more improved results?
Thanks for asking. My desired results just wasn’t matched to the product as I wanted something that could also be used as a targeted eye treatment. I do really want to try Nuface however I’m split between either the eye adaptor for the trinity or there’s a different eye treatment device (I think this may only be for wrinkles though). Will provide an update as soon as I do get one.
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How do you feel about it having used it for longer now?
Great question thank you for asking. Now I use it on the higher settings now and I do feel like my cheek bones are more structured and my sleep side is less saggy. I have become a little more lazy with my use I must admit however I’m keen to get the Foreo Bear and Nuface next to compare