One of the fastest growing categories in health tech is handheld and percussive massagers. People use these devices to alleviate sore muscles all around their body. The one area that has yet to be addressed is the face. Can percussive pressure together with deep cleansing improve facial health? Today, we’re going to find out.
I’m reviewing the TheraFace Pro percussive facial massager. As the name suggests, this 8-treatments-in-1 device uses percussive pressure to improve facial health. In addition, it also uses microcurrent therapy, light therapy, and deep cleansing to tighten skin, reduce fine lines, and tone facial muscles. In all, this device claims to rejuvenate, lift, and tone the face. Is this just another skincare gimmick or does it really improve facial health?
Features of the TheraFace Pro massager
- Targets facial muscles with percussive massaging and microcurrent therapy
- LED red light, blue light, and infrared therapy aids in treating various skin problems
- Deep cleansing setting cleanses skin and removes dirt and oil
- 15-second beeps to time treatment sessions
- 120 minutes of use on a single charge
- 6 included attachments
Unboxing the TheraFace Pro
Out of the box, you get the TheraFace Pro, a carrying case, instruction manual, and power cord. It comes with three percussive attachments: Cone, Micro-point, and Flat. A Microcurrent Ring and Cleansing Ring are also included.
The TheraFace Pro comes with a 50ml bottle of the TheraOne Conductive Gel. This is a microcurrent activator that primes the skin for treatment. It also allows the TheraFace Pro to glide easily over the skin without pulling.
Design of the TheraFace Pro massager
The TheraFace Pro has a slick, modern, and ergonomic design. It features a matte handle with an angled head on top. This makes it easy to reach all the different areas of the face. On the inside of the handle are three buttons and an OLED screen. The buttons are easily accessible with the thumb. On the front of the head is a magnetic connection. This is where all the attachments connect.
An interesting design element is the attachments and rings can work together. This means users can perform more than one treatment. The device also recognizes which specific ring or attachment is mounted! The OLED display shows the battery charge status, the current ring attached, and what therapy is selected.
TheraFace Pro controls
The TheraFace Pro has simple controls with intelligent features. First, it recognizes which detachable magnetic head is connected. These heads are controlled by the percussion button and the ring button. Each button has a low, medium, and high setting. It beeps every 15 seconds to let you know how long you’ve spent on each treatment. Once I familiarized myself with the controls, I was ready for my first treatment.
Using the TheraFace Pro
In all honesty, this is the first time I’ve reviewed a product like the TheraFace Pro. However, I’m a huge fan of the TheraGun Pro so I went into this review with a completely open mind. I started by watching the instructional videos on the TheraFace Pro website. Here they show three routines: Lift and Firm, Clear and Contour, and Tension Relief. The last routine requires the Hot Ring attachment which is sold separately. For this review, I did the first two routines.
Lift and Firm
This is a three-layered routine that helps firm and contour, improve radiance, and increase circulation. It requires the Cleansing Ring, the Percussive Flat with red LED, and the TheraOne Conductive Gel. I got my face wet and applied some cleaner. Next, I used the Cleansing Ring and set the percussive button to medium.
The videos provide specific cleansing patterns, starting at the cheek and moving towards the ear. I had to watch the videos several times to follow the pattern. The percussion vibrations with the bristle head felt great over my face. It was definitely a deeper clean than a manual wash. After drying my face, I applied the Percussive Flat with red LED. Again, I followed the movement pattern, starting at the neck and moving up. It was a little hard for me to do as I currently have a thick beard growing.
Clear and Contour
Once again, this routine starts with the same cleansing process as the Lift and Firm routine. However, it is advised to not use an oil-based cleanser. This will cause the microcurrent to not work properly. Once my face was dry, I applied the TheraFace Conductive Gel to my face. I then attached the Microcurrent Ring and started at my chin moving towards my ear on each side. Again, I had to watch the video several times to follow the movement patterns.
After that was complete, I attached the blue LED ring with Flat percussive attachment. However, it notes to not use the percussion during this treatment. I started at my chin and followed the movement patterns in the video.
Who is the TheraFace Pro for?
Having used this over several days, I can tell you this. Using the TheraFace Pro is a commitment. It doesn’t matter who you are, this skincare routine will take time and effort. This will likely increase your morning or nighttime routine by about 10 minutes. And if you want to see results, you have to be consistent. This is an expensive facial device, so ask yourself if you’re willing to make this commitment.
If you’re on the road a lot, it’s small, portable, and has a long two-hour battery life. While it does come with a travel bag, it’s a tight fit to get everything in. I suggest getting a bigger bag to use while travelling. In all, this is for someone who wants to DIY facial treatments at home. Remember, to see results, you need to consistently put the work in. My advice is to dedicate a spot in your bathroom for the TheraFace Pro and all its attachments. If it’s easily accessible, you’re more likely to use it. If possible, consider charging it in the bathroom as well so it’s always available.
Everyone wants to look their best. It’s no wonder we’re seeing more and more beauty tech products hit the market. If you like getting facials done but you’re looking for an at-home treatment the TheraFace Pro is something worth considering. While it is expensive, it’s a great investment provided you put in the time and effort with regular treatments.