TheraFace FAQs

Facial health is more than skin deep. Daily stress and tension affects the entire body, and the face is no exception. Going beyond beauty, facial health encompasses everything from your complexion to the facial muscles beneath.

TheraFace PRO goes where no facial device has gone before, bringing Therabody’s renowned technology behind percussive therapy to the face to reduce tension, relax facial muscles, and care for it at the deepest level — true facial health therapy. This all-in-one facial health device doesn’t stop there, offering more multi-tasking, science-backed facial treatments than any other — from skin-toning microcurrent therapy to rejuvenating light therapy to a revolutionary new way to more deeply cleanse the face.

And because every face is unique, we engineered the most personalized experience possible with an easy-glide magnetic ring system that allows you to seamlessly switch between, and even combine, treatments. As your needs change, the TheraFace PRO changes with you. It’s time to go beyond beauty, because true facial health is more than skin deep.

Not only does TheraFace PRO offer more treatments than any other facial device (8-in-1 to be exact), never-before has such a device adapted percussive therapy for the face. As a device that offers benefits from your complexion to the health of the facial muscles beneath, it truly pioneers the new category of facial health. And with modular rings and attachments, multiple treatments can be used at once for the ultimate personalized routine.

We first pioneered percussive therapy over a decade ago and have now adapted the same renowned technology behind Theragun to provide a relaxing facial massage. At 3 mm of amplitude, TheraFace PRO safely and gently works away stress, tension, and minor facial pain and discomfort.

Just as each Theragun attachment is precisely shaped according to the body’s unique physiology, TheraFace PRO attachments are precisely shaped to the unique structure and contours of the face. The Percussive Flat attachment provides general use for the entire face, neck, and chest. The Cone attachment provides more precise treatment for targeted areas such as nasolabial lines, pressure points, and around the eyes. The Micro-pont attachment maximizes circulation for larger areas such as the forehead, cheeks, and chest.

Our new innovation in facial health unlocks so many new ways to love your face. Visit our Getting Started Page to discover step-by-step guides to each TheraFace PRO facial treatment along with exclusive, all-in-one routines for everything you face daily.

Please note the following guidelines for using specific attachments:
The Blue Light setting on the LED Light Ring should not be used with any percussive attachments to prevent the spread of acne.

The Microcurrent Ring should always be used with a conductive gel, which comes included with the TheraFace PRO device.

The Cleansing Ring can be used with any cleanser of choice other than those with micro-beads or gritty exfoliants.

Do not use the Hot Ring if you have melasma or hyperpigmentation, especially if it is exacerbated by mild warmth.

Please use our Precautions and Contraindications Page for more information around usage of TheraFace PRO facial therapies.

TheraFace PRO is water resistant and should only be wiped down with a damp cloth or alcohol-free cleansing wipe. Do not fully immerse the device in water as it is not fully waterproof.

TheraFace PRO rings and attachments should also be wiped down with a damp cloth or alcohol-free wipe but should not be submerged under water. The Cleansing Ring is the only attachment that is fully waterproof and can be fully washed with water.

Wipe the TheraFace PRO and attachment rings down with a damp cloth or alcohol-free cleansing wipe. The device is not waterproof; the only attachment that is fully waterproof is the cleansing ring, for the purpose of cleaning it. After cleaning, allow the device and attachment rings to dry thoroughly before storing or beginning another treatment protocol.

Yes, TheraFace is an FDA-cleared Type II medical device.

Temporomandibular disorders (TMJ) is a condition that a medical professional would diagnose. TheraFace PRO is a great solution to help reduce tension, relax facial muscles, and reduce minor pain in the face and jaw. However, for specific medical conditions and treatments we recommend you consult a medical professional prior to using the device.

The Blue Light setting on the TheraFace PRO LED Light Ring helps reduce mild to moderate acne, but should not be used at the same time as percussive attachments.

TheraFace PRO has been clinically shown to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, 89% of clinical trial participants observed a decrease in wrinkles and/or unhealthy-looking skin*.

The Microcurrent Ring uses a gentle, low-level electrical current to stimulate muscles and firm and tighten the skin. It improves muscle tone and contour in the face and neck while gently stimulating the face to help firm and plump skin for a youthful glow. The Red and Red + Infrared settings on the LED Light Ring are intended to reduce wrinkles around the eyes.

*Data from 12-week clinical study on efficacy of TheraFace PRO device. Individual results may vary.

Our clinical-trial results say it all. We put TheraFace PRO to the test with an advanced clinical testing lab where expert graders quantified measurable changes in facial health over the course of 12 weeks.

94% reported their skin looked overall healthier.*
91% noticed an improvement in the overall appearance of their skin.*
89% observed a decrease in wrinkles and/or unhealthy-looking skin.*
89% felt their skin was more rejuvenated, radiant and had a glow.*
89% noticed an improvement in facial contour including improved muscle tone and skin tightness.*
83% noticed that their skin was less puffy.*
83% observed their skin looked and/or felt smoother and tighter.*
80% said their skin looks and/or feels firmer.*

*Based on a 35-subject consumer perception study after 12-weeks of use.

We even captured the stories of our clinical-trial participants so you could hear their TheraFace PRO journey for yourself.

TheraFace PRO is designed for use on the face, neck, and chest by anyone over the age of 18. However, those with severe acne, extremely sensitive skin, or skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, severe rosacea, or melasma should consult their doctor before using TheraFace PRO. Do not use the Hot Ring if you have melasma or hyperpigmentation, especially if it is exacerbated by mild warmth.

TheraFace PRO is suitable for all skin types except those with severe acne, extremely sensitive skin, or skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, severe rosacea, or melasma. Anyone under a doctor’s care should consult with them before using TheraFace PRO.

We advise consulting your physician before use of TheraFace PRO if you are currently experiencing any injury or have had a previous injury.

While TheraFace PRO is not waterproof, you can use it in a humid bathroom after just finishing a shower. The only portion of the device that you should get wet is the Cleansing Ring.

You can use the Cleansing Ring, LED Light Ring, Percussive Attachments, and Hot and Cold Rings with facial hair — simply move the device in the direction of hair growth. Microcurrent cannot be used over facial hair, but can be used after shaving.

It is not recommended to use retinol prior to using the LED Light Ring, but can be used after.

Only the Cold Ring should be used on a recent sunburn.

Wait a minimum of 2 weeks after treatment or until fully healed before using TheraFace PRO. Consult your doctor prior to use if you’ve just had botox or filler.

TheraFace PRO can be stored in checked luggage or a carry-on. It should be removed from your bag to run through the x-ray machine when required, just like a laptop.

Microcurrent Ring
When using the device with the microcurrent treatment, a microcurrent conductive gel primer is required. Prior to starting the microcurrent treatment, test by applying a small amount of the conductive gel on a small patch of skin first.

Precautions:
Recent injury, surgery, or facial treatment such as neurotoxin, dermal filler, microneedling, laser, and/or chemical peel until skin has fully healed.
Do not use during a current breakout from Herpes Simplex Virus
Do not use over facial hair; facial hair must be shaved prior to use as hair can interfere with the conductivity
Do not use if you suffer from any heart condition
Do not use directly over center of neck (bone)
Do not use on breast area
Do not use across your chest
Do not use on groin area
Do not use directly on eyeball/eyelid
Do not apply to broken skin
Do not use on children

Contraindications:
The following are circumstances where the potential risks may outweigh the benefits. Consult a medical professional before use.

Skin rash, open wounds, blisters, local tissue inflammation, infection, bruises, or tumors
Pacemaker or other implanted electronic devices
Epilepsy
Pregnancy
Cancer/tumors
Thrombosis
Phlebitis
Metal plates or pins in the application area implanted defibrillators/ stimulators

LED Ring Attachment (Red LED, Red+near IR LED, and Blue LED Therapies)

Precautions:
Recent injury, surgery, or facial treatment such as neurotoxin, dermal filler, microneedling, laser, and/or chemical peel until skin has fully healed.
Current breakout from Herpes Simplex Virus For facial hair: Use LED over facial hair, following the pattern of hair growth (typically in a downward motion)
Do not apply directly to the eyeball/eyelid
Do not apply to broken skin
Do not apply retinol before use of red LED light

Contraindications:
The following are circumstances where the potential risks may outweigh the benefits. Consult a medical professional before use.

Skin rash, open wounds, blisters, local tissue inflammation, infection, bruises, or tumors
Pregnancy/ nursing
Abnormal sensations (ex. numbness)
Cancer/tumors
Epilepsy
Cardiopathy (heart disease)
Photo allergy or disorder (ex. Lupus, porphyria)
Medications that cause light sensitivity
Medications for severe acne
Extreme sensitivity to light
Melasma or hyperpigmentation (especially if exacerbated by mild warmth)
Suspicious lesions or skin cancer– - please visit your physician
If taking or using any retinol or/ sun sensitive medications or /products or benzoyl peroxide do not use infrared light

Percussive Therapy Attachments (Flat, Cone, Micro-point)

Precautions:
Due care is required in these circumstances and the use of the devices may need to be modified (such as attachment used, the force applied, the position of the body, avoidance of use in direct contact with an area, etc.). Where appropriate or if you have any concerns, seek the advice of a medical professional.
Recent injury, surgery, or facial treatment such as neurotoxin, dermal filler, microneedling, laser, and/or chemical peel until skin has fully healed.
Current breakout from Herpes Simplex Virus
Hypertension (controlled)
Abnormal sensations (e.g., numbness)
Sensitivity to pressure
Medications that may alter sensations
Do not apply directly to the eyeball/eyelid
Do not apply to broken skin

Contraindications:
The following are circumstances where the potential risks may outweigh the benefits. Consult a medical professional before use.
Skin rash, open wounds, blisters, local tissue inflammation, infection, bruises, or tumors
Active acne breakout
Bone fracture or myositis ossificans
Hypertension (uncontrolled)
Acute or severe cardiac, liver, or kidney disease
Neurologic conditions resulting in loss or altered sensation
Direct application to the eyes or throat
Bleeding disorders
Recent surgery or injury
Connective tissue disorders
Peripheral vascular insufficiency or disease
Medications that thin the blood or alter sensations
Direct pressure over surgical site or hardware
Extreme discomfort or pain
Pacemaker, ICD, or history of embolism

Cleansing Ring

Precautions:
Recent injury, surgery, or facial treatment such as neurotoxin, dermal filler, microneedling, laser, and/or chemical peel until skin has fully healed.
Current breakout from Herpes Simplex Virus
If you have facial hair, use the cleansing ring following the pattern of hair growth (typically a downward motion) and/or make small circular motions if comfortable
Do not apply directly to the eyeball/eyelid
Do not apply to broken skin

Contraindications:
The following are circumstances where the potential risks may outweigh the benefits. Consult a medical professional before use.

Skin rash, open wounds, blisters, local tissue inflammation, infection, bruises, or tumors

Hot Ring

Precautions:
Recent injury, surgery, or facial treatment such as neurotoxin, dermal filler, microneedling, laser, and/or chemical peel until skin has fully healed.
Current breakout from Herpes Simplex Virus
Do not apply directly on the eyeball/eyelid
Do not apply to broken skin
Melasma, hyperpigmentation, skin rash, open wounds, blisters, local tissue inflammation, infection, bruises, or tumors

Contraindications:
The following are circumstances where the potential risks may outweigh the benefits. Consult a medical professional before use.

Skin rash, open wounds, blisters, local tissue inflammation, infection, bruises, or tumors

Cold Ring

Precautions:
Recent injury, surgery, or facial treatment such as neurotoxin, dermal filler, microneedling, laser, and/or chemical peel until skin has fully healed.
Current breakout from Herpes Simplex Virus
For facial hair use Cold Ring as noted in standard protocol
Do not apply on the eyeball/eyelid
Do not apply to broken skin

Contraindications:
The following are circumstances where the potential risks may outweigh the benefits. Consult a medical professional before use.

Skin rash, open wounds, blisters, local tissue inflammation, infection, bruises, or tumors
Cold hypersensitivity/Cold urticaria
Circulatory insufficiency

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