The microcurrent facial is a therapeutic treatment that delivers safe, painless, low-level electrical impulses to strategic locations under the skin to firm and tone the facial muscles on both an immediate and long-term basis. The technology simultaneously repairs collagen in the dermis (the deepest layer of the skin), while gently erasing signs of aging in the epidermis (the top layer of skin). As we age, our electrical impulses slow down causing aging and sagging facial skin. Microcurrent technology works in harmony with the natural bio-electrical currents naturally found in our bodies to help speed up the cellular regenerative process resulting in firmer, healthier, more youthful looking skin.
A Brief History Of Microcurrent Therapy
In 1980, Thomas W. Wing. D.C., N.D., LAc., a fifth generation Chinese Doctor is credited with introducing a microcurrent device which was found to be beneficial in the treatment of muscles. Originally approved by the FDA as a muscle stimulator, it also found new life in the Cosmetology industry for cellular rejuvenation, facial toning and wrinkle reduction.
Microcurrent treatment has been proven successful in treating a variety of medical conditions including Bell’s Palsy. Bell’s Palsy is facial paralysis and usually effects one side of the face only. The cause is unknown, but inflammation of one of the facial nerves results in muscle paralysis to one side of the face. This usually recovers over a period of months, but on occasions can be permanent. Electrical currents have been incorporated into facial machines for many years. The research and development conducted to assist the “baby boomers” in maintaining a youthful appearance has promoted their evolution to the highly efficient apparatuses we have at our disposal today. Understandably, there is a great deal of interest around the muscle enhancement abilities of microcurrent
Microcurrent facial devices are used to help re-educate the underlying muscles, giving better tone to the face. The result is a firmer facial tone, diminished lines and overall improvement in facial laxity.
How Does The Microcurrent Facial Work?
The microcurrent facial involves the application of low-level, waveform-shaped electrical impulses through dual tipped probes in combination with a water-based conductive gel. When applied to the skin, the gentle electrical current rehabilitates the underlying muscles and improves circulation, texture, tone, and fine lines. Regular use of microcurrent will continue to provide muscle strength and restore freshness to the appearance. The technology works internally on the muscle fiber and tissue for visible, external results – it's like taking your face to the gym!
What Are The Benefits Of A Microcurrent Facial?
Microcurrent facials deliver a variety of benefits to clientts who wish to maintain a more youthful looking appearance and is an extremely safe and gentle non-invasive treatment. The results can vary by individual and skin type, are gradual, and will not just "happen" overnight. Although microcurrent facials are known to produce an immediate and temporary rejuvenating effect, continued application will provide more cumulative long-term, lasting results!
Improves facial and neck muscle tone
Lifts jowls and eyebrows
Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Evens out skin tone and smoothes texture
Improves facial circulation
Aids in skin exfoliation
Encourages lymphatic drainage
Increases product penetration
Acts as a sun damage treatment
Enhances the body’s natural collagen and elastin production
Increase cellular metabolism (ATP)
Tightens enlarged pores
Are Microcurrent Facials Safe?
Cosmetic microcurrent treatment is considered a safe and gentle therapeutic approach to skin rejuvenation however the following precautions should always be taken:
Do not use if you are pregnant
Do not use if you have a cardiac pacemaker or history of heart disease
Do not use if you have been diagnosed with cancer or tumors
Do not use if you have implanted defibrillators/stimulators or other devices