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Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. As we age, our skin tends to loose its elasticity and sag. While ageing is inevitable, feeling good and looking good is also certain! Take your skin and facial muscles on a journey toward perfection and beauty with Microcurrent, your 5-minute facial lift.
Microcurrent technology is one of the hottest things in the anti-aging industry today. Widely known as the nonsurgical face-lift, a microcurrent facial diminishes signs of aging, improves your face contour, and brightens your complexion. As its name suggests, it makes use of low-voltage electrical current to stimulate collagen and elastin production in your skin. It also repairs damaged tissues and re-educates the facial muscles to become firmer and tighter. It is a cosmetic treatment where a person uses a special handheld device to deliver tiny currents of electricity to the face. These microcurrents stimulate the skin and muscles with the aim of improving a person’s appearance.
Microcurrent therapy, a form of electrotherapy, was then introduced to the United States in the late 1970s by Chinese physician Dr. Thomas Wing. He used microcurrent in an attempt to treat Bell’s palsy, a condition that paralyzes the facial muscles on one side of the face. While no evidence proved that microcurrent therapy was effective in treating this facial condition, Dr. Wing did discover other skin benefits in his patients such as a smoother skin tone and a younger-looking visage.
This is why microcurrent facials have been widely recommended by aestheticians and facialists to reduce and delay visible signs of aging. Given that the low-voltage current mimics your body’s natural electrical current, it’s a safe yet effective anti-aging treatment.
Microcurrent devices have two electrodes on one end, which deliver the current of electricity. This does not involve any surgery. A person remains awake throughout the treatment and can continue their usual activities immediately.
Benefits of Microcurrent Facial:
Limited scientific research suggests that microcurrent treatments may help to lift and tighten the muscles in the area and stimulate collagen and elastin, helping your skin look smoother, brighter and more rejuvenated.
Electrical stimulation can improve blood flow to the skin. This may improve the health of skin cells, make the skin look healthier, or increase plumpness.
It Re-Trains the Facial Muscles for Improved Facial Contour. By increasing ATP levels within your body, a microcurrent facial helps to re-energize your facial muscles to improve muscle tone. Think of it as a form of “face gym” to get firmer facial muscles. As such, you get to enjoy improved facial contouring such as reduced skin sagging and a more defined jawline after the treatment.
It Boosts Blood Circulation to the Face While Reducing Facial Puffiness. Besides enhancing collagen production and muscle tone, microcurrent facials also increase blood circulation to the face. At the cellular level, this improves nutrient and oxygen supply that results in a more radiant and healthier complexion.
It Gives Immediate Results With a Cumulative Effect
But why are microcurrent facials touted as the “5-Minute Face-Lift”? The answer lies in the immediate results experienced right after the procedure is done. Expect more defined cheekbones and jawlines, reduced forehead lines and eye wrinkles, and a glowing complexion, all without any downtime.
One thing to note though is that these benefits have a cumulative effect. In other words, facial improvements are more pronounced and longer-lasting with regular treatments. To maintain the anti-aging benefits, schedule a follow-up session every few weeks as recommended by your aesthetician.
It Is Relatively Painless
Unlike other forms of anti-aging treatments such as Botox or fillers, microcurrent facials are non-invasive and non-surgical. As such, you don’t have to worry about needles or knives touching your skin.
Are microcurrent facials safe?
Research from 2021 states that microcurrent treatments are “relatively safe” and have few side effects.
Microcurrents are not strong enough to cause injury, so when a person uses these devices correctly, they should not hurt or cause skin damage. However, some people should not have microcurrent facials. This includes people with:
- Active acne or other inflammatory skin conditions
- Heart issues, e.g. have a pacemaker in your body
- Had Botox or fillers two weeks before a microcurrent facial
- Have metal implants in your face
Another potential risk comes from unregulated or untested microcurrent devices. When trying a microcurrent facial at home, a person should always use a device approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Alternatively, people should seek treatment from a licensed professional.
How Is Microcurrent Facial Done?
There are two ways to get a microcurrent facial done — professional or at-home treatments.
For professional treatments, your aesthetician will first apply a thin layer of conductive gel on your face. He or she will then use two hand-held prongs that are attached to a microcurrent machine to deliver low-level electrical current to your skin.
DESUAR Spa, recommends 10 treatments for long lasting results and cumulative benefits for $300 ( 80 mins session).
The other option is to use at-home microcurrent devices to enjoy this facial treatment in the comfort of your own home. Make sure these at-home gadgets come with conductive gel too. These devices are also cheaper when compared to a professional microcurrent facial — they range from $200-$500 for an at-home treatment whenever you want.
However, the downside is that at-home microcurrent devices are less powerful than the professional-grade microcurrent machines used in spas. As such, the benefits may not be as potent or as long-lasting when you opt for at-home treatment.
What to Do After Your Treatment to Get the Best Results
To get the best results from this facial treatment, make sure to wear sunscreen to protect your skin against harmful UV rays if you aren’t already doing so. As a general rule, applying SPF 30 and above should be an integral step in your daily skincare routine but more so after a microcurrent facial.
At the same time, avoid activities that will cause collagen breakdown and undo the beneficial effects of your microcurrent facial. Some examples are smoking and suntanning, which destroy your skin’s collagen levels and trigger premature skin aging.
Even though microcurrent facials can be on the pricey side, think of them as a long-term investment for younger-looking skin.