Micro-current is a clinically tested therapy treatment, and one of the hottest innovations in the anti-aging industry. A micro-current facial is often referred to as a “non-surgical facelift”. This safe and painless technique helps lessen fine lines and wrinkles, while firming your skin and defining your features. It can improve muscle tone, reduce puffiness, and increase cellular activity. The overall results can be instant and visible - healthier and younger looking skin, regardless of your age.
Micro-current is a gentle, low-level current - the intensity is so slight that it would take one million of these machines to light a 40-watt light bulb. It mimics the body’s natural current and can provide both instant and cumulative anti-aging results.
Micro-current technology has been around since the 1800’s as a treatment for damaged tissues and muscles. But when a physician of a Bell’s palsy patient noticed that the face of his patients appeared much smoother and younger looking after receiving micro-current therapy, one of the world’s first high-tech aesthetic treatments was born.
How does Micro-Current work?
As we age, our muscles become accustomed to certain expressions and tend to “stick” in these positions. At the same time, other muscles in our face are hardly ever used, and they begin to atrophy, which leads to sagging. Micro-current uses safe, painless electrical impulses to help relax the overly tightened muscles and help under worked muscles to regain strength. In essence, micro-current facial toning re-educates the facial muscles and restores them back almost to their original shape.
The micro-current facial uses two hand held prongs (or special gloves) that deliver precise dosages of energy to the skin. As the aesthetician methodically moves the prongs around your face, you may feel a slight tingling sensation, but most say it’s surprisingly relaxing.
Micro-current is capable of facial stimulation, sending soft, gentle waves through the skin, tissues and down to the facial muscles. It energizes these facial muscles, similar to how exercise energizes the muscles of our bodies. Unlike anywhere else on the body, the facial muscles are directly connected to the skin, so the result of energizing the muscle is often an improved, lifted appearance. And on a cellular level, this technology works to repair damaged skin and stimulate collagen and elastin production.
A micro-current facial can increase collagen production up to 14%, elastin increases 48% and blood circulation goes up 38%!
After the first treatment, most see a firmer, glowing, more uplifted complexion. Your skin will appear tightened and hydrated. Your jaw line will be more defined, your cheekbones more pronounced, and your eyes will look younger and refreshed. However, the initial results are not permanent.
Results are cumulative, so after a series of sessions, the improvements are many and longer lasting. For sustained results, the recommended course is weekly for six weeks, followed by a monthly maintenance schedule.
Is Micro-Current for me?
A micro-current facial is ideal for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their skin, whether they are more focused on an anti-aging or preventative treatment because it covers all the bases. It is safe and effective on all skin types and skin colors. As always, discuss any skin sensitivities or concerns with your esthetician before starting a treatment.
Pregnant women, people with any kind of heart condition or those prone to seizures should avoid this treatment. This treatment is contraindicated for anyone with surgical implants in the facial area, as well as anyone with implanted electronic devices (pacemakers, defibrillators, etc).
Micro-current is an effective and non-invasive technology for clients who wish to attain and maintain a vibrant, healthier appearance. Schedule your facial today for a younger looking you tomorrow!