What is microcurrent ?
It is a gentle electrical stimulation that triggers the body’s natural skin enhancement chemicals at a cellular level. Clinical studies have shown that after twenty days of treatment collagen production increases by 14%, elastin increases by 48%, and blood circulation increases by 38%. Scientists have also found that microcurrent facelift treatments trigger the body’s production of amino acids and adenosine triphosphste (ATP) which accelerate cell repair and promote healthier cell production.
Microcurrent is a low level of electrical current that mirrors body’s own natural current, which is sub sensory in most cases and therefore barely noticeable. A good comparison of how low microcurrent is; it would take one million microcurrent machines to light a 40 watt light bulb. It is difficult for the sensory nerves receptors to be stimulated by such low current. Microcurrent uses microamps (Ua); there are 1,000 microamps in a milliamp (mA).
All About Microcurrent.......Microcurrent is a very popular anti aging skin treatment used to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by improving texture and appearance of skin and reducing the overall visual appearance of aging. Skin care therapists use microcurrent to tone and firm the skin. Muscle re-education is mostly related to the term “facial toning”. Microcurrent will reprogram the muscle fiber. It has been used by alternative medicine practitioners and physicians to treat a broad array of injuries, wounds, soft tissue and bone fracture for more then a century.
The number of sessions depends on the client age and skin condition. The effects of microcurrent are immediate and cumulative. Clients go through a series of treatments followed by regular maintenance to keep a more youthful appearance. Each time a treatment is performed the new contour maintains its position better and longer. Typically clients will notice a 5 to 7 year reduction in facial aging
• ages 20-30:As preventative to slow down the aging process
• ages 30–35:Initial series of 4-6,1X per week maintenance 6-8 weeks
•ages 35-40: Initial series of 6–10, 1x per week;Maintenance 6 -8 weeks
•ages 40–50: Initial series of 8– 12, 1x per week. Maintenance every 4–8 weeks.
•ages 50–60:Initial series of 12–15, 1x per week. Maintenance every 4–8 weeks.
• 60 – plus: 1X per week; Maintenance every 4 weeks.
Micro current is used by estheticians to deliver a variety of benefits to clients expecting to attain a healthier, younger looking appearance. Results are immediately seen after the first application and continue to improve with each subsequent application. It has cumulative effect. Microcurrent is performed to achieve the following:
-Improve muscle tone in face and neck
-Lift jowls and eyebrows
-Sun damaged treatment
-Increase product penetration
-Reduce wrinkles and eliminate fine lines
-Improve facial circulation
-And much more
-Microcurrent and injectables.
Utilizing both technologies maximize the end result. Fillers give a quick and effective “filling “ effect, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However they do nothing for muscle contour, natural collagen or elastin production, all of which are addressed with microcurrent. Many doctors find it necessary to sculpt and contour the muscles of the face to maximize and complete the effect of fillers. Recommended microcurrent treatment after Botox and fillers is 2 weeks after. A lot of clients and doctors see prolonged effects of Botox when using in conjunction with microcurrent. Because of healing properties that microcurrent possess, it also is recognized as the tool of choice by surgeons for pre and post-op applications.
This skin rejuvenating treatment is non-surgical face lift that instantly tones, lifts, firms and re-educates sagging muscles returning them to their youthful form. Serum and skin nutrient infusions add to the youthful glow, followed by a customized mask to meet your skins needs. A minimum of 10 treatments is highly recommended for dramatic and lasting results. Treatment time per session is 60 min.
Conditions that should NOT be treated with microcurrent and contraindications:
Pacemaker, Pregnancy, Thrombosis, Phlebitis, Epilepsy, Cancer