As many products claim to take years off the face, technology and skincare have combined to bring Microcurrent Facials as the new anti-aging treatment to redeem what time has stolen. As a non-invasive facelift, Microcurrent introduces a low-grade electrical current that delivers through a small machine onto the face muscles. As the muscles contract and are meant to be trained, just like a gym workout, it helps the face to lift and sculpt.
Microcurrent was first used in the 1980s as a treatment to stimulate muscles in people with conditions such as Bell’s Palsy. Once the facelifting side effects were made apparent, it didn’t take long for the beauty industry to catch on, and microcurrent facials have been rising in popularity. Microcurrent is now used to lift the eyebrows, define cheekbones, tighten and firm skin, and stimulate collagen growth.
How Does Microcurrent Facials Work?
Once the parameters of the microcurrent bio face lifting machine are adjusted, the licensed aesthetician will move on the face with a two-handed handheld micro-current handle, most of which is a pull-up action. During treatment, a slight tingling sensation may be experienced, not affecting the overall treatment and only helping relax the facial muscles. Typically, microcurrents treatment duration is 60-90 minutes, which can also be combined with another facial cleansing, moisturizing, facial massage, and many more, giving a better effect.
What Benefits Do Microcurrent Facials Give?
Microcurrent treatments provide effects that are quick to see. In general, more pronounced effects will be visible after treatment as the wrinkles fade, the skin becomes tight and energetic, and the eyes become more attractive. Additionally, the outline of the chin becomes more apparent, and the overall look becomes even younger.
Below are the additional benefits of what Microcurrent facials can do.
- Supplementing human bioelectric energy
- Activated cell
- Restore cell elasticity
- Improve blood circulation
- Promote muscle movement
- Lighten fine lines
- Facial skin lifting and firming
- Fast and obvious
Who Are Good Candidates Of Microcurrent Facials?
This fantastic technology is practically for every skin type. In fact, it’s an incredible and safe alternative for invasive procedures and fillers for mature skin since it helps give a more youthful appearance instantly. In addition, ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) levels in the skin decrease with age, so the skin needs an extra boost to repair damaged skin cells effectively.
Moreover, it’s regenerative and healing, so it’s also great for boosting radiance and the skin’s overall health. Since it helps eliminate puffiness and contour the face, it’s a must before special occasions, from red carpets to weddings.
Who Should Not Receive The Microcurrent Facials?
- Pregnant women
- Women in the physiologic period
- Lactating women
- Those with metal allergies
- Those with skin diseases, paralysis, or sensory disorders
- Bone disease patients
What To Expect During A Microcurrent Facial?
The licensed aesthetician will start the procedure as a regular facial. The treatment starts with cleansing and exfoliation, which takes an hour. An application of a water-based connective gel to the face will happen next.
Then the microcurrent facial begins, followed by looking at the area of the face that needs to be worked on longer. They will go over those areas multiple times with the metal wands. There should be no discomfort or pain, just the cool metal wands lifting sections of the face, staying put for a few seconds, and repeating before moving to the next section.
What Results Can Be Expected From A Microcurrent Facial?
The first and most obvious one is anti-aging. Microcurrent has immediate effects to help reshape jawline, eyebrows, and signs of aging like fine lines and crow’s feet since it works on the cellular level. Due to its impact on the cellular level, it can leave with better, clear-looking skin, and all that increase in blood circulation will leave glowing skin.
Results can be seen immediately, which is more of a lift or change in texture for up to 24 hours. The results should last for about 10 days minimum.
Is Microcurrent Facial A Safe Treatment?
Microcurrent Facials are relatively safe and effective to start having in the twenties and continue throughout adult life. However, a few people should not receive it, such as those with epilepsy, diabetic or pregnant, or have heart issues (such as a pacemaker fitted). In addition, it’s also not suitable for people with chronic acne as microcurrent may stimulate the inflammation, but a small spot here or there can be okay.
What Are The Potential Side Effects And Risks?
Microcurrent generally should only feel like the pulsating contraction of the muscles with a potential of a little buzzy, zing (nothing painful) here and there. However, if the skin happens to be sensitive to the type of machine, the experience can be an unpleasant one.
Also, microcurrent facials’ contraindications are wounds, eczema/acne/suppurative disease sites, dermatitis, excessive sun exposure, fresh hair removal, plastic surgery, implantation of metal/plastic/silicone.
What Are The After Care Instructions For Microcurrent Facials?
Being gentle with the skin after the treatment helps a lot, and as such, here are the aftercare instructions to be followed:
- Avoid any harsh rubbing or physically irritating it.
- Use only mild products and a lot of hydrating serums and moisturizers.
- Finish with a chemical-free sunscreen all over the face and neck.
For home treatments, be sure to clean the microcurrent device properly. Buildup on the conductive spheres can make it more difficult for the Microcurrent to travel to the muscles.
How Often Should One Get The Microcurrent Facials?
- Ideal candidates under 40 years old can do 6 – 8 treatments over 3 – 4 weeks.
- Ideal candidates between 40 – 50 years old can do 10 – 12 treatments over 5 – 6 weeks.
- Ideal candidates 50 and older can do 15 – 20 treatments over 9 – 12 weeks.
- Smokers, sunbathers, or clients with a history of toxic substances may require 15 – 20 treatments.
In addition, treatments should be performed 48-72 hours apart during a full series. After a completed series, it is recommended once a month for maintenance.
Microcurrent facials help tighten and smooth the muscles and connective tissues, reducing wrinkles around the forehead. Alchemy West offers Microcurrent Facials if you’re looking for ways to maintain your skin between professional appointments. Ultimately, Alchemy West provides a boutique-style aesthetic experience with state-of-the-art medical-grade products and next-level technology.