What is a Microcurrent Facial?
HISTORY: The use of microcurrent is very acceptable for treating sports injuries, burns and wounds. It helps the body heal up to 350% faster than not having microcurrent therapy. In 1830, Dr. Carlos Matteucci found that the body sent out electrical charges when it was injured. And by the early 1900’s, Dr. Thomas Wing used microcurrent to treat patients with Bells Palsy and strokes. This discovery led to the creation of CACI, the Computer Aided Cosmetology Instrument. The CACI machine popularized the use of microcurrent technology in aesthetics. With over 20 years of research, the CACI machine isolated the low level of current. This tiny micro burst of current is used to tone, lift and re-educate muscles.
WHAT IS A Microcurrent Facial?
The human body has its own natural energy and current. Microcurrent (which means mild electrical) uses this low level electrical current (up to 640 microamperes) to re-educate the facial muscles. The electrical current used for this facial is almost the same as your own body’s bio-electrical field. For this reason, the microcurrent facial works in harmony with the body and is considered sub-sensory. If you have skin with fine lines, wrinkles, decreased elasticity or sun damaged this muscle lifting treatment can restore the lost energy to the tissues. It will give the facial muscles and skin a “workout” that stimulates collagen and elastin, a must for youthful, glowing skin. A microcurrent facial is also called a non-surgical facelift.
WHAT CAN IT DO?
The microcurrent facial (also known as the Muscle Lifting Treatment at Bella Reina Spa) works over 32 muscles in the face. The treatment is a four step process as follows:
STEP 1: Ultrasonic (sonophoresis) Microdermabrasion to exfoliate and prepare the skin. This gentle exfoliation improves the circulation in the skin. It is very gentle, good for all skin types and less aggressive than the old-fashion crystal microdermabrasion.
STEP 2: Microcurrent lifting of over 32 muscles to lift, smooth, tighten and tone the skin. (even around the delicate eye area) A T-Prong is used for the large muscles around the jawline, while smaller probes are used to lift the more delicate ones. This positioning of the probes re-educates and re-trains the muscles to hold the energy in their new position.
STEP 3: The Wrinkle Comb (Red LED light) is then used to “rock the wrinkle” and further plump and soften specific areas such as crow’s feet and smile lines.
STEP 4: Ultrasonic Infusion of peptides, vitamins, and serums at 4,000 times more effective absorption than manual application.
BENEFITS OF MICROCURRENT FACIAL TREATMENT:
- Up to 500% increase in cellular energy to cells (ATP) in muscles to increase tone (ATP is adenosine tri-phosphate and is the driver for cellular activity)
- Up to 60% increase in Fibroblastic Activity (this is collagen production)
- Up to 73% increase in Protein Synthesis (this is elastin production and results in improved elasticity)
- Up to 40% increase in Cell Permeability (this is actual absorption in the cells and healthier cell production)
- Works on improving skin tissue e.g: Acne scarring, sun-damage, dry/dehydrated skin.
- Stimulates the blood circulation and lymphatic drainage
- Softens fine lines and wrinkles and re-hydrates the skin
- Cumulative results with Improved Muscle Tone in the Face and Neck
- Lifting of Jowls, Eyebrows and Cheeks
Microcurrent facials, while completely non-invasive, will sculpt, tone, and tighten the skin. The re-education and toning of the facial muscles reduces the overall visual appearance of aging. The more treatments you have, the better the improvement in your skin, so a series of treatments is recommended for the maximum benefits.
WHAT WILL A SERIES OF MICROCURRENT FACIALS DO FOR YOU?
As we grow older, muscles in our face because of facial expressions either get looser or tighter. Some muscles are hardly used (like around the jawline) and that can cause sagging. Other muscles and expressions lead to the lines that are formed by repeated use. Examples are the furrow or “elevens” and the smile lines. With the addition of overuse and underuse of muscles, the skin is also having a breakdown of collagen and elastin which contributes to facial aging.
The Muscle Lifting Facial (aka Microcurrent Facial) takes about 1 hour for each treatment. Most people will need at least a series of 10-12 sessions to see maximum benefit, but immediate results are seen with the first treatment. Treatments are recommended 1 to 3 times per week.
According to this study conducted, “Consider of Micro-Current’s effect to variation of Facial Wrinkle trend, Randomized Clinical Trial Study”, treatment satisfaction was 70%. For our clients, one microcurrent treatment will deliver 2-3 days of lift, while a series of 10 to 12 treatments gives anywhere from 6 to 18 months of lift. Each time a treatment is performed the new contour maintains its position better and longer.
Microcurrent Facial Recommended Treatment Schedule
The number of sessions depends entirely on your skin condition and lifestyle. The effects are compound as every time a treatment is done, the muscle will hold the new position longer. Typically clients will notice approximately a 5-7 year reduction in facial age.
Other: Great for quick pick me up or special occasions as results last up to 2 days. Excellent for post-surgical facelifts for maintenance.
The conditions below will not allow you to have a Microcurrent Facial.
Un-Treated Epilepsy Thrombosis/Phlebitis
Heart Conditions Require Physician’s Permission