You may have heard the latest buzz about microcurrent facials and its many uses for the skin. This high tech treatment is gaining lots of attention and ranks as one of our favourite modalities in our skin-saving toolkit. However, you may be wondering what is a microcurrent facial? Microcurrent is like a workout for your facial muscles – without the gym!
Harnessing the power of gentle electrical currents, this non-invasive treatment is making waves in the skin care industry for its power to lift and sculpt the facial contours. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the world of microcurrent facials, exploring what they are, how they work, and the potential benefits they offer.
What is a Microcurrent Facial?
A microcurrent facial is a popular cosmetic procedure that employs low-level electrical currents to stimulate the muscles and tissues of the face. This technique, often referred to as “facial toning” or “non-surgical facelift,” aims to improve muscle tone, enhance circulation, boost collagen production, and aid product absorption.
During a microcurrent facial, a trained esthetician or skincare professional uses a handheld device that emits low-frequency electrical currents. The currents are very mild and are applied to specific points on the face, directing the treatment through various muscle groups to lift, tone, and firm the facial contours.
How Does a Microcurrent Device Work?
A microcurrent device delivers a gentle low-level electrical current to the skin through small metal probes or paddles. The current mimics the body’s own electrical impulses and can stimulate the facial muscles and skin tissues.
A microcurrent device generally has two probes or paddles placed on the skin, usually with a conductive gel or serum to improve conductivity. The current is then applied to the skin in a specific pattern, following the face’s natural contours. As the current passes through the skin, it can lengthen or shorten the the muscle fibers, resulting in a firmer, toned appearance.
How does Microcurrent Work?
Loss of cellular energy is a natural part of the aging process and is directly responsible for the appearance of wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and soft, sagging skin. Microcurrent works with the natural electrical currents that occur in the body, effectively increasing cellular energy and enhancing reactions that tend to diminish with age, injury, illness, or heightened stress levels. Now, with microcurrent facials, it becomes possible to “recharge” the batteries of skin cells and muscle fibers, encouraging them to function at a more optimal level.
What are the Benefits of Microcurrent Facials?
Microcurrent facials offer a range of potential benefits for the skin. Here are some notable advantages:
Improved Muscle Tone: The gentle electrical currents stimulate the facial muscles, resulting in improved tone and a lifted appearance.
Enhanced Circulation and Reduced Puffiness: Microcurrents promote healthy blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, reducing puffiness and revitalizing the complexion.
Increased Collagen and Elastin Production: By stimulating the skin’s natural collagen and elastin production through fibroblast rejuvenation, microcurrent can help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful complexion over time.
Enhanced Product Absorption: The electrical currents aid in the penetration of skincare products, allowing active ingredients to reach deeper layers of the skin and potentially provide more significant results.
Non-invasive: Best of all, microcurrent facials are a non-invasive skin treatment that virtually eliminates the need for expensive injections or extensive procedures. Many people find microcurrent treatments to be incredibly relaxing and report a noticeable tightening and toning of the skin following each session.
Are Microcurrents Safe?
Through rigorous research, we believe that microcurrent facials are an effective and non-invasive method to help your skin. Microcurrent facials are touted for their ability to improve skin elasticity, and tone facial muscles. However, it’s natural to wonder if this treatment is safe.
The good news is that microcurrent facials are considered safe, and there are usually no adverse side effects associated. The treatment is non-invasive and uses low levels of electrical current, which are very unlikely to cause harm.
It’s important to keep in mind that microcurrent facials may not be suitable for everyone. For instance, for certain medical conditions like epilepsy or pacemakers, it’s best to avoid this treatment. It’s also important to choose a licensed esthetician who follows proper safety protocols and uses quality equipment – you may be confident that we’ve got you covered there!
Overall, if you’re interested in microcurrent facials, talk to your FX Skin Therapist to make an informed decision about whether this treatment is right for you. We are here to help explain the skin science behind microcurrents and we are happy to answer all questions.