The microcurrent facial uses electricity to promote cell growth in skin. The procedure is noninvasive, injection-free, and painless, making it a highly effective and sought-after skin care treatment.
How the Microcurrent Facial Works
In the medical spa environment, microcurrent machines are used to “work out” the muscles of the face, stimulate collagen, and tighten skin appearance. Microcurrent machines use low-voltage electricity to stimulate muscles, adenosine triphosphate cell growth, and collagen development in the dermis on the face.
By increasing cellular activity, microcurrent facials tighten and smooth the muscles and connective tissues in the face, effectively reducing wrinkles primarily in the forehead area.
Microcurrent technology has been around for decades, especially in physical therapy. It is considered safe, effective, and targeted. Since the 1970s, physical therapists have used microcurrent therapy treatments for pain relief and even facial paralysis conditions, like Bell’s palsy.
Benefits of Microcurrent Facials
A microcurrent facial can help:
- Lift the eyebrows
- Define cheekbones
- Tighten and firm skin
- Stimulate collagen growth
- Redefined and enhanced features
- Production of collagen in the dermis
- Reduced signs of aging
- Visible results within minutes
- Improved muscle tone
- Reduced puffiness
- Increased cellular activity
- Tightened pores
The microcurrent facial is an excellent alternative to fillers such as Botox. Treatment provides similar results without freezing the muscles or the risk of unpleasant side effects.
How to Get the Best Results
It’s important to do microcurrent facials consistently to enjoy the best possible results. The treatment’s power lies in its cumulative effect, meaning the benefits become visible and long-lasting after frequent treatment.
During the first microcurrent facial, the esthetician will use baseline settings to help find the sweet spot, where there is optimal benefit for the patient without causing any damage.
The treatment plan may also vary depending on how quickly the patient wants to see lasting results. The first four to six weeks of treatment, patients are treated on a weekly basis. After that, they may be transitioned to a bi-weekly protocol. Patients who need to fast-track results for a wedding or special event might need weekly treatment.
Who Isn’t a Candidate?
The microcurrent facial is safe for all skin types. However, patients with pacemakers, metal implants, or who have open sores, such as severe acne, are not good candidates for the microcurrent facial.
Pregnant or nursing women should also avoid the procedure, since the microcurrent device has never been tested or clinically used on a pregnant or nursing mom.
Patients with certain face fillers may not be a good candidate.
After the first treatment, patients can expect to see a more defined jawline, more pronounced cheekbones, and younger-looking and refreshed eyes.
Patients should avoid any harsh rubbing or physically irritating the skin. Skincare professionals recommend only using mild products, hydrating serums, and moisturizers. Patients should also take care to apply a chemical-free sunscreen over their face and neck.
If you’re ready to schedule a microcurrent facial and enjoy beautiful, glowing skin, give us a call to schedule treatment at the best medical spa in Las Vegas.