When it comes to anti-aging, the pursuit for the latest ‘it’ treatment is never-ending. Microcurrent facials are one of the latest innovations to spark a conversation.
This beauty treatment uses electricity to promote cell growth in skin. Sounds shocking but the procedure is noninvasive, injection-free, and painless. Extra bonus? “These treatments have immediate benefits with absolutely no recovery time,” says Pink Orchid Spa
Are you intrigued? We are experts in to find out how microcurrent facials work, cost, and if it’s all worth it in the end.
A microcurrent facial stimulates your facial muscles for a natural lift
“Microcurrent machines in facial aesthetic applications are used to ‘work out’ the muscles of the face, stimulate collagen, and tighten skin appearance,”. “Microcurrent uses low-voltage electricity to stimulate muscle, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) cell growth, and collagen development in the dermis on the face.”
Microcurrent facials tighten and smooth the muscles and connective tissues in the face by increasing cellular activity, and have been shown to reduce wrinkles, mostly around the forehead area.
“Microcurrent has been around for decades, especially in physical therapy, so it is very safe, effective, and targeted”. Physical therapists have used microcurrent therapy treatments since the 1970s for pain relief and even facial paralysis conditions, like Bell’s palsy.
A microcurrent facial is a pain-free experience
“There is a gentle, zingy feeling — my not-so-technical term — and occasionally as the current is applied near the nerve attached to the muscle, it will jump”. “This isn’t painful, it just feels ‘alive’. Most patients love the feeling since it makes them confident that something is happening and a connection has been made!”
It takes more than one session to get the best results
With that price tag in mind, it’s worth mentioning that you’ll get the best results from microcurrent facials when you do them consistently. The power in its effect is cumulative, meaning the benefits add up and stick around with frequent treatments.
“Since this is a modality that requires consistency, patients do weekly treatments”. “What’s even better about microcurrent is that it is painless and gives my patients instant gratification.”
If you’re new to microcurrent facials, your aesthetician will work the settings according to your skin
“As with any technology, when working with a new patient, or a patient that is new to the modality, I use baseline settings to start”. “The creativity comes with the knowledge of the machine, the feedback of the patient, and whether or not I’m getting my clinical endpoint. Most machines don’t work like stereos where there is a volume button ‘up or down’. Mostly there are algorithms and variables where the practitioner is looking for the sweet spot.”
And your treatment plan may also vary on how quickly you want lasting results.
“After the initial four to six week, weekly-treatment phase, I move my patients to a bi-weekly protocol,” says Svendsen. “This is the best treatment plan for long-lasting results. But if we are fast-tracking someone for a wedding or an event, then weekly truly is necessary.”
Find a professional who can keep it natural
If you’re ready to try a microcurrent facial, make sure you do your research with us.
“The procedure may look slightly dramatic,” says Sonia K. “The microcurrent is stimulating the smaller muscles of the face. Too much of the nerve stimulation could be tiresome and unnecessary, but nothing to warrant a warning. What’s always important is to find a provider through a personal referral; someone who is licensed and certified to do these treatments.” Pink Orchid Spa is your go to.