Guide: Microcurrent Facials and How They Work

The world spent more than $250 billion on anti-aging products in 2016. Pursuing the fountain of youth is a huge industry. But what works?

Several studies have proven the value of exercise in firming the skin. Vigorous aerobic exercise promotes circulation, which means more oxygen and nutrients to your cells faster.

What if you could have the benefits of exercise for your face, without hours at the gym? The buzz is escalating around microcurrent facials.

What are microcurrent facials and how do they work? Read on to learn more.

Personal Trainer for Your Face

What if you could do the equivalent of half an hour with your trainer for your face? There are 30 muscles beneath the surface of your facial skin, and these muscles can be exercised. This is where microcurrent comes in.

Originally approved by the FDA for treatment of Bell's Palsy, stroke and other disorders, microcurrent technology uses low-level electrical currents to stimulate, tone, and lift muscle and skin cells.

Very small electrical impulses are used to trigger responses from your cells which in turn tightens the skin. Specific muscles in the face and neck are targeted to sculpt and firm skin. Skin and muscle cells are expanded, broken down and stimulated to produce collagen and elastin, the same as leg day at your gym workout.

The result is an appearance that is glowing, firmer, and rejuvenated in appearance.

Who Are Microcurrent Facials Best For?

A microcurrent facial is ideal for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their skin without invasive measures like plastic surgery or Botox. Results are instant. Your skin will appear firmer and more smooth. Your jawline will look more defined, your forehead more smooth, and your cheekbones more pronounced.

Your eyes will look well-rested and small lines much less noticeable. Over time, the increased circulation may bring improvements in acne, scars, and discolorations. Microcurrent pulses encourage cells to "fill in."

What Happens in a Treatment?

A microcurrent facial begins with your consultation. Your therapist will ask about your skin concerns and any drugs like Retin-A, which could affect your treatment. This will be followed by a thorough cleansing and light exfoliation to prepare your skin for the current.

If extraction is necessary or desired, it is done before applying current. Your esthetician will then use gentle facial massage to prepare your skin and to relax you. She will apply a conductive serum appropriate to your skin type.

She will then use the microcurrent wand to apply tiny electrical pulses to the muscles of your face and neck. Most people find the sweeping motions of the wand soothing and some people even fall asleep! Others might have a slight tingling or a metallic taste in their mouth.

After the treatment, a facial mask and final application of moisturizer and sunscreen finish the facial. No downtime, no long recovery.

The Results

Lifted brows, reduced lines and puffiness and glowing skin within minutes of a treatment!

To get the full benefit and maintain the look, a microcurrent facial is recommended every 4 - 6 weeks. Questions or comments about how a microcurrent facial can work for your skin? Contact us!

Elsa M Reyes