Microcurrent is a very popular low-level electrotherapy which works to re-educate, retrain and strengthen facial muscles with repeated treatments. As well has toning the muscles under the skin, the increased blood circulation results in a more youthful appearance. One-hour treatments are done twice a week for 10 sessions, then maintained on a less frequent schedule. Clients immediately notice a firming, lifted effect, with excellent skin hydration.
Microcurrent can be performed to achieve the following benefits:
- Improve muscle tone in the face and neck
- Lift jowels and eyebrows
- Reduce and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve facial circulation
- Aid in lymphatic drainage
- Enhance product penetration to treat multiple skin problems
When you undergo microcurrent therapy, you sit comfortably while electrodes are placed at strategic locations to direct the currents to the targeted tissues. Warm, moist towels are applied to facilitate conduction.
Unlike the more familiar TENS units, which also use electrical currents to relieve pain, microcurrents are so weak that they don’t stimulate the sensory nerves, so you feel no shock-like sensations.
A treatment course typically involves several sessions, and benefits accrue over time. Microcurrent therapy is safe, FDA-approved and has no significant adverse effects. However, it is not recommended for patients who have pacemakers or are pregnant.