I am excited to be bringing in a new piece of equipment to the studio: a microcurrent machine! Does younger-looking skin sound good to you? It definitely sounds good to me, and I can’t wait to get to work on your skin (and mine!).
In the early 1800s, it was discovered that injured human tissue discharges electricity. Through experimentation it was learned that mild electrical currents can help in the treatment of wounds and bone fractures, healing them 250% to 350% faster than those not using microcurrent. Originally used to treat Bell’s Palsy, microcurrent caught on as a form of aesthetic treatment after it was noted that the skin of Bell’s Palsy patients appeared smoother and younger-looking following exposure to microcurrent.
How does it work?
Microcurrent is an electrical current very similar to that which your body generates on its own. It is so slight that it would take one million microcurrent machines to light a 40 watt light bulb! It cannot be felt while you are receiving the treatment.
Microcurrent promotes collagen and elastin production in your skin, and can dramatically increase the body's production of amino acids and ATP. ATP is a chemical essential to energy transfer between cells, and, along with amino acids, facilitates cell repair and promotes healthier cell production.
Clinical studies have shown that after twenty days of microcurrent treatment, collagen production increases by 14 percent, elastin increases by 48 percent, and blood circulation increases by 38 percent.
Benefits of microcurrent treatments
Microcurrent delivers a variety of benefits to those who wish to maintain a more youthful-looking appearance. The results can vary by individual and skin type, are gradual, and will not happen overnight. Although microcurrent facial treatment has been known to produce an immediate but temporary rejuvenating effect, continued application will provide cumulative long-term, lasting results!
How many microcurrent sessions do I need?
A series of 12 sessions is recommended two times per week for optimum results. Monthly maintenance is recommended.
How soon will I see results from the microcurrent facial treatment?
The condition of your skin and your lifestyle both play an important part in determining results. Usually results are visible after the first session, and the treatment results are cumulative in effect.
How do I prepare for a treatment?
Prior to treatment, you must be properly hydrated to reap the full benefits. Drink 1 or 2 quarts of water 2-4 hours before the treatment, and make sure you’ve been getting enough water in general (chronic dehydration is surprisingly common!) so that your microcurrent treatment is effective. People with more muscle mass, especially athletes, need to drink more water than the average person. Coffee, caffeinated tea, and carbonated beverages don't count as water.
Who can receive microcurrent?
While most people stand to benefit from microcurrent treatments, there are a few contraindications. No microcurrent for you if
- you are pregnant
- you have epilepsy or a seizure disorder
- you have a pacemaker or other electronic or metal device internally
- you have a heart condition
- you have active cancer
Starting in early March, you can schedule a single microcurrent-only session, add microcurrent to your facial, or, for the best results, schedule a series of treatments. Let’s do this!