“The Lunchtime Facelift” Microcurrent 101

The Microcurrent Facial
Microcurrent is unique in its ability to improve the muscles of the face to create a more youthful and toned appearance through a process that has to be known as a nonsurgical face–lift – Strategy for looking YOUNGER!

Reap the benefits of the unparalleled “Lunchtime Facelift” treatment, which stimulates and tones deeply within the muscles to lift the entire face. This facial includes the noticeable plumping and hydration of the skin.

What is Microcurrent?
Microcurrent is one of the hottest innovations in the anti-aging industry and is used in top spas and medical offices for facial contouring, toning and firming of aging skin. Microcurrent is a low-level current that mimics the body’s natural current and can provide both instant and cumulative results. Because microcurrent works sub-sensory, the treatment is soothing and most clients feel nothing at all.

It is a safe and effective technology for clients who wish to attain and maintain a healthier, younger looking appearance.

How microcurrent facials rejuvenate the face?
Microcurrent treatments manipulate the 32 different facial muscles with the application of low-level electrical current. This form of therapy has been used medically for many years, addressing injuries safely and effectively. When performed for aesthetic purposes using specific techniques, the microcurrent treatment provides benefits such as:

Improvement in circulation in the face
Healthy lymphatic drainage
Better penetration of skin care products
Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
Lifted eyebrows
Improved definition in the jawline by lifting the jowls
Improved tone in the muscles of the face and neck
Accelerated cellular repair through the production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) and amino acids

Microcurrent facial treatment is an extremely safe and gentle. The results can vary by individual and skin type. Most patients can expect to see immediate improvements of skin tightening / lifting and rejuvenation.

For the best long-term results it it highly advisable for clients to complete a series of treatments, two or three treatments a week for about four weeks, followed by a maintenance.

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What happens if I stop using the Microcurrent?
Microcurrent is like an exercise regimen, if you exercise for some time and then stop the positive effects are not retained and your body again becomes unfit. Similarly, the effects of Microcurrent are cumulative. If Microcurrent treatment sessions are not followed up with maintenance sessions, the extra energy (ATP) stored in the cells is replete and the skin starts showing signs of ageing all over again.

Is it a new technology?
No, it is a very old technology which was initially used for wound healing treatment of non-union fractures and bone implants during World War II. Later on in 1960’s it was used for the treatment of Bell’s palsy and now a days it is an extremely popular technology to treat skin aging.

How soon will I see some improvement?
Although a remarkable difference is seen after the first treatment, the benefits of microcurrent are cumulative, and as such, microcurrent treatments are typically performed in a series to gain maximum anti-aging results.

It is recommended that you take the following into consideration:

DON’T go to a tanning bed two weeks prior to treatment. This practice should be discontinued due to the increased risk of skin cancer and signs of aging.
DON’T have another exfoliating treatment unless recommended
DON’T wax, tweeze or use depilatory creams for 7 days prior

AVOID extended sun exposure especially in the 10 days prior to treatment.
AVOID getting Botox, collagen or other chemical filler injections for two weeks before
DELAY use of Tretinoin, Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Tazorac, Avage, EpiDuo, Ziana and high-percentage AHA and BHA products for approximately seven days prior to treatment. Consult your Physician before temporarily discontinuing use of any prescription medications.
IF you are lactating, pregnant, or may become pregnant, consult your physician before receiving any treatments.

Contraindications for Microcurrent Facial include:

Current or recent use of accutane, eczema, dermatitis, malignant skin tumors, open lesions, lupus, active herpes infection, sunburn and keratoses.
Avoid going to a tanning bed two weeks prior to treatment. This practice should be discontinued due to the increased risk of skin cancer and signs of aging.
Waxing/threading or use depilatory creams for 7 days prior.
Cosmetic injections for 2 weeks before and after treatments.
Refrain use of Tretinoin, Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Tazorac, Avage, EpiDuo, Ziana and high-percentage AHA and BHA products for approximately 7 days prior to treatment. Consult your Physician before temporarily discontinuing use of any prescription medications.

Individuals with the following should not receive microcurrent:

Pacemaker
Pregnancy
Thrombosis
Phlebitis
Epilepsy
Cancer
Diabetes
Acne rosacea
Migraine
Stroke
Bell’s palsy

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