Are you looking to undergo a non-surgical cosmetic procedure to obtain more youthful look? With an array of cosmetic procedures available such as chemical peels, micro-needling, microdermabrasion, Fraxel Laser Treatment, botox, fillers, and more, you may be wondering what is what and which is right for you. Our latest blog post covers one of the many non-surgical procedures available, microcurrent facial therapy.
What is microcurrent facial therapy?
Microcurrent facial therapy is a safe and non-invasive treatment, providing people with a non-surgical alternative to a traditional face-lift. Its offers immediate and long-term results that remedy fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, and hyper-pigmentation. It utilizes low levels of electricity to stimulate circulation, allow facial firming, healing, and lymphatic draining.
How does microcurrent facial therapy work?
To fully understand how it works, we need get down to the basics. Collagen and elastin are proteins in our bodies responsible for our skin’s elasticity. Adenosine triphosphate, also known as ATP, is responsible for distributing these proteins throughout our bodies, among many other things. As we age, ATP loses its ability to function effectively, resulting in a decrease in collagen and elastin and ultimately a reduction of elasticity. This then, in turn, causes wrinkles and a loss of a plump, youthful, and healthier appearance. In short, the small bouts of electric currents released during the process stimulate ATP, encouraging collagen and elastin production and distribution.
Microcurrent facial therapy procedure
Microcurrent facial therapy is an ultra-simple procedure. Upon a visit to your local esthetician, your practitioner will cleanse and exfoliate your face removing any dead skin cells or pollutants. After your face has been adequately prepped, your practitioner will then penetrate your face with microcurrents using electric-charged wands. This process can take between 30 to 45 minutes. After your procedure, expect immediate face-lifting results. These results will last around two weeks for first-time clients and up to two months with consistent visits.
Professional vs. home microcurrent devices
While there are many personal microcurrent devices available today, nothing beats the touch of your local esthetician. An expert esthetician utilizes top-of-the-line microcurrent technologies and creates customized treatment plans for each client. Personal or at-home devices are limited in their ability, thereby limiting their rejuvenating potential.
Try it out!
At San Diego Advanced Skin Care, we are a team of experts who offer quality microcurrent therapy treatments in the San Diego area. Schedule an appointment with us today! Call (619) 200-5023 or click here.