The Microcurrent Facelift Treatment aka – The Red Carpet Facial
Microcurrent is a very popular anti aging skin treatment used to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by improving texture and appearance of skin and reducing the overall visual appearance of aging. Skin care therapists use microcurrent to tone and firm the skin. Muscle re-education is mostly related to the term “facial toning”. Microcurrent will reprogram the muscle fiber. It has been used by alternative medicine practitioners and physicians to treat a broad array of injuries, wounds, soft tissue and bone fracture for more then a century.
What is microcurrent?
It is a gentle electrical stimulation that triggers the body’s natural skin enhancement chemicals at a cellular level. Clinical studies have shown that after twenty days of treatment collagen production increases by 14%, elastin increases by 48%, and blood circulation increases by 38%. Scientists have also found that microcurrent facelift treatments trigger the body’s production of amino acids and adenosine triphosphste (ATP) which accelerate cell repair and promote healthier cell production.
Microcurrent is a low level of electrical current that mirrors body’s own natural current, which is sub sensory in most causes and therefore barely noticeable. A good comparison of how low microcurrent is; it would take one million microcurrent machines to light a 40 watt light bulb. It is difficult for the sensory nerves receptors to be stimulated by such low current. Microcurrent uses microamps (Ua); there are 1,000 microamps in a milliamp (mA). True Microrrent uses less than 500 microamps.
The number of sessions depends on the client age and skin condition. The effects of microcurrent are immediate and cumulative. Clients go through a series of treatments followed by regular maintenance to keep a more youthful appearance. Each time a treatment is performed the new contour maintains its position better and longer. Typically clients will notice a 5 to 7 year reduction in facial aging.
• 20 – 30 years old : As preventative to slow down the aging process
• 30 – 35 years old : Initial series of 4-6, 1x per week Maintenance 6-8 weeks
• 35 – 40 years old : Initial series of 6 – 10, 2x per week; Maintenance 6 – 8 weeks
• 40 – 50 years Initial series of 8 – 12, 3x per week for 1 week and 2x a week thereafter. Maintenance every 4 – 8 weeks.
• 50 – 60 years Initial series of 12 – 15, 3x per week for 2 weeks and 2x per week thereafter. Maintenance every 4 – 8 weeks.
• 60 plus years: Initial series of 15, 3 times per week; Maintenance every 4 weeks.
• Perfect for special occasions or a quick pick-me-up for an Instant Facelift lasting up to two days.
• Post surgical facelift to maintain the lift and treat blood stasis, scarring and numbness.
Younger clients can seek a microcurrent facelift to prevent some of the aesthetic effects of aging. Older clients will minimize lines, wrinkles, and improve skin tone and texture. It is known as the red Carpet treatment, the lunchtime lift for its immediate results and no downtime. It is the most effective treatment before any important event.
Micro current is used by Aestheticians to deliver a variety of benefits to clients expecting to attain a healthier, younger looking appearance. Results are immediately seen after the first application and continue to improve with each subsequent application. It has cumulative effect. Microcurrent is performed to achieve the following:
• Improve muscle tone in face and neck
• Lift jowls and eyebrows
• Skin exfoliation
• Sun damaged treatment
• Increase product penetration
• Reduce wrinkles and eliminate fine lines
• Improve facial circulation
• And much more
Microcurrent and Injectables
Utilizing both technologies maximize the end result. Fillers give a quick and effective “filling “ effect, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However they do nothing for muscle contour, natural collagen or elastin production, all of which are addressed with microcurrent. Many doctors find it necessary to sculpt and contour the muscles of the face to maximize and complete the effect of fillers. Recommended microcurrent treatment after Botox and fillers is 2 weeks after. A lot of clients and doctors see prolonged effects of Botox when using in conjunction with microcurrent. Because of healing properties that microcurrent possess, it also is recognized as the tool of choice by surgeons for pre and post-op applications.
Who should NOT be treated with microcurrent and contraindications:
Pacemaker, Pregnancy, Thrombosis, Phlebitis, Epilepsy, Cancer
MicroCurrent Facelift Treatment
This skin rejuvenating treatment is non-surgical face lift that instantly tones, lifts, firms and re-educates sagging muscles returning them to their youthful form. Serum and skin nutrient infusions add to the youthful glow, followed by a customized mask to meet your skins needs. A minimum of 10 treatments is highly recommended for dramatic and lasting results. 60 min.
1 Treatment – $150
10 Treatment Series – $1250
MicroCurrent Special Event Treatment
Quick lift gives an immediate improvement that lasts up to 2 days. Perfect for weddings, special occasions, in between appointments, or when you simply need a quick “pick-me-up”. Recommended to prolong the results of medical treatments such as Botox® injections and other cosmetic injectable fillers.
1 Treatment – $125
Add-on MicroCurrent for Eye Area or Mouth Area – $35
MicroCurrent Express Treatment
An excellent treatment that targets expression aging around your choice of the eyes and forehead or mouth and jawline. Intense hydration provides refreshed and supple skin; microcurrent technology dramatically reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Although your eyes may be the windows to your soul, with consistent microcurrent treatments, your age can remain a mystery. This is a 20 minute treatment. Please ask for details.
1 Treatment – $60
10 Treatment Series – $500