If you are looking for a non-surgical option for a facelift, you might want to look into microcurrent facials. Known in the beauty world as a natural facelift, it can be a great option for those wanting a little bit of a “touch-up.” But what, exactly, are microcurrent facials and how do they work? We discuss this – and more – in today’s blog post.

What Are Microcurrent Facials?

If you keep up with the current beauty trends, you no doubt have heard of microcurrent facials. If not, prepare to have your knowledge of skincare turned upside down. Originally invented in the 1800s, microcurrent facials were originally created to treat injured tissue and muscles. One of its initial purposes was to treat Bell’s palsy, which could result in partial facial paralysis.

In fact, it was during the treatment of a Bell’s palsy patient that microcurrent facials were born. A doctor noticed that, after treatment, a patient’s skin appeared more youthful. And thus, a new industry was born.

But what is a microcurrent facial? In simple terms, the phrase equates to a mild electrical current. Our bodies generate their own electrical current and microcurrents are meant to mimic these. It got noticed that, when the skin is damaged, it discharges an electric current. This discharge can delay or prevent your body from healing properly. To solve this, microcurrents are applied, realigning your bodies natural electrical flow and allowing the body to heal.

This same technology also heals wounds, such as bone fractures, faster as well. By some accounts, the body heals 300% – or more – faster when microcurrents are applied.

How do Microcurrent Facials Work?

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Microcurrent facials are pretty easy and painless for most. Your aesthetician will apply a gel that is similar to the one used for ultrasounds. They will then tell use two metal prongs to administer electrical pulses to your face. The prongs are “communicating,” and that is how they stimulate your muscles underneath. This happens for the entire session until you are done. There might be a slight feeling of stimulation or a small shock initially, but there is no pain. It’s nothing more severe than when someone sneaks up behind you, and you become frightened. In many cases, you won’t feel it at all. It depends on your tolerance for pain. But, you can always tell your technician if something is wrong.

Are They Facials Affective?

Whether microcurrent facials are effective is debatable. It really depends on your face and the changes you want. This method has been used on Pell’s palsy patients and worked. However, that was for patients who had sudden paralysis or weakness in facial muscles that seem to droop. This isn’t the case for everyone. However, that doesn’t mean that it won’t work for you. Everyone’s case is different, and you want to make sure that you have a consultation before you decide it is or isn’t what you need. You can start here. They will be able to tell you everything you need to know and explain it all to you. That means they will also be able to look at your skin and tell if you this is something you should do or if it would be a waste of money. Remember that microcurrent facials aren’t for everyone. No procedure is.

What are the Benefits of Microcurrent Facials

There are many benefits to microcurrent facials when it comes to skincare and beauty. As we age, our skin begins to form lines and wrinkles, and the elasticity begins to diminish. Muscles beneath the surface also begin to sag and weaken. Skin becomes damaged; all of this can be repaired through microcurrents. Restoring lost energy to your facial muscles and skin, this form of facial is essentially a workout for your face. Think of it as going to the gym for a workout, only you come out looking younger!

This “workout” helps stimulate the production of both collagen and elastin; two helpful proteins that make your skin look younger.

In addition to removing wrinkles and giving skin a youthful glow, microcurrent facials also improve pigmentation. They are also a non-surgical option for lifting your face – hence the name natural facelift.

They are virtually pain-free, and there is no recovery time. Results are noticeable immediately after the first treatment and grow better each time. In addition to repairing skin, they also smooth out wrinkles and give definition to your jaw. Sculpting your face, microcurrent facials help accentuate your cheekbones and give you all the benefits of a facelift, without the surgery.

Microcurrent Facials: What Is The Process?

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Microcurrent facials typically last between 60 and 90 minutes. As stated, results are noticeable immediately. There are no side effects, other than an occasional redness (easily hideable with makeup).

The treatment itself involves a microcurrent facial tool, which consists of two handheld prongs. These prongs provide electrical current to the skin. They are applied by an aesthetician, who moves them about your face. There is no pain involved, but you may experience some tingling. If anything, it is similar to having a small e-stem massage on your face.

In addition to the microcurrent facial treatment, you will also receive a cleansing, exfoliation treatment, moisturizing, and a facial massage.

Are Microcurrent Facials Safe?

Unlike traditional, surgical facelifts, microcurrent facials are completely safe with no real side effects. The only exception to that is that you may not have a microcurrent facial is you are pregnant or have a heart condition. Aside from that, everyone else may have this skin treatment without worry.

In fact, we recommend microcurrent facial treatments for anyone able to get them. Toxic pollutants in the air and natural environments lead to damage in the skin, in addition to the natural damages that occur over time.

Where Should You Get Your Microcurrent Facials?

Because there aren’t any real side effects of microcurrent facials, you don’t really have to worry about where you get them. There is little damage even when done incorrectly. Usually, the worst that can happen is that you lose money and time. Of course, you won’t see results either. But, if you consider the side effects of most other procedures when they are done wrong; that isn’t so bad. But, it is best for you to find a med-spa, spa or clinic that you trust to have this procedure with. You will want to make sure that the technicians are trained well, and they have plenty of experience. The best place to start is with a consultation, to answer all of your questions.

Microcurrent facials might seem like a new and scary trend, but they have been around for quite some time. And they are not nearly as dangerous or painful as they sound. You will find that they are actually painless and you might even feel relaxed during the procedure. While you might have a lot of questions, it will be hard to find accurate answers without a consultation. You will want the technician to see what they are dealing with before they start giving you advice. And it would be hard for someone to tell you if you will benefit from the procedure without seeing what your skin looks like and what might be causing any problems you have. The best thing to do is to talk to a professional that you trust about what they recommend and ask them about any procedures you are curious about

Microcurrent Facials in Boca Raton

Are you interested in receiving microcurrent facials in Boca Raton? Skin Apeel Day Spa in South Florida is known for our innovative healthy, corrective whole body care. We specialize in microcurrent facials and offer award-winning services. Contact us today to find out more and schedule your first skin treatment!

Kimberley Knapp

Founder & CEO at Skin Apeel Day Spa
Kim is the founder and CEO of Skin Apeel Day Spa in Boca Raton, Fl since 1992. Kim has 38 years experience as a licensed skin and holistic beauty specialist. She is an industry expert and contributor for Day Spa and Les Nouvelles Esthetiques International Magazines. Kim is a guest panel speaker for Premier Skin Care Circuit, and has been named two years consecutive as one of Boca Raton’s Successful Women in Business.
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