Why We Love MicroCurrent

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Micro-current is known to be the most effective non-surgical method to take years off the
face with as little as one treatment. Our treatments take the efficacy of MicroCurrent to a new level by pairing it with the healing botanicals of Living Libations skin care products. This combination provides dramatic results to rejuvenate, tone and re-educate the facial muscles and skin cells, bringing a youthful lift and radiance.

Ageless Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, Miranda Kerr and Jennifer Aniston swear by the remarkable non-invasive results of microcurrent treatments. Extensive research on the effectiveness of microcurrent has shown:

  • 500% increase in cellular energy (ATP) to muscle cells leading to increased muscular tone
  • 12% increase in 20 days in natural collagen production to increase hydration and fullness
  • 48% increase in 20 days in natural elastin production
  • 39% increase in 20 days in blood circulation

How does Microcurrent work?

Micro-current is a low level of electricity that mirrors the body’s own natural electrical currents, triggering chemical reactions at a cellular level to enhance the production of natural collagen and elastin, provide circulatory benefits, and re-educate the muscles of the face. The result is immediate firming, smoothing, and re-hydration of the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Micro-current lifts, sculpts and tightens, provides immediate results and requires no downtime.

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We first need to understand what causes our facial skin to wrinkle and sag. As we age, our muscles become accustomed to certain expressions and tend to hold onto these positions long-term. A great example is the furrow between the eyebrows that many people experience over time. At the same time, other muscles in our face are rarely used and begin to atrophy, which leads to sagging. This is often most prevalent in the jawline, cheeks and neck where sagging and loss of definition develops with age. As time goes on, our skin cells become less active leading to a breakdown of collagen and elastin. By the age of 45, the upper cheek muscles may elongate by as much as half an inch, dragging the skin over the cheeks downward to form plump little pouches at the corners of the mouth. The muscles under the chin become loose and the jaw line loses its firm contour.

There are 32 different muscles of the face that are manipulated during the micro-current facial treatment. The treatment lifts, smoothes, tightens and tones. Probes are used to physically move the muscle into the desired position to perform muscle re-education, the process of lengthening or shortening muscles. Having muscle re-education movements performed in a series re-trains the muscles to maintain this new contour. Micro-current treatment allows the muscles the necessary energy to keep their tension in this new contour.

Since you are re-educating the muscle tissue, it is crucial that you receive a series of treatments for results to reach their maximum potential. Once a series is completed, the results can be maintained by by coming in every 4-8 weeks for maintenance treatments. Additionally, a series can be repeated every few years. If the full series of treatments is completed and maintenance sessions are continued on a monthly basis, results should last 3-4 years.

What are the benefits of microcurrent treatments?

  • Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved muscle tone in face and neck
  • Improved circulation
  • Cleared up or reduced acne
  • Lift of jowls and eyebrows
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Sun damage treatment
  • Skin pigment improvement
  • Product penetration
  • Smoother, firmer skin
  • Hydrated and revitalized skin
  • Improved elasticity

Recommended Treatments

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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 about 5 year reduction in facial aging.

The following are general and approximate guidelines for frequency of treatment:

  • 20 to 30 years old: Preventative, to slow down the aging process
  • 30 to 35 years old: Initial series of 6, once per week
    Maintenance every 6-8 weeks
  • 35 to 40 years old: Initial series of 8-10, once to twice per week
    Maintenance every 6-8 weeks
  • 40 to 50 years old: Initial series of 10-12, once to twice per week
    Maintenance every 4-6 weeks
  • 50 to 60 years old: Initial series of 12-15, once to twice per week
    Maintenance every 4-6 weeks
  • 60 plus years old: Initial series of 15-18, ideally twice per week
    Maintenance every 4 weeks
  • Perfect for special occasions or a quick pick-me-up for an instant lift lasting up to two days.
  • Excellent for post surgical facelift to maintain the lift and treat blood stasis, scarring, and numbness.

Individuals with the following should not receive microcurrent:

  • Pacemaker
  • Pregnancy
  • Thrombosis
  • Phlebitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Cancer

If you have had a botox or filler treatment, we recommend to wait two weeks to receive a microcurrent facial.  However, there is no downtime after a microcurrent facial.  Patients who regularly get microcurrent facials actually lessen the need for and frequency of botox.