West Grove residents looking to reverse the effects of aging are increasingly turning to microcurrent facials to help keep their skin looking young and supple. This revolutionary treatment has been around for a long time – it first appeared in the 1800s to treat damaged tissue and muscles – but its use as an aesthetic treatment for firming the skin and defining features wasn’t realized until a doctor treating a patient for Bell’s palsy noticed dramatic improvements in that person’s facial features. a uses electricity to encourage cell growth in skin.
Using Electricity to Promote Cell Growth
Microcurrent facials are considered “natural facelifts” by patients who have experienced firsthand the benefits of this noninvasive, injection-free, painless procedure, which is remarkably effective at smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles and reducing puffiness while improving muscle tone and tightening pores.
Microcurrent facials rely on low-voltage electricity to repair damaged skin and stimulate collagen and elastin growth. The dose is so low, it would take one million microcurrent machines to light a 40-watt light bulb. Your aesthetician uses a pair of handheld prongs to deliver precise dosages of electricity to your skin. The procedure is pain-free; other than a minor tingling sensation, you won’t feel a thing. Studies show that microcurrent facials increase collagen production by 14 percent and elastin production by 48 percent. This helps tighten and smooth muscles and tissues in the face, leading to a reduction in wrinkles. It also helps clean, exfoliate and moisturize your skin. The procedure is safe and effective on all skin types and colors and results are instantaneous. Check with your doctor before beginning treatment; individuals with pacemakers, metal implants, open sores or severe acne are advised to avoid the procedure. If you’ve had facial fillers such as Botox in the past, microcurrent might not be as effective.
As with most facial aesthetic procedures, repeat treatments are necessary to help maintain consistent results. Many patients opt for weekly treatments for the first four to six weeks following their initial appointment; afterwards, bi-weekly treatments are usually sufficient.
For more information on microcurrent facials and other options for younger-looking, healthier skin, schedule an appointment with your West Grove facial plastic surgeon.