The human body relies on the continuous flow of electricity in order to function. Without it, life cannot be sustained. Microcurrent therapy uses low levels of electric current (sub-sensory currents) to treat many issues including nerve and muscle pain, inflammation, and other health challenges. It is now widely used in the skincare industry for facials that lift and tone the muscles of the face and improve skin tone and texture.
How Microcurrent Works
Each tissue type in your body has its own signature electrical frequency, which may be disrupted by injury or disease. Research has shown that external sources of electricity can be beneficial for improved health by helping the cells maintain normal cell behavior. Microcurrent is able to restore normal frequencies within the cells, resulting in remarkable improvements in pain, inflammation and function.
At the cellular level, microcurrent stimulates a dramatic increase in Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP, the energy that fuels all biochemical functions in the body. It also triggers the body’s production of amino acids, necessary for tissue repair. The increased blood flow to the area as well as a decrease in inflammation reduces pain and improves function.
A Non-Surgical Facelift
Often called a non-surgical facelift, microcurrent facials are extremely popular facials with many benefits and few contraindications. The treatment is not aggressive or invasive and feels very relaxing to the client. A water based gel or water is used to conduct the current as the skin care professional moves probes very specifically around the face. The muscle may be “lifted” and held in place for a few seconds.
The results are evident from the first treatment and many clients will complete a series of treatments to lift and tone the face or to improve skin conditions such as acne. There is increased blood flow, lymphatic drainage, stimulation of collagen and elastin, increased product penetration and a lifting of the muscles. It is compared to “taking your face to the gym” and multiple sessions yield better results.
Unlike the more familiar TENS units, which also use electrical currents to relieve pain, microcurrents are so weak that they don’t stimulate the sensory nerves, so you feel no shock-like sensations. In the United States, microcurrent may not cause a visible muscle contraction.
Microcurrent therapy is safe, FDA-approved and has no significant adverse effects. People with pacemakers, seizure disorders, cancer, or who are pregnant, should not use microcurrent. If there is a question on whether or not the facial is appropriate for a certain condition, please check with a medical professional for direction advisability of treatments.
NeoGenesis Usage with Microcurrent for Facials
Due to the ability of microcurrent to allow better penetration of products, our most advanced product, Recovery, abundant in S²RM® for natural replenishment and healing, is the choice of serum prior to a Microcurrent treatment.
Apply Recovery to clean skin, then apply the recommended conducting gel and perform the microcurrent treatment. After the microcurrent session, for more advanced aging, Rosacea, acne or any other inflammatory issue, apply Recovery again and follow with Intensive Moisture for hydration. For less inflammatory issues, use Recovery prior to the treatment and follow with Skin Serum and the Intensive Moisturizer post treatment.
For home care, Recovery and Intensive Moisturizer are recommended for advanced aging, Rosacea, and acne for the first two weeks at a minimum. Use Recovery twice per day and Intensive Moisturizer as needed. After two weeks, the client may use Recovery 3 to 4 times per week in the PM for a boost and Skin Serum AM and PM for maintenance. Intensive Moisturizer may be added as needed.