There has been a large trend of non-surgical procedures for facial rejuvenation. There are other factors that could impact why someone would resort to surgery alternatives. One could be medical limitations.
Microcurrent is a great method of addressing tired muscles and sagging skin. This treatment is great for sagging skin and encourages the stimulation of elastin and collagen. Many have experienced great benefits with microcurrent have and gained wonderful results.
What Is a Microcurrent Facial?
With a microcurrent facial procedure you can expect a low voltage electric current to stimulate collagen and elastin. This treatment also increases blood flow and lymphatic drainage. This is beneficial to you because it also detoxifies and rehydrates the skin.
Microcurrent is also very safe. In fact, the current cannot be felt. Those who experience microcurrents find it relaxing. Many see results immediately.
Why Is Stimulating Collagen and Elastin Important?
Elastin and collagen are proteins that add elasticity to your skin. Collagen is a naturally occurring agent in the body that adds fullness to your cheek. Many attribute collagens to giving people their youthful fullness. Elastin is attributed to making sure everything goes back to its original shape.
With age and time, we can lose both important proteins, which causes sagging and wrinkles. Sagging skin is responsible for the hollows in our cheeks and can emphasizes other lines around the face and lips. In addition, having a lack of collagen can result in laugh lines. Prominent laugh lines can cause the appearance of aging.
What Happens During a Microcurrent Treatment?
The procedure starts out like any other facial. First, you will go through a cleansing to extract any impurities. There is a gel that helps conduct electricity. The gel can be water based that aid the electric currents from the treatment. You won’t feel any discomfort or pain, just cool wands staying put and repeating.
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Are My Results Permanent?
Your results will show a tighter appearance. You will also stimulate collagen, so you will see a plumper appearance. Your results aren’t permanent so you should get the treatment regularly.
Am I the Ideal Candidate?
The ideal patient is someone who wants their skin to look full and plump. Treatments are safe and low risk. You should consider the microcurrent treatment if you:
- Feel like you have lackluster skin
- Aren’t producing as much elastin and collagen
- Want to improve your skin
If you have heart issues or you are pregnant you should consult one of our medical professionals to see if this treatment is right for you.
Setting Up Your Microcurrent Consultation
Don’t settle for lackluster skin. If you’re interested in improving your skin with a microcurrent session, make sure you set up a consultation with Dr. David Shafer in New York City.
While microcurrent facials are minimally invasive, there are some people who shouldn’t have a microcurrent facial.
“All skin types are safe for microcurrent, which is why I call it my ‘naturalista’ facial,” says Svendsen. “[However], patients with pacemakers, metal implants, or who have open sores, such as severe acne, [should avoid the microcurrent facial].”
People who are pregnant or nursing may also want to avoid the procedure. “The microcurrent device has never been tested or clinically used on a pregnant or nursing mom, so there is an unknown variant [when it comes to its impact on mom or baby],” says Svendsen.
And if you’ve had certain face fillers, you also aren’t a good candidate. “Patients who have had a lot of Botox or neurotoxin may not benefit from the upper face treatment on microcurrent since their muscles are frozen,” says Svendsen.