Many of us want to have toned, youthful skin without going under the knife. Enter: the micro current facial. This innovative treatment is described by many as ‘a workout for your face’ with instant results!
But how does a micro current facial work and is it safe? Read on for 6 reasons why you should get a micro current facial.
What is a micro current facial?
A micro current facial is a non-invasive beauty treatment that stimulates the face with weak electric currents. But don’t be alarmed! The low-voltage currents are pain-free and leave your skin feeling rejuvenated.
It works by stimulating the face muscles to diminish inflammation and tighten the skin. While not currently medically proven, many people also believe it boosts collagen production and circulation in the face.
Micro current facials require no needles or scalpels. They’re especially sought after by people looking to turn back the clock with an effective anti-aging treatment.
What does a micro current facial do?
A micro current facial will start with the facial staples you’ve likely experienced before – cleansing, exfoliation, and moisturizing serums.
Then the licensed professional will apply a water-based gel to your face and use a small handheld device to send tiny electric currents through your skin. The device has small probes that will be moved around your face and neck to stimulate the muscles to tighten. These signals train the muscles to lift for a more youthful appearance.
Although continued treatment is advised for optimum results, you’ll notice a brighter complexion, reduced under eye swelling, and a more toned and lifted face after just one session.
After your micro current facial, you can continue on with your day as normal – there’s no special steps required to look after your skin after the treatment.
The benefits of a micro current facial
There are many great benefits of a micro current facial, including:
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance
- Tones face for diminished puffiness
- Brightens complexion
- Less invasive than Botox and surgery with similar results
- Safe and pain-free
- Instant results after just one treatment
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity causing it to sag. Micro current facials give the face muscles a ‘workout’ to stimulate lifting and tightening. This helps smooth the muscles and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the forehead, for a youthful glow.
Tones face for diminished puffiness
If your face is puffy, especially after traveling, a micro current facial may be the perfect way to minimize swelling. The electric currents hit your lymph nodes, helping drain excessive fluid in the face and reduce inflammation.
If your skin is looking dull and in need of some self-care, a micro current facial can help brighten your complexion. The electric probes will increase blood circulation in your face giving it an instant radiant glow. The treatment is also thought to increase collagen production which helps achieve a healthier appearance.
Less invasive than Botox and surgery with similar results
Not everyone feels comfortable with injections or surgery but luckily micro current facials offer a non-invasive alternative. During the facial, electric currents will be applied to your face to train the muscles to lift, giving you a more toned and defined facial contour.
Safe and pain-free
Despite the name, micro current facials are painless and certified medically safe. Most people report that they feel a light tingling on their skin during the treatment and leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Instant results after just one treatment
You’ll be pleased to know that your skin will look brighter and tighter after just one treatment. However, if it’s within your budget, skin specialists do recommend monthly micro current facials to maintain optimum results.
How often should you get a micro current facial
It is safe for most people to get a micro current facial every week. However, skin specialists advise that a monthly micro current facial should be enough to maintain results. Check out the ClassPass app for micro current facials in your city.
How is a micro current facial different from Botox?
Both Botox and micro current facials can reduce the appearance of wrinkles but they use different methods. While Botox freezes the muscles in the face, micro current facials stimulate the muscles with small, pain-free shocks.
Botox results typically last longer but it is a more invasive procedure. Unlike Botox, micro current facials require no injections – perfect for anyone with a fear of needles!
You can combine both treatments but micro current facials can reverse Botox if you’ve had it recently. Wait at least two weeks after Botox injections before speaking with a licensed practitioner to discuss if micro current facials are the best treatment plan for your skin.
Are micro current facials dangerous?
Micro current facials are considered medically safe for most people as they are minimally invasive, typically pain-free and they don’t damage the skin.
However, due to the micro currents used during the treatment, they aren’t suitable for everyone.
While most skin types can benefit from the treatment, those with severe acne or open sores are advised against this facial. Pregnant people and anyone with heart conditions, implanted medical devices and epilepsy should also avoid micro current facials.
If you’re unsure if you’d be a good candidate, speak to a doctor or a licensed micro current facial professional before treatment.
Summary of micro current facials
- Micro current facials are a non-invasive anti-aging treatment that uses tiny electric currents to train the face to lift and tighten – reducing skin sagging and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- The treatment is painless and perfect for anyone that wants to achieve the look of a facelift without having to go under the knife.
- You can find many micro current facial options available near you on the ClassPass app.