Widely known as the non surgical face lift, a microcurrent facial diminishes signs of aging, improves your face contour, and brightens your complexion, and it reduces and delays visible signs of aging.
Microcurrent machines are used in facial aesthetic applications to ‘work out’ the muscles of the face, stimulate collagen, and tighten skin appearance. Given that, the low-voltage current (i.e. microcurrent) mimics your body’s natural electrical current. It’s a safe yet effective anti-aging treatment.
What Is a Microcurrent Facial?
Before you dismiss this as some marketing gimmick, electrotherapy has actually been around since the ancient Egyptians. Chinese physician Dr. Thomas Wing then introduced Microcurrent therapy, a form of electrotherapy, to the United States in the late 1970s. He used microcurrent in an attempt to treat Bell’s palsy, a condition that paralyzes the facial muscles on one side of the face. While no evidence proved that microcurrent therapy was effective in treating this facial condition, Dr. Wing did discover other skin benefits in his patients such as a smoother skin tone and a younger-looking visage.
This is why Microcurrent facials have been widely recommended by aestheticians and facialists to reduce and delay visible signs of aging. Given that the low-voltage current (i.e. microcurrent) mimics your body’s natural electrical current, it’s a safe yet effective anti-aging treatment.
Benefits of a Microcurrent Facial
Let’s dive into what you want to know — how a Microcurrent Facial helps you put your best face forward.
- It Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles
According to a 1975 study published in the British Journal of Dermatology, your skin’s collagen content decreases by 1% every year. Microcurrent enhances your skin’s adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production, which in turn, stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis. As a result, this facial treatment helps to slow down and replenish the loss of natural collagen in your skin.
Research has shown that micro current technology increases elastin production in the skin by a whopping 45% and collagen thickness by 10%. This is why the efficacy of microcurrent facials in reducing fine lines and wrinkles has been widely praised as the best skincare treatment.
- It Re-Trains the Facial Muscles for Improved Facial Contour
Fun fact: The facial muscles are the only muscles in your body that are attached directly to the skin. As we age, these muscles become weaker, which leads to sagging skin. This is where microcurrent facials come in to save the day.
Remember when we said microcurrent facials help to boost ATP production? ATP is not only essential for synthesizing collagen and elastin. It is also the primary energy source for muscle movements.
What this means is that by increasing ATP levels within your body, a microcurrent facial helps to re-energize your facial muscles to improve muscle tone. Think of it as a form of “face gym” to get firmer facial muscles. As such, you get to enjoy improved facial contouring such as reduced skin sagging and a more defined jawline after the treatment.
- It Boosts Blood Circulation to the Face While Reducing Facial Puffiness
Besides enhancing collagen production and muscle tone, microcurrent facials also increase blood circulation to the face. At the cellular level, this improves nutrient and oxygen supply that results in a more radiant and healthier complexion.
On top of that, the electrical current travels through the skin to reach deep into the muscles, hitting lymph nodes along the way. Microcurrent facials’ efficacy in improving lymphatic drainage has been supported in a 2016 study by the “Art Plastic” Clinic in Moscow, Russia. This facial treatment thus helps to reduce facial puffiness for more defined contouring.
- It Gives Immediate Results With a Cumulative Effect
But why are Microcurrent Facials touted as the “5-Minute Face-Lift”? The answer lies in the immediate results experienced right after the procedure is done. Expect more defined cheekbones and jawlines, reduced forehead lines and eye wrinkles, and a glowing complexion, all without any downtime.
One thing to note though is that these benefits have a cumulative effect. In other words, facial improvements are more pronounced and longer-lasting with regular treatments. To maintain the anti-aging benefits, schedule a follow-up session every few weeks as recommended by your aesthetician.
- It Is Relatively Painless
Unlike other forms of anti-aging treatments such as cosmetic fillers, Microcurrent Facials are non-invasive and non-surgical. As such, you don’t have to worry about needles or knives touching your skin.
The low-level current used in this treatment manifests as a tingling, painless sensation on your skin. This facial treatment is so relaxing you may even fall asleep during the session.
Duration of Treatment 90 Min – Price (including VAT) AED 1,365.