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A Workout for Your Face and a Vacation for Your Mind: The New Wave of Microcurrent Facial Treatments

Of the many advancements in the world of professional skin care, none is more exciting right now than microcurrent technology when applied to facials. In the skin care industry’s never ending pursuit to help consumers maintain healthy, firm, youthful skin, scientists have found a way to tap into the body’s own low level electrical pulse and use it to firm facial skin while toning and lifting facial muscular structure. The cumulative, as well as immediate, results of this procedure have been impressive is driving the current popularity of the service.

What is it

What can be classified as a cosmetic electro-therapy treatment, this family of treatments all employ the use a special machine designed to send low level electrical vibrations to the facial area which stimulates the facial muscles. Additionally, this current helps trigger the production of elastin and collagen which reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

There are consumer level versions of these machines available. However, results tend to be not as dramatic or predictable as using the professional grade circuitry when operated by a professional esthetician. But, the benefits of a professional micro current treatment do not stop there.

Professionals undergo thorough training not only in the use of the machine, but also specific massage techniques to create the most lifting and firming effects; a very important aspect of this cutting edge treatment. Professionals using microcurrent machines learn where all 32 muscles on the face are and how to manipulate them to stimulate the muscle groups most effectively for firming and lifting effects. In the industry, this in known as facial toning.

Additionally, professional estheticians tend to “layer” microcurrent technology with their already potent professional grade products and services which amplifies the effects. Typically, an esthetician will apply serums and other highly concentrated compounds which, among other things naturally helps the body to produce collagen. This will then work in concert with the microcurrent facial treatment to increase the over all effect of collagen and elastin production. It is no wonder that this procedure has been gaining in popularity and some even call it the non-surgical face-lift for the great results many have seen from this family of therapys.

What to expect

Expect to relax and have one of the most effective facials you have ever received. While most facial treatments tend to be relaxing, microcurrent treatments go far beyond the common effect. Most people report relaxation levels on par with a full body massage. Many recipients say they feel extremely refreshed and restored after microcurrent treatments. The current is rarely felt; even then only mildly and only by some people. There are no preparations needed on the part of the recipient either.

However, the real benefits are the muscular toning as well as collagen and elastin production that give recipients a lifted, hydrated appearance. Visible smoothing out the lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet and nasal labial fold is a very common result. Fine lines and wrinkles get relaxed and reduced due to the noticable plumping and hydrating effects of this treatment. While results vary for different skin types and individuals, the vast majority of consumers who receive and microcurrent facial will see results.

Since these treatments are non-invasive they are safe to get often. In fact, the stimulation of the facial muscles actually functions as a “work out” for the face. Just like other parts of the body you would work out, the face benefits from this treatment greatly when performed repeatedly. Each time a treatment is performed the new contour maintains its position better and longer; just like any muscle you would workout. Thus, the cumulative effects of multiple treatments show greater results.

These treatments had only been available to celebrities, but, due to the results they have seen, microcurrent treatments have gained much popularity. Starts have become major supporters of this treatment and incorporate it into their monthly, even weekly, regime.

Check out Instyle Magazine’s interview with Jennifer Aniston her endorsement of microcurrent facials:


Aniston feels that many people “lose perspective” and go too far with Botox and plastic surgery. “Why would you want to atrophy muscles anyway?” she asks. “If you don’t workout, eventually everything drops.” To keep her skin taut and smooth, she swears by microcurrent facials. “It’s like a little workout for your face,” she says.

Microcurrent facials have shown to be an effective part of anyone’s arsenal in the battle for firm, healthy skin. Microcurrent treatments are safe for most people. However, there are some folks who should check with their doctors first.

Pregnant women should always consult their physician before getting any treatment that involves electrical current of any proportion. Of course, anyone who has pacemaker should not get the treatment, nor people with heart disease. Anyone afflicted with any form of cancer, thrombosis, phlebitis or epilepsy should avoid this treatment. That said, this is a very safe treatment for any healthy indvidual.

Crescent Moon Skin Care offers a highly effective and relaxing microcurrent facial and would be happy to answer any of your questions on the topic. Take a look at our Microcurrent Service or just contact us with any questions.

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