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Tuesday, 20 December 2011 09:00

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Microcurrent Therapy

Plastic surgery is painful, expensive, and takes weeks, sometimes even months, to heal.  What if the face could be contoured without the in depth process and hassle of going under the knife?  Microcurrent therapy is a facial contouring alternative to plastic surgery and can be performed by any licensed esthetician.


What is Microcurrent?

Low levels of electrical current, known as microcurrents, send impulses to the muscles in your face. Micocurrents are such a small amount of pulse that the sensory nerves are not stimulated and no pain is felt. Essentially, Microcurrent is a facial toning machine that “re-educates” the facial muscles and helps to restore them to their original shape. While Microcurrent firms and tones your face, it simultaneously improves your facial circulation which in turn stimulates the production of collagen. Because the collagen stimulation is improved, the tone, texture and appearance of fine lines are also improved.



During the Treatment


At Institut’ DERMed Mediclinical Spa a typical Microcurrent treatment will begin with small nods being attached to various locations on the face. Then, as you lay relaxed on a technician’s treatment bed, specific frequencies of microcurrents are sent to the tissues that have been targeted. Electrodes are then used by the technician to direct the currents throughout the face. Conduction is facilitated when the technician places warm and moist towels over the treatment areas. While words like “electrodes” and “conduction” make a treatment sound scary, microcurrents do not stimulate the sensory nerves, so there are no shocks or discomfort.



How Many Treatments Will You Need?


The results of Microcurrent are cumulative. That means the more treatments of facial toning you receive the more improvement you will begin to see. Just as the more you enter the gym and tone your muscles, the better the results, so too with Microcurrent. The more you enter a medical spa and tone your face, the better results you will see! However, unlike working out at the gym, Microcurrent gives instant gratification, with an immediate visible difference.  To get the most of the Microcurrent results however, most people require 7 to 12 treatments.

Micocurrent therapy is also a good treatment for any skin type, however, it should not be used on clients with pacemakers or those who are pregnant. Also, like with a lot of toning, body or massage treatments, drink plenty of water before and after the treatment!






Changing Skin, Changing Lives,





Lyn Ross


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