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 Medi clinical Spa a typical Facial Microcurrent treatment is administered with the Contour Ultra™. Machine. As you lay relaxed on a technician’s treatment bed electrodes are used by the technician to direct specific frequencies of microcurrents to the tissues that have been targeted throughout the face. While words like “electrodes” and “frequencies” make a treatment sound scary, microcurrents do not stimulate the sensory nerves, so there are no shocks or discomfort.
Effects of the Contour Ultra™
• Improves blood and lymph microcirculation
• Tightens pores
• Rapidly improves complexion
• Stimulates facial and neck muscles
• Improves muscle tone in the face and neck
• Visibly reduces wrinkles
• Activates cellular renewal
• Eliminates toxins
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
The results of Microcurrent are cumulative. That means the more facial toning treatments 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. 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!