What is Microcurrent? Microcurrent Facial Sculpting technique is a low cost painless alternative for those wishing the results of surgical cosmetic treatments. It is also called the lunch time face lift. The treatment uses a "secret formula" of eight different waveforms of microcurrent, which stimulate the 32 of the 53 facial muscles using traditional acupuncture points of the face and body. It is the best alternative for women who wish to get back their youthful looks. Microcurrent facial & body sculpting has recently gained popularity in US, especially among Hollywood celebrities. The benefits of the procedure include eliminating fine lines, creases, and wrinkles, restoring the glow of youthful skin, visibly firming, contouring and lifting the overall droop; and tightening sagging jowls, double chins, and fatty cheeks. Microcurrent is a physical therapy modality that has been in use for over 16 years.
How does the treatment actually work? Microcurrent aids in reducing the signs of aging by utilizing a low level of electricity known as microcurrent. These tiny microcurrent impulses trigger chemical reactions at a cellular level to enhance the production of natural collagen and elastin, provide circulatory benefits and work directly on the nerves and muscle fibers. The result is visible firming and smoothing of the skin. Your body seems to use the Microcurrent energy to increase its own energy production. Microcurrent increases the production of ATP, your own chemical energy, by up to 500%. To quote D. Tsoklis, an expert on the subject, “Microcurrent is the reproduction of your own biological current. As we age, this current, which sends messages from the brain to the muscles via the spinal cord, does not send those messages properly.” The Microcurrent treatment restores those messages from the brain to tell the skin to rejuvenate. It helps tone facial muscles by replicating our own biological currents. That is why this treatment is such a safe alternative to some of the invasive and risky treatments on the market today.
How quickly will I notice a difference in my face? Some clients notice a difference after the first treatment. Other clients will notice it after 3 or 4 treatments. The important thing to realize is that the effect is cumulative — that is, your face will become more tightened and toned with each treatment. When you get the desired effect, you can begin your maintenance program of having a treatment anywhere from 4 - 12 weeks, depending on your unique body.
Why can't I feel it? The current is so low it doesn't stimulate sensory nerves.
What are the side effects? Microcurrent changes muscle tissue, softens scar tissue, and increases circulation with the effect of removing long stored waste products and increasing cellular metabolism so quickly that there is often a detoxification reaction after treatment. Some people have a similar reaction after a massage but the reaction after Microcurrent is stronger because so much is accomplished in such a short period of time. The side effects can include nausea, fatigue, drowsiness, a temporary increase in pain, and a flu-like feeling. The side effects usually start during or about 90 minutes after treatment, and may last from 4 to 24 hours. There have been no lasting adverse reactions reported. MFS has a history of being very safe.
What can I do about the side effects You should drink at least two quarts of water in the two hours following treatment. If you feel the side effects return, drink more water and it should pass in about 20 minutes.
Do the benefits last? Every personresponds individually but the changes to the tissues seem to be long lasting. About 60 to 80% of the changes created in one treatment last until the next treatment, about four to seven days. Your muscles are used to responding the way they are and may return to the old configuration if not treated again, although some have had permanent changes in one treatment.