You may have noticed that microcurrent therapy is one of the many facial treatments and add-ons you can choose from. Microcurrent therapy is an esthetician favorite as it is a natural alternative to facelifts. You can even purchase microcurrent devices for at-home use. Here are the top benefits of this gentle and effective therapy.
What Is Microcurrent Therapy?
With its growing popularity in the skincare and beauty industry, you may be surprised to learn that this technology has been used medically since the 1980s. It was initially FDA-approved as a muscle stimulator to treat Bell’s palsy and other types of muscle paralysis. Technicians quickly noticed the anti-aging benefits of the patients they treated.
The treatment is 100% pain-free. You will feel gentle vibrations and your facial muscles might twitch during use. As long as your treatment area has sufficient serum or gel, there is zero discomfort. In fact, it may feel like a soothing face massage.
Is Microcurrent Therapy Safe For Everyone?
While microcurrent technology is safe for all skin types and skin colors, it isn’t suggested if you:
- Have severe acne, open sores, or irritated skin.
- Have active rosacea, eczema, or inflammation.
- Have a pacemaker or metal implant.
- Are pregnant or nursing.
- Are also using Botox and facial fillers.
- Are recovering from a cosmetic procedure.
- Have recently tanned or sun-bathed.
- Are using skin-thinning topicals such as Accutane, Tretinoin, or steroids.
What Are The Top 5 Benefits Of Microcurrent Facials?
If you are looking for a way to stimulate your body’s natural anti-aging process, microcurrents have you covered. The 6,000 to 7,000 vibrations per second deliver the results below.
#1 Immediate And Cumulative Results
Let’s say you wake up with puffy eyes. Cleanse your face, apply eye serum, and use a skincare device such as the MBK Eye Rejuvenator for a minute or two on each eye. Microcurrents immediately improve circulation, which drains the fluid underneath your eyes. Within minutes you will look refreshed.
You can also use an at-home device to create rapid definition along your cheekbones and jawline. The more consistently you use microcurrent therapy, the more significant the anti-aging benefits.
#2 Instantly Glowing Skin
The microcurrents infuse the nutrients in the serum or gel deep into your pores. As soon as your therapy is complete you will enjoy a natural glow and dewy effect. Consistently delivering anti-aging nutrients deeper into your pores accelerates the antioxidant and anti-aging benefits of your skincare products. This alone is a powerful and proactive approach to minimizing the visible signs of aging.
#3 Minimize Existing Fine Lines And Wrinkles
Your skin’s natural collagen production decreases by 1% each year. This decrease is responsible for the increase in fine lines and wrinkles as you age. Microcurrents boost your skin cell’s metabolism by stimulating the production of ATP. Increased ATP stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. With additional collagen and elastin, your fine lines and wrinkles are less noticeable.
#4 Retrain Your Facial Muscles
If your skin is beginning to sag or look slack, it’s because the muscles in your face are starting to weaken. We have over 40 muscles in our face and neck, and most of us never stretch or strengthen them. Microcurrent therapy is an effortless workout for your face. When combined with the increased production of collagen and elastin, your skin will look tighter, feel firmer, and look all-around rejuvenated. Don’t worry, as your facial muscles won’t feel tired or sore after your treatment.
#5 Invasive Treatment Alternative
Many estheticians refer to microcurrent as a facelift alternative. While you will see and feel results after a microcurrent facial or at-home session, the cumulative results can transform your appearance in a natural way.
Ready To Give Microcurrent Therapy A Try?
If you are an esthetician who is in the market for a new microcurrent device Methode Brigitte Kettner has devices you can use in the studio for treatments and sell as a retail product. Many of our estheticians find that their clients love our microcurrent technology so much, that they purchase one to use at home between treatments.
Our Eye Rejuvenator can be used around the eye, on the lips, around the lips, on smile creases, and on the jowl.