Microcurrent treatments and facials continue to gain in popularity. They provide a gentle, safe, and effective alternative to invasive anti-aging procedures. If you aren’t seeing the “before and after” results you’ve seen posted online, your treatment frequency may be the reason why. Here’s what you need to know to get optimal results.
What Is Microcurrent Technology?
While seemingly new, microcurrent technology has been around since the 1970s. It was initially utilized as a treatment for Bell’s palsy and physical therapy. Physical therapists and physicians noticed that in addition to treating pain and paralysis, patients presented antiaging benefits.
Microcurrent essentially exercises your facial muscles. All you’ll feel is a gentle and soothing vibration. The vibrations deliver a low-grade and pain-free electrical current that:
- Activates skin cells
- Exercises muscles and fascia
- Stimulates collagen regeneration
- Makes skin more elastic
- Lifts, tightens, and tones skin
- Improves circulation
Are Microcurrent Facials Safe?
Don’t let the name fool you, as it is a pain-free and non-invasive skincare therapy. That being said, it’s not for everyone. You should consult with your physician before use and let your esthetician know if you are:
- Have facial fillers
- Have epilepsy
- Have a heart condition
- Have inflammation, a rash, or open sores
- Have recently tanned or sunbathed
- Are using skin-thinning medications or topicals
- Are recovering from a cosmetic procedure
Why You Aren’t Seeing Results?
While you will walk out of your facial looking rejuvenated, consistency is key. To achieve maximum results, you need to have around 1 to 3 treatments per week. You will see full results once you have completed 20 treatments over a 2-month period. Then, you can scale down to 2 to 4 times per month for preventative maintenance.
At between $200 to $600 per treatment, this schedule is both costly and time-consuming. Also, why many are investing in at-home microcurrent devices.
Are At-Home Skincare Devices Safe?
At-home skincare devices empower you to maintain your therapy schedule in between your professional treatments. To ensure safety, invest in an esthetician-grade device and use it as directed.
While professional devices cost more, they are designed with premium components and to required safety specs.
Will You Get The Same Results At Home?
Another reason to invest in a professional microcurrent device, is to ensure results. Less expensive devices may not deliver the same grade of current as a professional device. This means you may not enjoy the same results, or that it will take longer to see results.
Why You Should Consider A Multi-Modality Device?
Methode Brigette Kettner has two microcurrent devices to choose from. The Eye Rejuvenator can be used on your lip line, lips, and eyes. The Glo is a multi-modality device that can be programmed in a variety of different ways to personalize your skincare routine. It is an all-in-one device that can be used for the following skincare therapies:
- Microcurrent Lifting
- Red LED light
- Yellow LED light
- Positive Ions
- Negative Ions
If you have any other questions regarding microcurrent facials or our skincare devices—don’t hesitate to ask!