Are there any needles or injections or discomfort involved?
None. If you feel anything at all it may be a mild tingling in your face.
Is the protocol safe?
Microcurrent is a safe and non-invasive procedure that works in synergy with your body’s natural energy system.
How long is a session?
A session can range in length from 45 to 75 minutes depending upon the number of components included in the session. The initial visit is typically the longest.
How many sessions are recommended?
To achieve optimal effect we suggest a course of twelve consecutive sessions. Smokers may require double the number of sessions. Sessions can be done one to three times per week, with a non-session day in between.
How many sessions does it take to see a difference?
A difference can be seen during the first session. One half of your face is treated first, then the microcurrent facial rejuvenation technician gives you a mirror and points out the changes that have already taken place. The most significant changes occur around the fourth, fifth or sixth session. Photos are taken at the first, sixth and final session.
What result can a client expect?
Many clients have reported a sensation of firmness and lift on their face after their sessions. Lines, wrinkles, sagging, bags and dark circles can be wonderfully improved and even eliminated in this rejuvenation process. Clients have said they have increased energy and relaxation as well.
Will the results be immediately noticeable?
Some changes are evident within moments. How much immediate change depends on the current skin condition, general health and wrinkle depth. What can be expected from our facial rejuvenation program is a gradual transition to a more natural, healthier and toned appearance.
Is the procedure only used for cosmetic purposes?
No. It is used for treatment of Temperomandibular Syndrome (TMJ), Bell’s palsy. Clients with TMJ may experience relief from headaches, facial/ear pain, ringing in the ears, pain while chewing and more. Bell’s palsy clients may experience enhanced recovery of the paralyzed side of their face.
Is there scientific evidence of the benefits of Microcurrent?
Yes. Many researchers have proven that microcurrent stimulation increases ATP (Adenosine Tiphosphate) resulting in improved cell metabolism, injury repair and soft tissue regeneration (Cheng ea al. 1982). Specific research on microcurrent skin by Dr. Chi (2003, U of Washington’s Pathology Department) showed a 10% increase in collagen thickness in connective tissue, 35% increase in the number of blood vessels, 45% increase in the number of elastin fibers in their dermis, 35% increase in blood circulation in the tissues (improving the health, condition and color of the skin).
What is unique about your program?
It is completely painless, relaxing holistic multi-procedural approach that produces gradual long term changes. The tone and texture of the skin is improved, giving a more youthful glow. This does not occur with plastic surgery. The advantage of our rejuvenation program lies in its holistic approach that address the actual causes of skin aging due to aging factors as oppose to procedures like plastic surgery which masks without correcting the underlying imbalances. Facial rejuvenation techniques can also be used as an adjunct to surgical face lift to facilitate healing and improve sking tone and texture.
I have already had cosmetic surgery and/or Botox injections, can I still use this technique?
Yes. This method would be of great benefit to you as it would improve your skin texture. Your underlying muscles would be improved giving you a much more natural and youthful appearance.
Are follow up session recommended after my initial group of sessions?
In order to protect your investment, follow up sessions are recommended. The frequency depends on individual factors. Usually one session every one to four months is sufficient.