Facial Rejuvenation, The Natural Way (Non-Needle)
Microcurrent Facials have gained tremendous popularity in the last few years. A-list celebrities and Oprah have made it quite well known. Part of the popularity stems from the fact that it does show instantaneous results. A more glowing complexion and diminished wrinkles due to increased circulation come from the stimulation of the facial muscles by true microcurrent. In fact, it is a known fact that many celebrities have this done before any red carpet event to look their best.
Too Good to be True?
However, the results from that first time does not last. Microcurrent facials work by what is popularly called re-educating the muscle memory of the facial muscles. Through lack of exercise and aging, all muscles tend to sag. Just as it takes time to firm up your muscles from exercise, it also takes time to hold the results from exercising your facial muscles. The different frequencies and waveforms are used to stimulate the muscles and underlying tissue. The type of frequencies and waveforms chosen, the order in which they are performed and the duration all will influence the results. For the first 10-12 treatments, it is best to come twice a week for faster results. Then a maintenance is required and that will depend on the age and condition of the skin.
Is it True Microcurrent?
Also, it is important to note that a true microcurrent, versus a stronger current or a dampened down current masquerading as a microcurrent (see the Microcurrent Electroacupuncture section) is the only current that will increase ATP production. ATP is the energy the body uses for all of its metabolic functions, and does decrease with age and becomes depleted under long term stress. It is the cumulative result of this that will allow the increased collagen and elastin formation, and allow the results to hold better.
What can I Expect?
The result is a more toned face, brighter complexion, diminished wrinkles and you will feel that you have done something healthy and good for your face. But you cannot compare the results with a surgical facelift or a deep laser or chemical peel. This type of facial is more for the woman or man that wants to look his/her best in the most natural way possible. Just as exercise and a good diet is great for a healthy body, exercising the facial muscles and clearing all the channels for increased nutrient absorption to help build the skin from the inside out is the best for slowing down the inevitable aging process.
The many cosmetic benefits are discussed on many sites on the Internet and simply doing a search on Microcurrent Facials will bring up much information. To gather as much information as possible will guide you whether this is right for you. The link and article provided on this page offer some good basic information.
What Makes our Microcurrent Facial Different?
Since we are quite successful in treating many serious issues of pain, we feel that our experience in practicing Microcurrent Electroacupuncture serves us well in knowing how the body responds. There is not so much difference in activating Qi and blood circulation, draining lymph to allow spasms to release and new tissue to be regenerated in the body versus the face.
In fact, we do not limit the Microcurrent Facial to the face. We use our knowledge of effective clinical acupoints and meridian theory to enhance the results. Each person that comes in for this is treated individually. Energy levels in the meridians are as individual as fingerprints. The depletion or excess of energy in the organs will eventually show in the face, and those need to be addressed also. The surface of the skin or the muscles of the face cannot be separated from the condition of the skin and muscles of the body. What is affecting the body has to affect the face. It is simply amazing to us that this obvious fact is so often ignored when it comes to facial treatments.
The face also can reveal problems in the body. If desired, herbal supplements can help the organs and general constitution to be stronger, which will, of course, be reflected in the facial appearance.
Therefore, not only are you receiving a microcurrent facial, you are also receiving many health benefits. The deep relaxation produced will allow other parts of you to heal and rest. People report that their sinus problems and headaches have lessened, they have better digestion and elimination, or they just feel brighter and different.
What is included in Addition to the regular Microcurrent Facial:
Each facial begins with an ultrasound exfoliation. This helps to clear out any residue and prepares the face for the absorption of the natural botanical creams that are used. Ultrasound is very gentle, yet highly effective. The vibration of sound, at rate of 1-3 million vibrations per second, helps to vibrate or shake the skin cells to release embedded material. In fact, most cosmetic firms offer the ultrasound facial as a stand-alone treatment, since it produces many benefits in its own right. Good skin products can be delivered deeper into the skin this way.
Color therapy is also incorporated into the treatment. Many spas are beginning to use this also. But we have used color therapy for years and have found it to be effective in many other conditions. It is more therapeutic than it is given credit for. Each color carries a specific wavelength of information for the cells. The different colors are then chosen to stimulate, cool or balance for each step of the treatment. Color has been proven to provide remarkable healing capabilities.
In offering our Facial Rejuvenation treatments, we are offering another avenue of health. We are not trying to compete with spas that offer facials, microdermabrasion or laser peels. It is for the person concerned about their appearance and their future appearance, but wants to do so in a more holistic fashion, connecting this concern with learning also about how to better their bodies and their mind.