All things microcurrent facials
By Agnes Aui
JUST LIKE HOW OUR BODY CRAVES FOR THE GYM TO KEEP US LOOKING TONED AND FIT, A MICROCURRENT FACIAL CAN BE SAID TO BE AN EXERCISE FOR OUR FACE. WITHIN A SINGLE SESSION OF MICROCURRENT FACIAL, MANY HAVE MENTIONED SEEING INSTANT LIFTING RESULTS. SO NOT ONLY ARE MICROCURRENT FACIALS A TIME OF PAMPERING, BUT GUARANTEE PERFORMANCE AS WELL. JUST LIKE OTHER PERFORMANCE-DRIVEN FACIALS SUCH AS THE LED LIGHT THERAPY, MICRONEEDLING AND DERMAPLANING, THIS FACIAL IS NON-INVASIVE, RELAXING AND SURE TO HAVE YOU WANTING MORE. DESPITE THAT, SIMILAR WITH MOST FACIALS, THE RESULT OF MICROCURRENT FACIALS ARE SHORT-TERM BUT CAN BE PERMANENT THE MORE YOU DO IT. IF YOU’RE CURIOUS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS UNIQUE AND INTRIGUING FACIAL, KEEP ON READING.
WHAT IS A MICROCURRENT FACIAL?
Microcurrent facials are ideal to combat ageing, and use electricity to promote cell growth in your skin. The facial is non-invasive, free of any injections and is painless. It also has zero recovery time and comes with immediate benefits. During a microcurrent facial, the machine is used to ‘work out’ the muscles on your face. By doing so, your face internally stimulates collagen and tightens your skin’s appearance.
Nevertheless, if you’re worried of getting electrocuted, fret not as a microcurrent facial uses very low-voltage electricity in order to stimulate muscle and collagen development. Thus, it tightens and smooths your facial muscles, which helps to reduce wrinkles, especially around the forehead area. In fact, microcurrent has been around for decades, particularly in physical therapy so it is very safe to be used. It is also effective and targeted as physical therapists have been using microcurrent therapy treatments since the 1970s to treat pain and facial paralysis conditions such as bell’s palsy.
HOW DOES A MICROCURRENT FACIAL WORK?
When you first enter the facial room, the practitioner will have you sit or even lie down. Then, a gentle cleanse will be done and your face will be dried with a tissue or a facial towel as your face cannot be damp during the microcurrent facial treatment. A serum or gel will then be applied throughout your face and the practitioner will slowly glide the microcurrent facial device throughout your face.
It’s important to note that microcurrent facials do not focus on the skin, but on the muscles. However, the beauty of our facial skin is that they’re directly connected to our facial muscles. This means that despite the focus being on our muscles, our skin reaps all the benefits, allowing us to look and feel our best almost immediately after. Microcurrent treatments also increase blood circulation, which helps to brighten up your skin. This brings more nutrients and oxygen to your skin and muscle cells in the face, which helps to heal and boost the health of your skin.
CAN MICROCURRENT FACIALS BE DONE AT HOME?
The best thing about microcurrent facials is the fact that it can be easily done in the comfort of your own home. All you need to do is to purchase a microcurrent device, which could be the best investment you’ll ever make. A home microcurrent facial is similar to how it would be done at a beauty spa, in which a cleanse comes first followed by a serum or gel and then running the device through your face. However, the movement of your device depends on the size of the metallic spheres found on your purchased device. The smaller the spheres, the more targeted your treatment can go. All in all, a home microcurrent treatment is a great and quick way to lift your skin before an important event or dinner.