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Microcurrent Facials Stimulate Skin & Muscles

It’s no secret that working out keeps you in better shape. But what if you could give your face a workout to keep it looking good?

For many people, Botox is the answer. But with microcurrent technology, that facial workout is now a reality.

Microcurrent facials employ a mild electrical current to stimulate facial skin and muscles. The treatments are non-invasive and a single session can target sun damage, rosacea, low-grade inflammation, rough texture and even sagging skin.

Technically, microcurrent facials are a form of muscular re-education for the face with 32 different facial muscles manipulated during a session.

This helps with fine lines and wrinkles, firms your skin and defines features like the jawline and eyebrows.

Microcurrent was first used in the 1980s to stimulate muscles in people with conditions like Bell’s palsy. Once the face-lifting effects were apparent, it didn’t take long for the beauty industry to claim it.

Electrical current runs between positively and negatively charged conductors, usually long, slender rods. (At-home devices have more user-friendly shapes.) When both are in contact with your skin, current flows through the muscles, toning them. So, you’re not actually working the skin, but the muscles beneath.

And like sculpting your muscles in the gym, these electrical pulses stimulate your facial muscles, giving a more toned and lifted appearance. The benefits are immediate and cumulative.

Microcurrent facials also double as lymphatic drainage massage for a less puffy appearance. They boost circulation and stimulate collagen and elastin production.

Microcurrent isn’t painful but because treatments vary in intensity, at the higher end of the scale you may feel tingling or a twitch from the current.

At-home devices use a lower electrical charge, so you shouldn’t feel anything. Since they use less charge, experts recommend three- to six-minute treatments twice a month for a few months.

For professional treatments, experts suggest every four to five weeks in your 30s, every three to four weeks in your 40s or twice a month in your 50s for up to 15 treatments. Following that, maintenance treatment.

These facials are relatively safe for most people, but experts warn if you are diabetic, pregnant, have epilepsy or heart issues (like a pacemaker), they may not be suitable.

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