Microcurrent Facelifts: A Comfortable Alternative To Traditional Facelifts
For those clients who are interested in the benefits of a facelift, but not quite ready for a procedure that involves some discomfort and significant recovery time, a microcurrent facelift is a great solution.
A microcurrent facelift tones and lifts your face and stimulates new collagen production, all of which help you look younger. Even celebrities like Jennifer Aniston have become fans of the treatment—Jen calls it “a little workout for your face.”
Best of all, a microcurrent facelift is non-invasive and painless. Here’s what you need to know about this innovative cosmetic procedure:
How does a microcurrent facelift work?
Are you considering a facelift but are afraid of the pain and recovery time of a traditional facelift? A microcurrent facelift might be the right choice for you. This advanced technology uses electric stimulation which is applied to the skin’s surface through the use of dual prongs. The electrical currents stimulate your facial muscles, helping them look more taut and youthful.
Although it may sound painful—it isn’t. Some people experience a slight sensation of tingling, but the majority of patients find it relaxing. There are even some patients who have actually fallen asleep during the procedure!
What are the benefits?
Studies have shown that 20 days after the procedure, the patient’s collagen production was increased by 14%, elastin was increased by 48%, and blood circulation improved by 38%. All of these changes help the skin retain its shape and and youthful appearance. It has also been discovered that the microcurrents help trigger a patient’s body to produce ATP and amino acids, both of which help to increase cell repair and to stimulate the production of healthier cells.
Many patients who receive microcurrent facelifts find that:
- Fine lines and wrinkles are much less noticeable
- Jowls and other problem areas are tightened and lifted
- They have a more youthful glow and look generally more refreshed
A Few Things To Keep In Mind
One thing that should be noted about the microcurrent facelift is that it usually takes around ten sessions to see the results that you want, although there are people who like the way that they look after the first session. The results vary from person to person.
Since a microcurrent facelift is non-invasive, you shouldn’t expect the dramatic results you would get from a traditional facelift, though many clients find the results are obvious enough to help them put off that facelift they’ve been thinking about for a few more years.
Another major perk of the microcurrent facelift is that it’s much less expensive than a traditional facelift, with most med spas and plastic surgery clinics charging anywhere from $50-300 for each session, vs the several thousand you can expect to pay for a conventional facelift.
Microcurrent facials are also quick. You can even go back to work after having a lunchtime procedure if you’d like, though your skin may be flushed the first few days afterward. Microcurrent facelifts are a more comfortable and a less expensive alternative.