Microcurrent facelifts, or microcurrent facials, have certainly become a trendy topic for talk shows, website videos and broadcast news segments. However, you probably want to know one thing before considering the treatment for yourself: Do microcurrent facelifts work? The answer is a qualified yes, but like most nonsurgical procedures, the effects are more temporary than surgical facelifts. The technique was developed because surgical procedures are not ideal -- carrying risks and downtime most patients can ill afford. Non-surgical cosmetic treatments are noninvasive and simple office procedures that can give your appearance quite a boost without the risk, complications or downtime associated with a surgical procedure, and this treatment is no different.
During a microcurrent facelift procedure, a licensed aesthetician sends mild electrical currents through your skin and facial muscles, which respond by becoming more toned and tightened. The results include reducing crow's-feet, bags under the eyes, frown lines and wrinkles. The results are fast acting, which makes it a popular treatment for celebrities who are about to walk the red carpet or attend a highly publicized event.
Microcurrent facelifts are a simple, nonsurgical office procedure that involves sending weak electrical impulses to shorten or lengthen muscular contractions in much the same way that the brain triggers a smile or frown. The aesthetic technique, which is called MENS, or Muscle Electrical Neural Stimulus, works wonders in restoring a more youthful appearance without surgery, and the anti-aging effects can be further enhanced with injectables like Botox or Juvederm.
This innovative cosmetic procedure stimulates each of the 32 facial muscles that lose tone and elasticity as we age. Genetics, lifestyle, general health and environmental conditions can also cause your face to age prematurely. Muscles lose their elasticity and firmness, but the gentle application of the mild current stimulates muscles and re-educates them. The current shortens elongated muscles that have stretched too far due to gravity and age while shortening muscles that have contracted too much due to years of holding facial expressions for lengthy photographic sessions or a smile at social events. This lengthens and shortens your muscles' lift and firms the skin.
The microcurrent facelift’s electrical current, which uses micro-amps at a very low concentration, stimulates collagen to strengthen skin elasticity, fosters better absorption of various skin care products and triggers increased production of amino acids and adenosine triphosphate, or ATP. This compound is often called the biochemical that fuels life because it delivers energy to each of your cells.
Like most people considering a facelift treatment, you probably don't care as much about the science as the results, and there's a reason that microcurrent facelifts have been featured on Oprah and news segments about the latest cosmetic breakthroughs. The endorsements and glowing testimonials come from men and women of all ages, and they include celebrities who are famed for their youthful appearances. These include Jennifer Lopez, the red carpet diva who is now 48 but looks decades younger. Lopez credits these nonsurgical facelifts for her youthful and stunning skin. Other endorsements for microcurrent facelifts come from real women including a 78-year-old former nurse and a 35-year-old New Delhi woman -- women just like you who just wanted to look younger without going under the knife.
To find out if microcurrent facelifts are right for you, contact our Beverly Hills medical spa to schedule an appointment. Our aesthetic specialists will provide you with a consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate for this treatment, or if they recommend one of our other non-invasive facelift options for you, such as non-surgical skin tightening treatments that use ultrasound and radiofrequency technology or facial fillers and Botox treatments. Whatever your needs, we have the solution for you. Contact us today!