Microcurrent

What is Microcurrent?

Injured or damaged cells divert or impair electrical pulses, depriving them of the necessary energy for repair and rejuvenation. Microcurrent assists our body’s own tiny electrical pulses to trigger the cellular activities in damaged cells and help them regain their normal flow of electrons which is necessary for all healthy cells. Microcurrent can speed up the healing process of wounds, and address the impact of stroke and Bell’s Palsy. 

One of the most visible benefits of microcurrent therapy is to firm and raise the facial features, and allow muscle re-education. Microcurrent treatments act as a catalyst to trigger cellular regeneration, allowing treatment results to remain evident even between treatments.

Microcurrent is known to be the most effective non-surgical method to take years off the face. The Jade microcurrent treatments take efficiency of microcurrent to a new level.  Along with professionally effective skin care products, the results are dramatic and the client is incredibly relaxed. Since microcurrent is sub-sensory, and since our gentle acupuncture is so stress releasing, most patients fall asleep during treatments.

Microcurrent is a low level of electricity that mirrors the body‘s own natural electrical currents, triggering chemical reactions at a cellular level to enhance the production of natural collagen and elastin, provide circulatory benefits, and re-educate the muscles of the face. 

Each tissue type in your body has its own signature electrical frequency, which may be disrupted by injury or disease. Microcurrent therapy simply restores normal frequencies within the cells, resulting in remarkable improvements in the skin's ability to produce collagen and elastin. This allows the skin to tighten and hold it's structure.

At the cellular level, this therapy stimulates a dramatic increase in ATP, the energy that fuels all biochemical functions in the body. It also bumps up protein synthesis, which is necessary for tissue repair. This treatment enhances blood flow and decrease inflammation.  The result is immediate firming, smoothing, and re-hydration of the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Microcurrent lifts, sculpts and tightens, provides immediate results, and has no downtime. In addition, ATP continues to build up for weeks after treatment. With a series, your skin will improve even between sessions!

How does microcurrent work?

We first need to understand what causes our facial skin to wrinkle and sag. As we age, our muscles become accustomed to certain expressions and tend to get stuck in these positions. A great example of this is the furrow between the eyebrows that many people get. At the same time, other muscles in our face are hardly ever used, and they begin to atrophy, which leads to sagging. An example of this can often be seen around our jaw lines, chins and necks where we tend to develop sagging or loss of definition as we get older. As we age, skin cells become less active, which leads to a breakdown of collagen and elastin. By the age of 45, the upper cheek muscles may elongate by as much as half an inch, dragging the skin over the cheeks downward to form plump little pouches at the corners of the mouth. The muscles under the chin become loose and the jaw line loses its firm contour.

There are 32 different muscles of the face that are manipulated during the microcurrent facial treatment. The treatment lifts, smoothes, tightens and tones. Probes are used to physically move the muscle into the desired position to perform muscle re-education – the process of lengthening or shortening muscles. Having muscle re-education movements performed in a series re-trains the muscles to maintain this new contour. Microcurrent treatment allows the muscles the necessary energy to keep their tension in this new contour.

Since you are re-educating the muscle tissue, it is crucial that you receive a series of treatments for results to reach their maximum potential. Once a series is completed, the results can be maintained by coming in every 4-8 weeks for maintenance treatments. Additionally, a series can be repeated every few years. If the full series of treatments is completed and maintenance sessions are continued on a monthly basis, results should last 3-4 years.

Microcurrent is one of the fastest growing services in the esthetic anti-aging industry today. This treatment has been proven to provide the following:

  • 500% increase in cellular energy (ATP) to muscle cells leading to increased muscular tone
  • 12% increase in 20 days in natural collagen production to increase hydration and fullness
  • 48% increase in 20 days in natural elastin production
  • 39% increase in 20 days in blood circulation

What are the benefits of Microcurrent treatments?

  • Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved muscle tone in face and neck
  • Improved circulation
  • Cleared up or reduced acne
  • Lift of jowls and eyebrows
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Sun damage treatment
  • Skin pigment improvement
  • Product penetration
  • Smoother, firmer skin
  • Hydrated and revitalized skin
  • Improved elasticity

Recommended Treatments

The number of sessions depends on the client age and skin condition. The effects of microcurrent are immediate and cumulative. Clients go through a series of treatments followed by regular maintenance to keep a more youthful appearance. Each time a treatment is performed the new contour maintains its position better and longer. Typically clients will notice about 5 year reduction in facial aging.

The following are general guidelines and frequency of treatment:

  • 20 – 30 years old: Preventative, to slow down the aging process
  • 30 – 35 years old: Initial series of 6, once per week
    Maintenance every 6-8 weeks
  • 35 – 40 years old: Initial series of 8-10, once to twice per week
    Maintenance every 6-8 weeks
  • 40 – 50 years old: Initial series of 10-12, once to twice per week
    Maintenance every 4-6 weeks
  • 50 – 60 years old: Initial series of 12-15, once to twice per week
    Maintenance every 4-6 weeks
  • 60 plus years old: Initial series of 15-18, ideally twice per week
    Maintenance every 4 weeks
  • Perfect for special occasions or a quick pick-me-up for an instant lift lasting up to two days.
  • Excellent for post surgical facelift to maintain the lift and treat blood stasis, scarring, and numbness.

Individuals with the following should not receive microcurrent:

  • Pacemaker
  • Pregnancy
  • Thrombosis
  • Phlebitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Cancer