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Microcurrent: Why do I taste metal?

February 11, 2020

Microcurrent: Why do I taste metal? | 7E Wellness

Two of the most common phenomena experienced during a microcurrent facial are the taste of metal in the mouth when the treatment is performed in this area and visual flashing or strobing when the treatment is performed around the eyes. If you aren't aware of these phenomena it might bring up some concerns, but rest assured that both are entirely normal experiences for a microcurrent treatment.

Let's talk about why these two sensations occur.

Why do I taste metal during a microcurrent facial?

When targeting the facial muscles around the mouth you experience the taste of metal. This metallic taste is due to the current coming from the microcurrent probes and flowing to where our taste receptors are in the mouth. Remember, microcurrent is strong enough to engage the muscles beneath the skin - which is its biggest benefit! If it can reach through the skin to the facial muscles, it's no wonder it can reach through the skin to the taste receptors of your mouth when localizing treatment to that area.

The biggest concern clients want to know is if this interferes or interacts with any dental work. It should relieve you to know that the metallic taste has nothing to do with dental work. It is simply the taste of current. If the metallic taste persists you can rinse you mouth with water and it will go away.

Why do I see flashes or strobing during a microcurrent facial?

When targeting the fine lines and muscles around the eyes you may experience visual flashing or strobing. This strobing happens in the ocular area because the ocular nerve can sense the flow of the current going into the skin and muscles. We are pushing and directing the current into the skin and this current is a waveform. 

Experiencing something we didn't address here?

Call in and connect with our 7E MyoLift Educators and Trainers during regular office hours to address immediate concerns or questions! Our team of professionals is always happy to help ease your worries and concerns regarding True Microcurrent to enhance your skincare journey! Call 1 (858) 657 9226 to speak with our team.


4 Responses

Jessie
Jessie

September 01, 2020

Leigh,

Some people are more sensitive to the taste and we have heard that they can still experience it the next day. If it lasts longer or concerns you in any way, we might encourage you to lower the intensity of your device for some treatments.

Leigh Cousins
Leigh Cousins

September 01, 2020

I also am experiencing the metallic taste all day. I have been using the myolift mini 2 to 3 times a week. Is this normal? Thanks

Jessie
Jessie

July 13, 2020

Hi Kara,

Some people are more sensitive to the taste and we have heard that they can still experience it the next day. If it lasts longer or concerns you in any way, we might encourage you to lower the intensity of your device for some treatments.

Kara
Kara

July 13, 2020

I did a treatment yesterday and still taste some metallic in my mouth? Is this normal

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