Unraveling the Buzz: Understanding The "prickly" Sensation During a Microcurrent Treatment

Unraveling the Buzz: Understanding The "prickly" Sensation During a Microcurrent Treatment - 7E Wellness


Microcurrent facials have gained popularity for their ability to rejuvenate the skin, promoting a youthful appearance without invasive procedures. However, some individuals may experience a curious sensation commonly described as a "prickly" sensation during these treatments. In this blog, we'll explore the reasons behind this sensation and what it means for your microcurrent facial experience.


The Basics of Microcurrent Technology:

Microcurrent facials involve the use of low-level electrical currents to stimulate facial muscles, encouraging collagen production, and promoting a more lifted and toned appearance. The technology mimics the body's natural electrical currents, providing a non-invasive approach to facial rejuvenation. 


Causes Of The "Prickly" Sensation:

1. Sensory Nerves Activation: The "prickly" sensation is often a result of sensory nerves in the skin being activated by the electrical currents. Microcurrent devices typically operate at a very low level and are "sub-sensory" which means that it is not always felt.  Certain waveforms that affect the surface of the skin can  stimulate nerve endings, causing a tingling or prickly feeling. Make sure you are using a device that delivers True Microcurrent™ to get the most benefit. 


2. Individual Sensitivity:  Sensitivity to electrical currents varies from person to person. Some individuals may be more prone to feeling the sensations during microcurrent treatments, while others may barely notice it. Factors such as skin type, hydration levels, intensity of the device and the type of waveform the device is using can effect the  individual nerve responsiveness.


3. Intensity Settings: The intensity setting on your microcurrent device can influence the strength of the electrical currents delivered to your skin. If the intensity is set too high for your comfort, you might feel your muscles twitching or get a prickly sensation.It's essential to start with lower settings and gradually increase to find a comfortable level.


What Should You Feel?

1. Normal Reaction: In most cases when using true microcurrent™ you will not feel anything. As long as the conductivity bar on your device indicates current flow, it means the device is effectively targeting and activating facial muscles. A microcurrent treatment should never cause discomfort or pain.


2. After you receive a Microcurrent facial: If you are new to microcurrent facials, you might notice that your skin feel's rejuvinated and tight.  Each time you receive a treatment you will notice the texture of the skin is improving,  as well as it seems brighter.  That is because of the increase of ATP in the skin cells. 


3. Getting the best results: Make sure your skin is well-hydrated and use a water-based conductive gel or serum designed to enhance conductivity and overcome the skin barrier. Ensure the gel is clean and includes nutrients to amplify the benefits of your treatment. Insufficient conductivity can hinder the results of your microcurrent session. For optimal results, consider undergoing a series of treatments to maximize the benefits of microcurrent therapy.


Tips For a Comfortable Experience:

1. Hydrate Your Skin: Properly hydrate before receiving a microcurrent treatment.  When the skin is hydrated you will get a better result as electricity is attracted to water.

2. Use Conductive Gel: Apply a conductive gel or serum recommended for your microcurrent device to enhance conductivity and create a smoother, more comfortable experience.

3. Gradual Intensity Increase: Start with lower intensity settings and gradually increase to find the optimal level that provides effective stimulation without causing discomfort.