There's microcurrent... and then there's True Microcurrent. You may have seen us use this term in the past and wondered what exactly separates our True Microcurrent™ technology in the aesthetics industry.
Using a True Microcurrent™ device with two probes allows the microcurrent technology to be delivered with the "Pinch-and-Hold" technique. This means you can literally pinch and hold the facial muscles to target microcurrent directly into the belly of the muscles you are working to re-educate. So in order to initiate real communication between microcurrent and the muscles you really want to have a True Microcurrent™ machine with two applicators that allow you to pinch and hold a muscle group.
Remember, True Microcurrent™ is sub-sensory. In other words, your treatment should not cause a physical or visual contraction of the muscle. We've discussed in the past that twitching is a sign that you need to turn down the intensity. Twitching can cause a decrease in Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), which is "the energetic currency of a cell, and it is required for the cell to perform work of any kind" (Science ABC, 2018). Twitching is also a sign of lactic acid build-up. Professional microcurrent facial treatments by estheticians with the right knowledge using True Microcurrent™ equipment should be relaxing.
True Microcurernt™ also refers to the technology only using microamps and no other type of current. Nano- and Pico- currents are too small of a current for the body to recognize and milliamps or faradic are too powerful of a current for the delicate facial muscles. Microamp is the smallest current the body recognizes. Used with True™ Microcurrent devices, this is also the only current that will re-educate muscles. Because it works to mimic the body's own electrical current, this is the ideal condition for re-educating the muscles in an effective and safe way.
True Microcurrent™ facial lifting and toning treatments are cumulative. This ultimately means it is recommended you follow series of treatments (usually 6-12) once per week then a monthly maintenance treatment after series is completed. We've discussed in the past (in our article questioning if microcurrent technology is making Botox obsolete) that microcurrent facials are like exercise for your face. Just as you would go to a gym to exercise, microcurrent is doing the same thing for the muscles of the face. Each treatment builds upon the last so results may not always be instant but will create a natural, radiant glow of the skin.
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Continuing on from part 1, we explain the differences between both microcurent and botox procedures as well as their complimentary uses.