Is this treatment safe?
Absolutely. Microcurrent is a safe and non-invasive treatment that works in synergy with your body’s natural energy system.
How many sessions are recommended?
To achieve optimal effect we suggest a course of 12 consecutive treatments, which will typically result in up to 10 – 15 years apparent reduction in aging appearance. Smokers may require more sessions to achieve the same outcome. Treatments can be done 1 to 3 times per week, with a non treatment day between sessions
How many treatments does it take to see a difference?
A difference can be seen during the first treatment. One half of your face is treated first, then the practitioner gives you a mirror and points out the changes that have already taken place. The most significant changes occur around the 6th treatment. Photos are taken at the first, sixth, and final treatment.
Are there any needles or injections or discomfort involved?
Absolutely not. If you feel anything at all it will be mild tingling in your facial muscles.
What can patients expect the result to be?
Many patients have reported a sensation of firmness and lift on their face after their treatments. Lines, wrinkles, sagging, bags and dark circles can be wonderfully improved and even eliminated in this facelift process.
Will the results be immediately noticeable like Botox injections?
Some changes are apparent immediately, however, it depends on the patient’s skin condition, general health, and wrinkle depth. The transition to a more toned, healthier, and more supple appearance will be gradual.
Is this procedure used only for cosmetic purposes?
No. It is used for treatment of Temperomandibular Syndrome (TMJ) and Bell’s Palsy. Patients with TMJ syndrome experience a reduction (relief) of headaches, facial/ear pain, ringing in the ears, pain with chewing etc. Bell’s Palsy patients experience enhanced recovery of the paralyzed side of their face.
Is there scientific evidence of the benefits of Microcurrent?
Yes. Many researchers have proven that Micro current stimulation increases ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) resulting in improved cell metabolism, injury repair, and soft tissue cell regeneration (Cheng et al. 1982). Specific research on micro current and skin by Dr. Chi (2003, U of Washington’ s Pathology Department) showed: 10% increase in collagen thickness in connective tissue, 35% increase in the number of blood vessels, 45% increase in number of elastin fibers in the dermis, 35% increase in blood circulation in the tissues (improving the health, condition and colour of the skin). To read a summary of research results with citations, click here (then scroll down to the bottom of the page).
What is unique about your program?
It is a completely painless, relaxing holistic multi-procedural approach that produces gradual long term changes. The tone and texture of the skin is improved, giving a more youthful glow. This does not occur with plastic surgery. The advantage of our rejuvenation program lies in its holistic approach that addresses the actual causes of skin aging due to aging factors as opposed to procedures like plastic surgery which masks without correcting the underlying imbalances. (The Natural Facelift technique can also be used as an adjunct to surgical facelift to facilitate healing and improve skin tone and texture
I have already had cosmetic surgery and/or botox injections, can I still use this technique?
Yes, most definitely, this technique would be of great benefit to you, as it would improve your skin texture, and underlying muscles would be toned giving you a more natural and youthful appearance. We suggest commencing treatments 2 weeks after the most recent Botox injection – after which you’ll never have suffer the discomfort and inconvenience of injections again, and you’ll have all your facial issues addressed at a fraction of the cost of other single-issue treatments, and gently!
Are follow up treatments recommended after my initial course of treatments?
In order to protect your investment, follow up treatments are recommended. The frequency depends on each individual but usually one session every two to four months is sufficient.