Is It Time To Include a Microcurrent Device in Your Skincare Routine?
In your quest for a firm and sculpted face, adding microcurrent facials to your regimen will give you instant results.
As we age, so does our skin.
But you don’t have to dread ageing, you can only embrace it! It’s natural for our physical bodies to experience various transitions as the years pass by. However, with the latest technology available, you can still keep your skin nourished, leaving you fresh-faced for a long time.
When unwanted changes in your skin become more noticeable, take this as a sign to level up your skincare routine to better meet its evolving needs.
Given the abundance of skincare products and treatments out there, it can make finding your new routine quite a challenge. Don’t worry, we are here to narrow down the choices for you. Here are some questions to consider:
- Do your skincare goals include a more lifted and contoured face?
- Do you want to tone and tighten your skin?
- You would prefer a non-surgical or non-invasive treatment option?
Then you’ve come to the right place. Introducing microcurrent facials: a quick, painless, non-invasive treatment targeting visible signs of ageing.
The truth behind microcurrent facials: what does it do to your face?
Microcurrent facial therapy is a non-invasive treatment that generates a safe, low-voltage electrical current targeting the muscles beneath the skin.
When the devices’ two nodules glide along the natural contours of the face, the microcurrent runs through the muscles, mimicking the body’s natural pulses, stimulating them. Don’t you worry as this isn’t painful, if anything, you’ll feel a soothing, massage-like sensation.
On a cellular level, the body boosts the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) – essentially muscle energy – which then increases the production of collagen and elastin. At the same time, it improves blood circulation and we want this because poor blood circulation makes the skin unhealthy.
Without ATP, the cells lose energy. The muscles in the face begin to atrophy. As it weakens, it causes the appearance of loose skin. By replenishing ATP, the facial muscles strengthen, giving the face a more lifted appearance.
Collagen and elastin are two proteins that give the skin’s elasticity and “bounce”. Since ATP is also used for collagen and elastin production, the body uses both proteins as a part of its regenerative process, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and then contributing to the skin’s plump and firm complexion.
Lastly, microcurrent enhances blood flow to the skin as it pumps more blood to the treated area. With improved blood circulation, vital nutrients and oxygen are being delivered to the skin cells, leaving the skin looking brighter and healthier.
In essence, microcurrent devices zap the face, boosting its cellular activity, bringing back the face’s youthful and toned skin. Shocking isn’t it? (yes, pun intended)
When to include microcurrent in your skincare routine
Microcurrent facials are best suited if your skin concerns are related to ageing, such as sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles. It’s also safe for most skin types. Although if you have sensitive skin, it’s best to talk to your dermatologist first.
Microcurrent facials are especially beneficial for those who are in their 40s and above and looking to tighten loose skin and eliminate wrinkles. But it’s also ideal for those in their 20s to 30s as a preventative facial care to lessen the need for more intensive treatments later in life.
When it comes to skin ageing, it’s better to be proactive than reactive. In doing so, you can keep your skin as healthy and radiant as long as possible.
Trusted by dermatologists and experts
If you still aren’t convinced about getting microcurrent treatment, it’s best that we hear what the experts have to say about this treatment.
According to Dr Farhaad Riyaz*, a US board-certified dermatologist and docent medical advisor, muscle contraction and relaxation, along with the proteins and amino acids produced during microcurrent facials, help minimise the appearance of loss of the skin’s elasticity.
A-list Facialist Abigail James also weighs in on the benefits of microcurrent facials. She explains that the benefits of microcurrent go beyond a facelift. It also boosts circulation and enhances product penetration, among others. James adds that microcurrent is perfectly safe and effective, even for those who are in their twenties.
Easily integrate with your current skincare routine
The best thing about microcurrent treatment is that you can easily integrate it with your current skincare routine. Microcurrent devices are especially best to integrate with water-based skincare. If your current regimen includes water-based skincare for example Hyaluronic Acid Serum, which most of us usually have, then we don’t need to look for a new skincare/serum to pair with the microcurrent device.
If your skincare routine consists of using an LED light therapy device, you are on the right track. A microcurrent device becomes more effective when performed in conjunction with LED Light Therapy devices. These two will do the best for your skin by complementing each other anti-ageing properties.
Depending on your needs, there’s a wide variety of at-home microcurrent devices that can cater to your skincare needs. Take a look at the Microcurrent facial toning device, which is a skincare lover's favourite. The device is designed to sculpt the face with a powerful microcurrent, giving an instant lifted-skin effect.
There are also multi-functional tools that combine technologies such as microcurrent, LED light therapy, ultrasonic vibrations, and warm heat therapy, all-in-one. An example of this device is the 4-in-1 LED Facial Wand, which focuses on the overall rejuvenation of the skin.
Instant firming and toned skin results from microcurrent treatment
While at-home microcurrent facial tools deliver results instantly, keep in mind that the more consistently you use these devices, the more you’ll reap the benefits.
The fun doesn’t stop with an instantly-lifted face. In fact, what makes these microcurrent devices worth it is that their cumulative effects benefit you for a long time. The more you do microcurrent facials, the faster cell renewal cycles will occur, and the more “permanent” your sculpted look will become.
You can enjoy instant gratification thanks to its immediate results, but you can also look forward to long-term skin improvement, as long as you maintain your skincare routine and do microcurrent facials consistently.
Already convinced that microcurrent facials are for you? Here’s what you should do next
Now, it’s time to include microcurrent treatment in your skincare routine!
Whether you’re already committed to a different facial treatment or just looking for new ways to keep your skin in tip-top shape, microcurrent facials will still work in your favour.
If you find that in-clinic treatments are costly for you, you can opt for at-home microcurrent devices. Non-surgical treatments are now accessible thanks to these devices. You can now go beyond the reach of regular skincare with these quick and effective beauty devices.
Try exploring tools such as Dr. Pen Australia’s Microcurrent Facial Toning Device or Micro-Current Shaping Device. Both are easy to use and quick enough for lazy days. Just a 5-minute session can bring about results and they can be performed safely in the comfort of your own home.
It’s also not a problem if you’re already getting professional in-clinic treatments. You can take advantage of both. You can use at-home devices in between clinic appointments for maximum results. To protect your skin, the general rule of thumb is to do a microcurrent treatment at home every 2 - 3 times per week and in-clinic every 6 - 8 weeks.
As with any skincare treatment, when in doubt, always consult with professionals first before getting any of these treatments. Since these devices conduct electricity through your skin, we advise avoiding microcurrent facials if you have any of these pre-existing conditions: epilepsy, heart conditions, patients with metal implants (e.g. pacemakers), with botox or fillers (need to wait for approximately two weeks before using), are pregnant or planning to get pregnant severe active acne, and currently using potent exfoliants (e.g. retinol).
If you want to start your microcurrent journey today, explore Dr. Pen Australia’s wide range of microcurrent devices. Visit www.drpen.com.au or contact our knowledgeable customer service team to know more about our microcurrent offerings and latest updates.
*cited from nymag.com