Microcurrent lifts and rejuvenates working on the muscles and tissue. A one-off treatment will feel good but results will be seen after a course of treatments. It can be carefully combined with other therapies or used by itself. It is suitable for men and women. Microcurrent can also be used on areas of the body such as the belly, thighs and breast to help with lift and tightening.
Enhances natural features
Softens and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
Encourages collagen production to plump tissue
Lifts sagging muscles
Tones flabby or sunken areas
Tightens and reduces open pores
Improves colour and texture of the skin
Reduces puffiness and dark circles under eyes
Gives youthful appearance to the skin
Takes 10 to 12 sessions over 5 to 6 weeks and then just monthly sessions to maintain
Is the treatment effective?
Yes – although results will vary depending on the nature of your skin, tissue and muscles. For the younger person or the person with good facial structure, microcurrent is a work out for the facial muscles and in hand with regular skin care will help to delay the aging process. For those whose features are already beginning to slacken then the microcurrent will remind the muscles what they should be doing: whether the muscles need to relax such as on the forehead and frown lines, or need to tighten such as the cheeks, brows and neck. Over time, the treatment will help to promote collagen production and will stimulate tissue and muscle mass, essential to the anti-aging process. The treatment is suitable for all ages from 30s through to 70s however results will very much depend on the individual. It will not eliminate creases or deep wrinkles but will soften them. Although microcurrent is often referred to as the non-surgical facelift, in practise it has a natural effect with comments such as "you look great", "you look five years younger", "have you had your hair done", and "have you been on holiday?" Just like working out in the gym, you will need to have maintenance treatments in order to keep the gains made.
Microcurrent is a by-product from the medical world and is used to treat Bell's Palsy, and is being increasingly used for a variety of uses including promoting soft tissue repair.
How does Microcurrent work?
Tiny pulses of energy pass through the cotton tipped probes into the tissue and muscle and out again to the other cotton tipped probe. The muscle is either stretched or squeezed as the energy passes through. The tiny current stimulates the Golgi mechanism, or brain, of the muscle to remind it what it used to do. As with any muscle work, it takes a number of sessions for the results to build up and stay. As well as affecting the muscle structure, the microcurrent stimulates the collagen production and generally helps with the skin tone.
How is a microcurrent treatment carried out?
Microcurrent is delivered as part of a facial beginning with a thorough cleanse using a Clarisonic brush. A thin layer of microcurrent gel is applied to the face and then two sets of probes with fresh wet cotton-tipped ends are used to stretch or tighten the muscles. You may feel the tugging and pulling from these actions and will soon grow used to them. You may end up sleeping and feeling incredibly relaxed! Each area is worked over several times. You might feel a small sensation from the current but likely only around the upper lip when it could be like a tingling. You may sometimes have an interesting flashing when working around the eyes although these have never yet been migraine-inducing. If you have metal fillings you may taste the metal in your mouth when working on the outside of your cheeks! Typically each treatment session lasts 30 to 45 minutes and then from the eighth session when we can begin the neck work, it will take 40 to 55 minutes. The gel is then removed and you are cleansed and moisturised. For the first treatment allow up to one and half hour for the consultation and photographs before and after. Photographs are taken again at the end of the course of treatments for comparison. Photos will never be used without your consent.
Am I suitable for microcurrent treatment?
Yes, Microcurrent is suitable for most individuals with the usual exceptions such as pregnancy; skin thinning medications such as Roaccutane; cancer; epilepsy; thrombosis; or a pacemaker or any rhythmic heart device fitted. At least two weeks should be left after Botox and filler treatments though ideally you might have a course of microcurrent before getting the most out of fillers and Botox. We would also want to avoid over-treating the skin so wait a week after skin peels before having microcurrent, although skin peels and microdermabrasion could be carried out straight after microcurrent. Simple filings and dental implants are usually not a problem but metal work inserted following facial fractures and metal braces can be a problem and we can discuss this.
What should I expect after treatment?
Your skin may be pinkish for a short time after treatment but this will subside quickly. Normal activities can proceed immediately and no special after care is required except to drink extra water to aid the lymph clearage which will have been stimulated by the treatment. Your face may feel tighter or firmer and these effects will be less noticeable after a few treatments as this will become the norm. Your skin texture will improve and if you wear make-up you may find it applies better or that you may want to wear less.
How many treatments are necessary?
Generally a course of 10 to 12 treatments are recommended with two a week, at least 24 hours apart, for about 5 to 6 weeks.
What does it feel like ?
The treatment feels curious at first and then you will soon settle in to relaxing and enjoying it and then feeling energised and rejuvenated. At first you may feel sceptical that anything is actually happening but by the time the first treatment is completed you will feel for yourself. Sometimes it can be a bit tingly in places and we can discuss this. Some older clients may have very thin or tight skin round the temples and we will adapt the treatment as necessary to be comfortable.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are extremely rare and can include erythema (redness) but will disappear within a few hours.
Consultation Procedure prior to treatment
You must undergo a consultation with Caroline to obtain details about your medical history and confirm your suitability for treatment. Before proceeding with treatment you will also be asked to complete a consent form. Caroline performs all the treatments herself from Cheshire Lasers Cinic.
How much does a treatment cost?
Caroline charges £50 a treatment but discounts are available if you buy a course.
Buy 3 at a time and get 10% off, Buy 6 or more at a time for 15% off.
These treatments are provided by Caroline, she takes cash or cheques only.
Monday 3pm to 7pm
Tuesday am by special arrangement
Wednesday 9am to 2
Friday 9am to 2