Microcurrent Treatment Reference

A comprehensive guide to getting the best results from your Microcurrent treatment.

MICROCURRENT HAS BEEN PROVEN TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • 500% increase in cellular energy (ATP) to muscle cells leading to increased muscular tone
  • 12% increase in natural collagen production to increase hydration and fullness (within 20 days)
  • 48% increase in natural elastin production (within 20 days)
  • 39% increase in blood circulation (within 20 days)


MICROCURRENT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Microcurrent is one of the fastest growing services in the esthetic anti-aging industry today.
 

What is Microcurrent?
Microcurrent is known to be the most effective non-surgical method to take years off of your face. When used with Artisan Organics skin care products, the treatment is quite effective and you can achieve dramatic results. Since Microcurrent is sub-sensory and extremely relaxing, most clients fall asleep during treatments.

Why does Artisan Skin Care love Microcurrent?
Microcurrent is natural to your body; it mimics your body's own electrical current, which is responsible for your involuntary muscles (breathing, heartbeat, etc.). Your body welcomes Microcurrent treatment because the body is familiar with the Microcurrent process. 

Microcurrent is a low level of electricity that triggers chemical reactions at a cellular level in order to enhance the production of natural collagen and elastin, provide circulatory benefits, and re-educate the muscles of the face. The result is immediate firming, smoothing, and re-hydration of the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Microcurrent lifts, sculpts and tightens, provides immediate results, and has no downtime. Microcurrent can relax and smooth wrinkles and lift sagging facial muscles. It is also a secret weapon for alleviating acne. It's like yoga for your face.

By adding a Microcurrent series to your facial regimen you will achieve tighter, clearer, happier, healthier, hydrated, and more youthful skin.


What does Microcurrent feel like?
You know, everyone is different. Some people feel absolutely nothing while others may feel a slight tingling sensation. I personally feel lots of warmth (circulation) in my face, but believe that where there is warmth, there is healing. I also feel a sensation like a "runner's high" during a treatment, and sometimes feel a bit sleepy afterward and would love a quick nap. I find it very relaxing! I always start the Microcurrent machine on low and increase the energy as the client gets more comfortable with the process and as the sessions continue.

Check out Angie demonstrating best practices with an at home Microcurrent device.

What are the benefits of Microcurrent treatment?
-Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
-Improved muscle tone in face and neck
-Improved circulation
-Clearer skin or reduced acne
-Lift of jowls and eyebrows
-Lymphatic drainage / detoxification
-Stimulates endocrine system
-Sun damage treatment
-Improved skin pigmentation
-Improved product penetration
-Smoother, firmer skin
-Hydrated and revitalized skin
-Improved elasticity

    How long is the super-life facial?
    About one hour. You need to think of this facial as an exercise program for your face. Like any exercise program nothing happens overnight; you must commit to the program and be patient. To achieve the best results, follow post-treatment maintenance instructions. Microcurrent is the best choice for healthy skin on your face and body.

    What about my regular Artisan facials? When should I do those?
    For many, the Microcurrent facial has replaced their traditional Artisan facial, however, classics never die...so I do highly recommend a traditional Artisan facial about 2-4 times a year for a thorough deep, healthy clean.

    What are the side effects of Microcurrent?
    Most companies state that there are no side effects and they are correct that there are no true negative side effects. But, from my experience, you may feel a little different after your treatment. Microcurrent changes muscle tissue, softens scar tissue, and increases circulation by removing stored waste products and increasing cellular metabolism. This happens so quickly that there is often a detoxification reaction after the treatment. Some people have a similar reaction after a deep tissue massage, but the reaction after Microcurrent is stronger because so much is accomplished in such a short period of time. The side effects are very rare but can include nausea, fatigue, and drowsiness. The side effects usually start during or about 90 minutes after treatment, and may last from 4 to 24 hours post-treatment. There have been no lasting adverse reactions reported. Microcurrent has a long history of being very safe. 

    What should I do if I experience these side effects?
    You should drink at least two quarts of water in the two hours following your treatment, as you would after any massage or detox treatment. If you feel the side effects return, drink more water and it should pass within about 20 minutes.

    Are there individuals who should not receive Microcurrent treatment?
    Individuals with the following should avoid this type of treatment:

    • Pregnancy
    • Thrombosis
    • Phlebitis
    • Epilepsy
    • Cancer
    • Pacemaker or any electrical device implant
    • Metal plates or implants in skull (dental implants shouldn't be a problem, but is based by the individuals sensitivity level)


    POST MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS FOR LASTING RESULTS

    • Drink water before and after. Well-hydrated clients will have the best results.
    • Don't smoke. Nicotine destroys collagen and elastin and contributes greatly to aging.
    • Use a sunscreen with SPF and UV ray protection and avoid tanning beds that break down collagen and elastin.
    • Maintenance: keep treatments on your calendar at about every 4-8 weeks (depending on age/condition of skin/muscle).