What Is a Microcurrent Facial?


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A microcurrent facial is a spa treatment of gentle electric stimulation of the face muscles and skin. During a microcurrent facial, a trained esthetician massages the face using a device that produces a very low-level electric current.

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A microcurrent facial works by using low-level electric stimulation to make your facial muscles more taut. The current passing through two wands incites chemical reactions at a cellular level to enhance the production of collagen and elastin. Clinical studies have shown that after 20 days of treatment, collagen production increased by 14 percent, elastin increased by 48 percent, and blood circulation increased by 38 percent.

A microcurrent facial is generally a painless procedure, although some people experience tingling and a metallic taste in their mouth. The firming and lifting effect lasts for about 48 hours.

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