Due to the insane rate at which we are living our life in the fast lane, it's little wonder that it's taking a toll on our health and our skin. Excessive exposure to the sun coupled with an unhealthy and greasy diet shows up in the form of wrinkled and sagging skin. So, in a quest to defy age, everyone is on the lookout for something more than topical face creams and serums that just don't seem to work for them.
On the other hand, going under the knife is something that people are understandably apprehensive of, despite the drastic results that are supposedly achieved with plastic surgery. So, what option exists for people that are looking for something in between these two extremes? The answer lies in microcurrent therapy.
What is Microcurrent Facelift?
A microcurrent facelift is a procedure wherein electrical impulses are passed through the skin via the tip of a low voltage machine. These small electrical currents at a low frequency ensure in a way the rejuvenation of skin and give it a mini-workout of sorts, which helps in making it appear more youthful and supple. This procedure was developed in 1980s and was initially used in treating skin conditions after the paralysis, injuries, scars, etc. But as it started showing improvement in the skin tone and texture, people started using it as a beauty treatment. Nowadays you can also get microcurrent facial done at home with kits, but it is always better to get it done by a trained professional to avoid complications.
Let's begin with the various positive reviews that this beauty treatment has enjoyed. To begin with, this is said to be the most effective non-invasive skin treatment. This is because, due to the electrical currents passed, the facial muscles get stimulated and not only is there repair following this, but there is also a slight amount of skin tightening seen. The repair takes place due to the increase in blood circulation in the face. According to some selected positive microcurrent facelift reviews, some women claim that this treatment not only helped in skin and pore tightening, but just a few sessions of microcurrent facial sculpting helped to make slight blemishes and pigmentation marks appear lighter.
Just as every coin has two sides, there are quite a few negative opinions related to microcurrent therapy. Some women claimed that there were barely any noticeable changes visible in the face. They said that the skin didn't exactly look any tighter or more supple. Also, this isn't the treatment of choice for acne scar removal because for effective acne scar removal, you need to go in for far more invasive procedures. Many dermatologists in fact, consider this treatment to be obsolete and say that it is only marginally better than a facial and is not even any better than microdermabrasion which is also in fact in the line of fire when it comes to dermatologists opinion regarding skin treatments. Also, some people were critical of the fact that they needed repeated sessions of this treatment for any kind of acceptable results.
Many surgeons do not consider this treatment good for facelifts. According to them, there is a very modest effect on the skin after this treatment and to get a considerable change one needs to go for more sittings, which not only takes time but may not yield satisfactory results. This treatment is very helpful in healing wounds but it cannot replace a proper facelift surgery. A microcurrent facial treatment costs somewhere between $100 to $150 per sitting. It is better to invest your money in something which has proven considerable effects rather than going for a treatment which is still controversial where results are concerned.
When a comparison is made between microcurrent facelifts and cosmetic surgery, needless to say, the results are far from satisfactory. Also, many dermatologists, and for that matter beauticians, are critical of the fact that this treatment is being marketed as a treatment that completely eliminates fine lines, face fat, double chins, etc,. Such outrageous claims by places offering microcurrent facial rejuvenation sessions make a person opt for this treatment expecting unrealistic results.
However, the fact is, to really come out of the clinic after a single session with a glow on your face, you need to have healthy skin to begin with. Hence, in the end, it can be said that this treatment isn't exactly the answer to all your facial problems, but if you do wish to go in for a treatment that will be better than your regular facial but far from the outcome of a plastic surgery, then this treatment may just work for you.