Your Face Might Need a Good Workout!
Give it a ‘Lift’ With a Microcurrent Facial
By Cora Ciaramello
L.E., C.P.E., LMT Aesthetician
“It takes more muscles to frown than to smile; so smile!”
While we may not know the answer to the debate regarding smile versus frown, there actually is scientific agreement on how many facial muscles it takes to speak. The number is a whopping 100, including tongue and throat muscles as well as facial muscles.
With all the chattering going on, it would seem we’ve all been getting good facial muscle workouts starting with gibberish we expressed as babies.
Talking does not use all the muscles that move the skin on our face to keep it toned, taut and … well … youthful looking.
Although we can keep our bodies ‘sculpted’ and toned by using our muscles – all 600 of them – exercising, weight lifting, practicing yoga, or even by simply taking a walk, the same does not hold true for our face.
Our 43 facial muscles move our skin – not our joints as do all our other muscles – and need other stimulation to remain toned and appear sculpted.
A Workout Without the Work
Thanks to microcurrent technology, our face – as well as neck and décolleté – can now receive the special stimulation that helps keep skin toned and, yes, sculpted.
Using special wands, the painless microcurrent – which mimics the body’s own natural electrical current – penetrates deep into the face through the connective tissues of the skin.
This triggers chemical reactions at a cellular level that enhance the production of natural collagen and elastin, which in turn smooth out lines and soften wrinkles.
No lines or wrinkles? No problem! Neither is a prerequisite for the benefits of microcurrent treatments. Regular treatments even for younger skin are a smart protocol for supporting, maintaining, and preserving the skin’s tone and sculpted appearance of young skin.
For aging skin, microcurrent treatments prompt ‘muscle memory,’ helping to return facial skin to a more youthful appearance.
The microcurrent re-educates the muscles of the face, tightening them and giving the face a fresh and natural appearance. Following are a few benefits of a facial that includes microcurrent sculpting:
Revitalizing skin tone and smoothing skin texture irregularities
Tightening and firming facial contour
Diminishing fine lines and wrinkles on forehead, as well as neck and décolleté
Improving the size of pores, diminishing their appearance
Increasing skin elasticity
Lifting and toning jowl muscles
Lifting, tightening and toning loose skin
Workout with Immediate Results
Microcurrent results are apparent immediately with no side effects. Even better, the results continue to be apparent for quite a while after the treatment.
There are even more benefits from a series of microcurrent treatments, as the results are longer lasting. The impact is a “refreshed,” well-toned, sculpted facial appearance.
Additionally, microcurrent can stand alone as a treatment or be easily added as an adjunct to other skin care services including facials, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, microneedling, and oxygen treatments.
If you have never tried a microcurrent treatment, now would be a perfect time as we approach the year-end holiday season. While it is a joyful time, it is also highly stressful – the stress becoming clearly visible on our face.
What better way to ‘tone up’ and restore some vibrancy to your face than with a microcurrent facial? You might call it a workout for your face! Even better, you can also call it a ‘natural facelift.’
Get you face ‘in shape’ for the holidays with a microcurrent facial! To make an appointment, call 973-588-3668; or book online @ChangesSkin.com.
And for new clients – schedule a regular priced service with our specialist Kim and receive 25 percent off for your first visit!
Changes Spa & Aesthetics
Mountain Lakes, New Jersey