Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation
Non-Surgical Non-Invasive "Face Lift"
Muscular Re-education of the Face (MRF) is practiced extensively in Europe and the USA. Microcurrent treatment has been used as a healing modality to reduce pain and enhance wound healing by many practitioners. Research has shown that micro-current enhances tissue healing by 150-300%.
So what is Muscular Re-education of the Face and how does it work? It is a method of treatment using microcurrent, a tiny electrical current administered through two Q-tipped probes which feels like a gentle tingle. MRF was originally developed to treat conditions such as Bell’s Palsy, a condition where the muscles on one side of the face become paralyzed; and TMJ Dysfunction, where the jaw joint malfunctions creating many symptoms including headaches, jaw pain, ringing in the ears etc. MRF is used to relax the chronic muscle spasms and shortened muscles that perpetuate many of the symptoms related to TMJ problems.
The non-medical application of Muscular Re-education of the Face is Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation. This protocol generates extraordinary interest and enthusiasm from both women and men alike! Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation is painless and takes approximately one hour per treatment.
Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation works on the muscles underlying the skin. The muscular structure of the face is very complex with many muscles attaching to the facial skin. These muscles control facial expressions. As these muscles weaken and sag with age, the skin on the face also droops. Microcurrent stimulation works on the spindle cells and Golgi tendon organs, reflexes found within each muscle, which control the length and tone of the muscle. As the muscles regain tone and tighten up, the skin they are attached to also tightens up. Microcurrent also increases circulation to the facial skin, improving the texture and elasticity of the skin. This improved skin quality, results in younger looking skin. A “Non Surgical Face Lift” is the end result.
How long does this take? With a series of 12 treatments, one to three times a week, the muscles of the face can be re-educated, regaining tone that has been lost with general aging and gravity. Facial changes such as crow’s feet, frown or smile lines, general wrinkles, bags under the eyes, droopy lids etc. are gradually reduced. Significant changes can be seen within the first few treatments! Although this technique cannot change the structure of the face, as a surgical face-lift can, it can take 15 to 20 years of aging off your face, with no risk to the patient. It can make the best of what you have! Once the series of treatments is complete, periodic maintenance treatments are recommended. If you are generally healthy, a non- smoker, without excessive exposure to the sun, you may only need a maintenance treatment every 2 to 3 months.
Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation protocol follows a holistic philosophy. A combination of the Microcurrent Muscular Rehabilitation of the Face with non needle microcurrent acupuncture, meridian balancing, therapeutic grade essential oils, diet, supplement, and lifestyle advice are incorporated into this treatment.
How can Microcurrent help Acne or Rosacea? The electrical current reduces inflammation and promotes tissue regeneration. Healing is enhanced 150% to 300%. Significant improvement is seen in the first few treatments.
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