With excitement growing around the possibilities of Microcurrent facial treatments each day, there are also more and more myths floating around about this modality. Does microcurrent magically help reduce fine lines and wrinkles? Absolutely! That is not a myth. Does microcurrent make the muscles in your face larger? Not quite! That is a myth. Let's check out the top myths associated with this facial therapy treatment and get to the bottom of what you can expect from this technology.
Myth #1: Microcurrent Feels Like an Electric Shock or Heat
The most common misconception of microcurrent users is that this modality will create visual contractions of the muscles in the face or sensations of heat or twitching. While some microcurrent technologies on the market do create extreme sensations, MyoLift™ technology is unique and does not generate heat, make you twitch, or make you feel like you are getting an electric shock.
Not only are these sensations a sign of lactic acid buildup, but they are also a sign that Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) may be decreasing instead of increasing. The boost of ATP is the key factor in stimulating collagen production, elastin production, and other skin cell functionality that make a microcurrent facial so desirable.
Myth #2: One and Done
Another myth that has tailed microcurrent facials is that you only need one treatment. Microcurrent facial treatments are always recommended as a series of one treatment each week, repeated consistently for six to twelve weeks. While one microcurrent facial will lift and tone your face fast for instant results, these results typically only last up to 72 hours before your muscles release their hold.
It’s also important to be realistic about what results you can expect (and how quickly) based on your lifestyle habits, environmental factors, skin type, age, and other variables.
Myth #3: Microcurrent is Only for Anti-Aging
Don’t get us wrong, one of the reasons microcurrent facials became wildly popular is because of their impact in anti-aging efforts! But the benefits don’t stop there. For example, microcurrent therapy works to oxygenate the skin, creating an undesirable environment for bacteria, therefore reducing or eliminating acne breakouts.
What about balancing and improvement of skin pigmentation? Yep! If you are consistent with your microcurrent facial series of treatments, you give your skin cells the opportunity to actively build ATP. As we touched on before, ATP stimulation is the big boss that re-energizes cell functionality, allowing it to brighten and even skin tone through processes like collagen production.
Myth #4: Microcurrents can Treat Hollowness of Cheeks
Another false claim is that microcurrent can treat hollow cheeks. Unfortunately, microcurrent cannot treat the hollowness of the cheeks. Microcurrent facials, while advantageous for plumping the muscles of the face, leading to tightening, and toning of the skin, do not help in the treatment of hollow cheeks. Hollowness in the cheeks and face as a result of fat reduction typically occurs as we age. Microcurrents cannot add layers of fat back to the face.
Microcurrents can, however, aid by lifting sagging skin. When microcurrent is performed the facial muscles are stimulated and shift back up to a more youthful position. As the muscles are lifted and re-educated, the skin by default is lifted as well.
Myth #5: Microcurrent Facials make your Facial Muscles Larger
While a microcurrent facial will strengthen your facial muscles, it will not bulk them up. We often compare the process of microcurrent strengthening the facial muscles to exercising in the gym. There are a plethora of myths in the fitness and exercise world on its own, so it makes sense that those misconceptions would translate to our conversations with microcurrent. The muscles in the face are very delicate and are not like the muscles of the body which are larger.
Rest assured, your cheekbones will not have giant biceps if you add microcurrent therapy to your skincare routine. When regularly receiving microcurrent facials the muscles in your face will be toned, youthful, and healthy!
What other myths have you heard associated with microcurrent therapy? Let us know in the comments so that we can help clear up any misinformation and help you feel more confident going into this facial treatment.