Frequently Asked Questions:
Front Range Microcurrent Facelift specializes in microcurrent and topical enhancements that rejuvenate the face and body. The basic treatment is a procedure that involves the delivery of Microcurrent into the face and body through specially designed conducting wands that are applied at specific acupuncture points. The experience is described as wonderfully relaxing and euphoric, causes no pain or swelling, and the age-defying results are remarkable.
Celebrity insiders continue to report some of the hottest stars actually buying professional microcurrent units with specialists that provide at home treatments. A recent article on Cher reported her long time use of microcurrent.What is microcurrent?
When did microcurrent begin being used for cosmetic purposes?
Texas Beauty Institute first began to explore microcurrent in 2004 after a series of scientific reports concerning the ability of the process to rejuvenate skin through the discovery of very small electrical currents that energize at a cellular level. The primary manufacturer has spent 30 years in the cosmetic industry.
Research has included employing a team of scientists, physicians, and a NASA engineer, spending 10 years alone developing the FSM waveforms that are used and are one of the secrets to our unique results.
What results can I expect to see on the face?
Diminishes or eliminates fine lines, creases, and wrinkles.
Reduced dark circles or puffiness under the eyes.
Hydrates and revitalizes the skin, making is smoother and softer.
Visibly firms and contours, lifting the overall droop.
Rejuvinates the "pink glow" of youthful hues and evens skin tone.
Tightens sagging jowls, doubling chins, and fatty cheeks.
Improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.
Reduces symptoms of Sinusitis, Rhinitis, and Rosacea.
Clears up or reduces acne.
Reduces scarring or dimpling.
What results can I expect to see on the body?
Treatments can bring tone and lift to saggy body areas, reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks, and achieve an overall toning of muscle tone. The most popular procedure is the cellulite/buttock lift. Other areas include the stomach, thighs, and arms.
How does microcurrent work?
As we age, our body loses much of its natural electrical energy, much like a battery losing its electrical charge. On a cellular level, this leads to a breakdown of collagen and elastin in our skin, which leads to sagging and unevenness of texture; lines,wrinkles, and folds become the inevitable result. Beneath the skin, the facial muscles become increasing contracted from years of facial expression and constant gravity, causing the overall lift of our face to decline.
Microcurrent emits subtle electrical frequencies that mimic the body's own electrical signals, thereby increasing the amount of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) the chemical fuel of human cells, by as much as 500%. Such increased levels of ATP speed cellular metabolism; which causes detoxification that increases the rate of waste and impurity elimination. Protein synthesis and cellular membrane transport are increased, as well as the reconstitution of collagen and elastin. The results of these of these processes can be seen in improved skin tone and coloration, the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, and the firming of sagging areas of the face and body.
The body is literally being recharged back to it's more youthful electrical state, as though a draining battery was plugged into a charger. With each treatment, ATP levels are stockpiled or stored, which is why Microcurrent Facial Sculpting results are cumulative and become better as a series of treatments progresses.
What age range is best suited for these treatments?
Our youngest patients are often young mothers seeking to gain a shapely appearance to the stomach and abdomen, increasing muscle tone, and minimizing stretch marks. The Clayton Shagal skin care line is also a major asset to help maintain the youthful glow of skin, prevent damage and dehydration, and postponing aging issues.
More mature patients have a variety of aging issues that can be repaired and restored to a much more youthful look by the natural healing powers of by microcurrent and our extensive knowledge and line of unique topical products. Patients can be in their 70's and 80's and still see great results with the procedures and products.
Are their any harmful side effects, pain, or downtime?
In more than 60 years of proper use of cosmetic microcurrent there have only been positive side effects with no known harmful effects whatsoever. There is no pain, redness, swelling, sensitivity to the sun, or need to immediately apply make-up for women.
How many procedures do I need and how long will it last?
We typically recommend 10 facial treatments, one time per week. Thereafter, depending if the patient uses collagen and elastin products at home, the results will hold with visits every 4 to 12 weeks.
The body treatments normally begin with 5 and then we re-evaluate and make an assessment of the progress. The maintenance schedule for the body is similar to the face.
Our "Elastin Infusion treatment" can make a huge difference. The half-life of the elastin protein is 60 years in a lab setting. Therefore it takes 30 years for half of the protein to deteriorate. While we know that the body is not a "lab", we can also appreciate the benefits of replacing elastin to the body can have many positive effects for an extended time.