Microcurrents for the face - what is the uniqueness of the procedure?

The appearance of expression lines is always an unpleasant surprise for a woman. The situation is exacerbated when the skin of the face becomes slack and loses its healthy tone due to the loss of elasticity. In such cases, women panic looking for ways to regain their former attractiveness.

Hardware cosmetology

However, this phenomenon should not be a cause for panic, as cosmetics today offer many options for eliminating wrinkles. Facial rejuvenation with microcurrents (microlifting), especially with low frequency ones, has become very popular all over the world. Its popularity continues to grow due to its high efficiency, painlessness and tamper resistance.

Microcurrent facial therapy is a comfortable and sensitive hardware technique for facial rejuvenation that is very popular with both women and men.

What is the essence of microcurrent therapy?

The organism is designed in such a way that its vital activity is supported by constantly occurring electrochemical reactions. The human body, made up of cells, is covered with a polarized cell membrane (cytoplasm). In a healthy state, its outside carries a negative charge and the inside is positive. Living cells come into contact with the environment through electrical signals.

The skin is damaged with increasing age. Malfunctions in the body lead to a slowdown in metabolic processes and gradual cell death. The action of microcurrents restores the skin polarization and triggers the following processes:

  • An electrical charge begins to fix itself in the thinnest cell membranes.
  • In the skin layer, the ATP synthesis increases by 50% and the movement of amino acids by 40%.
  • The increased blood flow to the cells improves the supply of nutrients and oxygen.
  • The synthesis of collagen and elastin proteins is started, whereby active skin regeneration is observed.
  • The tone of the facial muscle membrane improves and at the same time its permeability decreases. Against this background, the lymphatic drainage normalizes, the cells reject toxins. It was found that the significant effect of the procedure is precisely manifested on the aging skin.

Important!Since the AC values ​​are small, the procedure may not be addicting. As a result, every repeated session is accepted by the human body as a beneficial effect in every respect. A sufficient effect is achieved by using theprocedure!

Microcurrent therapy: Existing types of manipulation

Cosmetic clinics and salons offer different types of procedures based on microcurrent therapy. All options are offered to patients. Let's consider the most popular:

  1. Lymph drainage. In this case, under the influence of microcurrents, muscle tissue begins to be released from excess fluid. From the age of 24, the blood circulation in the skin deteriorates, which becomes the main factor in the stagnation of moisture in the space. This factor leads to the accumulation of toxins in the tissue and subsequent cell death. Lymphatic drainage works well for this problem by removing puffiness around the eyes and removing dark circles.
  2. Reprogramming facial wrinkles. The main purpose of this procedure is to increase muscle tone and normalize cell nutrition. Many patients resort to microcurrent therapy as an alternative to botox, as the muscles are completely relaxed under the influence of microcurrents.
  3. Lift your face and neck. This procedure will tone the face towel, reduce sagging and smooth fine wrinkles. It should be emphasized that a face lift can only be carried out with special equipment designed for this purpose. Ordinary devices, on the contrary, due to their high activity, can aggravate the problem with facial wrinkles and even lead to the development of neuritis.

    Warning!When performing microcurrent therapy, electrodes should not be placed in the area of ​​the heart, eyeballs and blood vessels on the neck.

  4. Ion mesotherapy. It is one of the most effective procedures performed in conjunction with microlifting. After several sessions, the pores will be cleaned, scars will disappear and swellings will disappear.

The combination of microcurrents with mesotherapy gives the best results. In this case, there is no damage to the epidermis.

The experience of beauticians performing facial rejuvenation with microcurrents confirms that good results are achieved thanks to:

  • active stimulation of hydration and metabolism of the epidermis;
  • normalization of the work of sweat and sebum glands;
  • narrowing of the pores of the epidermis;
  • strengthens the immune system of the epidermis and eliminates inflammation.

Microcurrent therapy is increasingly in demand today due to its painlessness, safety and the lack of a rehabilitation phase. After the session, the patient can go home and go about their business immediately.

With the technique described, you can remove puffiness, increase the elasticity of the facial muscles and give your face a pleasantly healthy tone.

Important!Micro currents - course procedure. The preservation of the effect of this method of rejuvenation can be observed for 3 months or more.


Microcurrent therapy: properties

In view of this concept, it should be noted that it covers many different methods that use low frequency electrical pulses with a current of a certain strength (within 600-1000 μA).

Today the cosmetic market offers various models of devices for rejuvenation of microcurrent therapy. They differ in the device of the electrodes and properties.

The devices are classified according to:

  • Electrodes. This classification implies the division of devices into devices with conical and spherical metal electrodes.
  • According to current indicators. Devices are divided into devices that generate monopolar and bipolar currents. The use of bipolar currents does not include the use of drugs. In this case, a lymphatic drainage and a myostimulating effect are achieved. It is particularly evident in the muscles.

In cases where the skin is treated with a monopolar current, drugs are used in small doses.

Indications for microlifting

When choosing a technique for facial rejuvenation, it is necessary to find out in which cases it will be prescribed. Microcurrent therapy has its own specific indications. It is prescribed in the following cases:

  • The skin has lost its elasticity and has become slack.
  • Rosacea and numerous acne are observed;
  • has atopic dermatitis or dermatosis;
  • Facial tone turned earthy, pigmentation appeared;
  • has severe swelling;
  • Imitation wrinkles have formed;
  • skin aging is observed;
  • there is a very dry epidermis;
  • increased muscle tone;
  • There is a common lesion of the skin vessels.

It should also be noted that the hardware techniques are microcurrent therapy that doctors use before plastic correction and after performing it during the rehabilitation period.

Beauticians often use microcurrents when the skin needs to be restored after laser treatment, microdermabrasion and various peelings.

How is the procedure normally carried out?

The procedure in which the facial skin is exposed to microcurrents takes place in seven steps:

  1. Preparation phase. At this stage the client's facial skin is prepared for the impulses. The preparation involves superficial peeling of the epidermis. For this reason, the effect of the procedure is well pronounced when exposed to microcurrents on the face.
  2. Cleaning of make-up residues from the skin of the face. This means cleaning the pores of dirt with the help of special cosmetic products.
  3. Application of a special contact gel to the entire face. This agent has a special conductive composition. It contains numerous useful active ingredients (if the patient has acne, a special conductive anti-acne gel is used, if there are wrinkles, the specialist will use a special anti-wrinkle gel).

    Oily compositions in this case are not used by a specialist, as they are weak conductors of electric current. Since the gel dries out during the session, unpleasant sensations are possible. To avoid this, the specialist moisturizes the electrodes regularly during the procedure.

  4. Exposure of the skin with electrodes. Metal electrodes, cotton swabs moistened with a liquid composition or even conductive gloves

    can be used as electrodesbe used.

    The "labile" techniqueis ​​often used, in which the electrodes are moved over the skin during the procedure.

    Sometimes a"stable" techniquecan be used with the electrodes attached to the epidermis.

    In microcurrent therapy with the "unstable" technique, electrodes are guided along the lines of the lymphatic drainage. Always start moving the electrodes away from your neck to facilitate free lymph flow from the face.

  5. Microcurrent raising. In this case the electrodes are moved along the surface, then brought closer to each other and then moved away.
  6. Effects on the facial muscles. Thereafter, the lymph flow line is stimulated again with electrodes.
  7. Rub contact gel out of the area where it is exposed to microcurrents. Typically, the epidermal skin exposure procedure with microcurrents takes 40 minutes. In difficult cases it can take 1 hour.

How many treatments may you need?

It is difficult to precisely answer the question of how many procedures are required to achieve the desired effect. Why? Since everything depends on the age of the fair sex:

  • The young skin of a girl younger than 30 can be rejuvenated in 1-2 preventive sessions.
  • For women over 30 years of age but under 40 years of age, 8-10 sessions with an interval of 5-6 weeks are sufficient.
  • Women aged 50 and over may need 10-15 procedures. In this case, the break between sessions should be 1-2 days.
Cosmetology for men

The method of microcurrent therapy is very popular with men because during the course of the action it delivers excellent results, is painless and does not require a recovery phase!

Side effects that may occur

The non-invasive procedure described above for exposure to the epidermis of the face to microcurrents is usually easy to tolerate, but side effects can also occur. Your list is small. This:

  • Allergy to drugs for electrophoresis;
  • slight tingling and tingling during manipulation;
  • metallic taste in the mouth;
  • the appearance of bright flashes in the eyes when microcurrents are applied to the eyelids (such flashes are harmless, as they do not damage the organs of vision).


Micro-lifting, like many other methods of rejuvenating the salon, can imply a number of contraindications. Everyone who wants to undergo this antiaging treatment should know about it.

The list of the most common contraindications looks like this:

  • Incompatibility with the components used during the manipulation;
  • the fact of the presence of malignant tumors;
  • the presence of an implanted pacemaker;
  • the presence of pins, implants, prostheses in the body;
  • heart disease, including arrhythmias;
  • pregnancy and lactation;
  • underage age;
  • the fact that gold or platinum threads are implanted under the skin;
  • epileptic seizures;
  • mental disorders.

In addition to the general, there are also local contraindications. This:

  • thrombophlebitis;
  • benign neoplasms;
  • violation of the integrity of metal prostheses in the affected area;
  • wounds in the area to be rejuvenated.

Micro currents at home - how much is possible?

Microlifting is usually only performed by a beautician. However, relatively recently, women have had the option of microlifting at home. It should be said in advance that the effect of such manipulation at home will be much less. As women increasingly choose this method, given the democratic price, it makes sense to discuss it.

If you have a special device on hand, the stages of microlifting at home are similar to the stages of salon manipulation (first, thorough makeup removal is carried out, then a contact gel is applied to the area and the process begins).

Important!So that the effect of such an effect can only be slightly observed, the procedures should be performed twice as often as in a clinic or a salon.

Due to the fact that the effect of microcurrents in the household is very weak, side effects very rarely occur in this case.

Interesting facts about microlifting

The strength of the current during microlifting in the salon is always checked by the doctor. First the specialist determines the minimum level, then the current increases.

Sometimes any muscle (most often a muscle of an arm or leg) can voluntarily contract when exposed to a current. You shouldn't be afraid of such a reaction as it is the body's reaction to the effect of the current strength.

Microlifting can be combined and approved after a number of other cosmetic interventions. In this case, however, the important point is the interval between the manipulations:

  • After non-invasive biorevitalization of the dermis, the microlifting can be carried out in 3-7 days.
  • After a facial massage with microcurrents, you can damage the skin for 5-10 days.
  • After the mesotherapy, microlifting can be carried out for 2 days.

A light chemical peel is recommended before exposure to microcurrents. This allows you to get a stronger effect.

Which should be preferred: microcurrent therapy or RF lifting?

RF lifting is understood as a radio wave method with which you can form a skeleton of the face from collagen and elastin. Microcurrents work differently. They stimulate the production of collagen and elastin by injecting special substances into the subcutaneous layer without injection.

RF lifting enables a quick effect, as old collagen fibers are strengthened after the procedure. The lifting effect of HF lifting increases with each procedure. A total of 10 procedures per course may be required. However, the peculiarity of RF lifting is that such manipulations can be recommended for women after 35-40 years of age, while microcurrents can also be recommended for very young girls (if indicated).