Microcurrent Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What is Microcurrent?
Answer: Microcurrent is a low level of electrical current that mirrors the body's own natural current. It's proven and accepted properties and potential range of applications from wound healing, muscle rehabilitation, macular degeneration, to lymphodema continue to assist medical practitioners with amazing results. The intended use for The Bio-Ultimate Platinum device is to aid in the battle of anti-aging by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving the texture and appearance of the skin, re-educating and toning facial muscles, and reducing the overall visual appearance of aging. It is a popular non-invasive service that gives you the freedom to attain anti-aging goals without the recovery, downtime, and expense of surgeries.
Question: How does it work?
Answer: This low level of electrical current (500 microamperes) works in harmony with the body's natural healing processes. At a cellular level, microcurrent stimulates activity in the cell to create massive amounts (a 500% increase) of adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP), known as the "energy of life". ATP drives a number of biological processes including muscle contraction/re-education and protein (collagen and elastin) synthesis. Facial toning is achieved through muscle re-education, working a muscle from its origin and insertion inward to shorten slackened muscles (such as in the cheeks or forehead), and working from the belly outward to lengthen contracted muscles (such as the muscles that pull the corners of the mouth downward). Microcurrent also offers specific iontophoresis which allows superior penetration of serums into the skin.
Question: Is this a new technology?
Answer: No. It has been widely used in the US and has been approved by the FDA.
Question: How often can I receive this treatment?
Answer: It depends on the condition of the skin and muscles and is largely determined by your age. To obtain the maximum results, a series of ten to fifteen treatments should be performed at least twice weekly, with regularly scheduled monthly maintenance treatments. Your skin care practitioner will determine how many sessions will be required.
Question: What type of skin can benefit from Microcurrent?
Answer: The Bio-Ultimate Age Defying Facial is a complete esthetic system that aids in reducing the signs of aging of all skin types with specialized products and microcurrent technology. Together, the system of products and technology firms and smooths the skin, offering an outstanding age-defying facial. Skin is re-hydrated, circulation is improved, and a revitalized appearance is achieved after the first application.
Question: Who can perform these treatments?
Answer: This varies from state to state, however it typically requires a license issued by the state such as a licensed Aesthetician or Medical Professional. Mary-Brooke is a certified Bio-Ultimate Platinum technologist and continues to receive advanced training in microcurrent technology.
Question: Is this treatment painful?
Answer: No. In most cases it is sub-sensory, and many people find it quite relaxing.
Question: How long does each treatment take?
Answer: Most treatments take approximately 45 to 60 minutes.
Question: How soon will I see some improvement?
Answer: Although a remarkable difference is seen after the first treatment, the benefits of microcurrent are cumulative, and as such, microcurrent treatments are typically performed in a series to gain maximum anti-aging results.
Question: Is the treatment safe?
Answer: Yes. The entire treatment is performed in a clean environment with disinfected tools. The Bio-Ultimate Platinum device is a FDA approved and FDA Registered Class 1 device.
Question: Is microcurrent for everyone?
Answer: While most people can benefit by the application of microcurrent, there are some absolute contraindications; it cannot be performed on persons with epilepsy, pacemaker, pregnant women, or anyone with active cancer.
Question: How long will the results last?
Answer: After you have completed the Age-Defying Series maintenance treatments at 3 to 6 week intervals are recommended to retain your results.