Besides giving my clients the tools to elevate their confidence to the next level, one of my favorite aspects of the skincare industry is how technology is continuously being applied in new ways and used successfully. In the recent years, we are seeing more and more technology discovered by scientists in other industries being successfully developed toward skincare, such as LED (developed by NASA), radio frequency, ultrasonic sound waves, and ultrasound.
The treatment is non-invasive and there is absolutely no down time.
Being in Illinois, the board of professional regulations is strict on Estheticians so there are many technologies and techniques are simply not available to me and other skincare therapists. I get many inquiries related to dermaplaning, botox, and laser/IPL… my answer is always that I do not work with an MD so I am not allowed to perform those services. Could that potentially change in the future? I can only hope! In the meantime, there are many newer techniques and technologies that an esthetician can safely (and legally) use in the treatment room to help our clients with their skin needs and concerns!
That being said, there is one safe, legal, and very effective technology that I am so thrilled to have recently brought into my practice…. microcurrent!! You can see it in action here! Microcurrent is not, per se, new technology but it is more newly being widely used in the skincare industry for its anti-aging benefits.
If you have not heard about it, read on because I’m about to preach! Microcurrent uses low-level electrical current which mimic our bodies own natural currents to safely stimulate your facial muscles. There are many great effects of using the technology, the main one being exercising and re-training your facial muscles to tighten and lift your muscles and skin. Some beautiful side effects that my clients have noticed during the treatment process is reduced inflammation of the skin, refining pores, and softening fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment is non-invasive and there is absolutely no down time.
Every person’s results will, of course, be different but one can potentially see results in as little as one to two treatments (you will find a few illustrations of this in the photos on this page!). However, a series of treatments is generally required to see more dramatic changes. Combined with professional products and other holistic anti-aging treatments, such as LED for boosting collagen, a client can see amazing results.
For all of these reasons, I opted to bring microcurrent to Harmony Aesthetics in a variety of treatment options. Before I outline those, I want to pause for a moment and highlight that all the client photos you see in this post are my own clients, treatments performed by myself, and photos taken with my iPhone. I realize there are lighting differences within the photos but I guarantee that those are in no way intended to deceive; I do not have a professional camera or lighting and I truly did my best to minimize any differences. I am, afterall, an Esthetician not a photographer. The protocol my lovely clients received is as follows: All of these clients have received what I call the Microcurrent Mini Facial which simply consists of one cleanse, 20-25 minutes of microcurrent using either probes or metallic gloves, a serum, and a moisturizer with SPF. The choice of products used in each session were determined the day of the treatment, depending on what I was seeing with their skin and what I was looking to achieve. During the course of each client’s series, they visited me two times per week; ten treatments took five weeks.
There are many great effects of using the technology, the main one being exercising and re-training your facial muscles to tighten and lift your muscles and skin.
I decided to bring microcurrent to the Harmony Aesthetics service menu with three main options:
- Microcurrent Mini Facial – 30-40 minute treatment which includes a cleanse, 20-25 minutes of microcurrent, serum, and moisturizer/SPF.
- Microcurrent Add-on – 20 minutes of microcurrent added on to any skincare service.
- Red Carpet Facial – No downtime skincare service meant to brighten and lift for a special event. This service includes a double cleanse, Dermafile diamond tip exfoliation, red LED light therapy, 20 minutes of microcurrent, serum, and moisturizer/SPF.
Since microcurrent is most effective offered in a series, as seen by the photos I am sharing with you, I also offer a package of six microcurrent mini facials at a discount to make the financial commitment of microcurrent more palatable.
Microcurrent is not recommended for people with certain health conditions, so please consult with your skincare technician to make sure it is recommended for you before proceeding.
Microcurrent is a safe, effective way to holistically work with the body’s own electrical current to exercise the facial muscles, lifting and aiding in wrinkle relaxation. While everyone’s results will vary, a series of treatments can quickly bring anti-aging effects.
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