What Is Microcurrent?
Microcurrent is a safe and effective non-invasive technology used in age management facials that utilizes a low level of electricity to stimulate the face. Microcurrent facials result in skin that is firm, contoured, and hydrated. Applications can be enjoyed as a one time facial, or in a series for improved comprehensive results.
How Does Microcurrent Work?
Microcurrent is an extremely low level of electricity that mirrors the body’s own natural electrical current. Because this low level of electricity is subsensory, treatments are comfortable and painless. Together with proven application techniques, microcurrent technology offers clients a natural solution to the age management fight.
From the biochemical side, studies show that microcurrent stimulates the production of Adenosine Triphosphate (Cheng, et al. 1982). ATP is the powerhouse that provides energy for key functions, including protein synthesis which aides in collagen and elastin production.
What Makes Bio-Therapeutic Different?
Bio-Therapeutic is a pioneer in microcurrent technology and has been innovating since 1974. Microcurrent was our first technology and continues to be our greatest. Through our vast international distributor network, we provide technology and products to skin care professionals worldwide. Bio-Therapeutic is an ISO 9001 and 13485 certified manufacturer, ensuring quality and safety. Microcurrent from Bio-Therapeutic is FDA approved and is made in the USA.
What do microcurrent facials feel like?
Microcurrent is an extremely low level of electricity that mirrors the body’s own natural electrical current. Because this low level of electricity is subsensory, treatments are comfortable and painless.
What is the typical number of services a client receives?
Microcurrent facials are a fabulous one time service, and greatest improvement will be seen with a series. Depending on client individual goals, a typical series is 4-8 treatments over a 4-8 week period of time. Maintenance facials should be scheduled once a month thereafter.
Are microcurrent facials right for everyone?
Microcurrent is for use on healthy faces by healthy people. Individuals who fall into the below categories should not receive microcurrent facials. Clients who have past or present health concerns or questions not listed must consult with their physician to determine if microcurrent is right for them.
Contraindications to microcurrent use:
- Pacemaker or other implanted electronic devices
- Pregnancy (client or esthetician)
- Metal plates or pins in the application area
- Under a physician’s care for a disorder, illness, disease, or injury
DO NOT use microcurrent if any contraindication is present.
What is the difference between handheld or home use units and professional Bio-Therapeutic microcurrent?
While handheld and home units are novel, they are often imported gadgets that do not have the engineering and manufacturing standards behind them to support safety and results. Many use high levels of electricity that can be damaging and detrimental.
Bio-Therapeutic professional microcurrent equipment is programmed with exclusive Suzuki Sequencing technology for proven results. This technology is engineered with proprietary waveshape, frequency, and output calculations. Bio-Therapeutic is an ISO 9001 and 13485 certified manufacturer, and all microcurrent equipment is FDA approved and made in the USA.
What is the difference between Microcurrent facials and Galvanic facials?
Galvanic facials work on the principle of running a higher level of direct and constant electrical current (milliamps) from a probe or other implement on the client’s face to an implement held in the client’s hand or attached to their body. Electrical current is run through the client’s entire body from one implement to the other to close the electrical loop in a galvanic facial.
Microcurrent on the other hand uses an extremely low and safe level of pulsed current (microamps) with specific outputs and wave shapes. In this facial, the electrical current is only applied to the client’s face, and the current only travels between the two probes that are less than 2 inches apart.