Microcurrent therapy is a trend that doesn’t seem to be disappearing, but is in fact making its popularity known via social media photos and videos. As reported by the Inquisitr, folks are trying all sorts of ways to reverse the effects of aging and tighten their skin, including celebrities like Kim Kardashian to Jennifer Aniston. From “Ultherapy” to radio frequency treatments to microcurrent therapy, the treatments that some famous people receive have made their way down to the common folk — men and women who also like to try the therapies that Aniston admits she indulges in.
“I just take care of my skin, eat well, exercise. And I love lasers and [other noninvasive treatments like] Thermage [radio frequency] and Ultherapy [ultrasound]. I also like a good microcurrent facial.”
Such terms as “microcurrent facial” being bandied about by Aniston makes one wonder: What exactly is a “microcurrent facial,” and where can we get one?
According to Truth in Aging, microcurrent therapy has been used for quite some time for pain management, but to also stimulate muscles in a way that’s the exact opposite of Botox. The microcurrent machines offer electric charges that are similar to the charges that bodies normally produce and send the small electrical currents to the muscles to offer a more youthful look.
The very low levels of electrical frequencies with wave patterns that mimic the body’s own microcurrent responses stimulate the muscles and fibers in a way that can be beneficial.
Indeed, social media proves the popularity of microcurrent therapy from the hashtags that are attached to the process. On Instagram, the label #microcurrent currently enjoys 5,293 posts while #microcurrenttherapy has 303 posts. While plenty of those microcurrent therapy social media posts show off the microcurrent process gleaned via spa treatments, the plethora of microcurrent therapy machines for sale on Amazon and at other online retail locations prove that microcurrent therapy is something that consumers are practicing at home as well.
However, does microcurrent therapy work? Do microcurrent facials really tighten the skin? What about using microcurrent therapy on other parts of the body that could benefit from skin tightening, like the all-important rear end?
As reported by New York Magazine, microcurrent facials can be used to calm down wrinkles and make the skin on the face appear smoother and tighten by awaking the muscles underneath and reducing excess water. While skeptics are dubious about claims that microcurrent facials can take the place of Botox and dermal fillers, microcurrent facials might make a positive addition to treatments like fillers for patients.
According to Allure, the microcurrent process can be painless, giving an odd sensation of awakening the muscles to some people. The microcurrent treatments can be so pain-free that certain clients can fall asleep whilst getting their microcurrent treatments — or perform relaxing activities such as reading or catching up on their email.
As reported by Cosmopolitan, microcurrent therapies can even be used to lift and tone the butt, which can equal about doing 360 perfect squats as varying charges of electrical currents are targeted to the rear area.
On Amazon, microcurrent machines that can be used at home are gaining a plethora of reviews from real-life customers — some of whom claim the microcurrent devices gave them a refreshed look. Also found on Amazon are a wide range of at-home microcurrent therapy machines that run the gamut from about $40 all the way up to thousands of dollars.