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Would you get an electric facial done for younger looking skin?

This technique involves sending microcurrent energy into your skin through a machine for cell repair.

Written by Tania Tarafdar |Published : October 27, 2017 4:41 PM IST

There are new innovative skin care treatments coming up every day. Recently the vampire facial has been making headlines. But did you hear of the microcurrent facial? It is actually an old school holistic technique that is popular with both celebrities and beauty bloggers. Let us get some dope about microcurrent facial from dermatologist Dr Pooja Taluja.

What is a microcurrent facial?

This technique involves sending microcurrent energy into your skin through a machine for cell repair. The microcurrent triggers the body s production of amino acids and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to accelerate cell repair and promote healthier cell production. These 5 bizzare beauty treatments spooked us out.

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What are the benefits of a microcurrent facial?

It is great for sensitive skin and makes your skin look lifted and contoured, giving you an amazing glow. The microcurrents help improve muscle tone, reduce fine lines and up the blood circulation. And unlike Botox, microcurrent don t cause atrophy in facial muscles. What s more, it is gentle refreshing and takes very less time. So for someone like me who says no to botox and wants her skin to be in top shape, this can be an excellent alternative.

How is the microcurrent facial done?

  • Your face is first cleansed of make-up, oil and dirt. You should ideally skip wearing make-up before the treatment.
  • Then an aloe-based gel is applied to conduct light electric jolts to your muscles. This gel also aids your skin to become super hydrated.
  • The ultrasonic scrubber removes the gel and exfoliates the skin with gentle vibrations.
  • Then custom LED lights are used based on your skin tone. The red light stimulates collagen production and reduces fine lines. The blue light helps you get rid of acne.
  • The 50-minute treatment ends with a facial massage using a custom moisturiser.

How many microcurrents facial follow-ups do you need?

Results vary, but experts usually recommend doing three to five facials done close together to start, then regular maintenance treatments. And unlike a regular facial, microcurrent facial does not involve extraction. So you can go about your day uninterrupted. You will instead feel like you got a detox immediately. Here's how to select the right facial for beautiful skin.

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