The Microcurrent Facelift is still relatively unheard of, but many of the in-the-know are choosing it over the traditional surgical facelift procedure.
Why? Because the Microcurrent Facelift is safer, virtually painless, and can be completed in one hour. No anaesthesia is necessary, no recover time is necessary, and no time off work is required. It is also a substantially cheaper procedure. What’s not to like?
Anyone who wishes to maintain or regain the appearance of youthfulness can benefit from a microcurrent facelift. Generally, most candidates for microcurrent facelifts tend to be between 30 and 60. The technique is for preventing the signs of aging and also for rejuvenating the appearance. It is important to have realistic expectations, so you should discuss the procedure with your surgeon.
Advantages of this type of facelift procedure are its safety, speed, and the lack of pain, and any need for anaesthesia. A patient can realistically drop by the clinic, get their microcurrent facelift done in an hour, and be back to work in the afternoon.
It is easy to see how a facelift without surgery can be attractive to many patients.
On the flip side, one disadvantage is that the results will not be as profound as those you would expect after traditional facelift surgery.
There are no significant risks to getting microcurrent facelift. The fact that it is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment, and that it does not require any anaesthesia make it very safe.
Electrical stimulation of the skin on your face and neck is applied by your microcurrent face lift specialist, using a two-pronged cotton-tipped instrument. This stimulation triggers the body’s natural skin enhancement chemicals, improving the tone and texture of the skin.
The idea of using electrodes medically, to heal the skin is not new, and has been used successfully to treat patients with facial palsy, as well as to treat sports injuries. It has also been found to be effective at helping with wound healing.
After the initial session, repeat visits will be necessary every 4 to 6 weeks, if you want to get the optimum results. If you fail to make the follow-up visits, you can expect to lose the improvements.
Collagen production, blood circulation and elasticity of the skin can all be improved by microcurrent facelift treatment.
The reality is that Microcurrent Facelifts are really quite different to a surgical facelift. Although the procedure is marketed as a face lift, the results can not be expected to be compared. Microcurrent facelift can only improve the superficial layers of skin, and will have no effect on the underlying muscles and fat. You must expect the results to be rather more subtle than facelift surgery.
Microcurrent facelift treatments are not one single procedure, and in fact most patients receive 10 or 12 treatments to get the optimum results from their facelift. A normal cost for a single session can be expected to be around $100, so the full course can be expected to cost $1000. This is clearly considerably cheaper than facelift surgery, but you need to be aware that it will not turn back the clock to the same extent.
An option for many people wishing to save money on the cost of facelift surgery is to travel abroad. There are countries overseas where the cost of cosmetic surgery is 80% cheaper than it would be in the US. Thailand, Peru, Brazil are just some of the countries offering lower prices for facelift surgery.