Originally developed for treating facial palsy, micro-current therapy is now widely used as an aesthetic anti-ageing treatment. Due to it’s dramatic lifting and toning effect, treatments using micro-current have become popularly known as the “Non Surgical Face Lift”.
At Aura Spa we offer an intensive treatment using Aromatherapy Associates micro-current technology to lift and tone muscles in the face. Brand new from Aromatherapy Associates, this is the first time a natural skin care company has had a machine created especially for them!
The machine uses three types of electrical current to maximise, tone and texturise the skin, creating the ultimate radiance by stimulating the body’s own natural bio electric pulses. Combine this technology with their highly effective skincare products, Aromatherapy Associates have been able to create three enjoyable and relaxing, yet results driven facials, using their new machine…
THE ULTIMATE RADIANCE LIFT FACIAL
This facial offers pure relaxation, whilst seriously lifting, toning and plumping the skin, to visibly improve natural radiance and promote a glowing, healthy complexion. Beginning with either a deep galvanic cleanse or a renewing enzymatic peel to renew and soften the skin. We then lift and exercise the facial muscles using a high frequency current, working on any areas of concern for a visible lift, plumping out any fine lines and hydrating the skin. A wonderful nourishing mask is then applied alongside a deeply relaxing shoulder and scalp massage. Finally (to keep everything in place!) we use the award winning Instant Skin Firming Serum. “If you are not convinced that anything that comes in a bottle can tone in an instant, try this.” – Daily Mail
THE AROMA LIFT FACIAL
This facial tones your facial muscles, smoothes out fine lines and rehydrates the skin, giving an overall toned, firmed and lifted look. Using a sophisticated micro current we can re-educate the face and neck muscles, focusing on any areas of concern, lifting the eyes, forehead and lower face. The micro current leaves your skin totally radiant and glowing! Lymphatic drainage will reduce puffiness and your skin will feel firm and nourished.
AROMA CLEAR FACIAL
Perfect for problem skin or skin in need of a thorough cleanse to brighten up your complexion. “Seven times more effective than your average cleanse!” This facial uses a galvanic current, which goes deep into the pores to draw out the impurities that cause skin congestion. After a little ‘squeezing’ we then hydrate the skin pushing active ingredients back into the skin, to help heal, calm and nourish. Finally, to complete the facial we use a high frequency current specifically designed for clearing, healing (zapping any spots) and to help prevent the frustration of skin breakouts.
Micro-current stimulation delivers tiny electrical impulses that mirror the body’s own natural bio electrical field. In most cases, treatment is virtually sub- sensory, with just a slight electrical tingling sensation.
Originally developed for treating facial palsy Micro-current therapy is now also used widely in physiotherapy for pain control and in hospitals for wound healing. As an aesthetic treatment micro-current stimulation has been shown to have a number of other cosmetic benefits:
• re-educates muscles,
• increases blood and lymph circulation
• enhances the penetration of the active ingredients of skin care formulations
• increases the production of collagen and elastin
• increases protein synthesis, gluconeogenesis and cell membrane transport
• increases mitochondria activity , adenosine triphosphate (ATP)
Microcurrent in aesthetics is commonly described as “facial toning or non surgical face lifting” due to the dramatic lifting effect that micro-current has on facial muscles and facial contours.
True micro-current uses a current with an intensity of less than one millionth of an amp (< 1mA) and because of it’s low intensity it does not cause a physical or visual contraction of the muscle,
instead, micro-current stimulation works by a process called muscle re-education.
In the 1960’s Drs S. Baker and S.Doyle demonstrated that effective and long term muscle re-education could only be achieved using micro-current if ultra low frequencies (less than 1 Hertz) were used.
In his book, The Body Electric Dr Robert O. Becker, indicates that to be effective micro-current impulses need to be delivered using a modified waveform that is able to overcome the body’s natural resistance to current ( Ohms law) without causing client discomfort.
Combining ultra low frequencies with a modified waveform enables the micro-current to recharge the electrical potential of the muscle by stimulating the spindle cell fibers that run the length of the muscle and attach to the golgi tendon organ in the belly of the muscle. This golgi tendon organ (GTO) simulation technique was developed by Dr George Goodheart in the late 60’s.
During treatment all 32 facial muscles are physically manipulated using soft cotton tipped wands (probes) or other attachments that transmit the micro-current impulses.
Working a muscle from belly outward will have a lengthening/relaxing effect that is necessary on muscles that have become contracted over years of facial expression ( eg frown lines ). Working a muscle from the origin and insertion point inward will have a shortening effect that is necessary for the majority of the muscles that have become elongated over time due to age and gravity.
Although a remarkable difference is seen after the first treatment, the benefits of micro-current are cumulative and typically a course of 12 treatments will be required for optimum results.
Microcurrent technology is incorporated in the following treatment systems. Classic, Quantum, Ultra and Ultimate