As we grow older our facial muscles naturally start to lose tone and elasticity. Genetics, lifestyle, weight fluctuation and environmental factors can all influence the rate and degree to which our muscles will lose their tone as we all know first impressions count and a sagging face can make you look tired, miserable and older than your years.
An analogy that we can make with respect to microcurrent and skin health is the correlation to fitness and the benefits of exercising the body. We know that through exercise we can increase our sluggish metabolism and by working a muscle it becomes strengthened. The same is true for our facial muscles. Facial Toning accomplishes just that!
Myotonology follows the Arndt-Schultz Law, which states, “weak stimuli excite physiological activity.” Myotonology creates this stimulus through microcurrent therapy. Microcurrent therapy originated from treatments for Bell’s Palsy, as a way to stimulate the facial nerves. Muscle tone was restored by applying tiny micro-current electrical impulses to the affected muscles.
Today this proven technology is now available as a painless cosmetic treatment and is commonly referred to as “facial toning” or “the non surgical face lift”.
True microcurrent uses a current with an intensity of less than one millionth of an amp 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.
During each treatment session all 32 facial muscles are gently manipulated and re-educated by a trained aesthetician using a series of precise movements. Soft cotton tipped wands are used on the face to transmit the micro-current energy to the facial muscles to restore tone and elasticity.
By exciting the nerves of the peripheral nervous system we are able to duplicate the neuro impulses that create and maintain muscle tone. As a result of this stimulation there is an increased effect after a few hours or overnight. Facial toning treatments if done in a series, creates muscle memory and a cumulative effect.
The reduction of fine lines and wrinkles is noticeable after the first treatment and is more pronounced after a series of treatments is completed, which is generally recommended to sustain results.
From your first treatment on your skin will look healthier, younger and more refreshed.
Some Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How long will it take to see results?
Some individuals will see immediate changes in their skin. As with most intense treatments, improvement is increasingly obvious over a period of time. Most individuals will see some changes after three sessions and noticeable change after 10-15 sessions. Results depend on age, skin condition, and lifestyle choices. For example, non-smokers will likely see more results than smokers. Individuals who drink a lot of water will likely see more results than individuals who consume a lot of caffeine.
2. What will treatments feel like?
They are comfortable and relaxing. Some clients experience a mild tingling sensation when the procedure’s microcurrents are being applied.
3. Is the procedure safe?
Yes. The equipment is battery powered and the current is extremely low – less than the output of a pacemaker.
4. How many treatments are recommended?
Your aesthetician will recommend an appropriate series of sessions after your initial consultation that will best fit your needs and lifestyle. Once the series is completed, the suggested maintenance program is once every three to four weeks.
5. Can I get a facial toning treatment with my facial once a month?
Yes. Combining a facial toning treatment once a month with any type of facial is an excellent skin care program.
6. What is the best age to start the procedure?
There is no “best” age to begin the procedure. It’s appealing to both male and female clients of all ages. The facial toning treatment depends on the individual’s age, skin condition and lifestyle choices.
7. What will happen if I discontinue the sessions?
The facial toning process is based on a series of basic sessions for accumulative results and maintenance sessions for continued results. When you discontinue the series of basic and maintenance sessions, your skin’s tonicity will eventually return to its normal state.
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