Facial Microcurrent: Do They Work Like a Facelift?

Dr. Dean Kane Q & A Q. Do facial microcurrents work like a facelift? Also, how long after Juvederm injections (on my cheeks and nasolabial folds) do I have to wait before I can have a Microcurrent Facelift? A. Please don’t confuse a microcurrent or electrotherapy procedure such as a facial with a surgical facelift. They are quite different and do not reach the same results. Micro-current, galvanic or electrotherapy to stimulate skin rejuvenation is based on the fact that all living cells are made-up of complex molecules composed of atoms with electrical charges. External electrical currents have been found to stimulate many types of cells in reconstructive procedures to modify the cells behavior to produce healing or “gate” pain and discomfort. No studies confirm rejuvenation of skin cells. Any use of micro-currents to the skin to trigger an anti-aging response is theoretical.   Generally, manipulation or massage of the skin may be started 2 to 14 days following filler injections to allow the filler molecules to set and the body’s immune system to recognize the gel molecules. Your injector will counsel you on when it is appropriate to proceed with a Microcurrent facial.   A surgical facelift requires an incision with shifting and lifting of tissues to redrape skin laxity, improve the underlying soft tissue contours and remove skin excess.   Please consider consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to evaluate your desires, perform a proper examination and provide recommendation fit for you. I wish you all the best.   This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.
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