Non-Surgical Facelift: Experience the West Berkeley Wellness Microcurrent Facial
Microcurrent is known to be the most effective non-surgical method to take years off the face. Our treatments take the efficacy of microcurrent to a new level by pairing it with gentle, restorative acupuncture points used on the body to rebalance the constitution. Along with award winning Éminence Organics skin care products, this combination provides dramatic results and is incredibly relaxing. Since microcurrent is sub-sensory, and since our gentle acupuncture is so stress releasing, most patients fall asleep during treatments.
The Bio-Ultimate Platinum: As featured on “Oprah”
A Bio-Ultimate microcurrent treatment was performed during a feature on Oprah titled “Look 10 years younger in 10 days”. The Bio-Ultimate Platinum has been touted to be “the single most powerful tool for skin therapists.” Not all microcurrent equipment is created equally. The ability of microcurrent to positively effect the tissue and the results that are achieved are completely dependent on not only the sophistication and engineering of the machine, but also on expert application by a trained practitioner. This is why at West Berkeley Wellness, we use the Bio-Ultimate Platinum, and are fully trained to share these revolutionary and personalized treatments with you.
Microcurrent is a low level of electricity that mirrors the body‘s own natural electrical currents, triggering chemical reactions at a cellular level to enhance the production of natural collagen and elastin, provide circulatory benefits, and re-educate the muscles of the face.
The result is immediate firming, smoothing, and re-hydration of the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Microcurrent lifts, sculpts and tightens, provides immediate results, and has no downtime.
How does microcurrent work?
We first need to understand what causes our facial skin to wrinkle and sag. As we age, our muscles become accustomed to certain expressions and tend to get stuck in these positions. A great example of this is the furrow between the eyebrows that many people get. At the same time, other muscles in our face are hardly ever used, and they begin to atrophy, which leads to sagging. An example of this can often be seen around our jaw lines, chins and necks where we tend to develop sagging or loss of definition as we get older. As we age, skin cells become less active, which leads to a breakdown of collagen and elastin. By the age of 45, the upper cheek muscles may elongate by as much as half an inch, dragging the skin over the cheeks downward to form plump little pouches at the corners of the mouth. The muscles under the chin become loose and the jaw line loses its firm contour.
There are 32 different muscles of the face that are manipulated during the microcurrent facial treatment. The treatment lifts, smoothes, tightens and tones. Probes are used to physically move the muscle into the desired position to perform muscle re-education – the process of lengthening or shortening muscles. Having muscle re-education movements performed in a series re-trains the muscles to maintain this new contour. Microcurrent treatment allows the muscles the necessary energy to keep their tension in this new contour.
Since you are re-educating the muscle tissue, it is crucial that you receive a series of treatments for results to reach their maximum potential. Once a series is completed, the results can be maintained by by coming in every 4-8 weeks for maintenance treatments. Additionally, a series can be repeated every few years. If the full series of treatments is completed and maintenance sessions are continued on a monthly basis, results should last 3-4 years.
The Bio-Ultimate Age Defying Facial™ is one of the fastest growing services in the esthetic anti-aging industry today. Microcurrent has been proven to provide the following:
- 500% increase in cellular energy (ATP) to muscle cells leading to increased muscular tone
- 12% increase in 20 days in natural collagen production to increase hydration and fullness
- 48% increase in 20 days in natural elastin production
- 39% increase in 20 days in blood circulation
What are the benefits of Microcurrent treatments?
- Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improved muscle tone in face and neck
- Improved circulation
- Cleared up or reduced acne
- Lift of jowls and eyebrows
- Lymphatic drainage
- Sun damage treatment
- Skin pigment improvement
- Product penetration
- Smoother, firmer skin
- Hydrated and revitalized skin
- Improved elasticity
The number of sessions depends on the client age and skin condition. The effects of microcurrent are immediate and cumulative. Clients go through a series of treatments followed by regular maintenance to keep a more youthful appearance. Each time a treatment is performed the new contour maintains its position better and longer. Typically clients will notice about 5 year reduction in facial aging.
The following are general and approximate guidelines for frequency of treatment:
- 20 – 30 years old: Preventative, to slow down the aging process
- 30 – 35 years old: Initial series of 6, once per week
Maintenance every 6-8 weeks
- 35 – 40 years old: Initial series of 8-10, once to twice per week
Maintenance every 6-8 weeks
- 40 – 50 years old: Initial series of 10-12, once to twice per week
Maintenance every 4-6 weeks
- 50 – 60 years old: Initial series of 12-15, once to twice per week
Maintenance every 4-6 weeks
- 60 plus years old: Initial series of 15-18, ideally twice per week
Maintenance every 4 weeks
- Perfect for special occasions or a quick pick-me-up for an instant lift lasting up to two days.
- Excellent for post surgical facelift to maintain the lift and treat blood stasis, scarring, and numbness.
Individuals with the following should not receive microcurrent:
If you have had a botox or filler treatment, we recommend to wait two weeks to receive a microcurrent facial. However, there is no downtime after a microcurrent facial. Patients who regularly get microcurrent facials actually lessen the need for and frequency of botox.
Éminence Organics Skin Care: Function Plus Purity
As part of our 90 minute microcurrent facial, you will experience the luxury of Éminence Organics Skin Care, which was voted favorite skin care line for 4 consecutive years by Spa Professionals and #1 for skin care results in the organic skin care industry. Éminence uses only the purest ingredients without any harmful chemicals or additives, chosen to give premium results to all skin types. At West Berkeley Wellness, we carry in stock a full selection of Éminence skincare products with proven results, and as a courtesy to our patients we cover sales tax on all puchases.