08-03-2015 10:01 PM
I am very familiar with microcurrent.
It's a great technology. However there is a LOT if mis-information as to what is a TRUE microcurrent.
A true microcurrent is Very, very tiny. It mimics the body's own natural energy.
When a unit has a TRUE microcurrent it can be effective.
BUT...I've seen MANY, Many units of all kinds that call themselves 'microcurrent' - but they are NOT really the true microcurrent for the Face!
I'm trying to get the specs on this unit. So far I've not been able to find out what the ampherage is (meaning the Size of the current)
It's VERY important for the face to be a tiny current that is NOT even felt.
What concerns me about this unit is that they say to 'dial it up' on your face as you get used to the feeling.....UGH! NO...That is NOT good for the facial skin.
You will get a lift...BUT you won't be doing the goodness that a true microcurrent will do for the facial skin.
When the amperage in tiny enough you'll not only get a lift, but you'll build up and store up all the good things we lose as we age: Collagen, Elastin, Cell regrowth, ATP (the powerhouse of the cells) and hyaluronic acid (which is lublicating moisture)
If the amp is too large that lift will go away quickly and you'll be beating your face up.
It's like taking a sledge hammer to something that requires a delicate instrument.
This is all over in the home unAt world of microcurrent these day.
EVEN those that are FDA approved.
Microcurrent is noninvasive and safe (Generally) But not for people who are pregnant, have high blood pressure, arrhythmia or serious heart condition, epilepsy or seizures, cancer - OR with any Metal implants - especially in the head! (As the metal wiill draw the current towards it)
The larger current (where you'll feel the muscles twitching is okay for the BODY...but NOT For the face.
I'm not saying anything bad about this unit - becasue I don't know the specs on it yet.
But, I'm having a hard time finding out what the actual amp is (size of the current)
That is different than the Hz - that is the frequency - Not the size of the current.
Before I bought this at ANY price and used it on my face I would HAVE to know that.
I hope that helps.
This comes straight from esthetician professionals who have studied the skin and muscular structure of the face.
True microcurrent is VERY restorative to all tissue, the skin and can restore the muscles back to a younger state (within reason).
I encourage you to go on Youtube and there are some reviews. Look for revews that are from estheticians! Espeically those who specialize in microcurrent.
This is an older technology that is making a huge - 'come-back' and getting lots of attention.
There's a lot of info about it - but it can be confusing to someone who is not familiar with it.
BE CAREFUL with your Face. That's my best advice.
It may be worth getting a treatment from a good esthetician with a GOOD microcurrent machine. Again...for the face you should NOT feel the current.
*Sometimes if a person is dehydrated they may feel some tingling - espcecailly aroung the sensitive areas like the eyes and lipAs. If it's slight that can be okay.
*Sometimes peole even see lights flashing aroung the eye area and that can be okay
Good luck and Good Question. I'm very curious myself to find out these specs!
08-04-2015 09:32 AM - edited 08-04-2015 11:15 AM
There was an earlier discussion here about the EGG. Type SSC The Egg in the Community search box to find it.
Here is one of the discussions we had last year about the SSC EGG and whether is was a true micro-current...
Click this link = NUFACE-vs-the-EGG-on-HSN
08-04-2015 10:56 AM
When it was a ts a couple weeks back I watched a few youtube reviews. One reviewer read the literature from the kit and noted that it wasn't a 'true' microcurrent. When she tried it she said she felt it, especially in here teeth! Yuk. I'll try a unit that's true microcurrent- it's a shame becasue the EGG'S double unit design makes so much sense.
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