Microcurrent and Botox
"Can Botox And Microcurrent Work Together, Or Are They Arch Enemies?Botox: paralyzes the muscle to prevent or release wrinkles.
Microcurrent: stimulates the muscle with electrical current to keep it young and limber.
But can they work together? Are they arch enemies? Can microcurrent replace Botox? Should it? To answer a few questions about how these two wrinkle-fighters work.
THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION: CAN IT REPLACE BOTOX?If you are diligent with microcurrent, and fine lines haven’t been etched into the skin yet, it can almost replace Botox! Botox will relax a muscle so it doesn’t contract as much, where microcurrent can maintain muscle tone and generate controlled muscular activity. Microcurrent specialists agree that microcurrent can replace Botox. When microcurrent is done correctly it develops new collagen and elastin. It also depends on the kind of line and where on the face the lines are. Different wrinkles respond differently to microcurrent treatment.
ARE MICROCURRENT AND BOTOX BFFS?Where microcurrent works the muscle, Botox relaxes. Microcurrent specialists explain, “Fillers will fill in a line or add volume but not be able to naturally sculpt and define large areas. Microcurrent will fix everything that Botox and fillers can’t: it’s like the cherry on top!” Microcurrent is great for sculpting the jawline, cheeks and lifting the brows to open up the eyes.
It is recommended to wait two to four weeks post-Botox or fillers before using microcurrent.
HOW DOES MUSCLE STIMULATION WITH MICROCURRENT WORK OVER TIME?Commitment is key! Most clients see an immediate lift after a treatment, and that lift can last about five or six hours. After two sessions spaced a few days apart, that lift will last even longer, and so on. If you want to make a long-term change in your face, commit to two sessions per week for a month and then get a professional treatment every 4-6 weeks. "
Written by Robin Shobin, Charlotte’s Book