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Microcurrent vs Tripollar Radio Frequency




As we age, our skin loses elasticity and firmness. Many people resort to invasive cosmetic procedures to address these issues, but there are so many non-invasive options available and one in particular has been around for a while! . Two of the most popular non-invasive treatments for anti-aging are Tripollar Radio Frequency (RF) and Microcurrent. Tripollar RF and Microcurrent are both very effective in treating various skin concerns, but they work in different ways. Tripollar RF uses low heat energy to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin, while Microcurrent uses low-level electrical current to stimulate the muscles and improve facial contours. In this blog, we will discuss the differences between Tripollar RF and Microcurrent and why they are considered to be organic and the safest options on the market.

Radio Frequency for the Face

Not to be confused with RF for the body, RF is a non-invasive treatment that uses low heat energy to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. It works by delivering radiofrequency energy to the deeper layers of the skin, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in tighter, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin. RF is commonly used for treating fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and improving skin texture and tone.

RF is considered to be a safe treatment as it does not involve any incisions or injections. There is no downtime, and clients can resume their daily activities immediately after the treatment. RF is also a painless treatment, with most clients reporting a warm sensation during the procedure, so it's quite relaxing. Some concerns we hear from our clients is that they are worried about losing fat in the face. Facial RF is not to be confused with body contouring, which uses a higher level of heat energy than the facial RF does,


One of the significant benefits of RF is that it is organic, meaning that it does not involve the use of any chemicals or synthetic materials. RF uses the body's natural healing process to stimulate collagen production, making it one of the safest anti-aging treatments on the market.




Microcurrent

Microcurrent is another non-invasive anti-aging treatment that uses low-level electrical current to stimulate the muscles and improve facial contours. It works by delivering a low-level electrical current to the muscles beneath the skin, causing them to contract and tighten. Microcurrent is commonly used for treating sagging skin, improving facial contours, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Microcurrent therapy has been used for over a 100 years in different forms to treat wounds and muscle injuries, but it wasn't until the 1980s that it started being used in the beauty industry for facial treatments.

Microcurrent is also considered to be a safe treatment as it does not involve any incisions or injections. There is no downtime, and clients can resume their daily activities immediately after the treatment. Microcurrent is a painless treatment, with most patients reporting a tingling sensation during the procedure.

Like RF, Microcurrent is also organic, meaning that it does not involve the use of any chemicals or synthetic materials. Microcurrent works with the body's natural electrical currents, making it one of the safest anti-aging treatments on the market, so it's a great option for those looking for an alternative treatment to botox and fillers.





How frequent do I need to get Microcurrent or RF treatments done?

The frequency of RF and Microcurrent treatments vary depending on the individual's skin concerns and the desired results. Generally, a series of treatments is recommended to achieve optimal results.


For RF, it is recommended to have a series of 4-6 treatments, with each treatment spaced 4-6 weeks apart. This allows enough time for the collagen to rebuild and improve the overall texture and firmness of the skin. After the initial series, maintenance treatments can be done every 6-12 months.

For Microcurrent, it is recommended to have a series of 10-15 treatments, with each treatment spaced 1-2 weeks apart. This allows enough time for the muscles to strengthen and improve the facial contours. After the initial series, maintenance treatments can be done every 4-6 weeks. We have this available as an add on to any facial treatment to make it more affordable for you.

It's important to note that every person's skin is different, and the frequency of treatments may need to be adjusted based on individual needs and goals. It's best to consult with a licensed skincare professional to determine the optimal treatment plan for your skin.




RF vs. Microcurrent: Which is Better?


Both RF and Microcurrent are effective treatments for anti-aging, but they work in different ways. RF is more effective in treating sagging skin and improving skin texture and tone, while Microcurrent is more effective in improving facial contours and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

In conclusion, RF and Microcurrent are two of the most popular non-invasive anti-aging treatments on the market. Both treatments are safe, painless, and effective in treating various skin concerns. RF is more effective in treating sagging skin and improving skin texture and tone, while Microcurrent is more effective in improving facial contours and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Both treatments are a great option for those looking for a more organic and holistic facial treatment.


You can look up more information on both treatments here. As mentioned above, as Microcurrent is required more frequently for optimal results, we have included Microcurrent as an add on treatment to any facial to make it more affordable. We currently have a special running for April. Check it out here.

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