FAQ – Microcurrent

[av_toggle_container initial=’0′ mode=’accordion’ sort=”] [av_toggle title=’What is Microcurrent?’ tags=”] Texas Beautiful Image specializes in microcurrent and topical enhancements that rejuvenate the face and body. The basic treatment is a procedure that involves the delivery of Microcurrent into the face and body through specially designed conducting wands that are applied at specific acupuncture points. The experience is described as wonderfully relaxing and euphoric, causes no pain or swelling, and the age-defying results are remarkable.

Celebrity insiders continue to report some of the hottest stars actually buying professional microcurrent units with specialists that provide at home treatments. A recent article on Cher reported her long time use of microcurrent.
[/av_toggle] [av_toggle title=’How long has TBI been doing treatments and how long has the technique been around?’ tags=”] TBI first began to explore microcurrent in 2004 after a series of scientific reports concerning the ability of the process to rejuvenate skin through the discovery of infinitesimally small electrical currents that energize at a cellular level. The primary manufacturer has spent 30 years in the cosmetic industry.

Research has included employing a team of physicians, scientists, and a NASA engineer, spending 10 years alone developing the FSM waveforms that are used and one of the secrets to our unique results.
[/av_toggle] [av_toggle title=’What results can I expect on the face?’ tags=”] It goes without saying that everyone reacts a little differently to treatments. This is one of the reasons we offer a first time special to allow an evaluation by the patient and TBI before proceeding with a package of treatments. Some of the benefits of microcurrent treatments are:

  • Diminishes or eliminates fine lines, creases, and wrinkles
  • Hydrates and revitalizes skin, making it smoother and softer
  • Improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Rejuvenates the “pink glow” of youthful hues
  • Visibly firms and contours, lifting the overall droop
  • Reduces symptoms of Sinusitis, Rhinitis, and Rosacea
  • Tightens sagging jowls, doubling chins, and fatty cheeks
  • Clears up or reduces acne
  • Reduces the appearance of stretch marks & cellulite on the body
  • Reduces scarring and dimpling from laser resurfacing
  • Reduces dark circles or puffiness under eyes
[/av_toggle] [av_toggle title=’What results can I expect on the body?’ tags=”] Treatments can tone and lift sagging body areas, reduce the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and achieve an overall firming of muscle tone. The most popular procedure is the cellulite/buttock lift. Other areas include the stomach, thighs, back, arms, breasts and even the hands.
[/av_toggle] [av_toggle title=’How does microcurrent work?’ tags=”] As we age, our body loses much of its natural electrical energy, much like a battery gradually losing its charge. On a cellular level, this leads to a breakdown of collagen and Elastin in our skin, which leads to sagging and uneven texture; lines, wrinkles, and folds become the inevitable result. Beneath the skin, the facial muscles become increasingly contracted over years of facial expression and constant gravity, allowing the overall lift of our face to decline.

Microcurrent emits subtle electrical frequencies that mimic the body’s own electrical signals, thereby increasing the amount of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate, the chemical fuel of human cells) by as much as 500%. Such increased levels of ATP speed cellular metabolism; the result is a detoxification that increases the rate of waste and impurity elimination. Protein synthesis and cellular membrane transport are also increased, as well as the reconstitution of collagen and Elastin. The results of these processes can be seen in improved skin tone and coloration, the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, and the firming of sagging areas of the face and body.

The body is literally being recharged back to its more youthful electrical state, as though a draining battery were plugged into a charger. With each treatment, ATP levels are stockpiled or stored, which is why Microcurrent Facial Sculpting results are cumulative and become better as treatments progress.
[/av_toggle] [av_toggle title=’I have heard of other places that offer microcurrent treatments so how is TBI different?’ tags=”] We are specialists in how to get the most out of microcurrent by special in office enhancements such as collagen extract serum and our high quality skin care conduction gel formulated by Dr. Burt Ensley, the renown microbiologist with 19 plant bio-technology patents. In addition we have products with natural ingredients from around the world that have proven effectiveness before, during and after microcurrent treatments to help patients maintain their improvements.

Finally, TBI wrote the actual protocol for Elastin Infusion Therapy and is the exclusive source in the US and Canada for the products and certification of other professionals in the amazing painless treatment.

This treatment utilizes the only genetically engineered human protein of its kind from plant bio-technology. Since the body stops making Elastin at 12 years old, the ability to synthesize new Elastin using a topical approach is a REALLY big deal!
[/av_toggle] [av_toggle title=’What is the age range best suited for these treatments?’ tags=”] Our youngest patients are many times young mothers seeking to regain a shapely appearance of the stomach and abdomen, including minimizing stretch marks and muscle toning. The Clayton Shagal skin care line is also a major asset to help maintain the youthful glow of skin, prevent damage and dehydration and postponing aging issues.

More mature patients have a variety of aging issues that can be repaired and restored to a much more youthful look by the natural healing powers of microcurrent and TBI’s extensive knowledge and line of unique topical products. Our oldest patient has been 87 who went through an entire treatment series and is on her maintenance schedule.
[/av_toggle] [av_toggle title=’How many procedures do I need and how long does it last?’ tags=”] We typically recommend 10 facial treatments, one time per week. Thereafter, depending if the patient uses collagen and Elastin products at home, the results will hold with visits every 4 to 12 weeks.

The body treatments normally begin with 5 and then the patient and TBI make an assessment of  the effectiveness of the program. The maintenance schedule is similar to the face.

One “wild card” is the exclusive TBI Elastin Infusion treatment. The half-life of the Elastin protein is 60 years in a lab setting. Therefore, it takes 30 years for 1/2 of the protein to deteriorate. While we know the body is not a “lab”, we also know the benefits of replacing Elastin in the body can have many positive effects for an extended time.
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