Microcurrent is for use on healthy faces by healthy people. Individuals who fall into the below categories should not receive microcurrent facials. Clients who have past or present health concerns or questions not listed must consult with their physician to determine if microcurrent is right for them.
Contraindications to microcurrent use:
- Pacemaker or other implanted electronic devices
- Pregnancy (client or esthetician)
- Metal plates or pins in the application area
- Under a physician’s care for a disorder, illness, disease, or injury
DO NOT use microcurrent if any contraindication is present.
While handheld and home units are novel, they are often imported gadgets that do not have the engineering and manufacturing standards behind them to support safety and results. Many use high levels of electricity that can be damaging and detrimental.
Bio-Therapeutic professional microcurrent equipment is programmed with exclusive Suzuki Sequencing technology for proven results. This technology is engineered with proprietary waveshape, frequency, and output calculations. Bio-Therapeutic is an ISO 9001 and 13485 certified manufacturer, and all microcurrent equipment is FDA approved and made in the USA.
Galvanic facials work on the principle of running a higher level of direct and constant electrical current (milliamps) from a probe or other implement on the client’s face to an implement held in the client’s hand or attached to their body. Electrical current is run through the client’s entire body from one implement to the other to close the electrical loop in a galvanic facial.
Microcurrent on the other hand uses an extremely low and safe level of pulsed current (microamps) with specific outputs and wave shapes. In this facial, the electrical current is only applied to the client’s face, and the current only travels between the two probes that are less than 2 inches apart.