Paradise Beauty Center technicians in Kapaa are offering micro-current therapy, a painless, affordable procedure offering immediate visible results, according to Lisabeth Fletcher, owner and manager.
The technique can benefit any skin type, and acts to smooth and tighten facial skin, leaving behind a more refined, glowing complexion, she explained.
Results can include reduced lines and wrinkles, lifted jowls and cheeks, smoother skin, and more defined facial contours.
Called “the Star Wars of modern facials” by writers at Cosmopolitan magazine, micro-current therapy is a structured, six-stage, anti-aging treatment using special combinations of micro-current, frequency and wave form.
These work on all levels of the skin, soft tissue and muscle fibers, helping to speed up cellular activity, increase local metabolism, and re-educate muscle fibers, Fletcher said.
The combination of different variations of currents allows the machines to show great results in tissue enhancement and repair, actually stimulating cell regeneration, she continued.
The currents vary in the time they take to peak, whether gradually or quickly. The time the current remains peaked will also vary, as will the time it takes for the current to subside.
The variation in the current and frequency can be concentrated on specific tissues, and adapted to the individual needs of each client, Fletcher said.
The micro-currents utilized produce different effects on the muscle and tissue of the skin.
“As we age, facial muscles either relax, causing poor tone in the facial tissue, or stay contracted due to stress and habitual contraction,” she said.
“Continual frowning systematically contributes to permanent vertical lines above the nose, known as frown lines,'” she said.
Micro-current machines can be used to improve the muscle reception and re-educate the muscle to respond more effectively to regular nerve stimulation, she said.
The desired, relaxed state of a muscle is semi-contracted, allowing it to function effectively. The micro-currents help bring this memory back to the muscle, giving better tone to the face and relaxing over-contracted muscles, she said.
The results are firmer facial tones and diminished lines. The other major benefit of micro-current stimulation is tissue repair. Circulation is improved, providing better cellular exchange and regeneration, she added.
For the best long-term results, Fletcher recommends a series of treatments, two or three a week for about a month, followed by maintenance treatments every six weeks.
Vitamin-enriched conductive gels containing healing and moisturizing ingredients are used during the treatment, further enhancing results, she said.
Other available alternatives include oxygenation, which floods tissues with oxygen for cell regeneration; lymphatic drainage, which drains toxins under the eyes and can help eliminate bags under the eyes; scar and pigmentation, to help heal relatively new scar tissue and improve pigmentation; and galvanic current, which allows for deep penetration of serums tailored to the individual’s needs.
Paradise Beauty Center offers “The Ultimate Facial,” which includes microdermabrasion (sandblasting of the skin that reduces lines, refines texture and stimulates collagen repair), an oxygen treatment that stimulates fibroblast’s production of collagen while stimulating healthy cell regeneration, followed by a micro-current treatment.
The salon is along Kuhio Highway in the heart of Kapaa. Please call 821-0807 for consultation, appointment, or more information.