It’s not about skin, it’s muscle

Forget about slapping on expensive oily moisturisers and having a beauty person massage them into your skin, this is very superficial and will definitely give you a shiny glow for a few days but nothing long term!!

BodyOlogy advanced technology is working at a cellular level and going to dig down deep to make a long term difference.
There is a noticeably escalating buzz around microcurrent in the beauty world for the past year or so……….they are calling it ‘Microcurrence’ – For one, it couldn’t be endorsed by a higher register than the already upper-A-listers: Cult facialist Joanna Vargas is overrun at her practice, with the likes of Julianne Moore and Madonna singing her praises. And Ildi Pekar too, who’s frequented by Miranda Kerr. Microcurrent is rumoured to be the trick behind Jennifer Aniston’s years-long Benjamin Buttoning performance art. (Whatever she’s doing, “aging” she’s not.)

It’s a simple tool, really. Two wands, negative and positive, and electrical current running between—exponentially less than could even power a light bulb. Put both wands on your face, and electrical current flows through the skin and facial muscle, causing not so much a contraction as a tightening.

It doesn’t feel like anything’s happening. Although you won’t feel much going on, you will feel a heightened sense of energy, remember we are working at a cellular level. BodyOlogy go beyond the micro current wands and expand into the 21st century with Nano and Pico currents (patented), this treatment is only available in Australia through BodyOlogy clinics.

An article from a Hollywood Magaizine

This may be attributed to Bondaroff, an open talker, microcurrent zealot, and (it’s alleged by several clients), a true healer. “You feel alive,” she says of microcurrent’s effect. “There’s a brightness. The energy flow in your face—it’s better than caffeine. You look rested.” Her holistic approach takes some of the weight off the loom of the future, too. “There’s no such thing as anti-aging—you can’t stop it, so let’s just do it as gracefully as possible.”

Before we get too far into it, it’s important to note that this stuff isn’t really new. The tech was born around the turn of the century as a strictly medical device, targeting atrophy in patients with Bell’s palsy and muscle paralysis. The prods were used all over the body, including the face (a type of this physical therapy is still practiced today). After patients’ faces seemed to benefit in unexpectedly glowing ways, microcurrent was picked up by the aesthetic crowd too. Now it’s advertised as a treatment to lift, tone, and firm the skin without the knives of a facelift.

Off-label, Bondaroff says she’s seen everything from rosacea to acne clear up over the course of a few treatments. (One of the worst cases of rosacea cases she cleared up was her own.) With all the promise of lift, it’s easy to peg microcurrent as an anti-aging treatment (which, in the beauty world, means it can be started in one’s late twenties), but theoretically any prom-goer or senior-picture-taker could benefit from its boost.

But, post-facial, my own results were sort of startling. There seemed to be more of my face in this bizarre new way. I realized, after a second, that this was because my hairline was higher. Like Mona-Lisa-high. I didn’t even know I had a nasolabial depression until I didn’t have one anymore. I looked really surprised, but I wasn’t moving any surprise-face muscles. Reader, it was weird.

According to Bondaroff’s clients, the benefits are on par with more drastic measures. “I’ve weaned people off Botox, off fillers,” she says. The paradox of Botox, says Bondaroff, is that it can actually cause atrophy, since it paralyses facial muscles. So microcurrent “is essential if you do Botox,” re-stimulating the frozen muscle to keep a paralysed forehead lifted and high, not just slack. If this seems on the vicious end on the cycle spectrum, I feel the same. “It’s such a gimmick, and they’re getting girls to do it younger and younger,” she says of Botox. “I have girls come to me who have been doing it for years, and they say, ‘Can you help me? My eyebrows are dropping.” Eventually, “what happens is, they look better with microcurrent than Botox, so the girl who was getting it every three months is now maybe every six to nine months.”

BodyOlogy Facial Sculpting can offer a defter, subtler lift that ages better than an actual facelift. “The point of microcurrent isn’t to erase lines in the same way fillers and Botox do. Microcurrent is awesome for lifting the muscle and de-puffing the face,” she explains, along with fluid-draining and contour-enhancing side effects. We recommend starting microcurrent in one’s late 20s, with monthly maintenance facials, and speaks reverently about its “cumulative effect”. Besides, according to her, the Nip/Tuck trend is on its way out. “I think people see that, ultimately, surgery is flawed,” she says. “No one wants to be a cautionary tale.”