How The Estheticians Do It: Micro-currents

About Joanna!

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Does your skincare regimen currently include micro-current? If not, then I recommend that it should.

A professional micro-current machine is one of my most used skincare tools, both in the treatment room and at home. My clients are always amazed at the results.

Treating the skin with micro-current is like giving it new energy and life – think extreme yoga for your face. It’s a natural way to treat the signs of aging and promote active skin regeneration for truly lasting results, not to mention the immediate lifting effect.

If you’ve experienced our signature Bio-Lift Facial, you know what I’m talking about.

Luckily, there’s a way to get the benefits of this technology at home with two of my favorite personal micro-current devices available at Rescue Spa.

Let’s start with:

The ReFa CARAT

The cutting-edge technology of the ReFa CARAT beauty roller uses a built-in solar panel to generate a mild electric current that’s similar to what our body produces naturally. Its platinum-coated design and the smooth gliding motion is a testament to fine Japanese craftsmanship and quality.

The award-winning ReFa CARAT is available in different sizes to fit the face, body and delicate eye area. My clients love the ReFa CARAT S. It’s the brand’s smallest device and fits perfectly around eyes, lips and between the brows.

How to use the ReFa CARAT?

You have the option to use the device as is, over makeup, or with your favorite serums. Simply roll the device back and forth, following the direction of the muscle and allow the gentle current to work its magic. You’ll notice an immediate glow from increased circulation and drainage of lymphatic fluids.

Try it with a hyaluronic-acid based serum for maximum hydration and plumping such as Valmont Moisturizing Booster or Biologique Recherche Serum Yall-O2.

Another great advantage of the ReFa CARAT is its portability, making it a perfect little companion on your travels. You can even keep one at your desk for a quick and easy “lunchtime lift.” And since it captures solar or artificial light, it’ll never lose its charge. (ReFa CARAT is available for purchase in spa or by telephone at 215-772-2766 extension #3.)

Next up:

The NuFace Trinity Pro Facial Trainer

You’ve probably seen the NuFace device before, but this Pro version is as close to professional strength micro-current as you can get at home, and it requires only five minutes a day for a full facial workout. The stimulating current works by passively exercising the muscle to lift, tone and tighten, while oxygenating the skin and increasing circulation.

How to use the NuFace Trinity Pro?

The NuFace must be used with a conducting medium such as a gel or water-based serum.

STEP 1: Apply your gel. I recommend the NuFace 24K Gold Primer. It contains gold particles with either a brightening or firming complex to boost skin’s overall radiance and elasticity.

Tip: For sensitive or acne-prone skin, I’d go with something gentler such us the Santa Maria Novella Aloe Gel Viso Corpo as a substitute. It will calm, soothe and help to reduce inflammation.

STEP 2: Turn on the device and hold it for a few seconds, focusing on individual muscle groups. You’ll hear a “beep” when it’s time to move to another area.

Tip: Use oxygenating water to re-wet the skin and keep the gel from drying out. I love Biologique Recherche L’Eauxygenante spray for a dose of oxygen and powerful antioxidants.

STEP 3: Remove gel and apply your treatment products.

Although the NuFace is FDA cleared for facial toning, it may also help reduce breakouts due to electric current’s natural anti-bacterial properties. I generally see an immediate reduction in redness and swelling when I use it on problem areas.

Almost anyone can benefit from micro-current and while nothing comes close to the results of a professional Bio-Lift facial, a micro-current device such as the NuFace Pro or ReFa CARAT can help you maintain those fabulous results longer.

So schedule a Bio-Lift facial and don’t forget to give your skin a regular dose of micro-current at home.

Once you try it, I promise you’ll be hooked!

Joanna Kula ~ Esthetician

NEW at RESCUE! ReFa 4 Carat

Dual rolling designed to deliver consecutive kneading.
Awaken the beauty within, with double the pleasure!

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ReFa 4 CARAT features four multi-angular rollers that provide 360-degree coverage. The spacing and angle between each roller is precisely calculated to deliver a “double kneading”, a mechanism to replicate the continuous and consecutive kneading by a skilled hand.

The four rollers draw in the skin from all angles, tightening not only the face, but the neck, hip, and waist as well.  Read all about it!

PSA: This Is Not a Sex Toy

refa on shoppist
 
It’s a de-puffing, tightening, turkey-neck-fixing face roller — and it works.
 
Really. It’s a platinum-coated face and body roller, made in Japan, obsessed over in Korea and now carried in Philly. The premise: A solar panel on the handle converts light into a micro-current, one that emulates the natural low-level electrical frequency already in our bodies (which weakens as we age). Rolling the ReFa Carat over your face and body—backs of knees, cheekbones, forehead, jaw line, chest, any spot that sags, dulls or bloats—stimulates circulation and lymphatic drainage and, well, just feels good. In short, it’s a literal recharge of the skin. The end result? You won’t feel a buzz or notice Botox levels of improvement, but your skin will look tighter, tauter, de-puffed, glow-y and downright refreshed. So, yes, it’ll raise eyebrows. But really, that’s the whole point.
 
Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/shoppist/2015/09/29/psa-this-is-not-a-sex-toy/#w7SWHuv04A3iLg5P.99
 

NEW AT RESCUE! REFA CARAT PLATINUM MICROCURRENT ROLLER

The power of ReFa lies in its expertly designed beauty technology. ReFa is revolutionizing skin care by helping to achieve firmer, more toned, beautiful skin.
“Made in Japan, major in Korea! This device is designed to replicate the gentle pinching and kneading sensation that an aesthetician might include in a treatment. These actions stimulate your skin and the muscles below and increase circulation. It is platinum coated & the current carrying bearings within the rollers transfer microcurrent to your skin. Think DIY daily biolift! Oh and it’s solar powered.” 

carat_imageSolar or indoor light is converted into img9microcurrent:  Our bodies naturally carry a low electrical current that helps regulate circulation and contributes to skin’s overall healthy appearance. As we age, the skin’s natural current diminishes causing skin to lose some of its luster and glow. It is designed to help recharge your skin. Applying the ReFa to your face or body allows these microcurrents to transfer to your skin and help stimulate circulation. Using your ReFa daily can help improve skin’s tone, firmness, elasticity, and give you an overall more youthful, refreshed glow.

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ReFa’s microcurrents are produced entirely from solar energy. So you can take your ReFa with you anywhere and never have to replace batteries or plug in to charge. The small solar panel located on the top of the roller handle absorbs sunlight or indoor light and converts it into a low level current that is emitted through the rollers to your beautiful skin.

CARATMassaging motion, Rolling stimulation: ReFa’s three-dimensional design was developed to replicate the same feelings you might experience getting a massage or special treatment in a spa or Aesthetician’s office. The rollers work together to carefully massage skin while the handle allows you to control pressure. With the ReFa you can enjoy this type of treatment in the comfort of your own home or wherever you might find yourself needing to relax, recharge, and rejuvenate your skin.

The ReFa CARAT is designed to replicate the gentle pinching and kneading sensation that an Aesthetician might include as part of your treatment. These actions stimulate your skin and the muscles below and increase circulation. The ReFa CARAT works on your body such as:

  • Jaw line
  • Face
  • Underarm
  • Waist
  • Inner thigh
  • Neck
  • Chest

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waterPlatinum coating protects your skin and the ReFa: Designed with you in mind. Not only does it feel wonderful and produce excellent results, it’s made to last. In fact, the entire surface of the rollers is platinum coated to be both acid and heat resistant and protect your delicate skin. And it’s completely waterproof so you can add a relaxing ReFa treatment to make your shower or bath a truly spa-like experience.

  • Made in Japan.
  • Solar powered.
  • Waterproof.
  • Approximately 38 uA microcurrents (same as the human body).
  • Platinum (Pt) coating, ABS resin, brass, acrylic, silicone rubber, elastomer, stainless steel, nylon.
  • Instruction booklet, pouch, cleaning cloth included.
  • Size: 92 x 147 x 61 mm

*Also available: ReFa Body, ReFa S Carat (mini), and Refa High Tension Sheet Masks