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What is Facial Micro-current?
Facial Micro-current is a safe, painless, non-surgical, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that helps tone, lift and firm sagging facial muscles back to its original position and shape.
What are the benefits of Facial Micro-current?
It helps improves the health and appearance of the skin. It tightens and firms aging skin. It helps tone the muscles on the face and neck. It also helps lift sagging eyebrows and jowls. It helps heal scars and blemishes giving a healthy glow to the skin It helps reduce and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. It stimulates the production of collagen on the skin.
How does Facial Micro-current work?
Facial Micro-current uses electric current that recharges the facial tissues. The conductive gel is initially applied on the face; a dual-tipped cotton-probed device is then rubbed on the skin’s surface to stimulate the muscles that needed treatment. Our body’s own current works in harmony with the electric impulses the micro-current machine remits. The machine used in this procedure sends painless impulses to the facial muscles thus helping the muscles to relax and recover its strength and re-educate the muscles to return to its original position. Treatment sessions last for about 30 minutes to an hour. A complete treatment course has an average of 10-15 treatments within the first 6 weeks with a recommended once a month maintenance treatment. However, the number of treatment varies depending on each client’s skin condition and muscle tone.
Who are the best candidates for a facial micro-current treatment
This treatment is for old and young people alike who wish to maintain and gain a young-looking facade as long as they are healthy and do not have skin infections in the area to be treated. For young people who wish to put off any signs of aging and also for older people who wish to restore their once youthful appearance.
Who shouldn’t undergo this cosmetic procedure?
People who have a history of heart problems, epilepsy, thrombosis, high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, multiple sclerosis or those who have implanted electrical devices are not fit to undergo this treatment.
People who have skin diseases or who have recently underwent facial surgery, or have any open wounds, cuts or abrasions or skin are also not suitable to have this treatment done.
Although there is no scientific proof that this treatment is harmful to pregnant women, it is greatly advised to wait until after you’ve given girth if you wish to undergo this cosmetic procedure.
Micro current treatment is a very good alternative to face lifts. Since it is non-surgical procedure, we don’t have to worry about possible dangerous complications. It is safe, effective, practically painless, provides rapid results and most especially, it doesn’t call for a recovery time.
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Lose Weight-Tone Abs With Electronic Muscle Stimulator? Can Body Fat Melt Away?
By Chris Chew
You have probably seen plenty of advertisements extolling how Electronic Abdominal Stimulators can melt your belly fat fast and quickly. Most of these advertisements will also claim that their electronic abs stimulators can also flatten your tummy to reveal your six pack abs muscle. They even claim that by using electronic abs stimulators for X minutes is better that 300 sit ups or crunches, so you can say bye bye to diets and exercise forever. Too good to be true?
On the other hand, you may also have come across many articles and messages from the health and fitness industry or from your fitness personal trainers who refute the advertisers claiming that the only way to get a flat tummy with well defined six pack abs muscle is through healthy eating and exercise. Now that is hard work isn?t it? So you will rather take a chance with an electronic abs stimulator won?t you?
So who is telling the truth? Ok, instead of joining in the controversy, this article points out what the authorities such as U.S. Food and Drug Administration has got to say. Below is an excerpt from U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA Consumer magazine July-August 2002. You can read the full report at http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2002/402_abs.html :-
?In May, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed complaints against three manufacturers of these devices, alleging that they have made false claims in their advertising, seen in heavily aired infomercials on national cable television, shorter television commercials, and ads in the print media.
The unfounded claims cited by the FTC include the promise of “six pack” or “washboard” abs without exercise, claims that the devices will give users a trimmer waist or cause fat loss, and that use of the device is equivalent to (or better than) regular abdominal exercises, such as sit-ups or crunches. The FTC complaints also allege that the advertising claimed falsely that the stimulators are safe for all to use, and did not disclose adequately the possible health hazards for some people.
Q. Why does the FDA regulate electrical muscle stimulators?
A. Electrical muscle stimulators are considered medical devices under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Under this law and the agency’s regulations, the FDA is responsible for regulating the sale of all electrical muscle stimulators in the United States. Therefore, firms must comply with appropriate FDA premarket regulatory requirements before they can legally sell their stimulators. Most electrical muscle stimulators (EMS devices) that have been reviewed by the FDA are intended for use in physical therapy and rehabilitation under the direction of a health-care professional. If a company wants to sell EMS devices directly to consumers, the company needs to show the FDA that the device can be used safely and effectively in that setting.
Q. These electrical muscle stimulators are advertised not only to tone, firm, and strengthen abdominal muscles, but also to provide weight loss, girth reduction, and “rock hard” abs. Do they really work?
A. While an EMS device may be able to temporarily strengthen, tone or firm a muscle, no EMS devices have been cleared at this time for weight loss, girth reduction, or for obtaining “rock hard” abs.
Q. Is the FDA concerned about the unregulated marketing of these devices?
A. Yes. The FDA has received reports of shocks, burns, bruising, skin irritation, and pain associated with the use of some of these devices. There have been a few recent reports of interference with implanted devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. Some injuries required hospital treatment. The FDA is also concerned because many of these devices have cables and leads. If those cables and leads do not comply with electrical safety standards, there is the possibility that users and other household members could be electrocuted. The FDA is currently investigating firms that are illegally marketing EMS devices.
Q. What does FDA regulation accomplish?
A. Before they may legally sell their devices, firms that market EMS devices must be able to demonstrate that these products are as safe and as effective as similar devices that are legally marketed. Devices may be marketed only for uses that are established for the device or for uses that the firm can support with data. At this time, the FDA is not aware of scientific information to support many of the promotional claims being made for numerous devices being widely promoted on television, infomercials, newspapers, and magazines.
Q. Does that mean that it’s unsafe to use an electrical muscle stimulator that has not met FDA requirements?
A. Using a product that has not met FDA requirements isn’t necessarily unsafe or dangerous. But it could be. Unregulated devices also may have safety problems associated with cables and leads that can lead to accidental shock and electrocution of users and other household members, including children.
Q. If I use an electrical muscle stimulator, will it give me the same kind of effect that lots of sit-ups, stomach crunches and other abdominal exercises will?
A. Using these devices alone will not give you “six-pack” abs. Applying electrical current to muscles may cause them to contract. Stimulating muscles repeatedly with electricity may eventually result in muscles that are strengthened and toned to some extent but will not, based on currently available data, create a major change in your appearance without the addition of weight loss and regular exercise.?
Now, who is telling the truth about electronic muscle stimulator being able to melt tummy fat and reveal your six pack abs? Well, you be the judge and come to your own verdict.
About the Author: Chris Chew is a fitness personal trainer of models, actors and male pageant winners. More fitness tips at his sites Transform your body in 12 weeksPersonal trainers and online certification
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