What You Should Know
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While most anti-aging products will address the signs of aging through a variety of topical solutions, there are others that take an entirely different approach to this issue. One such product is Beautiful Image, a micro current treatment that is only available through professional salons and clinics. Instead of applying a cream or serum to the problem areas, Beautiful Image will send micro currents to various points on the face via a special wand. These micro currents mimic the body’s electrical signals, which the manufacturers claim will stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
The result, according to the Beautiful Image website, is a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, hydration for smoother, softer skin, visible firming and contouring and tightening of sagging jowls and double chins. This is all done without any risk of side effects like redness, swelling, soreness or pain. This product also claims to help treat skin conditions like eczema and rosacea, and diminish the look of scars, acne and dark circles under the eyes. The micro current technology has supposedly been used successfully in Europe for decades and is now getting introduced at various locations around the US.
The micro currents that are administered are very low magnitude, which is why the Beautiful Image wand is touted as completely safe. The currents work by increasing the amount of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the body by as much as 500%. This increase can effectively speed the metabolism of the body’s cells, which is claimed to create a detoxification process and the stimulation of collagen and elastin production. The end result is supposedly skin that has a more even tone, fewer wrinkles and the firming of sagging skin. It is also claimed that this treatment will increase blood flow, which may give you a rosy glow and healthier looking skin overall.
While we appreciate that Beautiful Image is willing to take an approach to anti-aging that is off the beaten path, we are concerned about whether this treatment is as tried and true as the company says it is. Yes, there are research studies cited on the website, and there are customer testimonials to peruse as well. However, this is a new treatment, at least in this country, and we are skeptical as to whether sufficient studies have been conducted to consider micro currents a proven anti-aging option.
- New technology offers promise as an anti-aging treatment option.
- Beautiful Image is only offered under the direct supervision of a professional.
- This treatment is fairly new to the US and there have not been enough tests done to consider this a proven anti-aging option.
- The treatments may be expensive and insurance may not cover them.
- The treatments usually require multiple visits to the clinic or salon, which could cramp a busy schedule.
The Bottom Line
If you find a spa or clinic in your area that offers Beautiful Image, it may be worth checking into further. However, the jury is still out on whether micro current treatments like Beautiful Image can truly deliver what they promise. We would probably wait and see what further independent research turns up before committing to an alternative wrinkle treatment such as Beautiful Image.