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had microcurrent facial yesterday

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had microcurrent facial yesterday

Postby alittleworried » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:49 pm

Hi everyone, I had microcurrent yesterday. The girl who did it pulled really hard on my face. Pulled and stretched my eyes even! I told her I have gone 59 years and NEVER pulled/stretched my face. Today my lines are worse than ever and there is a little red lesion that wasn't there before. Thank goodness she only did about 30 minutes. Now today, I'm worried and feel like a fool. Will my face go back to it's normal state???????????? Should I dispute this on my credit card? $125 back on my credit card is NOT enough to pay for the damage she did. :( Thanks.
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Postby alittleworried » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:51 am

OK, answering my own question: The person doing the procedure is the most important part. Ex: If you've got a bad hairstylist, hair is going to look bad. Soooo, if you've got a bad microcurrent esthetician, m'current facial is going to go bad.
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Postby DCNGA » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:58 am

I don't know of anyone on the board at the moment who has experience with the microcurrent procedure.

I'm sorry you've had issues and you are right about who does what to your skin. Sometimes we just don't take as much into consideration as we should when it comes to our skin.

I would go back, if this does not improve in a day or two, and DEMAND my money back. Then, I would go to a derm and see what he/she says about it all.

Good luck.

D
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Postby alittleworried » Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:18 pm

DCNGA, Thank you for your reply. I went back today and very politely tried to describe what had happened. The esthetician told me I had to speak with the dr. The dr became very defensive. She was mean! She said that the face HAS to be stretched and pulled to do the microcurrent! The dr yelled at me and wouldn't let me speak. She wanted to show me the picture the esthetician had taken (against my will, I might add - I will not have pictures taken of me unless I know I look decent). I told the dr I did not want to see the picture and the dr waved the picture around and yelled, 'GET OUT' twice. So I left. Just terrible, the whole thing. It was a horrible experience. I am really, really upset.
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Postby DCNGA » Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:24 pm

I'm sorry it did not turn out well. The best thing you can do is keep telling people in your area of your bad experience, so they will be forewarned. Word of mouth advertising and dissuading are strong tools that many often overlook.

Good luck and I hope things are resolved for you.

Take care.

D
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Postby ardenmarie » Wed May 14, 2008 3:09 pm

Wow, I've been doing the microcurrent now for about two weeks and really like it. So far, at any rate. But the woman I work with doesn't pull or stretch my skin. She does move the probes around and then gathers up skin between them at certain points, but it's more like compression. There's no pain, no feeling of pulling. Find someone else! I think you're paying too much as well. I'm paying $90/session and I live in a high-cost area. Unless you're in NYC or Boston, I think you can do better.
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Microcurrent Facelifting Treatments

Postby Believer » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:44 pm

Gosh! Your experience sounds horrendous & that Dr. in charge sounds even worse! So sorry :cry: As for $125- OUCH! I only charge R200- per hour ... about $26- :lol:
I've been giving treatments for YEARS now, and pulling the skin really ISN'T necessary - although I've noted some video clips of certain brands do show PULLING :oops: That's CRAZY and totally unnecessary. Whilst compiling the manual for the FACELIFTING machine that I also market internationally, I called many therapists who offer these treatments here in SA, and I also emailed many internationally, and quite frankly, I was SHOCKED at the average LACK OF KNOWLEDGE in general. :roll:
Please don't let one REALLY BAD experience put you off though, because these treatments really do work, but should be a FRACTION of the prices being charged by most, so that one can afford to have quite a few in the beginning & then a monthly or once every 2 months maintenance treatment to maintain the good work achieved during the initial multiple treatments ... but if these are WAY OVER PRICED, then most can't afford to follow through the proper course as intended in order to achieve successful / efficacious results.
Oh! As I've mentioned before, so many therapists don't even use the correct products! :evil:
Good luck with your next attempt!
@nnie :wink: South Africa
www.beautyresonancetherapy.com
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Postby MicrocurrentFan » Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:09 pm

You are definitely at the WRONG place with the WRONG device run by the WRONG doctor employing the WRONG person! :) There are a LOT of knock offs in this treatment. I would only go with the best, the innovator, the one with the best reputation - Beautiful Image. This is NOT a painful procedure, there is no pulling needed - the wands do the work. Stay away from the patches, cotton-tips, flat blades and such. I almost fell asleep during my first treatment. It is supposed to be like a facial massage - not torture. What a horrible experience. :cry: I hope you don't give up on the technology or treatments. It really does work and is a GREAT alternative to the more popular invasive and painful procedures that are MUCH MORE expensive. Like @nnie mentioned, the right products and device make ALL the difference in the world! Check out www.microcurrentcosmetics.com
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Re: had microcurrent facial yesterday

Postby bkilker » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:22 pm

I agree with all you ladies! I'm an esthetician and use the Beautiful Image microcurrent machine. The procedure is so gentle that most of my clients fall asleep. I keep the price of each treatment low so that clients can afford to receive the recommended 10 sessions (once or twice a week) and then a monthly maintenence. It's a great way to get a smoother, tighter face and neck! Bonnie
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Re: had microcurrent facial yesterday

Postby jendetrick » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:15 pm

Sorry you had such a bad experience with microcurrent. I love microcurrent and use the TAMA brand. It really is a wonderful tool for antiaging and healing. I did have a bad experience with a treatment that i had from a clareblend machine and she used gloves and pulled my face all over the place, it was terrible [-X . You need to find someone who is educated and uses good equipment, it makes a huge difference :D
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