A New Kind of Perricone Prescription: Electric Facials Featured in the Wall Street Journal

There are all kinds of new facials popping up on your local spa’s beauty menu. Oxygen facials, ultrasound facials, and microcurrent facials have women and men alike flocking to make appointments. Dr. Perricone specializes in microcurrent facials and performs these treatments at his flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York City.

The treatment is an electric current applied to the face by two pen-like electrodes. The purpose of the current is to is to stretch sagging muscles that are over contracted, such as frown lines between the eyes, says Dr. Perricone. The current itself is very mild and would take 60 machines to power a 60 watt light bulb.

The treatment increases adenosine triphosphate, a molecule used for energy in the muscle. Dr. Perricone says that patients will have a more youthful appearance just after the first treatment. Dr. Perricone said muscles are trained after time, so he recommends weekly treatments for eight to 10 weeks.

Dr. Perricone encourages his patients to also follow his three tiered philosophy in order to obtain the best anti-aging results. This includes an anti-inflammatory diet, targeted nutritional supplements, and topical treatments. Dr. Perricone’s topical products help to correct the most visible signs of aging such as wrinkles, enlarged pores, dryness, uneven skin tone, loss of firmness, and loss of radiance.

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  1. I have been using Dr. Perricone’s products for over a year now and love the results. I am 60 years old and am told often that I look at least 10 years younger. I have tried the Skin & Total Body Supplements and it didn’t take long before my nails were growing strong and I noticed alot less hair loss. I have read his Forever Young book and have started changing my diet because of it.

    Lorraine Blackburn

  2. I have been following the Perricone anti-inflammatory meal plan for at least 8 years, most people cannot guess my age because of it. Initially, I started this to avoid wrinkles, but soon found that the nagging pain in my hip, elbow and toe joints were gone. I have avoided arthritis pain for years now by eating the way you recommend. For quite a while I was also taking the supplements and using topical products, but because of finances had to give up the supplements and topical products. I am very eager to try your electric facial and would value the opportunity to be a tester of any product that you would allow me. I have believed in this way of life for many years and have avoided many problems and affects of aging by using your diet recommendations.

    Laura Petersen