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Anonymous asks:
Do galvanic spas/microcurrent devices work to really tighten the skin - specifically on the neck and jowl area?

On: 03/22/2013 08:45 pm

To doctors from: Minnesota

Category: Jowls

Answers

DrDanDowney on 03/26/2013 11:29 pm wrote:
Those therapies remind me of those funny devices in the 60's where people would stand on a platform, and a motorized device would wrap behind their bottoms. When activated it would shake their bottom and legs.
Seriously I think that the electronic stimulation of muscle is probably neutral in risk, but I doubt that it can shrink the specific lax tissues in the face and neck that contributes to signs of aging, namely lax skin and the "fascia" that wraps around the muscles. Getting that therapy at a spa is fine, but purchasing one for home use at considerable expense should be carefully weighed.
Dan Downey MD FACS
Downey Plastic Surgery
www.Dr-Downey.com