do neuromuscular electrical stimulation devices cause the skin to blanch ?

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Do electronic muscle stimulation devices cause the bloodvessels in the skin to constrict (a.k.a. vasospasm, a.k.a. blanching) ?. If not why not?: they cause the skeletal muscles to contract then why not the smooth muscle in the blood vessels.

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Smooth and skeletal muscles have different response times.
A short pulse of electricity (say 1/100th of a second) could activate the skeletal muscle,
 but be too brief to activate the slower reacting smooth muscle, (speculation).
 
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