Microcurrent therapy for the face, like Botox®, and lasers, is yet another example of a procedure which began as a medical treatment, but which has now been adapted for use in skin clinics. Originally developed in the U.S. in the late 1980s, microcurrent therapy was used to treat facial weakness in Bell's Palsy, strokes and For wound healing. Patients with muscles on the side of their faces, which had been paralysed and caused their faces to look “lop-sided”, were treated with a microcurrent, this treatment seemed to “lift” their faces.
How does this current affect the Cell?As we age the skins ability to regenerate itself declines... this is representative of a decline in ATP production (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate) With ageing, cells lose much of their natural energy like a battery losing its charge which leads to a breakdown of collagen (the main protein of connective tissue) and elastin (the main ingredient in the skin that allows it to stretch). Microcurrent stimulation is a way of supercharging the tissue with ATP, which will reside there until needed. Any healing process requires a great amount of ATP and may be accelerated through a means of increasing ATP in the tissue. Microcurrent stimulation accomplishes this by increasing ATP in the tissue by up to 400%.Every year after age of 25 we are losing about 1-5% of the collagen that makes the most of our dermal layers. When the volume of the skin is lost, we start to see sagging skin and deep wrinkles. Beneath the skin, some of the facial muscles, become increasingly contracted over the years of facial expressions, and others become elongated over years of age and gravity. ATP is the energy currency of our body. Every physiological process is ATP generated. While in theory our bodies can produce all the ATP we need, the fact is that it doesn’t.Microcurrent is a specific amount of electricity that mirrors the body’s own natural current and works in harmony with the body’s electrical system. Used together with LED therapy the current directly stimulates ATP improving cellular function, blood and lymph flow increases oxygen and nutrient transportation
Microcurrent technology is the ONLY aesthetic treatment available that can firm and tone the skin through muscle re-education
Why does our Skin Sag and wrinkle? As we age, our muscles become accustomed to certain expressions and tend to "stick" in these positions. A great example of this is the furrow between the eyebrows that many people get. At the same time, other muscles in our face are hardly ever used, and they begin to atrophy, which leads to sagging. An example of this can often be seen around our jaw lines, chins and necks where we tend to develop sagging or loss of definition as we get older.
What does Microcurrent do to the Skin? Microcurrent is a technology that sends painless impulses to the muscles in your face that help overly-tightened muscles to relax and helps under worked muscles to regain strength. In essence, microcurrent facial toning "re-educates" the facial muscles and restores them back almost to their original shape. When this happens, the visible results are quite dramatic, the face is lifted, firmed and toned back to a much more youthful appearance. At the same time, the microcurrents improve circulation to your face helping production of collagen, reducing scar tissue, improves tone and texture, and reduces fine lines.
How Safe Is It?Medical Research has proven microcurrent facial toning to be generally safe and usually have no side effects in people without health problems. Because microcurrent facial machine stimulate the lymph system to flush toxins out of the body, it is important for people to drink a lot of water after the treatment.
Having these facials is much like attending the gym, it is a muscle work out to tighten and tone ageing and ‘stuck’ expressions. You will be best doing a few sessions a week for about 8-12 visits then doing maintenance each month.
You may like to buy a home use device for use in between visits.
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If you are pregnant, have a pacemaker, epilepsy, have a thrombosis, any heart problems or lymphatic issues you should not have microcurrent .