In 1830, Dr. Carlos Matteucci discovered that injured tissue in the human body discharged electricity and since that discovery, over 120 years ago, many experiments with microcurrent have been done to validate his findings. The use of microcurrent has become an acceptable form of therapy in the treatment of wounds, soft tissue and bone fracture because of its ability to heal the body at a rate of 250% to 350% faster than someone not using microcurrent therapy. However, it was the accidental discovery of a physician treating Bell’s palsy patients for paralysis that lead microcurrent to become integrated into the aesthetic field. He noticed that the faces of his patients were smoother and they appeared much younger looking after treatments.
WHAT IS MICROCURRENT
Microcurrent, meaning mild electrical current, is a near duplicate electrical current to that which the body generates on its own. It is so slight that it would take one million microcurrent machines to light a 40 watt light bulb and therefore generally sub-sensory. It was discovered that an injured or damaged tissue disrupts the natural flow of electricity generated by the body and this disruption prevents or delays the body from healing itself. When microcurrent is applied to the injured or damaged area it restores the natural flow of electrical current and therefore the healing can begin.
HOW DOES IT APPLY TO AESTHETICS?
Skin with fine lines or wrinkles, sagging muscles or lost elasticity is simply damaged. Microcurrent has the ability to restore the lost energy to the tissue and thereby turn back the hands of time on all of us. The facial muscles and skin are being given a workout that stimulates collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin are two essential proteins needed for the skin to remain youthful and glowing. The production of collagen, elastin and the stimulation of the skin and face muscles begin a catalyst in the skin with some amazing results.
IS IT SAFE?
Microcurrent is a safe and non-invasive procedure; however pregnant women, people with any kind of heart condition should not receive treatment. Your skin care consultant has a list of contraindications. However, a person in relatively good health can get this wonderful treatment without any side effects. The facial has been dub by the media as the “Red Carpet Facial” because you can get it and go straight to an event afterwards without any downtime.
Some of the benefits are lymphatic drainage, regeneration of connective tissue, lifting of the jowls and eyebrows, eliminates or reduces fine lines or wrinkles, tones and tightens the skin, enhanced skin elasticity, skin pigmentation is improved and much more. Most people report immediate results even after the first treatment and best of all, results are cumulative.
When a microcurrent facial is done by an expert the results are nothing less than miraculous and if used in conjunction with other anti-aging treatments will enhance the benefits greatly. And one of the best things about this facial is that any skin type can get it as it is extremely gentle. Additionally, even young people can benefit from it as it prevents the natural progression of aging from going into effect. Look your best at every age with a natural, healthy beauty regime!
There are several metabolic processes that are enhanced through the use of Microcurrent Stimulation. First, it boosts the cells' ability to rid themselves of waste products. A cell with "stuck" waste products becomes a dead cell and interferes with cellular communication throughout the area where it is located. Cells need to take in nutrients and eliminate waste like all other living organisms. The energy supplied by Microcurrent Stimulation innervates cells to become vital and less sluggish.
The second way Microcurrent Stimulation works is by increasing blood supply to the area stimulated. By increasing blood flow to the area cells and tissues are nourished, refreshed and oxygenation is increased.
In general, the electrical current gently wakes up the cells from sleep and stimulates the healing process.