Micro current for facial toning
As far as this modality is concerned, it’s less about improving the skin’s texture, but about tightening the muscles. Microcurrent mimics the body’s own natural bio electrical field and sends tiny electrical currents to our muscles. Two ball probes, negative and positive, with current running between them stimulate the muscle, causing tightening. Microcurrent devices lift and re-educate muscles, creating a lifted and convex appearance. Combining ultra low frequencies with a modified waveform enables the microcurrent to recharge the electrical potential of the muscle by stimulating the spindle cell fibers that run the length of the muscle.
Originally developed for treating facial palsy, microcurrent devices as used in our scope of esthetic practice:
• Re-educate muscles
• Increase blood and lymph circulation
• Enhance the penetration of the active ingredients of skin care formulations
• Increase the production of collagen and elastin
• Increase protein synthesis, gluconeogenesis and cell membrane transport
Additionally, research has shown that microcurrent may help with anti-aging at an even deeper level – in studies, it has increased levels of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in lab-rat skin cells by 500%. These devices come in a variety of sizes and intensities ranging from free-standing units, to table tops and handhelds.