For a non-invasive facelift, many professionals and individuals turn to microcurrent treatments. Microcurrent re-educates facial muscles to either tighten the muscle or relax it, depending on how the device is programmed and what waveform is used. It is also said that microcurrent helps increase Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP production by up to 500%. ATP is what gives cells energy to function, including creating more collagen and elastin. Like with anything good, microcurrent is cumulative and needs to be done frequently to see results.
Galvanic vs Microcurrent
Many confuse microcurrent with galvanic and think they are the same treatment. A galvanic current uses a low voltage and delivers the current directly. It’s an electrical treatment that promotes iontophoresis and desincrustation. Desincrustation uses the current with a negative polarity to purify the skin by softening tissue, opening pores, and loosen debris. This is often done before extractions by a trained professional. Iontophoresis uses a positive polarity and allows water based products to penetrate deeper into the skin. Microcurrent uses an alternating current to target the facial muscles, promotes ATP and Iontophoresis.
Iontophoresis and Microcurrent
Microcurrent is known for its botox-like effects that are non-invasive, quick and easy to perform. What many might forget about microcurrent is that another benefit it offers is iontophoresis benefits. “Iontophoresis is a technique which uses an electric current to deliver a medicine or other chemical through the skin” Since microcurrent mimics the body's natural current through electrical stimulation, you will perform iontophoresis and water based products will penetrate deeper into the skin, allowing for better hydration. It is for this reason we suggest stop using any aggressive ingredients such as retinol/aha/bha’s 48 hours prior to using microcurrent.
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