Microcurrent therapy isn’t actually something ground-breaking or even new, it has been around for decades.
Disappointed? Don’t be, this is good news; it means that microcurrent therapy is well studied, safe, effective and targeted. Physiotherapists have been using micro current for over 50 years to relieve the pain and treat facial paralysis. Aesthetic practice borrows microcurrent therapy from actual medicine.
Microcurrent employs low-voltage electricity to stimulate skin cells through the electrodes placed on the skin. It has been established that human epidermis can act as a sort of a battery, and when its integrity is broken, it generates pathological electric field. Based on the skin’s own electric properties, it has been suggested that the external application of electric current can be employed to assist in the healing of skin wounds and managing pain, but also to stimulate normal regeneration process and restore collagen production diminished with age.
Microcurrent therapy emits weak impulses similar to the skin’s own electric signals, increasing the amount of energy (ATP), speeding up cell metabolism, stimulating collagen and elastin syntheses and even giving the skin detox by eliminating the cellular bypass products from the skin matrix. Some microcurrent devices are designed to stimulate facial muscles (you can easily recognise them by the typical stick-like electrodes), while others — for lymphatic drainage and regeneration stimulation (these are usually equipped with a glove or square-plate electrodes).