Microcurrent Therapy

The face reflects our age, and as we age, changes occur in our skin. These become more visible by the age of 35 as fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Moreover additional factors such as excessive exposure to sun’s UV rays, lack of sleep, stress, lack of proper nutrition and smoking accelerate the process of ageing. These signs of ageing can be visibly reduced significantly by a scientifically proven therapy called microcurrent therapy.

What is microcurrent therapy and what are its benefits?

Microcurrent therapy is a relaxing, painless and nonsurgical procedure to give a rehydrated younger looking and lifted look with visible difference just after one session. Microcurrent therapy reduces wrinkles and fine lines, dark circles and puffiness around the eyes, hyper-pigmentation, and acne, contracts the enlarged pores, tightens the skin and improves the muscle tone to give firm, hydrated and youthful skin. It even reduces numbness, swelling and pain and helps in quick recovery after a facelift or other plastic surgery procedures. Microcurrent therapy thus provides the same aesthetic results of tighter and firmer skin as traditional mini facelift procedures with no side effects, no recovery time and at fraction of cost of the other traditional procedures.

How does microcurrent therapy works?

Microcurrent therapy uses small current as low as one millionth of an ampere which is in the same range as that produced by the body to talk to cells. It stimulates the treated skin cells and underlying muscles naturally. It increases synthesis of collagen and elastin by the skin cells, improves blood circulation and flow of lymph in the treated area and increases ATP, the energy giving molecule in the stimulated cells.

Collagen is the protein of the skin which gives skin its strength. Elastin is another important skin protein which gives skin its elasticity. As we age the collagen deteriorates causing the skin to become thin and sag and elastin is damaged causing wrinkles thus microcurrent therapy naturally reduces fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin in skin cells. It reduces puffiness by promoting better lymphatic drainage. Improved blood flow and increased energy currency of the treated cells accelerate natural repair and healing process.

How is microcurrent therapy done?

For microcurrent therapy first the skin is cleansed and collagen or elastin serum is applied. The microcurrent is applied to the specific acupressure points using cotton tipped electrodes. Gentle strokes are used as the electrodes are moved on the face. The procedure is very relaxing and does not cause any pain. The results of the therapy are cumulative and full treatment sessions show more improvement than just a couple of sessions. The full treatment requires 6 to 12 sessions according to the different skin and muscle conditions. Each session takes about 45-60 minutes to complete. These 6-12 sessions are done weekly or biweekly and subsequent sessions are done one in every month thereafter. No swelling occurs after the procedure. It does not require any recovery time. The results are instantaneous. A booster session is required once every 4 weeks or 6 weeks after the complete treatment to maintain the education of the treated muscle and skin cells.

Who all are contraindicated for the microcurrent therapy?

It is contraindicated for those who are either pregnant or are chronically ill. Those who are chronic alcoholics and smokers do not show much improvement as their natural healing process is already hampered and do not function as well as in a healthy individual.