Microcurrent is a low level of electricity that mirrors the body's own natural electrical currents, triggering chemical reactions at a cellular level to enhance the production of natural collagen and elastin, provide circulatory benefits, and re-educate the muscles of the face.
Microcurrent has been used since the 1980s and was originally approved by the FDA as a muscle stimulator. The most profound microcurrent treatments were originally discovered with patients experiencing a form of nerve-paralysis, leading to atrophied, sagging facial muscles known as Bell’s Palsy. The cause of Bell’s Palsy is unclear. With the discovery of microcurrent therapy treatments and their low-level current retraining the patient’s
How Does Microcurrent Work?
Microcurrent is capable of facial stimulation, sending soft, gentle waves through the skin, tissues and down to the facial muscles. Microcurrent has been shown to stimulate ATP production. ATP is known as Adenosine triphosphate which drives the creation of key structural proteins, such as collagen and elastin, and is the biochemical way to store and use energy.
This increased ATP also energizes the facial muscles, similar to how exercise energizes the muscles of our bodies. Unlike anywhere else on the body, the facial muscles are directly connected to the skin, so the result of energizing the muscle is often an improved, lifted appearance.