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The Ins and Outs of MicroCurrent Therapy

April 5, 2015 6:28 pm

Here at 360 Skin we’re always looking for new ways to help keep you looking your best and improve your life. Now as many of you know we steer clear of trends and new fangled “fly-by-night” treatments (anyone remember the “live snail facial” or the “nightingale poop facial” that were suddenly popular in many spas?). It takes quite a bit of research, discussion, and training for us to add on a new service.
With that said, I’m really happy to let you all know that Brandon has now become licensed and trained to work with MicroCurrent technologies. Many people may not know what MicroCurrent is, so I thought we’d use this blog post to discuss this amazing skincare technology. 
 
The use of MicroCurrent technology has been around since the 1930’s when it was discovered that sending a mild electrical current into the muscle sped up of the healing of wounds and injuries. Shortly thereafter doctors would begin using it to treat patients with Bell’s Palsy, a paralysis of one side of the facial muscles. After a time the dermatology and esthetics field began to use MicroCurrent to great effect in “re-training” and toning the facial muscles resulting in tighter skin, a lessening of lines and wrinkles, and the infusion of product directly into the nutritional dermal layer. 
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                                                            Bell’s Palsy Patient Before and After MicroCurrent Treatment
How Does MicroCurrent Work
 
To start, it’s important to know why our skin starts to sag and wrinkle. As we age, our muscles become accustom to repetitive movements and tend to “hold” certain positions. A good example of this is the furrow lines many people get between their eyebrows. Additionally muscles that are hardly ever used can begin to atrophy and sag, for example the loss of muscle tone around the jaw line resulting in jowls. 
There are 32 different muscles of the face that are manipulated during the MicroCurrent facial. The treatment uses four electrical probes to send micro-electrical currents into the skin to lift, smooth, tighten, and tone these muscles by  triggering the body’s natural production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), the substance that carries energy to the cells and improves cellular communication. This production of ATP accelerates cellular repair, builds collagen and elastin, and promotes the production of new, stronger, healthier cells.
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MicroCurrent Therapy
 
MicroCurrent has been proven to achieve the following benefits:
 
  • Improve muscle tone in the face and neck
  • Lift and tighten the jawline and eyebrows
  • Reduce and eliminate fine lines/wrinkles
  • Dramatically enhance product penetration
  • Improve facial circulation
 
The best results of this re-education of the muscle tissue requires a series of 6-10 treatments preferably one treatment every 7-10 days. After the series is completed results can be maintained via maintenance treatments every 6-8 weeks.
If a full series is completed and maintenance sessions are continued, results can last 3-4 years. 
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MicroCurrent Client Before and After Six Treatments
 
MicroCurrent is a well researched and documented treatment that delivers clear and noticeable results. If you’re interested in learning more please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our MicroCurrent treatments can be found by clicking here: MicroCurrent.

This post was written by Brandon