Micro-Current Non-Surgical Face Lift

Microcurrent in Aesthetics

What is Microcurrent and how does the Natural Non-Surgical Facelift work without surgery?

Microcurrent Technology is the only Aesthetic facelift treatment available that can physically firm and tone the skin through muscle re-education without the need for any surgical intervention.

During treatment all 32 facial muscles are physically manipulated using soft cotton tipped wands (probes) or other attachments that transmit the microcurrent impulses.

By reproducing the body’s own biological current we can re-establish muscle memory naturally thus bringing more definition to the face and body without surgery.

The Microcurrent Non-Surgical Facelift is proven to be safe and effective as the Microcurrent mirrors the body’s own natural current and works in harmony with the body’s electrical system. It is commonly described as “facial toning or non-surgical facial lifting” due to the dramatic lifting effect that the microcurrent has on facial muscles and facial contours.

At MySkin UK, we use the latest and most advanced aesthetic microcurrent equipment, technology applications and training knowledge to customise the non-surgical facelift treatment to support your individual needs.

Originally developed for treating facial palsy, microcurrent therapy is now also used widely in Physiotherapy for pain control and in hospitals for wound healing.

 

History

In the 1960’s Drs S. Baker and S.Doyle demonstrated that effective and long term muscle re-education could only be achieved using microcurrent if ultra-low frequencies (less than 1 Hertz) were used.

In his book, The Body Electric Dr Robert O. Becker, indicates that to be effective microcurrent impulses need to be delivered using a modified waveform that is able to overcome the body’s natural resistance to current (Ohms law) without causing client discomfort.

Combining ultra-low frequencies with a modified waveform enables the microcurrent to recharge the electrical potential of the muscle by stimulating the spindle cell fibers that run the length of the muscle and attach to the Golgi tendon organ in the belly of the muscle. This Golgi tendon organ (GTO) simulation technique was developed by Dr George Goodheart in the late 60’s.

 

Benefits

As an aesthetic treatment microcurrent stimulation has been shown to have a number of other cosmetic benefits:

How does it work?

During treatment all 32 facial muscles are physically manipulated using soft cotton tipped wands (probes) or other attachments that transmit the microcurrent impulses.

True microcurrent uses a current with an intensity of less than one millionth of an amp (< 1mA) and because of its low intensity it does not cause a physical or visual contraction of the muscle, instead, microcurrent stimulation works by a process called muscle re-education.

Working a muscle from belly outward will have a lengthening/relaxing effect that is necessary on muscles that have become contracted over years of facial expression (e.g. frown lines).

Working a muscle from the origin and insertion point inward will have a shortening effect that is necessary for the majority of the muscles that have become elongated over time due to age and gravity.

Although a remarkable difference is seen after the first treatment, the benefits of microcurrent are cumulative and typically a course of 12 treatments will be required for the most optimum results.

 

The Science

Microcurrent impulses trigger a chemical reaction at a micro cellular level to increase the effectiveness of how our bodies use ATP (adenosine triphosphate; a complex organic chemical responsible for creating energy in all living cells). A precursor to DNA and RNA, ADP is an essential process in helping to rebuild and sustain the building blocks of your skin.

The energy stored in ATP is then used directly or indirectly to drive all other cellular processes that require energy, of which there are four major types:

(1) the transport of molecules and ions across cell membranes against concentration gradients, which maintains the internal environment of the cell and produces the membrane potential for the conduction of nerve impulses;

(2) The contraction of muscle fibers and other fibers producing the motion of cells;

(3) The synthesis of chemical compounds;

(4) The synthesis of other high-energy compounds.

 

A clinical study on Microcurrent by the University of Washington indicates that by increasing ATP activity we achieve:

  • Increased cell metabolism and plumping of slack muscles
  • Enhanced fibroblast activity resulting in a 14% increase in natural collagen production
  • Enhanced protein synthesis resulting in a 48% increase of natural elastin
  • A 38% increase in blood circulation

Book now for your first Non-Surgical Microcurrent experience, conducted by qualified and knowledgeable staff.