Does the word microcurrent sound somewhat familiar to you? That’s because it was first used starting in the 1980s after being approved by the FDA as a nerve stimulator for pain relief. Thanks to the discovery of microcurrent therapy’s use of low-level currents to retrain patients’ muscles, the FDA approved microcurrent for a new anti-aging application.
But, what does this all mean? Simply put, microcurrent sends soft, gentle waves through the skin, past the tissues and deep down into the facial muscles. It increases protein synthesis and promotes amino acid uptake, meaning it stimulates the creation of structural proteins like collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin both repair and rebuild the skin over time, giving a firmer, more youthful appearance.
Microcurrent also energizes the facial muscles thanks to an increase in ATP (adenosine triphosphate) concentration. Just like exercise energizes the body, microcurrent therapy energizes our skin! The facial muscles are the only muscles anywhere in the body that are directly connected to the skin, so when the muscle is energized, the appearance of the skin on top of it is almost immediately improved, lifted and more youthful-looking.
Thanks to the amazing science behind microcurrent, it is known as the “5-minute Facial Lift.” It contours, tones and firms the skin not only after your first treatment, but will continue to build results each consecutive treatment.
To answer the question everyone is wondering, microcurrent therapy does not hurt. Microcurrent is delivered to the facial muscles using medical-grade, sterile wands at a low intensity. Patients will feel a gentle tingly feeling, and sometimes the muscle will “jump.” The jump isn’t painful – it is just a rejuvenated feeling, like your muscle is reawakening (because sometimes it is!).
At Lifestyle Chiropractic & Wellness, we deliver microcurrent to patients in our Sculpt & Lift Facial Session:
THE SCULPT & LIFT
70 minutes. $90.
A potent blend of professional products designed to address the signs of aging at the cellular level to restore skin to a more youthful appearance. Microcurrent is used during this treatment to increase cell energy and smooth fine lines and wrinkles by lengthening and lifting the muscles of the face.
Feel free to call our office with any questions: 920-499-3333. As always, we wish you the best of health!
Lifestyle Chiropractic & Wellness