Microcurrent Machines Explained

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Microcurrent machines explained

Microcurrent therapy is currently a trending treatment in anti-ageing and aesthetics, but it is hardly a fad technology that just appeared overnight — it has actually been in use since the mid 1900s to fast track wound healing and tissue repair. Here we look specifically at microcurrent machines in the modern salon, spa and clinic environment.

What is microcurrent therapy? 

Microcurrent is a scientifically proven therapy that engages low-level electrical currents applied to the treatment zone. It is used by dermatologists, practitioners and aestheticians as both a muscle re-educating/rehabilitating treatment and an anti-ageing facial toner to decrease fine lines, folds and wrinkles resulting in restored youth, suppleness, and firmness to the skin. Microcurrent is advantageous in skin preservation as it not only increases the natural production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) — our body’s main source for fuelling cellular and muscular function — but also collagen and elastin to holistically encourage a youthful and lifted appearance.

How does it work?

A microcurrent facial typically takes 45 minutes and engages electrode handpieces applied with light pressure to targeted areas of the skin/facial muscles. Our body tissue is equipped with its own electrical frequency and microcurrent uses low level electrical currents to mirror or restore these cellular frequencies to a healthy, balanced level.

Microcurrent therapy is known for stimulating ATP production, an energy-bearing molecule that feeds the biochemical functions in our bodies. That together with the inducement of protein synthesis for tissue repair encourages new collagen and elastin production, making microcurrent therapy an effective anti-ageing treatment that works to lift, tone and tighten facial muscles as well as smooth skin for a revitalised complexion with improved facial contour.

Microcurrent treatment benefits

  • Invigorates blood circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Re-educates muscles for greater strength and resilience
  • Iontophoresis — deepens product penetration
  • Increases collagen and elastin production
  • Stimulates protein synthesis, gluco neo-genesis and membrane transport
  • Increases ATP production
  • Disperses hardened collagen
  • Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Noticeably firms and contours facial features

Tips for purchasing a microcurrent machine 

Choose a high quality, trusted machine over a low/bargain price

  • Ensure your provider includes comprehensive device training
  • Ensure your provider also offers post-sales technical and operational support
  • Look for digitalized micro current devices with LCD displays
  • Systems with pre-programmed treatments can help busy practices with quick touch-and-go services

If you look at the good beauty guide top 10 places to buy the latest beauty technology equipment you'll find the Global Beauty Group locked in at #1. If you are a beauty salon owner and want to grow your business and make more profit then you should seriously consider becoming an aesthetic treatment provider.


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