The body is made of over 73 percent water, which is a great conductor. This make the body a perfect apparatus to flow energy in and out. Small amounts of electric current are conducive in maintaining normal cell behavior. This energy, when combined with appropriate frequency, facilitates iontophoresis – balancing sodium, potassium, chlorine ions in the cell – as well as aids in the transportation of nutrients into the cell and toxins out of the cell. Further research shows that a small dose of electrical current is a natural means of rebuilding skin integrity and strengthening muscle fibers.
Microcurrent devices are manufactured to deliver a small amount of current, under 1000 micro amperes, with different frequency selection settings to allow one to manipulate different tissues. The use of microcurrent can be regarded as an auxiliary circuit to the natural brain-nervous system that is fundamentally based on an electrical stimulation network. This auxiliary spare system serves locally, in order to replenish the lost messages that fail to be delivered due to natural aging.
- Microcurrent increases fibroblast production, the base of collagen and elastin, which helps reduce fine lines and increase skin integrity. It simultaneously tones and rebuilds the muscles, regaining mass and facial firmness.
- Proper microcurrent treatment can help release fascia, drain excess lymphatic fluid, and increase in action potential. By increasing circulation, increased nutrient and oxygen flow helps increase the body’s natural production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
- The reproduction of collagen using electrotherapy is very different than what is proposed through controlled trauma application, where the fibroblast production is created through natural and other processes which do not regenerate cell function, but use what is in the body’s emergency reservoir. Exhausting these reservoirs by losing them to antiaging procedure can leave the body without any help in the long run.
- Microcurrent treatment helps brighten the skin and reduces the appearance of dark circles and other skin discoloration. It reduces puffiness and bags under the eyes, as well as improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. It helps skin appear firmer, lifted, and toned and its prolonged use will help reduce deep lines by increasing elastin and collagen production.
- Amongst cosmetic surgeons, microcurrent accentuates the facial features and, by adding it into invasive procedures such as Rhytidectomy, it can help expedite healing and achieve better results. By providing a series of microcurrent treatments prior to surgery, it may help remove blockages and strengthen the underlaying muscles, which achieves better results. A series of treatments after the surgery may reduce inflammation and scar tissue buildup, promoting faster healing.
- For makeup artists, the use of microcurrent prior to makeup application enhances the facial features by lifting, defining, contouring, and significantly increasing makeover effects.
- Aesthetic professionals specialized in antiaging should not be without microcurrent, as it offers sustainable results without damaging or invading the dermal layer and results in facial contouring. The continuous use of microcurrent reduces the signs of stress and fatigue by increasing the body’s own healing ability, resulting in total health.
- Acne specialists can use microcurrent to relieve the body from the toxins buried into the follicles, resulting in clear and even skin, without the risk of scarring. Increased blood flow results in increased oxygen in the tissue and improved lymphatic drainage aids in cellular waste removal. In many cases, the body repairs itself, so the need for extractions is eliminated.
- Aesthetic professionals specialized in treatment of darker skin types can also benefit from using microcurrent. As the risk of pigmentation and keloid production is running high, care must be taken to employ a modality that is safe and noninvasive. Microcurrent is one of the safest modalities to choose from where the risk of keloids formation and pigmentation is minimized and antiaging results are optimized.
- The in-depth benefits of microcurrent are yet to be fully understood by aesthetic and medical professionals. Many professionals are skeptical to offer this modality, as various equipments have failed to meet expectations. In recent years, there has been much improvement in technology and development of microcurrent. The collaboration of modern and holistic medicine is inevitable and utilizing microcurrent can be the gateway to healthy skin maintenance.
Tina Abnoosi, president of TAMA Research Corporation, is an electrical engineer with 30 years of experience in the design and manufacturing of electrical and electronic components. She is a licensed aesthetician with more than 15 years of experience in design, manufacturing, and application of microcurrent equipment, treatments, and techniques and is a world class leader in the field.