How Microcurrent Therapy worksA microcurrent machine consists of two probes that are placed onto the skin that you want to look more youthful. The probes pass a sub-sensory (meaning you don't feel it) electrical current into the muscle cells under the skin. This current is believed to reeducate the facial muscles. By reeducate, I assume it means relax them and return them to a more normal state. Fine lines and wrinkles are often caused because the muscles have been over or under used and set in a position that caused the skin to crease and wrinkle. The electrical current is also thought to improve the tone and texture of the skin above the muscle. As I say, the therapy is painless and simple to do. You are merely passing the probes over the skin. People that use the therapy suggest doing it for an hour a day for 20 days straight to see the best results. After that, you should do it a few times a week as a maintenance routine.
The Theory On Why It WorksMicrocurrents work in two ways. The act of massaging the face (or any other part of the body where you use the therapy) works the muscles. This is the same approach that is used in facial exercises. Muscles that are worked are larger and toned. This tightens the skin above the muscles resulting in less lines and wrinkles. The second way is referred to as biostimulation. The action of electrical current passing through the muscles is believed to improve the production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). This is an enzyme that carries energy to the cells. So muscle tissues treated with microcurrents will have more energy and presumably more vitality. This is supposed to be good for the skin above it and the general health of the body.
Other claims which fall under the category of biostimulation include :
- increased collagen and elastin production
- increased collagen thickness
- increased protein synthesis
- better circulation