Our bioelectrical human body works using microcurrents for every function. These e-impulses of microcurrent may travel up to 120 meters per second. The electricity in our bodies is obtained from the chemical signals that travel to each cell, performing a specific function.
Various elements such as sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium carry the charge balancing the negative and positive charges in the body. Employing this knowledge to encourage the body's optimal performance makes sense.
The same microcurrent theory may trigger the skin's complex functions that create collagen and promote elasticity. In microcurrent, facial, low-intensity electric current is passed through the skin stimulating muscles and collagen production. Keep reading to learn in detail what happens in skin microcirculation.
Understanding Skin Circulation
There is a constant exchange of nutrients in the form of ions and metabolites from one tissue to another with the help of blood. This is how the repair and regeneration of these cells take place. Another vital function of microcirculation is to prevent your body against hydrostatic pressure fluctuation in the capillary network. Moreover, it decreases vascular resistance. The vasoconstriction is done via ATP, norepinephrine, and neuropeptide Y.
All these functions are at a prime in the body at a young age and may gradually decline as we age. Sensory nerves work to maintain the release of calcitonin peptides for the co-transmission of all electrical signals. The microcirculation may differ in skin blood flow depending on its thickness, such as glabrous human skin, epidermis, and dermis.
When microcirculation occurs through small vessels beneath the skin, it nourishes it with oxygen while also promoting lymphatic drainage. This essential process detoxifies the skin from free radicals and damaged cells. We know how free radicals lead to aging and oxidative stress. With age, these functions may start to decline, and you may notice signs of aging on your skin.
Moreover, your body may store more lymph and toxins in the skin that trigger cell inflammation, fine lines, and dryness. However, microcurrent massage therapy may work as a solution for optimal lymph drainage and collagen production. Your skin will have better circulation in the skin so you can get a youthful glow.
How does Microcurrent Help in Circulation and Oxygenation?
Talking about microcurrent on muscles induces more oxygen extraction for a better muscle microvasculature system. When a Microcurrent electrical neuromuscular stimulation (MENS) is applied to the muscles before any activity, it leads to quicker recovery.
In a clinical trial, 30 individuals up to the age of 45 were studied to learn about the effect of microcurrent treatment on their skin. These subjects had significant wrinkles to see the difference between before and after. The treatment was done as a part of anti-aging therapy. Each individual was given twenty minutes of microcurrent therapy for 30 consecutive days.
The results at the end of the therapy were compared to the photos taken before beginning the sessions. Three blinded reviewers participated in giving unbiased observations. They concluded a significant improvement in the appearance of forehead wrinkles.
The recordings were 18.37% at the initial level before and 21.18% after the treatment. For nose and mouth wrinkles, there was an improvement of 5.85%. Furthermore, the treatment results were prolonged and remained the same even after a month of treatment. Therefore, it can be concluded that microcurrent therapy effectively eliminates mild wrinkles and fine lines.
Benefits of Regular Microcurrent Therapy
Here are some significant benefits of regular microcurrent therapy.
Workout your facial muscles
There are more than 30 muscles on each side of the face. Stimulating facial muscles underneath the skin may make them appear tighter and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The massaging action of the microcurrent wand will work out your muscles, ensuring they are more resilient to sagging.
Enhances wound recovery
With an increase in blood circulation in the capillaries and skin, there will be a reduction in inflammation. As a result, this will promote wound healing in case of damaged skin, acne, chronic wounds, and ulcers.
Added plumpness to the skin
The skin cells will receive more nutrients and oxygen after microcurrent therapy. Moreover, the microcurrent will encourage ion absorption in the skin cells, enriching the skin. Your skin may look healthier and more plump after a few consistent sessions.
Non-invasive skin lift
Microcurrent therapy is non-invasive and ideal for those who do not wish to go under the knife and still get a facelift. You may need to use the device consistently to get the same result; however, you won't have to go through the side effects of surgical enhancements.
Tone saggy skin
You may have more ATP production, stimulating the cells to produce elastin and tone up any saggy skin. In addition, a better cellular function may enhance a youthful appearance with enhanced flexibility and laxity.
At-Home Microcurrent Therapy
EvenSkyn® Phoenix Face Lifting Microcurrent Bar offers premium massaging treatment with alloy rollers at 115° angle. The microcurrent bar is a great way to improve skin texture with added blood circulation and collagen production.
Since the massaging tool is approved by FDA, Health Canada, and ISO 13485, it's safe to use regularly. The microcurrent device offers a current of 15uA. So you may not sense the current even while the device is working; however, it is delivering massaging vibration to the skin.
Start with a clean face and use the device for 15-20 minutes. You may apply a water-based conduction gel to ensure the smooth gliding of the wand. It's best to use it in a well-lit area as it's solar/light powered. You may use this on your neck, jawline, above brows, mesolabial folds, and forehead. In 4-5 weeks, you may notice a reduction in the visible wrinkles and lines.
Now you know how skin microcirculation can give you a youthful appearance and prevent wrinkles. Moreover, consistent microcurrent therapy may prevent the development of new wrinkles, fine lines, and saggy skin. You can quickly get the benefits of microcurrent facial at home, spending a few minutes on the skin regime consistently.
One significant benefit of non-invasive science-backed facials is that there's no downtime, and you'll still get the results. These devices are easy to use to target wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and cheeks.
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