By Shannon Campbell.
One of the more innovative skincare technologies on the market, microcurrent muscle stimulation may sound strange when you first hear about it. Microcurrent facials and other skincare devices have only recently begun popping up on the market, despite the technology being used to treat medical and cosmetic issues since the 1980s.
We’re here to tell you that not only is microcurrent muscle stimulation a legitimate treatment, but it has a wide range of benefits that will help curtail and prevent the ravages of age on your skin.
If any stimulation is applied to the surface of your skin, it will increase the circulation of blood in that area. Microcurrent therapy is strong enough to boost circulation in your face, but gentle enough that it won’t harm the surface of your skin. Blood circulation is important for your skin because it provides important oxygen and nutrients, as well as removing carbon dioxide and other waste from your system. Think of it as a mini detox!
Products Will Penetrate Your Skin More Deeply
Often when you use at-home microcurrent devices or get a microcurrent facial at a salon or clinic, a type of conductivity gel will be applied before the treatment. But you can also apply a hydrating serum or moisturizer beforehand, as the movement and friction of the microcurrent treatment will drive any product you apply more deeply into your skin. The more layers your serum can reach, the more effective it will be on your skin.
Increased Levels of ATP
The science behind microcurrent muscle stimulation has proven that the treatment is most effective because it increases your levels of Adenosine Triphosphate, also known as ATP. ATP is an organic compound found in your body that provides energy to your cells. High levels of ATP are needed to produce collagen and elastin, which drop significantly in your body as you get older.
Collagen and elastin are the most important proteins needed to keep your skin smooth, tight, and youthful. Increased ATP provides some of the most beneficial properties needed for younger-looking skin.
Helps To Reduce and Prevent Acne
Because microcurrent muscle stimulation boosts blood circulation in your face, it also oxidizes your skin and clears waste from your skin cells. As a result, microcurrent therapy can help to both flushes out acne-causing bacteria, as well as make it unsustainable for more bacteria to grow and thrive in the future.
Works As A “Gym Session” Which Tightens and Lifts Your Skin
Outside of the aforementioned collagen and elastin synthesis, there is another way that microcurrent therapy and facials can be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is because microcurrent stimulation is often called a “gym session” or “work out” for your face, meaning that over time as your muscles move and jump they will become more toned, and your skin will lift and tighten as a result.
While these benefits are amazing, they are not the only rewards you can reap by using microcurrent muscle stimulation therapy. This list is not exhaustive, which is why we’ve written a second part that details even more reasons as to why microcurrent muscle stimulation should be a central part of your beauty routine.