Microcurrent is a basic treatment procedure based on the effect of a low-frequency, ultra-low amplitude of electric current on the skin and subcutaneous structures (cell membranes, subcutaneous fat, muscles, lymphatic and blood vessels).
Scientists Nordsten and Becker (from the USA) invented the microcurrent method in 1958. They proved that during any damage, inflammation and other pathology of the skin, there is a change in the electrical charge of the cell membrane which is adversely for human skin. Microcurrent therapy has been developed specifically to address this problem.
The effectiveness of modern microcurrent therapy for facial rejuvenation is determined by the effect of low frequency and electric current on muscles and skin cells. With age, individual muscles, which serve as a “frame” for the face, spasm, fall, or relax. Others, on the contrary, come into hypotonia. As a result, grips appear on the forehead, chin, eyebrows, corners of the mouth, eyes, neck muscles are in tension, ptosis is observed on the face oval.
During microcurrent therapy, due to micro doses of electric current, muscle tissue is gently contracted. This allows you to quickly and effectively restore the tone of weakened or damaged muscles. Also, microcurrent therapy has a beneficial effect on the state of the lymphatic and circulatory systems. As a result of microcurrent use, the oval of the face is tightened, the “second” chin is reduced, the nasolabial triangle is smoothed, the relief of the forehead is leveled, the look becomes more open, the swelling of the face decreases, dark circles under the eyes disappear, the complexion improves and the vascular walls are strengthened.
The microcurrent device sends a weak electric current with an amplitude of 10-600 A, a frequency of 0-300 Hz and a voltage of 11-14 V into the skin. Under the impact of the current, ion channels are activated and metabolic processes in tissues are improved. Stimulation by microcurrent:
The Gold Laser clinic uses the BT-Nano device from Bio-Therapeutic (USA) for microcurrent stimulation. The device has comfortable and ergonomic manipules with chromium-plated electrodes and high current-carrying capacity. It provides 5 modes of operation.
Dermatologist of the Gold Laser clinic Titova Olesya notes:
Unlike the BT-Nano, home devices do not provide the same desired result, since they have a slight irritant effect on the skin. Also, such devices are not intended for use in specialized medical institutions and do not have extensive functionality, unlike BT-Nano from Bio-Therapeutic (USA).
Microcurrent therapy for the body helps to tighten the skin, lymphatic drainage, improve relief and stimulate metabolic processes in cells. With the help of body microcurrents, you can correct the appearance of cellulite on the thighs and buttocks, improve the tone of the chest muscles, tighten the skin on the abdomen and arms. Before microcurrent therapy procedure, you can diagnose the skin of the face and determine its condition by 12 parameters.
Among the unconditional advantages of microcurrent therapy are:
Microcurrent have no age restrictions, however, there are a number of absolute contraindications in terms of the state of the body.
Microcurrent for the face are indicated in the following cases:
The procedure is contraindicated at:
The effect and benefits of facial microcurrent can be highlighted in the following areas:
Microcurrent therapy has a cumulative effect and refers to a number of sessions in a course. Based on the age and anatomical parameters of the skin of each individual patient, the dermatologists of the Gold Laser clinic determine the duration of the course of microcurrent.
Up to 30 years: 3-4 procedures per year for the prevention and treatment of the first visible age-related skin changes.
30-40 years: 5-6 treatments with intervals of 1 week to correct shallow wrinkles, tone the facial muscles and eliminate dark circles in periorbital zones.
40-50 years: 8-12 procedures with intervals of 3-4 days for the care of atonic, toneless skin with signs of photo- and chrono-aging, for stimulating the facial muscles. The course is recommended to repeat twice a year.
After 50 years: 12-15 sessions with intervals of 2-3 days to tone the muscles of the face, eliminate “flews”, overhang of the eyelids, to improve the general immunity of the skin, to correct the signs of photo- and chrono-aging. The course is recommended 2 times a year with supporting sessions once a month.
Before performing the procedure, the dermatologist has to make sure that there are no contraindications for the patient and that microcurrents are indicated in this case.
Stages of a session of microcurrent for the face
Microcurrent therapy has the following sequence:
Depending on the indications, a session of microcurrent therapy can last up to 40 minutes.
The price for microcurrent therapy in Kyiv at the Gold Laser clinic is shown in the price list below:
Despite the fact that microcurrent therapy is absolutely comfortable and safe procedure that helps to get rid of many problems with facial skin at almost any age, it should kept in mind that it is important to perform it in a cosmetology clinic, where experienced dermatologists work. High-quality and responsible work of a dermatologist with the best medical equipment is not only a guarantee of best results, but also the prevention of any side effects.