Microcurrent / Radio-Frequency
The future of aesthetic medicine is here—and it’s delivered through energy-based technology. Microcurrent and Radio Frequency Facials are some of the top treatments available in Brunswick, St. Simons and other Coastal Georgia-area cities because they fade lines and wrinkles using advanced technology and, often, without downtime. Browse your options for anti-aging in Brunswick, GA, and come to Lotus Health Medspa & Wellness for a quick pick-me-up.
What is Microcurrent?
Microcurrent is a clinically tested therapy treatment, and one of the hottest innovations in the anti-aging industry. It is used in top spas and medical offices for facial contouring, toning, and firming of aging skin. Microcurrent is a low-level current that mimics the body’s natural current. while also providing both instant and cumulative anti-aging results.1 Because microcurrent works sub-sensory, the treatment is soothing and most clients feel nothing at all.
Origin of Microcurrent Therapy Treatments
Microcurrent has been used since the 1980s and was originally approved by the FDA as a nerve stimulator for pain relief. With the discovery of microcurrent therapy treatments and their low-level current retraining the patient’s muscles, the FDA approved muscle stimulator provided a new anti-aging application for the cosmetology industry.
How Does Microcurrent Work?
Microcurrent is capable of facial stimulation, sending soft, gentle waves through the skin, tissues and down to the facial muscles. Microcurrent has been shown to increase ATP concentration and protein synthesis while promoting amino acid uptake.
ATP is known as Adenosine triphosphate which drives the creation of key structural proteins, such as collagen and elastin, and is the biochemical way to store and use energy. Collagen makes up one-third of a total protein and its auxiliary job can be promptly valued by its bounty in skin, tendon, bone and cartilage. Elastin provides the recoil necessary in tissues such as skin, and certain ligaments.
This increased ATP also energizes the facial muscles, similar to how exercise energizes the muscles of our bodies. Unlike anywhere else on the body, the facial muscles are directly connected to the skin, so the result of energizing the muscle is often an improved, lifted appearance.
What is Radiofrequency Skin Tightening?
Radiofrequency (RF) therapy, also called radiofrequency skin tightening, is a nonsurgical method of tightening your skin. As you age, your cells produce less collagen, which leads to sagging skin and wrinkles. Skin laxity occurs around age 35 to 40 when the quantity and quality of your collagen begin to decline.
How Does Radiofrequency Work?
Radiofrequency treatments work by heating up the collagen within the skin to 39 or 40ºC, which makes the collagen fibers contract. That’s handy because it gives you a small instant lift* in the face as the shrink-wrapped collagen tightens up.
Then there’s the secondary effect, in that the heated collagen thinks that it has been injured, so the body produces more collagen to repair the perceived damage. The procedure involves using energy waves to heat the deep layer of your skin known as your dermis. This heat stimulates the production of collagen.
Collagen is the most common protein in your body. It creates the framework of your skin and gives your skin its firmness.
How many treatments will I need?
You may start seeing some results immediately after the treatment. In general, a series of 4 to 6 treatments scheduled at 2-week intervals is enough to improve your skin’s condition. Best results come with supplemental sun protection and a good daily-care skin tightening treatment regimen.
Is there any downtime after the treatments?
You may return to your normal activities immediately, as there is usually no downtime. Minimal redness or mild sensitivity may occur but it usually disappears shortly after the treatment.
RF therapy has been used since 2001 to fight against sagging skin and signs of aging.
COMPARE & CONTRAST: MICROCURRENT & RADIO FREQUENCY
the difference between microcurrent and radio frequency as follows: "microcurrent works to stimulate facial muscles and cellular metabolism. And Radio Frequency greatly improves elasticity and collagen production."
Radio frequency works to tighten the skin
Microcurrent works to tighten the muscle
Radio frequency produces heat to stimulate new collagen and elastin production
Microcurrent is sub-sensory and should not be felt as it re-educates the facial muscles
Radio Frequency uses electric current to produce a supervised heat "injury", resulting in a reaction from the body.
Microcurrent uses electric current to mimic the body's natural process.
Both Radio Frequency and Microcurrent work best when treatments are repeated consistently over time.
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