Benefits of Microcurrent for You
You might be wondering if microcurrent is worth adding to your skincare list or not. There are lots of benefits that go beyond just natural contouring that you may be unaware of with this particular facial treatment. Anika Skincare is here to help explain them to you!
What is Microcurrent?
Microcurrent therapy stimulates your facial muscles with a low-level electric current that replicates your body’s natural current. It is a pain free way to bring energy to the cells that then lift and tone your face muscles. The current is delivered by two probes or special silver gloves to your skin cells that, often times, show immediate results. You will see a youthful, more lifted glow to your skin. If you are not already convinced, here are the benefits:
Smooth skin & reduce wrinkles
Your facial muscles help to create your facial expressions. With consistent microcurrent sessions you can lift and tighten these muscles, resulting in a more toned appearance of your skin. Microcurrent increases collagen and elastin which ultimately increases your skin’s energy, making it more firm. The face is the only place on the body where the muscles attach to the skin. The MdLift at Anika Skincare also address smoothing out the Fascia. This becomes less smooth as the skin ages.
Boost circulation and Improve the Lymphatic drainage
Improving circulation will increase blood flow and oxygen to the skin which keeps your skin healthy and get higher nutrients. The blood will remove carbon dioxide and other waste from your skin. This also works on the Lymphatic system, helping eliminate unwanted fluids and toxins from the body. Excellent to do before and after surgeries (pre and post op). When done before having skin imperfections removed by the Radiofrequency at Anika Skincare, skin heals even faster.
Microcurrent is more known to be an anti-aging treatment, but it can clear acne too. As mentioned above, by oxygenating your skin, it becomes harder for bacteria to live on the skin—thus less prone to acne. At Anika Skincare, I also use silver gloves that are microcurrent gloves, excellent for killing bacteria.
Rehydrate and diminish sun damage.
Sun can cause dry and wrinkled skin. While rehydrating your skin with water-based serums, microcurrent can reach a deeper level to increase hydration and get rid of those sun wrinkles.
Increase ATP, collagen & elastin
ATP is Adenosine Triphosphate which is the energy of the cells in your skin. Having more energy is vital to the production of collagen and elastin in your face. This creates a more youthful appearance and can help to treat damaged and worn out tissue. With more elastin, your skin will “bounce-back” quite literally...improve its flexibility and stretch back to its natural shape. The MDlift microcurrent treatment at Anika Skincare, boost the ATP 500%, in addition to helping the fibroblasts in the cells create more elastin and collagen.
Microcurrent & Light Therapy
By combining a microcurrent facial with LED Light Therapy you will have even more results. These combine treatments address toning, firming muscle, improving coloring, wrinkles, ATP and cellular health of the skin and damaged skin. By putting two and two together = beautiful healthier skin! Learn more about LED Light Therapy in one of our recent blogs here.
Written by Megan Ward
Teresa Paquin, Licensed NH Aesthetician and Makeup Artist - offers skincare and makeup consultations by phone for individuals who cannot come into the Hudson, NH location. Or, have product questions. See what Anika clients are saying! Testimonies . Please call 603.595.0224. Appointment only Monday through Saturday. No walk-in's please.
Teresa's background and education
Teresa has worked in the makeup industry since she was 19 years old. Her education was in Boston and NYC in Film, TV, and Fashion & Beauty makeup. Teresa’s work has been featured in national magazines where she also served as a Beauty Contributor for Allured Publishing in the beauty industry. She was chosen by Allured Publishing to be their Creative Director for several years, creating the covers of their magazines, doing the model makeup, choosing the photographers, models and themes according to their editorial calendar. She has been a freelance Makeup Artist for film, television, weddings, beauty makeovers which included teaching beauty industry professionals classes.
In addition to her makeup work, Teresa is a skincare formulator, and NH Aesthetician, where she provides skincare and makeup services for her NH & MA clients, and operates an e-commerce beauty store.