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Stimulating Collagen with Microcurrent
Collagen has been a popular focus in the skincare industry. We thought it would only be appropriate to discuss its benefits and how we can help…more specifically how our microcurrent treatment can help.
What is it?
Skin collagen is a protein that is a main factor in your bones, skin, hair, muscles and ligaments. It helps keep your skin from sagging and makes you look more youthful. It makes up 1/3 of the protein in your body. Collagen is produced by fibroblast in your cells which is a structural part of your tissue and wound healing. Elastin is a connective tissue of protein that makes the skin flexible and able to bounce back to its shape. Between elastin and collagen fibers—this forms the Collagen-Elastin Network.
With microcurrent treatments, you can stimulate collage, making your connective tissue stronger and more flexible. Microcurrent retrains your facial muscles to better tone and create a more natural contour. The face is the only place on the body where the muscle attach to the skin. These facial muscles are re-educated by the increase of Adenosine Triphosphate (or ATP) levels from a mild electrical current. To build collagen you need ATP. We produce less cellular energy as we get older, making it harder to produce collagen and Elastin. At Anika Skincare, we encourage the production of ATP with microcurrent facials. These facials increase ATP production by 500% and protein synthesis by almost 73%.
Microcurrent also increases blood circulation by around 35%. There are no negatives to microcurrent. We can help you rebuild collagen with this non-invasive facial treatment. Every time you have a microcurrent facial you stimulate collagen and increase your body's ability to produce more, making a more consistent production of collagen. The skin will even feel firmer after just one MDLift treatment. There are a few contraindications where clients could not have this service. But, most people can.
In a professional setting, your local esthetician can help you rebuild collagen in the most beneficial way and encourage your body’s natural and healing processes. Contact Anika Skincare and talk with Teresa about the best treatment plan for you and what your skincare goals may be. Teresa most often will do a before and after photo to compare with client right after service. The results are both immediate and accumulative in a series. Making it a terrific skincare treatment before a special event or in a series for more visible long lasting results. A great alternative to surgery. Can be done for those who use Botox and fillers as well. It does help extend the benefits of Botox. We wait three weeks after Botox injections. Clients do not have to wait as long to do microcurrent that have dermal fillers.
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.