The Ultimate Guide to All Things Micro-current and LED Light Therapy

The Ultimate Guide to All Things Micro-current and LED Light Therapy

January 31, 2023

Want younger looking skin? Want to look and feel great without having to do medical lasers, or injections?




If you’re Looking for a non-surgical method to take years off the face, then Anikabeauty has exactly what you need: Micro-current and LED Light Therapy.




What is a Micro-current Treatment?



To understand how micro-current works, lets discuss what causes our facial skin to wrinkle and sag. As we age, our muscles become accustomed to certain expressions, and they tend to get stuck in these positions. A great example of this is the furrow between the eyebrows that many people get. At the same time, other muscles in our face are hardly ever used, and they begin to atrophy, which leads to sagging. An example of this can often be seen around our jaw lines, chins, and necks where we tend to develop sagging or loss of definition as we get older.


As we age, skin cells become less active, which leads to a breakdown of collagen and elastin. By the age of 45, the upper cheek muscles may elongate by as much as half an inch, dragging the skin over the cheeks downward to form plump little pouches at the corners of the mouth. The muscles under the chin can become loose and the jaw line loses its firm contour.


There are 32 different muscles of the face that are manipulated during the micro current facial treatment. The treatment lifts, smooths, tightens, and tones the skin. Probes are used to physically move the muscle into the desired position to perform muscle re-education—which is the process of lengthening or shortening muscles. Having muscle re-education movements performed in a series helps to re-train the muscles to maintain this new contour.


Micro-current is basically a non-Surgical Facelift. Since it works to re-educate the muscle tissue, it is crucial that you receive a series of treatments for results to reach their maximum potential. Once a series is completed, the results can be maintained by coming in every 3 to 4 weeks for maintenance treatments. Additionally, a series can be repeated every few years. The Non-Surgical Face and neck lift at Anika Skincare is one of the fastest growing services in the esthetic anti-aging industry today.




Micro current has been proven to provide the following:


- 500% increase in cellular energy (ATP) to muscle cells leading to increased muscular tone


- 12% increase in 20 days in natural collagen production to increase hydration and fullness


- 48% increase in 20 days in natural elastin production


- 39% increase in 20 days in blood circulation




Benefits of Micro-current

Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Improved muscle tone in face and neck

Improved circulation

Cleared up or reduced acne

Lift of jowls and eyebrows

Lymphatic drainage

Sun damage treatment

Skin pigment improvement

Product penetration

Smoother, firmer skin

Hydrated and revitalized skin

Improved elasticity



What is a LED Phototherapy Facial?

Developed by NASA, Light Emitting Diode (LED) phototherapy is the application of specific light energy to tissue that is compromised to obtain therapeutic benefits. The energy is used to improve cellular performance.


LED Phototherapy is known for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties and a variety of applications across medical fields. LED Phototherapy is designed to improve your skin’s health from the inside out, targeting problem areas at the cellular level for maximum efficacy.


LED Phototherapy utilizes scientifically proven low-energy LED light to promote skin health through increased circulation, waste elimination, and moisture retention. It has proven to improve cellular turnover and growth, and the stimulation of collagen and elastin—the building blocks that your skin needs to say fresh and healthy.


This service is delivered through a revolutionary flexible and shape-taking light-array panel that uses healing light exactly where your skin needs it most. LED Light Therapy can help fight acne and reduce the most visible signs of damage and aging.




Benefits of LED Light Therapy

Reduces overall redness, skin damage. Great for redness associated with rosacea.

Stimulates the collagen and elastin production that slows down as we age.

Improves acne, by destroying the bacteria that causes acne. Speeds up the clearing of blemishes. Decreasing inflammation, improves coloring, smoothness, texture of skin, improves mild scarring.

Increase moisture retention in the skin.

Improves lines and wrinkles.

Increase the lymphatic system activity.

Increases circulation. Which in turn helps heal and repair damaged skin tissue.

Diminishes the effects of skin effects from aging, smoking and weather.

Visible changes in under 2 months of treatments for most individuals.

Works without thermal heat for greater safety and comfort.

Low intensity, non- invasive, and non- ablative



What are the different light therapy colors and what do they do?

The main colors for light therapy are blue, red, and green. Blue light affects the uppermost layer of the skin and works to soothe inflammation and calm sensitive skin. Red light travels further into the skin and works to help with anti-aging, promote collagen production, and combat wrinkles. Green light penetrates past the epidermis and has many benefits including: calming the skin, evening the complexion, lightening hyperpigmentation spots, brightening your complexion, anti-inflammatory properties, and soothing the surface of the skin.


Blue and red light are both used for treating acne. Red light is typically used for anti-aging purposes, and green light is best for balancing the skin.


For a more in-depth explanation of the colors and what they do, head on over to our blog.




Experience Even More Benefits with Paired Treatments



As we’ve stated in previous blog posts, Micro-current pairs well with many other facial treatments. But micro-current and light therapy is the ultimate combination for someone looking for anti-aging treatments.




The LED Phototherapy & Non- Surgical Micro current Face and Neck lift treatment includes a 30 minute LED Phototherapy rejuvenation and 45 minutes of the micro current lift and tone treatment. This service can also be done in a series.




Professional Services



At Anikabeauty, we offer in house professional services for both micro-current and LED phototherapy.




For micro-current, the effects are immediate and cumulative. The number of sessions for this type of treatment will depend on the client age and skin condition. Clients will go through a series of treatments followed by regular maintenance to keep a more youthful appearance. Each time a treatment is performed the new contour maintains its position better and longer. Typically, clients will notice about a 5-year reduction in facial aging.




For more information on what a micro-current series schedule consists of, check out our previous blog post.




The LED Phototherapy Facial is customized to the individual using a combination LED Phototherapy 30 minutes and additional modalities. These additional modalities can include steam extractions, high frequency, Ultrasonic, Diamond peel, other peeling agents, advanced cell communicating ingredients and more.




At-Home Devices



Anika Skincare has several different brands of beauty devices for different skin types and beauty and wellness needs. These devices are wonderful additions to your skincare topical products. Teresa offers personal demonstration of devices by appointment at her shop in Hudson, NH or is available by phone or email to help advise what is best for your skin concerns.




LightStim LED Light Therapy at home device for wrinkles - LightStim LED Light Therapy at home device for wrinkles is an FDA -cleared device combining LightStim MultiWave LED light with four wavelengths of therapeutic light energy to help visibly reduce fein lines and wrinkles restoring your skin's natural health.




LightStim LED Light Therapy at home device for acne - An FDA-cleared at home device combining LightStim MultiwWave LEd light with blue and red wavelengths of therapeutic light energy to treat and control mild to moderate acne- restoring your skin's healthy appearance.




The Illuminate LED Disk by Aesthetic Skin Systems - The Illuminate LED Disk is a revolutionary patent pending, four-inch circular LED panel. It is battery operated, cordless and portable. Very quick to use as the treatment time per section is only 90 seconds. One push button on side, two levels of light. It can be charged using any USB charger.




Looking to start your journey to clearer, healthier looking skin? Contact Teresa Paquin at Anikabeauty today! 603.595.0224