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What are Microcurrent Services?
Sa llie De it z, Edu c a t i o n & P ro d u ct D e vel o p m e nt , Bi o -Th e ra p e ut i c , In c .
Benefits of microcurrent services
Microcurrent services are poised naturally to increase ATP and thus up-regulate collagen and elastin production, as studies have shown. Here are a few quick facts on microcurrent: • Microcurrent is an extremely low level of electricity that mirrors the body’s own natural electrical rhythms. • Microcurrent acts as an external source of energy that the body can use to accelerate healthier looking skin. • Nearly all studies showing the beneﬁts of microcurrent have been performed using alternating current using less than 400Ua. • Ionizing product with microcurrent shows immediate hydration in the skin. The beneﬁts of having microcurrent on a service menu rounds out options for clients with multiple concerns and interests in prevention of aging and to maintaining skin health. Microcurrent is excellent as an age-management tool, but can also be used for acne and rosacea. In addition to having a positive effect on dry, dehydrated skin, some devices offer negative ionization and healing modes for acneic skin and sensitive reactive skin.
icrocurrent services stimulate adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which is the cells energy pack, and serves as the biocatalyst for all cellular activity. From DNA replication and oxygenation and respiration; to muscle movement and neurotransmission, microcurrent boosts levels of useable energy. Microcurrent has been shown in studies to increase ATP by 500 percent, and up regulates collagen and elastin by 14 to 50 percent respectively. In age-management magazines, fashion articles that feature skin care and on just about every website, there is discussion about boosting levels of collagen and elastin, and equally important retaining that which we possess. Moreover, we are hearing much more about microcurrent in marketing materials at large, and some product companies claim to have microcurrent particles within the product. In skin care, microcurrent is a buzz word today, no doubt. One analogy that we can make with respect to microcurrent and skin health and ﬁtness, is looking at the beneﬁts of exercising the body. We know that through exercise we can increase our sluggish metabolism by ﬁrst of all, working the program. Secondly, by working a muscle it becomes strengthened. Next, by stimulating circulation through improving cardiac functions, we decrease inﬂammation and ultimately increase stamina and energy. As we know, the same is true for our skin. By being consistent with our skin health habits we can protect, stimulate and maintain to increase our skin’s beauty, function and longevity, indeﬁnitely.
Indications for microcurrent services
• • • • • • • • Dry, dehydrated skin Loss of muscle tone Textural changes Uneven tone and color Elastosis Circulation and lymphatic ﬂow Acne Reactive sensitive skin As with all electrical devices, it is necessary to observe the contraindications for electrical current at any level. Microcurrent
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 2, Issue 4
Beauty Link - Volume 2, Issue 4
Message From the AACS President & Cea Chair
Workings of Washington
Imaginative & Inspired: Get Creative With Your Competitions
Beauty Changes Lives
Passions Realized: AACS and CEA Recognize 2010 N.F. Cimaglia Award Winners
And Then There’s Compliance
Top 10 List: Make Your Student Competition a Success
How to Protect Your Online Image
Making Resolutions and Remaking Ourselves: Top New Year Resolutions
Competition Nails: How to Sculpt Perfect Nails
Modern Salon Excellence in Education Honorees Announced
The Hair Marathon: Successfully Preparing Students to Cross the Hair Competition Finish Line
AACS Listserve Q & A
What Are Microcurrent Services?
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town: Are You Ready?
Voices From the Classroom
AACS Annual Convention & Expo Photo Spread
New School Members
People & Places
New Products & Services
Associate Member Profiles
Upcoming 2011 Events
Index to Advertisers
Beauty Link - Volume 2, Issue 4