Here at Simply Skin, I’m proud to provide the only Dermasound Facial in San Diego — a non-invasive facial procedure that utilizes water and ultrasonic frequency to treat fine lines and wrinkles, natural signs of aging, acne, and other skin issues. This revolutionary technology includes four stages to rejuvenate and revitalize skin: Peeling, Infusion, Microcurrent Therapy, and ATP.
If you’ve been following along on the Simply Skin blog, you know we’ve been breaking down this process step-by-step. We discussed stage one of the skin peeling treatment, which exfoliates and deep cleans the pores of the face to prep the skin. Then last time, we talked more about step two, the dermal infusion facial, which allows nourishing ingredients to penetrate deeper into skin at a cellular level.
Today, we’re exploring step three of the process: microcurrent therapy.
What is microcurrent therapy?
Once the skin is deep-cleaned and exfoliated, ultrasound frequency is used to open minute pathways in the skin’s protective barrier and infuse customized vitamins and serums into the face.
The next step, microcurrent therapy, is then used to restore individual cells’ natural electrical charge.
Microcurrent therapy is a powerful healing and cellular stimulation step that rebalances the electrical energy of the cellular environment, promoting nutrient transfer, waste expulsion, and reducing tissue inflammation. In addition, it provides a micro-lift in the tissues for a tighter, more toned skin appearance.
How does microcurrent therapy work?
If we were to brush up on our high school biology, we’d remember that every human cell is like its own little self-contained ecosystem. Your body has a natural electrical current that provides intercellular communication through electromagnetic signaling. Without the proper electromagnetic signals, your cells cannot do their job efficiently.
Skin cells are no different. And when a cell has been damaged due to environmental causes (like aging, or overexposure to the San Diego sun), this signaling is disrupted or diminished — restricting the flow of nutrients into the cell and waste products out of the cell. This condition makes it difficult for cells to heal.
To combat that, microcurrent therapy is a pain-free, non-invasive process of administering low-level electrical currents, such as those found naturally in the body, to the surface of the skin. That’s where it reaches injured cells and restores them to normal balance and function.
This medically proven technique helps to heal and regenerate each individual cell's electric charge and puts cells back to work doing what they do best: growing, reproducing, and protecting the body. Not to mention, the process also encourages the development of collagen and elastin in the skin — making it taut and younger-looking.
Microcurrent therapy helps to restore your electromagnetic field back to normal, thus allowing your injured cells to repair themselves.
What to expect from microcurrent therapy
An esthetician uses a special handheld device to deliver tiny currents of electricity to the face. The microcurrent therapy machine uses an aluminum spatula, which delivers the current of electricity.
The currents used are so low that you may not even feel them. The microcurrent therapy device looks a little like a paddle, and is softly glided across the face and throat, causing a mild pulsating and warming sensation. This “patting phase” helps normalize the electric current within the cells and promotes healing, cell regeneration and resiliency.
Benefits of microcurrent therapy
Microcurrent therapy has several benefits. In fact, microcurrent therapy for face isn’t its only application. It can be used for Osteoarthritis, post-surgery pain, scar tissue, sciatica, sports injuries, headaches, and more. Additionally, unlike other more invasive procedures, microcurrent facials involve no incisions or anesthesia.
Here are some of the best benefits of microcurrent therapy:
Microcurrent Therapy: Breathing new life into tired, injured, and aging skin
There’s no question that microcurrent therapy is the best way to treat skin at the roots — especially when paired with the transformative effects of the rest of the Dermasound Facial. Curious if the treatment is right for you? Schedule your free consultation today!