Microcurrent Tips

Tips to Improve Your Microcurrent

Regardless of whether you have a professional machine or an at-home device these tips will help you to achieving superior lasting results with Microcurrent.

  1. Cleanse and De-grease the skin. This is vital as oil will block the current, so if you leave any oily residue on the skin it will inhibit the current from actually travelling into the skin and muscles. I tend to double cleanse and follow with a toner. If you are a professional you can even perform desincrustation for a few minutes first, this will saponify sebum in the pores leading to better microcurrent penetration.
  2. Exfoliate. You can use a gentle Lactic Acid with enzymes or a lighter peel, my preference is Lactic Acid as its also hydrating. Do not perform strong peels as it can be irritating when currents are applied afterwards. Always bring the skin back to PH before you apply the current. Remember your skin is a resistor so removing some extra Stratum Corneum cells will reduce the resistance to the current and improve the electrical circuit.
  3. Cotton Tips. If you use probes with cotton tips then I highly recommend using a Saline solution instead of a gel. If you use a thick gel the current simply moves across the gel and not into the skin, it will always follow the path of least resistance (Ohms Law). You will get superior results with Saline and the minerals are wonderful for the skin, just keep a fresh bowl close to you so you can keep dipping your cotton tips into it and apply to the skin. If you use metal probes then you have to use a gel to get conductivity. Look for gels with Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Minerals and possibly Gold or Silver to enhance the electrolyte activity.
  4. Buy a quality machine. You can’t get a good true Microcurrent for £200. You just can’t. Expect to pay between £3000 – £6000 for a good professional machine. Always ask for the specifications as not all Microcurrent devices are created equal. It takes a lot of engineering expertise to create a pure electrical signal that is close to what our body generates to injury and healing. Please ask me for the Parameters of a good Microcurrent machine.
  5. Hydrate your skin cells and Fascia. The Hydration level of your skin cells and interstitial spaces will have an effect on the way the current can effect the cells and how far it can travel into the skin and muscles. Try to drink more pure water and take an omega supplement to help with internal hydration, I choose the Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Omegas. Encourage your clients receiving microcurrent to implement this at least 3 months before they start a course of treatments. This ensures the best results possible. Fascia is highly conductive and can be sculpted but it needs to be hydrated in order to be effected by the currents.
  6. Training. Don’t always rely on the manufacturer of the machine you purchased. Do your own research, look at the facial muscles and learn the origin and insertion, where the Golgi Tendon Organ is and learn from some people who really know. Joseph Ventura, Darren Starwynn, Dr Thomas Wing. Read the The Body Electric by Robert Becker to really understand how electromagnetism is the foundation of life.

Oxygen Facials

An Intraceuticals Oxygen facial is a unique experience providing instant results you can see and feel. Known as “Hollywood’s best kept secret”, these unique Oxygen Facials are used by many celebrities, including Madonna who gives a rare endorsement saying “I love the Intraceuticals treatments and so does my face”.

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A-LIFT Nano Current Technology

Nano Current Technology for Younger Looking Skin

Nano Current is a proven technology and is at the forefront of cell rejuvenation science. This sub-sensory electrical current is measured in a billionth of an amp, and much more in tune with the human bodies natural electrical frequency. Nano Currents will work between two points, Voltage – machine and Resistance – skin thickness.

What does Nano Current Technology do to our skin?

Externally applying Nano current Technology boosts ATP  (Adenosine Triphosphate) levels by up to 500%. The body has the capacity to store and build a reserve of ATP leading to more lasting results. Nano current stimulates ATP production within the cells and supercharges the rate of metabolism to previous levels of youth.

What is Adenosine Triphosphate?

ATP stores and transports chemical energy within the cells for metabolism, rather like the body’s energy “Batteries”. It provides the cell with energy to reproduce, repair, and function but as we age ATP becomes depleted. Re-charged ATP also stimulates Fibroblast cells to produce more proteins including collagen leading to better structure and improved toning and lift so the skin looks fresh. Another positive effect of this chemical reaction is more water so the cells appear more hydrated and plump.

Professional Nano Current Machines for skin treatments.

A-LIFT – I use this in my Nano Current lifting facial and have achieved fantastic results. This is the only machine in the world that automatically monitors, reprograms and adjusts its output frequency 16 times a second to mimic the client’s unique frequency. This machine also uses true Micro-Current Technology as well as patented Nano Current Technology.

PERFECTOR CCS7 –  uses Nano Currents and a lot of pre-programmed settings for lifting, detoxing and cleansing.

I have found one true Nano Current home device and that is the ZIIP by Facialist Melanie Simon. Available in the UK from Cultbeauty.com

If you’re serious about non-invasive skin treatments then you need to experience Nano Current to see how it can really make your skin look younger.

LED Light Mask Therapy

LED Light Mask Treatments

Now this may look alarming but please don’t be put off with the Friday 13th vibe that this mask gives off. I have been using this LED light Mask in most of my skin treatments and can’t get enough of it. I have previously used the canopy versions and the hand-held LED gadgets but this seems more effective and much easier to do. Here is the science stuff, in case you’re wondering how on earth lights can do anything for your skin.

Phototherapy

Independent research made by the NASA space program has shown that LED Light therapy promotes wound healing and human tissue growth. This is what started the aesthetic industry to prick its ears up and develop versions for skin rejuvenation.This is a safe, gentle and effective skin treatment.

How does it actually work? well LED’s (light-emitting diodes) produce soft cold light at specific wavelengths, Red, Blue and infrared which all have specific effects on the cells. Basically your cells absorb the light energy and it kick-starts a physical or chemical process.

Blue Led Light Mask

RED LIGHT – this helps increase cellular energy and charge ATP (cell fuel) for enhanced function. Red is the one for all things anti-ageing/anti-inflammatory as it stimulates Collagen synthesis and inhibits MMP1, and enzyme that breaks down healthy Collagen. The Red light bandwidth is 635 nm and is quickly absorbed because of the high blood and water content of the skin. I always find that my skin feels tighter and slightly lifted the next day.

BLUE LIGHT – Blue penetrates the skin by 415nm and is perfect for acne, rosacea, and broken capillaries. Calming and soothing, Blue light can kill acne bacteria (Propionbacterium) and has a sterilizing effect on the skin whilst soothing the sebaceous glands so they calm the output of sebum. Also reduces bleeding and heals burns.

PINK LIGHT – A combination of Red and Blue. This is great for skin that has breakouts and is also concerned with the signs of ageing.

INFRARED – this is an invisible light and penetrates the skin by 835nm through the cell wall. Warms the skin and stimulates circulation, accelerates repair, increases cellular ATP, stimulates Collagen and increases cellular growth and reproduction. The infrared light is working on both the Red, Blue and Pink setting.

LED Mask treatments can be used alone or in conjunction with other technologies. I like to use mine alongside Dermatude digital skin needling and skin peels, it helps the skin recover much quicker and is very calming and relaxing to experience. Alternatively you can have as a stand alone treatment and is great with a TT sheet mask underneath for 45 minutes to catch up on your zzzz.

 

LED Light Mask Therapy

Naomi Isted Reviews Intraceuticals Facial

Presenter and Columnist, Naomi Isted, known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers, recently reviewed one of my facials. Here’s her review in full, which you can also read online at the Ultimate Lifestylist website, which includes videos on the various procedures detailed below.

IMG_0131-300x300Naomi writes: After a hectic summer of moving house, juggling work and family life, I am embarrassed to say my usual tiptop beauty regime had been put on the sidelines slightly and my skin was starting to look a little tired to say the least. So when I was kindly invited in for a bespoke facial by celebrity facialist Julia Hart I obviously accepted.  In anticipation for my appointment I asked how long would I need to allow for my facial and she said 1hr 30, wow what bliss! Julia has clinics in both Kent and central London; I headed over for my treatment at The Hale Clinic conveniently located just off Regents Street.

Julia is a leading holistic skin therapist who combines high tech treatments and skincare with an in depth knowledge of nutrition and natural therapies.She draws upon her 15 years of experience and training to visibly improve her client’s skin conditions and believes in a preventative approach to anti-ageing. Julia’s philosophy is that “all skins can be measurably improved”. She worked in several top London clinics before setting up her own private treatment room and her training, which includes massage and reflexology, has given her facials a special touch that ensures they are relaxing as well as rejuvenating. Here’s my skin below before my treatment:

As Julia is an advanced skincare therapist she tailors all her facials to suit the individual dependant on your skin type and your skin requirements. She will also take into account whether it maybe a one-off treatment or a course you are having.

As my skin is prone to being more dry and lacking in moisture she decided to split my facial into 3 different types of facial treatments.

Not only is Julia an absolutely sweetheart she is also so incredibly knowledgable about skin and its probably the first time for a long time, I’ve been quiet and listened which rarely happens!

Here’s the three different elements she used in my facial:

Stage 1 was the A Lift

The A-Lift is a deluxe anti-aging facial that uses the latest technology to re-energise cells in the face and neck. With immediate results and long-lasting effects, it’s like airbrushing the signs of ageing away. Non-invasive and pain free, A-Lift is revolutionising the way we think of beauty.

  • No Pain
  • No Surgery
  • No Injections
  • No Chemicals
  • No Side Effects

How the skin regenerates

Your skin cells are like batteries. They produce lots of energy (known as ATP) which causes the skin to regenerate and stay looking healthy and supple. As you get older, the power in those cells decrease, meaning that your ATP levels are lower. As a result, your skin starts to lose its youthfulness, and the muscles in the face, neck and jaw start to sag.

NO PAIN – NO SURGERY – NO INJECTIONS – NO CHEMICALS – NO SIDE EFFECTS!

Stage 2 was Radio Frequency

By means of a sophisticated electronic system, heat can be transferred deep down without damaging the epidermis and the result is a more supple, younger looking skin. The system only causes a slight sensation of heat, clients undergoing treatments with Radio Frequency can return to their usual routines immediately after (lunchtime treatments).

The treatment causes a contraction of facial skin with a lifting effect (rejuvenation of the face) which is particularly noticeable after a few months. By increasing the temperature of the existing connective tissue and by activating the fibroblasts by means of the heat, to produce new collagen and new elastin, the wrinkles and signs of ageing are smoothed, giving the skin a completely natural lifting effect.

  • Stimulation of collagen growth
  • Deep wrinkle reduction
  • Skin firming

Amongst all the rejuvenating techniques that use heat to activate the subcutaneous fibroblasts, Radio frequency is currently the most advanced system with regard to timescale and costs. The effects of radiofrequency are not immediate, but are gradual and become more noticeable as the days and weeks go by, reaching their maximum effect even as long as 4 months after the treatment. Significant results are achieved in the areas of the cheeks, forehead and neck.

  • Natural Lasting Result
  • Non-Invasive
  • Pain Free
  • Safe and Fast

The final stage was the Intraceuticals Oxygen Infusion loved by Celebs:

An Intraceuticals Rejuvenate treatment harnesses three elements to achieve instant and dramatic results:

  1. Oxygen under light pressure aids delivery of age defying ingredients to the skin at the same time as cooling and calming the skin.
  2. Unique Rejuvenate Serum contains lightweight Hyaluronic Acid and a powerful combination of vitamins and antioxidants. The Hyaluronic Acid helps to instantly hydrate the skin resulting in Increased firmness, reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improved look to facial contours and overall radiance.
  3. Treatment Support Products provide essential layers to seal in and supplement skin nutrients for maximum synergistic effect and longer lasting results.

 

HYALURONIC LAYERING

Hyaluronic Acid is an ingredient found naturally in the skin. The lightweight version of Hyaluronic Acid in the Rejuvenate Serum is absorbed quickly by the skin for maximum dispersion of nutrients. Follow with Rejuvenate Hydration Gel with multi-weight Hyaluronic Acid that offers a reservoir of nutrients for the skin, finish with Rejuvenate Moisture Binding Cream containing multi-weight Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate the skin’s surface. The ultimate in intense hydration is now achieved and we call this Hyaluronic Layering.

STEP 1: THE REJUVENATE PROFESSIONAL TREATMENT APPLICATION

This is the first step in your skin’s visible transformation. Cooling, calming, pressurised oxygen increases absorption of the Rejuvenate serum and naturally improves your skin’s moisture levels while Vitamins and antioxidants protect and defend. A combination of lightweight Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea result in instantly in smoother looking skin with reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, better volume and increased firmness. Your skin will emerge deeply hydrated, balanced and glowing with vitality. Results are not only instant but continue to improve in the following days, in conjunction with continued use of at home products.

See what Victoria Bartlett and her models backstage during New York Fashion Week have to say about Intraceuticals.

“We do all the Intraceuticals treatments which I live for, I love it. It knocks 20,000 years off you”.

Victoria Bartlett. Fashion Designer

Here I am after my incredible facial which I would highly recommend, whether it’s for a one-off special event or a course of plumping, rejuvenating or anti-ageing treatments Julia is an absolute sweetheart and delivers amazing results. My skin felt and looked plumper, softer and tighter. Yes ladies this is a must try treatment.

naomi-isted-fi-600x300Naomi Isted

Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

The Ice Cube Facial

I am a huge advocate of icing the skin, it really gives you an amazing glow and wakes up your face. The use of cold therapy (Cryotherapy) on your skin will tighten and firm, activate the micro-circulation and reduce puffiness.

Supermodel Linda Evangelista apparently always had a bowl of ice at hand on fashion shoots to apply before make-up application to tighten her skin. It really does freshen up your face, so perfect for a pre-party pick me up or if you feel you are looking tired.

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SUQQU GANKIN Massage

Suqqu Gankin Massage

The name SUQQU was derived from the Japanese word sukku-that means “posture with attitude“. This Japanese cultural tradition of inner composure and serenity is echoed by the SUQQU product range, which is available in the UK from Selfridges. I am a huge fan of the DIY  facial ‘GANKIN MASSAGE’ using the innovative “musculate massage cream“. This will keep your facial muscles lean and contoured and relieve the face of tension and toxins in the skin tissue.

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