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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.
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

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A-LIFT Nano Current

A-LIFT Nano Current Facial

A-LIFT Nano Current Lifting Facial £125

The A-LIFT is an age-reversal treatment that uses unique nano-current technology to re-energise cells in the skin. Using patented Nano Current technology it works by sending tiny electrical impulses through the skin, draining toxins, increasing collagen producing, reducing wrinkles and charging the cells with energy. Once your cells are re-charged they will divide and make more cells, plumping and firming the tissue to give you a more youthful look.

How does the A-LIFT get results?

The body is made up of millions of electronically charged cells which continuously break down and make more cells. This regeneration process peaks at around 25, after that it slows down resulting in the loss of muscle tone and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The A-LIFT treatment has been designed based on medical research to activate and imitate the body’s natural cell regeneration process. A-LIFT delivers nano current (measured in billionths of an amp) that are in sync with the unique natural frequency of your body to “recharge cells”.

Everyone has their own individual electrical current running through their bodies which charges each cells’ battery. These batteries are called Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) and by applying an external current that copies the body’s electrical frequency, cells can be recharged, boosting ATP levels and triggering the rejuvenation process.

The A-LIFT Machine

  1. The A-LIFT treatment starts with cleansing and steam.
  2. An active serum is applied, depending on your skin’s needs, either plant stem cells, Growth factors or Hyaluronic Acid/peptides. The conducting gel is applied.
  3. Lymph drainage is applied using the machine to drain toxins from the skin, reducing puffiness and brightening the skin.
  4. Cell regeneration type 1 and 2 is applied, this is the step that “recharges” the cells, making them behave younger.
  5. Lifting the muscles, we can focus in on any areas of concern and either shorten or lengthen muscles.
  6. Application of moisturiser, eye cream and sunscreen.

A-LIFT Nano Current can be combined with digital skin needling, Oxygen Infusions and LED Mask treatments.