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Microcurrent is a low-level current that mimics the body’s natural ionic flow1 and has been clinically tested to safely and effectively address a variety of skin concerns. Because microcurrent works virtually without sensation, the treatment is soothing and most clients feel nothing at all. Microcurrent treatments are popular in the beauty industry for providing both instant and cumulative results.
Microcurrent at various outputs and waveforms has been clinically shown to:
Microcurrent is a safe and effective technology for clients who wish to attain and maintain a healthier, younger-looking appearance.
Microcurrent has been used in the medical arena since the 1970s with the introduction of the TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machine and was approved by the FDA as a nerve stimulator for pain relief, wound healing, and the treatment of Bell’s Palsy—a condition that causes a temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles in the face. All microcurrent stimulators are TENS devices and require a 510(K) Certification Class II Device, otherwise they cannot be sold in the US. This certification assures the device is manufactured to the highest standards. With the discovery of microcurrent therapy treatments and their low-level current retraining of the patient’s muscles, the FDA cleared muscle stimulators to provide a new anti-aging application for the cosmetology industry.
Microcurrent is capable of facial stimulation, sending soft, gentle waves through the skin and down to the facial muscles. This gentle wave of energy is nearly identical to your body’s natural ionic flow and has been shown to increase ATP (bodies cellular energy) concentration up to 400%, while simultaneously stimulating protein synthesis and promoting amino acid transport2.
ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) is the main energy fuel source for our cells and is needed for muscle contraction and relaxation. It also encourages the production of key structural proteins, such as collagen which acts like a scaffolding to support the skin's structure3 and elastin that provides the recoil necessary within the skin to snap back into place4.
As we age, our skin’s natural ability to manufacture these protein fibers reduces, giving way to the multiple signs of aging. ATP’s increased production of proteins and amino acids during facial stimulation helps to energize and tone facial muscles over time—just like how exercise energizes and strengthens the muscles of our body. Unlike anywhere else on the body, the facial muscles are directly connected to the skin, so the result of energizing the muscle is often improved, providing a smooth and lifted appearance.
Traditionally found at top spas and medical offices, at-home microcurrent devices have become one of the hottest innovations in the anti-aging industry. These portable devices allow clients to benefit from the immediate and long-term benefits of microcurrent therapy.
Microcurrent devices are regulated by the FDA in the US and international governing bodies globally, which enforce the highest standards for safety and require rigorous testing to gain clearance to be sold. However, not all devices sold into the market are cleared by the FDA and meet these international safety standards.
Clinical studies are commitments made by companies to show the true efficacy of their devices used—all studies are monitored and performed by professionals, such as dermatologists, to maintain the validity of the product.
This information should not be applied to claims or the intended use associated with NuFACE devices. The purpose of this information is to educate on the uses and benefits of microcurrent.