There is no treatment that has excited us more than the Microcurrent Therapy we offer here at Laser Beauty and Wellness Center. Why? Because the results we are attaining on the body cannot be matched by any other technology on the planet!
Now imagine a technology for body aesthetics that achieves the following…
• Spot treatment in specific body areas
• Tightening of loose or wrinkled skin
• Overall fat and cellulite reduction
• Body shaping and muscle toning
• Boosts metabolism and energy levels
• Reduces scars, acne, and stretch marks
• Contributes to improved muscle strength
• Treatment of post-pregnancy body issues
• Reduction in calloused elbows and knees
• Reduction measured in inches and dress sizes
• Firm and lifted buttocks
• Shapely legs
• Toned stomach
• Sleeker arms
What makes Microcurrent unique?
Unlike facial aesthetics, there are few non-surgical choices for the body, and the few that are available, such as Mesotherapy, LipoDissolve®, and Endermologie, focus primarily on the reduction of cellulite, and are not without pain or risk of harmful side effects. Microcurrent Therapy is painless and risk-free.
Don’t confuse Microcurrent Body Sculpting with other “body contouring” technologies. True Microcurrent body sculpting does not use sticky pads that are simply placed in various areas in static positions, nor does it rely on suction to “dissolve” cellulite. Rather, it involves a physical manipulation of the tissue and muscles while passing Microcurrent into those areas using a conductive instrument such as metal wands.
And don’t confuse Microcurrent therapy with other forms of Electrocurrent therapy. Unlike other forms of electric therapy such as interferential, or higher amperage TENS and galvanic, microcurrent stands unique in that it has a cumulative effect on the body’s production of ATP which is pertinent to the body’s regenerative processes.
Mark our words: You will see Microcurrent all over the news throughout 2008, since there is no other technology in the medical or beauty industry worldwide accomplishing these results on the body--all without the risk, expense, downtime, and pain of traditional body treatments.
Schedule for an appointment by calling or emailing us and one of our MicroCurrent Therapy specialist will discuss with you the treatment process. This free consultation will help you learn more about how Fraxel works and also the cost and the necessary preparations you will need for your Fraxel treatment.Laser, Beauty and Wellness Center at Orange County Medical Spa is only a few minutes away from cities such as Anaheim, Buena Park, Cerritos, Garden Grove, Irvine and Tustin. Our facility is the ideal place to go for your non-surgical medical cosmetic procedure and aesthetic spa treatment if you live in or near Orange County.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about MicroCurrent Therapy
What is Microcurrent?
Not to be confused with Microwaves, Microcurrent is a form of electricity measured in one-millionth of an ampere (micro-amperes or µA ); normal household current is measured in amperes (amps). It is the closest known electrical current that can be delivered on a near identical magnitude as the electrical current the human body naturally produces on its own; it is therefore physiologic and safe. No harmful side effects have ever been recorded.
Traditionally used for healing purposes for over 60 years, its cosmetic effects were discovered by accident when a physician treating the face of Bell’s palsy patients with Microcurrent noticed them looking younger over time as facial wrinkles and creases reduced significantly.
How is Microcurrent used for cosmetic treatment and why is it so effective?
Our Microcurrent Machine emits Microcurrent which passes through special wands to manipulate muscles of the face and the body by isolating traditional acupuncture points. The direct effect of this is called "muscle re-education.”
Muscle re-education can be accomplished to a limited degree without electrical current, such as in massage therapy; however when done using Microcurrent the results are extraordinary. Microcurrent recharges those muscles into a shorter state. This widely-accepted concept was coined as the Golgi Tendon Organ (GTO) by George J. Goodheart Jr., DC, in the late 60's and is still accepted today.
In 1982, a landmark study performed by Ngok Cheng (now referred to as the Cheng study) found that a delivery of 50 to 500 microamperes of Microcurrent caused an increase in mitochondria, protein synthesis and that the Aminoisobutyric Acid uptake increased dramatically which led to a 30-40% increase in protein synthesis and Gluconeogenesis (biosynthesis of new glucose). The study also found a 300-500% increase in ATP levels (Adenosine triphosphate). ATP molecules, known as the "energy of life", are the storage and distribution vehicles for energy in the body and drive a number of biological processes such as photosynthesis, muscle contraction, protein synthesis, and membrane transport. ATP increase has been an attributing factor in the use of Microcurrent to speed the healing of wounds and injuries for over 60 years.
The idea that ATP can be stockpiled or stored is the reason why Microcurrent treatment results are cumulative and become better as a series of treatments progresses. The dramatic increase of ATP levels allows muscles to stay in the re-educated positions for longer periods of time. The other attributing factor is an increase in blood circulation. Blood circulation has everything to do with the function, condition, color, and overall health of the skin, as well as underlying tissue.
Emil Y. Chi, PhD, director of the University of Washington's Department of Pathology, performed clinical studies using Microcurrent equipment. He notes, "The fact that this technology works in harmony with the body is evident. Examination of skin tissue treated with Microcurrent showed a 45% increase in the number of elastin fibers in the dermis, and the length of the fibers on average doubled. The collagen thickness in connective tissue increased 10%, and the number of blood vessels increased by 35%. The application of Microcurrent to skin and tissue produced a firmer and tighter feeling on the skin surface."
Chi's study further notes a 35% increase in blood circulation in tissue treated with Microcurrent, as well as remarkable Iontophoresis (delivering medication or cosmetic product with electrical current) that allows superior penetration of products into the skin. Other notable results concluded from the study were that redness, irritation and inflammation of surgically traumatized tissue could be decreased significantly, and the build up of hardened collagen that makes up scar tissue was noted to be three to five times less in tissue treated without Microcurrent.
Lymphatic drainage, an often over-looked treatment in aesthetics, has been gaining momentum in recent years. Clinical studies performed using Microcurrent at Hong Kong's Tuen Muen Hospital in 1988 indicated that lymphatic drainage was increased by 28% on post-cancer patients suffering from lymphodema.
How long has Microcurrent technology been around?
The discovery that electrical current in the body is disrupted by wounds occurred In the 1830's when Carlos Matteucci proved that an electrical current was generated by injured tissue, but it wasn't until 1843 that the existence of wound currents was first experimentally observed by Dubois-Reymond.
Nearly 100 years later, the Japanese would rely upon this discovery to use Microcurrent on its soldiers during WWII, as Japanese physicians found that small electrical currents promoted the mending of non-healing bone fractures, reducing the time it took to heal. The first commercial device outputting microcurrent stimulation was the Dermatron, developed in the 1960's by Dr. Reinhold Voll of Germany. Mainstream use would eventually find the technology treating a variety of nonunion fractures and bone implants as an accepted procedure among orthopedic surgeons. The technology further progressed to treating pain in burn patients and sports injuries.
Medical doctors, physical therapists, acupuncture physicians, and chiropractors have since relied upon Microcurrent for decades, but its use in cosmetics is fairly recent, born out of one physician successfully treating Bell's palsy patients for paralysis, noticing that the facial lines were much softer, the face more lifted, and the eyes less droopy. It is still used in the treatment of Bell’s palsy patients to this day.
Other successful uses of Microcurrent in the medical community have achieved results include: Tempero-mandibular joint Dysfunction, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Macular Degeneration, Scoliosis, Tinnitus, Tic Doloreaux, and even clinical depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
Are there any harmful side effects or pain during or after the treatment?
None. Not only is our treatment painless, but clients look forward to the relaxing experience. Our Microcurrent waveforms are very inducing, and many fall asleep during the session. Afterwards clients feel euphoric, as though they just experienced the most fantastic massage; however, they soon describe themselves as feeling invigorated and alert.
Microcurrent Facial & Body Sculpting does not rely upon a thermal energy source like a laser; therefore there is no inflammation or redness, no need to heal before seeing results, and absolutely no downtime. Clients can resume their day immediately.
How many sessions are recommended for the full treatment and how often?
Most clients need 10-15 treatments for the the body in order to achieve satisfying results. Clients need a minimum of 2 sessions their first week, then one per week thereafter until treatment is complete. Those who are on a short timeline, such as an approaching wedding, may be treated twice per week. Once a client is satisfied with their progress, they reduce their visits to monthly maintenance in order to keep the results.
How long does each treatment last?
Each treatment is approximately 60 minutes.
How long do the results last?
The client’s cosmetic investment is preserved as long as he or she is receiving maintenance treatments every 4-6 weeks. If maintenance treatments were to stop for longer than a month, there is a risk of gradually losing those results.
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