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How does electrical stimulation work as a healing modality?
Electric stimulation works by mimicking the natural way by which the body exercises its muscles. The electrodes attached to the skin deliver impulses that make the muscles contract. It is beneficial in increasing the patient’s range of motion and improves the circulation of the body.
Does microcurrent help healing?
Is microcurrent therapy effective? Yes, it helps tissue heal faster and provides relief from pain caused by injury or chronic conditions.
How does microcurrent electrical neuromuscular stimulator work?
How does microcurrent work? Microcurrent uses electrical energy that is less than 1 milliamp to stimulate acupuncture points and provide balance between the peripheral and somatic nervous systems.
How does microcurrent therapy work?
Microcurrent facials tighten and smooth the muscles and connective tissues in the face by increasing cellular activity, and have been shown to reduce wrinkles, mostly around the forehead area.
Does microcurrent have side effects?
The side effects are very rare but can include nausea, fatigue, and drowsiness. The side effects usually start during or about 90 minutes after treatment, and may last from 4 to 24 hours post-treatment. There have been no lasting adverse reactions reported. Microcurrent has a long history of being very safe.
What are the contraindications for microcurrent?
Contraindications to microcurrent use:
- Pacemaker or other implanted electronic devices.
- Pregnancy (client or esthetician)
- Metal plates or pins in the application area.
- Under a physician’s care for a disorder, illness, disease, or injury.
How long do microcurrent results last?
Microcurrent facials have immediate results that peak on the third day and last about 3-6 weeks. They also work cumulatively so you will see a difference over the long term if you continue treatments.
Does Microcurrent help sagging skin?
READ OUR BONUS TIPS ON KEEPING YOUR SKIN HYDRATED. Microcurrent facials aren’t just good for treating sagging skin on the face, they’re also a perfect preventative treatment to use foravoiding sagging skin in the first place. Skin begins to sag because our muscles become weak or aren’t used enough.
How long should you do electrotherapy?
You can begin with one 15-minute therapy session. Repeat for another 15 minutes if needed. Use up to three times per day at a maximum. During each therapy, rate your pain before and after the session, 1 (low) to 10 (high) in order to gauge the true reduction of pain.