When I go to my favourite tear trough filler in london clinic, I always ask questions, and find out allkinds of interesting things about skin care. Last week I learned about microdermabrasion and microcurrent treatments.
Microdermabrasion and microcurrent are procedures used to treat some skin conditions. These non-surgical forms of healing are usually painless.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment used to revitalise dull skin, reduce large pores, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and remove acne scars, stretch marks and age spots. It involves a machine made of a compressor and pump, which combine abrasion with suction to peel away the upper skin layer. It is a quick treatment, which can be done over a lunch hour before returning to work.
Microdermabrasion is generally less invasive and less painful than other skin treatments such as laser resurfacing. It is suitable for any skin type or tone with few or no side effects in most cases. After a treatment, skin is left glowing and looking radiant. Temporary redness is common, but scarring is rare. Home kits are also available, which vary in efficacy and price.
What is Microcurrent therapy?
This therapy involves giving gentle electrical impulses to the skin to stimulate healing. It can alleviate pain, regenerate skin tissue and boost lymphatic flow. The therapy can also tighten and lift sagging skin, diminish wrinkles and fine lines, encourage blood circulation, smooth skin, treat rosacea and acne and reduce stretch marks and cellulite.
Benefits of Microcurrent Therapy
This is quick and pain-free treatment because the sensory receptors in the body are not stimulated, so the person undergoing treatment cannot feel the electrical impulses. Studies have concluded that microcurrent therapy has anti-aging and general wellbeing benefits. It can significantly reduce waste products in the body, thus helping general health maintenance. It treats a range of skin conditions and body problems.
As of 2017, the average cost of microdermabrasion treatments in spas and beauty salons was reported to vary between £75 and £200. Medical microdermabrasion performed by dermatologists was reported as varying between £100 and £300. According to the Microcurrent Information Resource Centre, the average cost of a microcurrent therapy is just under £100 for an hour session.
Microdermabrasion leaves skin smoother and revitalised, offering results something like a facial. The effects on individuals depends on the severity of a persons skin condition. It is not generally effective on serious skin conditions because the treatment cannot reach deeper layers of the skin.
Microcurrent technology offers treatment for a wider range of different skin and muscular problems with long-term results. However, it is also limited to external conditions on the outer layer of the skin.