9 September 2021

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ANDThe idea of ​​using electricity to treat various diseases came to Benjamin Franklin (yes, he is not only a politician, but also a physicist) at the beginning of the 18th century. It was he who discovered that microcurrents make it possible to restore motor activity after a stroke. Today microcurrent therapy is a modern method of rejuvenation that provides a good lifting effect. All about the procedure and indications for it – in the material BeautyHack.


Microcurrent therapy is a modern method of rejuvenation based on the effect of super-amplitude current (from 40 to 1000 μA) and frequency from 0.1 to 500 Hz on blood vessels, soft tissues and muscles. At the same time, they act on cells as an “alarm clock”, activating metabolic processes and opening membrane channels.

Under the action of an electric current, the rate of transport of amino acids and DNA synthesis increases. And this is not a marketing ploy, but a scientifically grounded fact. In addition, the procedure stimulates the production of collagen and elastin – proteins that form a “scaffold” that prevents the occurrence of age-related changes (read all about youth proteins on link).

Another feature of microcurrents is that when exposed to them, nutrients are delivered to cells much faster. This means that if you apply a serum before the procedure, it will work faster and more efficiently.


Microcurrent therapy does not cause any unpleasant sensations – it is absolutely comfortable and painless. It is used not only in cosmetology. Apparatus for electrophoresis is in every rehabilitation font. Microcurrent therapy helps to speed up the recovery process after fractures, strokes, cerebral palsy and other diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

The procedure for the face and body is standard: a specialist cleans the skin, degreases it and applies a special gel that helps to overcome the protective barrier and penetrate into the deep layers of the skin. Next, an electrode is selected, taking into account the peculiarities of the dermis. The duration of the session is from 20 to 40 minutes. To achieve the result, you will need at least 10 procedures.


There are a number of indications for microcurrent therapy in cosmetology: hyperpigmentation, soft tissue ptosis, age-related changes, enlarged pores, edema, lymphostasis, cellulite and even cellulite hair loss (for interesting facts about cellulite, read here). It makes it possible to quickly and effectively restore muscle tone. Thanks to the effects on the lymphatic and circulatory systems, the therapy promotes venous outflow, eliminating edema, bags under the eyes and other congestion.

There are several types of microcurrent therapy.

Disincrustation – ideal for those with oily skin. The procedure allows you to narrow pores, get rid of oily sheen and blackheads.

Lymphatic drainage… Needs no introduction! Allows you to remove excess fluid from the body.

Muscle reprogramming… It makes it possible to restore tone and improve metabolic processes at the cellular level.

Microionophoreh. An excellent treatment for scars and puffiness.

And now – fly in the ointment! There are contraindications to microcurrent therapy. These are pin structures in the bones, chronic diseases in the acute phase, pregnancy and lactation, violation of the integrity of the skin, epilepsy, cardiovascular diseases. Be sure to consult your doctor before starting the procedure!