Skin Care Doesn’t Stop at the Surface

The approaching holiday season seems to be a kick starter for a lot of people to begin working out in order to look good in those mandatory family pictures. Crunches, cardio, and weights set the stage for a healthy, taut body but have you ever thought about working out your face? I’m not talking about those crazy facial exercises that you see on Pinterest or Instagram, but something with supporting research that actually works to improve the structure and contour of the face. If you feel like your face could use a little pick-me-up, then you should try out the NuFace skin toning microcurrent device.

You might have heard about microcurrent in relation to physical therapy or acupuncture treatments as an adjunct to other pain management therapies. Physicians, dentists, veterinarians, occupational therapists, and psychologists have been incorporating microcurrent therapy in their practices for over 30 years. When it comes to your face, microcurrent does a few really cool things without an unpleasant sensation.

Facial Tightening & Contouring

First and foremost, the NuFace device helps to contour your face. It does this by regenerating the broken down muscle structure and spurs collagen and elastin production. As we get older, our natural cellular energy stores begin to run low. Think of it like a battery that starts to lose its charge over time. Consistent use of microcurrent recharges those low stores and starts to re-educate the facial muscles. Just like going to the gym, consistency is the key for muscle memory to kick in. One crunch isn’t going to give you six-pack abs just like using the NuFace once isn’t going to give you a chiseled jawline. The effects are cumulative.

Speeds Up Healing

The energy generated by microcurrent stimulates something called ATP or adenosine triphosphate. ATP is the gas that gives our cells energy to do their jobs.You need it for everything from muscle contraction (see above) to cellular repair. Research has shown that electrostimulation helps to increase blood flow, reduces swelling, and stimulates specialized healing cells to do their jobs better and more quickly. In other words, you heal faster.

Our plastic surgery office does a lot of facelifts which can have a long recovery time. We “prescribe” NuFace to be used afterward to help accelerate the healing, and then be used as a maintenance tool long-term to keep the structure of the face strong.

Increased Levels of ATP

Like I mentioned before, ATP is crucial for cellular activity considering it is the cell’s energy source. Research has shown that regular microcurrent use can increase ATP by 500%! That’s a lot of usable energy to help heal, tighten, and strengthen tissue. Check out the links if you really want to nerd out on the chemistry of adenosine triphosphate.

Much like the rest of the body, your face needs to work out to maintain a great aesthetic appearance. Great skin care products are a necessary foundation for a glowing appearance. Adding NuFace will keep people guessing your age for a long time to come.