Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation
Healthy Touch Day Spa & Salon now offers Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation, a revolutionary way to safely and effectively tighten and firm the skin of the face and body!
Microcurrent is a gentle electrical stimulation that triggers the body’s natural skin enhancement chemicals at a cellular level. Clinical studies have shown that after twenty days of treatment collagen production increases by 14%, elastin increases by 48%, and blood circulation increases by 38%. Scientists have also found that microcurrent facelift treatments trigger the body’s production of amino acids and adenosine triphosphste (ATP) which accelerate cell repair and promote healthier cell production.
Microcurrent is a low level of electrical current that mirrors body’s own natural current, which is sub sensory in most cases and therefore barely noticeable. A good comparison of how low microcurrent is; it would take one million microcurrent machines to light a 40 watt light bulb. It is difficult for the sensory nerves receptors to be stimulated by such low current. Microcurrent uses microamps (Ua); there are 1,000 microamps in a milliamp (mA).
Microcurrent is a very popular anti aging skin treatment used to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by improving texture and appearance of skin and reducing the overall visual appearance of aging. Skin care therapists use microcurrent to tone and firm the skin. Muscle re-education is mostly related to the term “facial toning”. Microcurrent will reprogram the muscle fiber. It has been used by alternative medicine practitioners and physicians to treat a broad array of injuries, wounds, soft tissue and bone fracture for more than a century.
What Is Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation?
Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation induces muscle re–education, often most related to the term “facial toning.” There are 32 different muscles of the face that are manipulated during the average microcurrent treatment.
True microcurrent use low intensity and cannot cause visible muscle contractions, however, Beautiful Image reports that facial toning treatments can be stockpiled or stored, which is the reason why microcurrent treatments results are cumulative and become better as a series of treatments progresses.
Microcurrent is a low level of electrical current that mirrors the body’s own natural current. It’s proven and accepted properties, and potential range of applications from wound healing, muscle re-habilitation, macular degeneration, to lymphedema continue to assist medical practitioners with amazing results.
The intended use for microcurrent in aesthetics is to allow the aesthetician a powerful and effective tool to aid in the battle of anti-aging by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve the texture and appearance of the skin, and reducing the overall visual appearance of aging.
Celluma Led Treatment
Look light years younger with the help of Celluma. The results are illuminating! In just minutes a day, you can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while experiencing an improvement in skin texture, quality and smoothness. Using wavelengths that are scientifically proven to stimulate fibroblasts to increase collagen and elastin, Celluma’s low-level light therapy is a safe, effective and convenient way to achieve a healthy, youthful glow in a natural, non-toxic, non-invasive manner.
*Left image: In a 4-week clinical trial, subjects were treated with Celluma for 30 minutes, 3 times a week, for 4 weeks. Right image: 12 weeks following the final Celluma treatment, the facial tissue maintains its rejuvenated appearance.
Celluma Led Treatment
45 minutes | 40
Platinum Face Lift
1 session | 125
series of 5 | 475 (save $150)
series of 10| 850 (save $500)
Platinum Body Treatment
Choose up to three body parts in one session.
1 session | 185
series of 5 | 850
series of 10| 1500
Legs and Buttocks Sculpting:Reduce the appearance of stretch marks, cellulite, scarring and dimpling with this relaxing treatment. The best procedure for cellulite is finally here! See benefits in skin tightening, lift sagging areas, muscle toning, hydration and overall appearance of the skin.
Stomach and Back Sculpting:Tighten and tone the stomach and love handles with this treatment designed to sculpt your waist line. See a reduction measured in inches and dress sizes. This is a great treatment for post pregnancy issues!
Arm Sculpting:Experience a relaxing treatment resulting in sleeker arms. Flabby arms are toned and tightened while seeing improvements in sagging and loose skin!
When treating acne, time is of the essence. LHE works fast, offering a complete treatment in 30 days. LHE’s addition of heat intensifies the chemical process and decreases overall treatment time. Patients often look and feel better within 2 weeks of starting treatment. In clinical trials LHE has demonstrated up to 90% clearance of acne lesions after a 4 week treatment course with bi-weekly treatments.
LHE Acne Phototherapy
Propionibacterium acnes synthesize and store a large amount of porphyrins. Once the porphyrin is exposed to visible light it becomes chemically active and transfers to an excited state, resulting in the formation of singlet oxygen, which combines with cell membranes to destroy P.acnes. This process is dependent on the rate of production of excited porphyrins, the concentration of photons, the temperature and the wavelength of the photons. LHE acts as a catalyst to produce the required photochemical reaction from porphyrin activation to oxygen production. This ability is based on three controlled parameters, those of wavelength, overall concentration of photons and temperature.
Although porphyrin is thought to be most reactive to wavelengths in the 400-430nm, the blue spectrum does not penetrate as well as other wavelengths. Often, not enough protons reach the target. To optimize the tradeoff between the penetration depth required and porphyrin activation efficacy, LHE utilizes a higher range of the light spectrum including green, yellow and red.
This offsets the loss in absorption with a more direct targeting of actual porphyrin. More photons reach the target and less photons are wasted at ineffectual depth penetrations.
The Arrhenius equation describes the rate of production of excited porphyrin molecules as a function of temperature. For most chemical reactions, elevating the temperature by 10°C will double the speed of the reaction. By combining direct heat with the light pulse, LHE further raises the temperature inside the follicle affecting a much faster chemical reaction time than light alone would generate. The generated heat also aids in reducing inflammation, opens pores and soothes the pain often associated with acne.
50 minutes | 125
Skin Rejuvenation & Collagen Renewal
Skin rejuvenation can be divided into several categories; the removal of pigmented lesions, the removal of vascular lesions, the improvement of skin texture and tone, and the smoothing of lines and wrinkles. A comprehensive skin rejuvenation treatment may simultaneously include several of these goals. Although LHE employs a singular treatment type for all skin rejuvenation elements, the underlying processes that bring about the results are different. LHE’s optimal balance of light and heat enables you to accomplish this multi-factorial process without having to change treatment heads.
Collagen Renewal & Wrinkle Reduction
The LHE effect on skin texture is based on the stimulation of new collagen growth that will help replenish and even out the shrunken dermis layer. Tone and texture improve and fine lines and wrinkles fade as collagen rebuilds.
50 minutes | 125
Periorbital wrinkles and skin laxity are the first, most noticeable signs of facial aging. LHE Skin Tightening is pain-free and clinically proven to improve these effects. Skin appears firmer, smoother and younger as it loses its laxity and wrinkles fade, creating a natural lifting effect.
Infrared light penetrates deep into the lower dermal levels and sets off a mild dermal trauma to initiate a wound/heal response. The collagen found in these levels responds with new growth, returning firmness and elasticity to the skin.
LHE Skin Tightening emits infrared light energy in a proprietary, 30 second multi-pulse algorithm. This provides optimal deep dermal heating while preventing epidermal over heating. The broadband infrared light reaches a penetration depth of 1-3 mm, targeting the reticular dermis. Dermal temperature is raised to 50-60˚C, while temperature of the epidermis is maintained below 40-42˚C to minimize pain and avoid any potential side effects. Results are often visible as early as the 5th week and continue to improve with time.
50 minutes | 125
The Science of Light & Heat Energy
LHE Technology (Light & Heat Energy) delivers effective and safe skin care. Its inherent safety and flexibility enables it to be used for a wide variety of applications; Psoriasis Care, Acne Clearance, Skin Tightening, Skin Rejuvenation, Wrinkle Reduction, Collagen Renewal, Vascular and Pigmented Lesion Treatments and Hair Removal.
- Non-invasive, non-abrasive treatments
- No down time
- Clinically proven results
- Proven safety and efficacy for all skin types
- Especially suited for Skin Types V-VI
- Easy to use
The Development of Phototherapy
Phototherapy uses light to heal or treat a medical or aesthetic condition. Phototherapy balances wavelengths, intensity and exposure (pulse) duration to tailor each treatment to specific needs and conditions.
In the early 80’s, a new method of light-based therapy, selective photothermolysis, was developed. The theory of selective photothermolysis maintains that by optimizing certain application parameters, the practitioner can target a specific chromophore while minimizing the effect on surrounding tissue.
Most light-based technologies, like laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), rely on light energy to effect clinical changes while they filter out the subsequent heat. They filter out the heat created by the light flash or pulse. Because they filter out the heat instead of using it, they require very high fluences for clinical efficacy, high fluences that require skin cooling techniques to protect the client from burns. Radiancy felt there had to be a better way.
The LHE Difference
LHE advances the principles of selective photothermolysis by utilizing the dual energy pathways of light and heat to gain the greatest advantage of the light/heat relationship. Patented internal filters protect the skin and proprietary algorithms take full advantage of the skins thermal absorption characteristics. These innovations create the exact balance of light and heat necessary to achieve clinical efficacy in a variety of clinical applications.
Because it uses low fluences, LHE’s natural fusion of light and heat creates a far more efficient photo thermal technique. The addition of direct heat increases overall effectiveness and lowers fluence to ultra safe levels. Lowering fluence allows us to eliminate the need for skin cooling techniques, simplify the treatment process and minimize risk of harmful side effects, making it safer, easier and more cost effective.
This unique balance of light and heat also enabled effective treatment for the more difficult hair (i.e., salt-n-pepper) and skin types. Skin Types V-VI and sensitive, and Asian skin could now comfortably and safely benefit from phototherapy treatments. A specialized LUA (light unit assembly) for these skin types further enhances safety and comfort without compromising results.