Cosmetic Microcurrent

Cosmetic Microcurrent

Edit Page

Preview(opens in a new tab)Add titleCosmetic Microcurrent

To better understand why microcurrent facial treatment works so well, you should know about the microcurrent itself. 

What is Microcurrent?

Microcurrent is a very small value current that our body naturally generates for energy production. It is our body’s electrical system that facilitates the ionic exchange from one cell’s membrane to another. This ionic exchange is vital for various primary cell functions such as nutrient absorption from the blood, excretion of cellular waste, and impulse movement through nerve pathways. 

It is the microcurrent that harmoniously flows throughout our body for healthy cell functioning and communication. Whenever there occurs an injury or disease in our body, this electrical system gets disturbed that further hampers intercellular communication. 

Relationship of Microcurrent with Cells

Cells present in a human body are similar to miniature batteries and electrical generators. Cells in our body also conduct electricity, generate electrical fields, and are fueled by a very small electrical voltage. And when there is a small electrical voltage, there is a small value current (microcurrent) too. 

Application of Microcurrent in Cosmetics

In the cosmetic and esthetics field, microcurrent is applied that is similar to the one that naturally forms in our body. Artificial microcurrent works in harmony with the natural microcurrent and imitates its behavior, frequency, polarity, and functionality. This method is used when the electrical system in your body slows down as a result of some surgery or as your age increases.

With the help of a microcurrent facial machine, microcurrent can be easily applied to your face which then stimulates your facial muscles and boosts the production of collagen and elastin – the only two compounds that make your skin healthier, firmer, and younger. 

There are various innovative applications for microcurrent facial machines in the beauty industry. In fact, microcurrent is used to speed up the electrical system of not only the face but also the whole body.

To your surprise, the microcurrent technology was originally used in the 1980s as a muscle stimulator to treat Bell’s Palsy – a condition that results in temporary weakness and sagging within the skin due to nerve paralysis. After thirty years of research on microcurrent in medicine and cosmetic improvement, the technology was slowly introduced in the cosmetic industry for people looking for age-defying results to restore their youthful appearance. 

Application of a microcurrent facial toning device also encourages the natural repairing process that occurred spontaneously in your body and therefore, also helps improve and restore the damaged skin. Besides, when you undergo the best microcurrent facial treatment, it also mitigates the effects of practices like aggressive peels and thermolysis. 

One should avoid undergoing aggressive peels and thermolysis treatment as studies have revealed that they cause more harm and injury to the already compromised skin. On the other hand, a microcurrent facial toning device revitalizes your skin by encouraging repair of the stratum corneum, bi-layers, and dermal components. 

Apart from the above-mentioned benefits, cosmetic microcurrent facial machines offered by Biosonic Technologies, LLC, also provide the following benefits:

  • Improve skin texture
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce acne scars
  • Slow down the aging process of skin
  • Foster skin healing 
  • Tighten muscles
  • Re-educate muscles
  • Mitigates inflammation
  • Supports circulation of blood and lymph
  • No visible muscle contractions or marked discomfort 
  • Promote cell metabolism and tissue repair
  • Support mitochondria activities through increasing ATP
  • Increase protein synthesis, GNG, and membrane transport

For any queries or further information, send an email at or call us at (800)800.0838. We are always happy to hear from you.

In summary microcurrent

  • Promotes cell metabolism and tissue repair
  • Supports circulation – blood and lymph
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Diminishes lymphedema in cancer patients
  • Helps increase mitochondria activity through increasing ATP
  • Increase natural production of collagen and elastin
  • Upport scar repair by dispersing scar tissue and collagen remodeling
  • Increase protein synthesis, gluconeogenesis (GNG) and membrane transport.
  • Reeducate and rejuvenate muscle tissue
  • Supports healing of bone8
  • Heals skin ulcerations9,10
  • Used in equine medicine

In Summary

The future for the use of microcurrent relies on education and understanding of the cells and body systems and the benefits that are available from this innovative technology. The intended use for microcurrent in esthetics is to present a powerful and effective tool to aid in inspiring a healthy skin transition from youth to maturity.

Disclaimer & Copyright

This dossier has been prepared on behalf of Facial Sculpting, LLC as a reference that relates to microcurrent technology.In no way does it replace the advice of a medical practitioner. All views represent the research and findings of the writer in conjunction with Facial Sculpting, LLC. © 2013 This article holds copyright and may not be reprinted, reproduced, transmitted without the express permission of the author.

Citations & References

  • Cooper, G.M., Hausman, R.E. (2009) The Cell: A molecular approach. Fifth edition. Chapter 13, ASM Press & Sinauer Associates, Inc
  • Haltiwanger, S., M.D., C.C.N. “The issue of electrotherapy for blood electrification and disease treatment”. Retrieved from
  • “Physiology of Medicine 1991 – Press Release”. 27 Feb 2013 Retrieved from
  • “Improved patch-clamp techniques for high-resolution current recording from cells and cell-free membrane patches”.Retrieved from
  • Naviaux, Robert , M.D., PhD “A Primary Care Physician’s Guide: The Spectrum of Mitochondria in Disease”. Univ. of California San Diego. Retrieved from
  • Pugliese, P. T. M.D. (2005). Advanced Professional Skin Care-Medical Edition. Topical Agent, Bernville, PA
  • Gehl, J. (2003) “Electroporation: theory and methods, perspectives for drug delivery, gene therapy and research”. Acta Physiol Scand, 2003 Aprr;177(4):437-47 Retrieved from
  • Richez, Chamay and Bieler, (1972) University of Geneva: “Bone Changes Due to Pulses of Direct Electric Microcurrent”, Virchows Arch. Abt. A Path Anat. 357, 11-18 (1972)
  • Assimacopoulos, D. (1968) “Low intensity negative electric current in the treatment of ulcers of the leg due to chronic venous insufficiency”. Preliminary report of three cases. Amern Jour of Surgery 115;5:683-7.
  • Chapman-Jones, D., Young, S., Tadjej, M. (2010) “Assessment of wound healing following electrical stimulation with Accel-Heal®”. Wounds, UK, 2010, Vol 6 No. 3 Retrieved from
  • Tadej, M., Young, S., Hampton, S. (Sept/Oct 2010) “Accel-Heal®: A new therapy for chronic wounds”. Journal of Community Nursing, Vol 24, Issue 5 Retrieved from
  • Cheng, et al (1989). “The Effects of Electric Current on ATP Generation, Protein Synthesis, and Membrane Transport in Rat Skin”. Journal of Cellular Physiology, Vol 140, pp 379-385
  • Becker, Robert .O.MD, Seldon, G. (1985) The Body Electric: Electromagnetism And The Foundation of Life. William Morrow & Company, New York.
  • Beck, Robert R. (1996) “Experimental in vivo blood clearing device for eliminating viruses, microbes, bacteria, fungi, and parasites”. Santa Ana, California
  • Haltiwanger, S., M.D., C.C.N. “The issue of electrotherapy for blood electrification and disease treatment”. Retrieved from
  • Stanish, W. and Gunlaughson, B. (1988) : “Electrical Energy and Soft-Tissue Injury Healing”. Sports Care and Fitness, Sept/Oct 1988 pp 12-14
  • Wolcott, L.E. Wheeler PC, et al (1969). “Accelerated healing of skin ulcer by electrotherapy: preliminary clinical results.”Southern Medical Journal 62 (7): 795-801.
Contact Us today!

There are 32 different muscles of the face that are manipulated during the average microcurrent treatment.