Hardwick Clinic
Hardwick Clinic

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Microcurrent & Lymphatic Drainage

We offer two very low intensity skin rejuvenation procedures that do not use chemicals and are typically extremely well tolerated with low downtime post-treatment. These can be undertaken separately or as part of a more comprehensive skin-rejuvenation treatment plan. We will advise you on your options and suggest a treatment regime for your needs.

Microcurrent Therapy

Microcurrent is facial treatment which is used to contour, tone and firm the skin. It is helpful for toning aging skin.

Because microcurrent works sub-sensory, the treatment is soothing and most clients feel nothing at all. Microcurrent is a safe and effective technology for clients who wish to attain and maintain a healthier, younger looking appearance without resolting to more invasive procedures, such as skin booster injection, mesotherapy or PRP. Microcurrent treatment is very safe and clinically tested. It was first used in 1980s and received FDA approval for as a muscle stimulator. The treatment was and is still widely used for patients experiencing facial nerve-paralysis. It was then used to treat sighns of aging by stimulating the facial mussels. Overrelaxation of facial muscles, or otherwise know as laxity is know sign of aging, which makes our face to change shape and contribute to the appearance of jawls and saggy, lifeless face.

Microcurrent Treatment

How Does Microcurrent Work?

Microcurrent is capable of facial stimulation, sending soft, gentle waves through the skin, tissues and down to the facial muscles. Microcurrent has been shown to also stimulate ATP production. ATP is known as Adenosine triphosphate which drives the creation of key structural proteins, such as collagen and elastin. This increased ATP levels also benefit facial muscles which is particularly important as the muscles of the face are directly connected to the skin. As a result of improved muscle tone the skin appears tighter, healthier and younger.

How is the treatment performed?

“The microcurrent facial uses two hand held prongs that deliver precise dosages of energy to the skin. As the practitioner methodically moves the prongs around your face, you may feel a slight tingling sensation, but most say it’s surprisingly relaxing and non painful. The treatment takes approximately 60 min.

What is the down time?

There is no downtime associated with this procedure, it is extremely well tolerated.

How often do I need to have the procedure?

Results are cumulative, so after a series of sessions, the improvements are many and longer lasting. For sustained results, the recommended course of treatment is series of 10 to 12 treatments 2 weeks appart, followed by a 3-month maintenance schedule.At Hardwick Clinic we combine microcurrent treatment with other skin rejuvinative treatments such as chemical peel or microdermabrasion and photodynamic therapy (PDT).

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Lymphatic Drainage

Excessive water retention in the face, particularly around the eyes usually presents as puffiness. Stimulation of the bodies own systems for the drainage of fluid (the lymphatic system) is extremely beneficial. A lymphatic drainage massage will slowly and gently move excessive fluid towards the lymph nodes around the face. This can reduce puffiness, improve circulation and improve the appearance and tone of the skin. These procedures typically give one a fresher and less tired appearance. In particular the area around the eyes can hold a lot of fluid and give a tired look.

We use a gentle lymphatic massage suction device that creates a rhythmic, gentle suction allowing us to direct excess fluid towards the lympatic nodes in the face.

This procedure may be undertaken on its own, but is frequently an addon for treatments such as chemical peel, microdermabrasion and photodynamic therapy (PDT).

Lymphatic Drainage

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Further Information

To learn more about ageing and how it affects our skin, you can read more about ageing here.

For further details about this and other procedures, please contact us for more information.

Additional treatments may be available, please contact us for more information

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