What to Look for When Purchasing Microcurrent Equipment
Microcurrent technology ranges in price from simple home-use devices at $300 to sophisticated professional equipment at $10,000 or more. The differences are based on the number and quality of features the machine offers. Whatever you decide, proper hands-on training is essential to understanding your machine’s treatment guidelines, adjusting settings if needed and determining that you are administering the proper output at all times.
Depending on your preference, a machine can be purchased that is either preprogrammed with the manufacturer’s suggested settings or provides the ability to program it yourself.
The more expensive machines provide you with controls that allow you to compensate for differences in skin resistance, to have a visual and audio feedback system that allows you to search diagnostically for high-conductance points and a way to inform you if you have a sound connection.
The ideal unit will also provide a variety of tools that will enable you to offer a broad range of face and body treatments. This might include probe and pad electrodes and gloves.
When purchasing a machine, look for a technology that allows for the maximum variability in choice of frequency, current and waveform.
The human body and its electrical grid are very intelligent. With repeated use of the same frequency and waveform, the body may build up a resistance, reducing the effectiveness of the treatment, causing a plateau in results. Alternating wavelengths and frequencies is the best technique to sustain ATP production.
There are also machines that offer a combination of microcurrent and LED that work synergistically to achieve optimum results for various skin types.