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Initially approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a stimulator of muscles, micro-current has evolved. Micro-current therapy is now used for cellular rejuvenation, toning facial structure, and reducing wrinkles. The techniques applied have proven to be quite beneficial in treating many medical conditions. One condition, in particular, is Bell’s Palsy. Bell’s Palsy is a form of facial paralysis that typically affects one side of the face. After much scientific and clinical research, the actual causes of Bell’s Palsy are still somewhat of a mystery. But it does stem from infection and inflammation of facial nerves. Usually, recovery takes place over a few months, but certain cases are found to be permanent.
Over the years, electrical currents have been used in machines to keep those that are aging looking younger. As with any aesthetic-technological advancements, there is plenty of intrigue with the abilities of micro-current technology. The ability to tighten skin, and improve muscle function is very appealing to a great many people.
Aside from improving muscle abilities, micro-current treatment promotes elastin and collagen production in your skin. It also carries with is the potential to dramatically increase ATP production. ATP has the ability to re-educate facial muscles and can help to tighten and tone these muscles. Micro-current is essentially the mimicking of your body’s biological current. When we get older, these messages aren’t sent as efficiently in the spinal cord from the brain to the muscles. Therapy provided by micro-current helps those that have been affected by Bell’s Palsy and other ailments the potential to gain muscle function.
There is still some uncertainty on how Bell’s Palsy is caused. It’s often associated with the herpes virus that is known to cause cold sores. The inflammation that results is what many experts think cause Bell’s Palsy. Other scientists believe that Bell’s may come from a viral infection such as viral meningitis. Both of these ailments can lead to pressure in the Fallopian canal subsequently causing restrictive blood flow (ischemia). Certain cases are quite mild and only result
in some damage to the nerves involved.
Often associated with the flu, headaches, chronic ear infections, skull fractures, Lyme disease, tumors, and diabetes, it affects 40,000 people annually. Typically, Bell’s Palsy affects those who are aged 15 to 60 years and often attacks people infected with the flu or respiratory illnesses like COPD.
For over a decade, The Nouveau Clinic has been treating clients with micro-current therapy. Though results often vary, the majority of them are quite dramatic and most individuals see some improvement. To schedule a confidential evaluation or to learn more about micro-current treatments, give us a call at 404-936-6931. No time to talk? Fill out our short contact form.