What is ATP & why is it important?

As the skin ages, skin cells lose natural energy or Adenosine Triphosphate, also know as ATP. Similar to a battery, ATP loses its charge over time. Tired ATP leads to the breakdown of collagen, the main protein of your connective tissue and elastin, the main ingredient in your skin that allows it to stretch.

Every year after about the age of 25, you are losing about 1.5% of your collagen and elastin. As collagen and elastin are depleted the volume of your skin is lost you start to see sagging skin and deep wrinkles. I know this all sounds depressing, but now for the good news!

A hand-held home microcurrent device is capable of facial stimulation, sending soft, gentle waves through the skin, tissues and down to the facial muscles. Microcurrent devices have been shown to increase ATP concentration and protein synthesis while promoting amino acid uptake.

This increased ATP also energizes the facial muscles, similar to how exercise energizes the muscles of our bodies. Unlike anywhere else on the body, the facial muscles are directly connected to the skin, so the result of energizing the muscle is often an improved, lifted appearance. You will see a noticeable difference after just one use but to get some lasting benefits, you will want to use your device 4-5 times a week for a minimum 10 minutes.

My favorite home microcurrent device is the NUFACE Mini. To learn more, go to the NUFACE website, https://www.mynuface.com/