Science

Micro-current electrostimulation exploits a natural physiological principle of the body; the brain naturally stimulates muscles to work through electro-chemical impulses conveyed to the muscle fibers (muscle cells).

In a similar way, Tua Face Fitness conveys special low-voltage micro-currents to the facial muscles and tissues via the patented electrode wand. These micro-currents, which are controlled and absolutely safe, cause passive contraction of the muscle fibers, particularly at the less-used level, and increase the blood circulation to the treated area.

Your skeletal muscle contraction is controlled by the central nervous system (CNS) by means of electro-chemical impulses conveyed through the nervous system. Tua Face Fitness is a treatment that generates specific electrical micro-currents that cause gentle yet deep passive muscle contraction by mimicking and substituting the impulses generated by the CNS. The micro-current is applied at the point where the nerve innervates the muscle fibers (neuromuscular plate).

Tua Face Fitness comprises the most advanced, sophisticated technology for facial micro-current stimulation. There are five facial areas – the cheek bone, lower cheek/jowl, forehead, chin (including jaw line, lower lip and neck) and under eye area – each treated with a specific pre-programmed workout session. Each area program is complete with pre-set parameters such as stimulation frequency, pulse width, contraction times and recovery times. These parameters have been fine tuned and optimized for each facial area according to the muscle thickness and density of that area. For example, the micro-current frequency for the cheek area is different than for the forehead where the muscle is much thinner. This provides you with a more effective treatment and you only need to regulate the micro-current intensity, everything else is pre-programmed for you.

Benefits of Electrostimulation

Selective stimulation of muscle group  

By positioning the electrodes correctly on the different muscles, a specific stimulation can be achieved on the selected muscle, reducing the activity of the adjacent muscle to a minimum. This is unlike what happens in the case of voluntary ‘manual’ contraction, where the muscles always work according to specific muscle chains and synergies.  

Optimum intensity work-out for muscle fibers  

By setting micro-current intensities that are suited to the targeted muscle group (ie. achieve a comfortable visible contraction), you will achieve an optimum intensity workout - something difficult to achieve through voluntary contraction.  

Time/workload efficiencies  

It is possible to concentrate a large number of specific intensity stimulations within a short period of time. A high volume of work is achieved that is not otherwise possible within the same time period when performing traditional muscle activity programs.  

Fast, noticeable results  

With regular use (following these instructions), noticeable results will be achieved within two to twelve weeks of use. A firmer, tauter, more lifted looking face and neck will be yours.

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World-renowned plastic surgeon and author Dr. Andrea Paolorosso strongly endorses TUA Face Fitness as an electrostimulation device! Dr. Paolorosso comments that all microcurrent facial therapy is not equal:

“Devices that use a microcurrent that runs only along the skin surface and diffuses very slightly into underlying muscle affect only the skin’s surface and microcirculation (delivery of warm blood to tiny blood vessels). This increase in microcirculation causes an increase in warm blood and thus a rise in temperature. In fact, the treated area generally turns red. As for an aesthetic outcome, this microcurrent causes a sudden but temporary edema so that the treated area looks firmer. As soon as the microcirculation gets back to normal, however, the treated area returns to its original condition.” “I believe therefore that new devices like TUA Face Fitness using excitomotor currents can be regarded with particular interest. On the one hand these restore volume and vigour to supporting muscles, while on the other they help to tauten the skin, facilitating the metabolism and stimulating circulation. Their use in the home permits a regular and even enjoyable practice of “skin training” that promises to give lasting youthfulness to the face.” “When you exercise the correct facial muscles with TUA Face Fitness you are enhancing the muscles that pull upward and increasing the thickness of others, specifically those responsible for “marionette” lines, in order to fill in gaps.”

Dr. Paolorosso also believes in the electrostimulation of the muscles because it is not a “miracle cure” but a workout specifically designed to recapture muscle toning and volumizing:

“In order to obtain a firmer face, it is not sufficient just to maintain the muscle and momentarily plump up the face; it is necessary to recover, or even better, increase the muscular field which has been lost. Nothing can increase muscle size but an active workout and electro stimulation.”

Dr. Andrea Paolorosso took a degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1980 at Padua University, later specializing in Dermatology and Venereology at Bologna University in 1983. He has been involved in Cosmetic and beauty Medicine for many years, collaborating with journals of this sector and holding training courses both in Italy and abroad.
-A scientific consultant for high profile producers of cosmetics and electrical beauty and electromedical devices.
-Speaker at numerous conferences of beauty medicine, phlebology, sport medicine and cosmetic.
-Lecturer in dermatology in professional beautician schools since 1993. -Headmaster of the refresher course in Cosmetics of the University of Camerino.
-In addition to articles in specialized journals, Dr. Paolorosso has published the books “Belli a tutti i costi”(Beauty at all costs), “La mia pelle” (My Skin), “Guida ai trattamenti fisioestetici” (Guide to Physioesthetic Treatments), “I miei cosmetici” (My Cosmetics), and “La pressoterapia: principi e recenti applicazioni” (Pressure Therapy Principles and Recent Applications).