ELECTROTHERAPY – COSMETIC
This article is about the use of electricity to produce therapeutic effects on the skin.
Cosmetic electrotherapy is a range of beauty treatments that uses low electric currents passed through the skin to produce several therapeutic effects, such as muscle toning in the body and micro-lifting of the face
The use of electricity in cosmetics goes back to the end of the 19th century, almost a hundred years after Luigi Galvani discovered that electricity could make the muscle in a frog’s leg twitch (see galvanism). Subsequent research in electrophysiology has been carried out by people such as Robert O. Becker, Dr Björn Nordenström, Dr Thomas Wing, who invented some of the first micro-current devices, and a former chair of the Nobel Selection Committee for Medicine.