Dr. Julia’s Inn: Micro-current therapy revives the body’s elastin

Dr. Julia Whipkey-Michniewicz

By Dr. Julia Whipkey-Michniewicz, N.D.

After puberty, your body virtually ceases to produce elastin (this is the elasticity of your skin) and the production of collagen (this is the hydration to prevent wrinkles). This reduction happens at a rate of 1 percent to 2 percent per year. Ongoing loss of these critical elements and the impact of gravity on muscles and skin contribute to the aging process.

For the past two years, I have been taking classes and educating myself on anti-aging. I started these classes to help women with mastectomy scars. I cannot believe how many of my clients have had to undergo mastectomies and how they were left butchered after surgery. I know, for if you have followed my cancer story, I had breast cancer. For three years, I felt a lump in my breast, and the mammogram never picked it up. I did all the self-examinations and felt a lump for three years. My doctor never believed me because the mammogram never saw anything. I asked for an ultrasound but was told it was not necessary. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I chose to have my breast removed but could not do the chemical therapy and radiation.

I did this therapy for my mastectomy scar, and through this therapy, it was able to soften and release my scar tissue. Micro-current therapy is painless and affordable. Not only does it work with scar tissue, but it works on your whole body. There are no dangerous, unnatural or artificial results. I wanted to take my health to a higher level internally and externally, and I feel that I have completed my circle with diet, antioxidants, lymphatic massage, oxygen therapy, colon hydrotherapy and now the micro-current therapy.

Let’s look at what micro-current does. In Chicago, this 30-minute treatment is called “lunch hour facials.” Here is what a 30-minute micro-current will do:

Reduction of fine lines, reduction of creases, reduction of wrinkles, hydrates skin, smooths skin, softens skin, tightens sagging jowls, tightens fatty cheeks, visible firming and contouring, reduction of pores, reduction of dark circles, reduction of puffiness under eyes, reduction of scars and pitting, restoration of youthful tones.

Stomach and arms (30- to 45-minute session): Body shaping and toning, tightening of loose skin, reduces stretch marks, improves muscle strength as much as 1.5-inch loss first treatment, smaller waists.

Legs and buttocks (75- to 90-minute session): Overall fat and cellulite reduction, lifting and toning buttocks, increases lymphatic drainage, no bruising, spider vein reduction.

The treatment is appropriate for any age, and results are seen with the first treatment. I invested in this wonderful micro-current machine for my scars, and I cannot believe how it has been able to help so many issues.

If I can ever help you with ugly, unwanted scars, body sculpting, stubborn cellulite that will not disappear even after working hours at the gym, or a rejuvenating facial, please call my office for your first appointment. You will love the way you will look

Dr. Julia Whipkey-Michniewicz is celebrating her 12th year cancer-free. Her office is in Rockford, and you may reach her at (815) 962-3326.

From the Oct. 19-25, 2011, issue

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