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PEMF & Skin Health

Updated: May 31

Your skin is the largest organ in your body, covering everything from the outside. It's made up of three layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis.The epidermis is the outer layer that acts like a shield against things like air, sunlight, and water. Beneath that is the dermis, which has stuff like nerves, blood vessels, and hair follicles. And at the bottom is the hypodermis, which is mostly made of fat.


As skin cells move up from the deeper layers to the surface, they flatten out and lose their nucleus. This helps them form a tight barrier to protect your body from the environment. Even though its main job is to protect you, your skin also helps control your body temperature by sweating and dilating blood vessels. It also releases toxins when you sweat.

PEMF Helps the Skin Breathe & Heal

Your skin is special because it's the only organ besides your lungs that directly interacts with the oxygen in the air. This oxygen is absorbed through all three layers of your skin, with the dermis getting some from your blood too.


PEMF therapy can boost your skin's ability to breathe and heal. It can also help with conditions like eczema and psoriasis by reducing inflammation and allergic reactions in the skin.


Your skin also has an electrical charge, which can affect how wounds heal. PEMFs can speed up this healing process, especially in areas like your hands and feet.

PEMF Supports Collagen Production

Our skin relies on certain important molecules to stay healthy, especially as we age. These molecules include collagen, hyaluronic acid (HA), and glycaminoglycans (GAGS).


Hyaluronic acid is found throughout our body's tissues, and it plays a big role in keeping our skin and joints healthy. When our skin is exposed to too much sunlight, it can get damaged and produce less HA, leading to aging signs like wrinkles.

PEMF therapy can boost your skin's ability to breathe and heal.

During the early stages of healing, our skin makes more HA, which helps kickstart the healing process. Vitamin A can also boost HA production, keeping our skin hydrated and healthy.


PEMF therapy has been shown to increase HA levels in our skin, along with collagen and other important molecules. This can make our skin look plumper and reduce wrinkles.


Collagen is another crucial protein for healthy tissues and wound repair. It's found in many parts of our body, like tendons, ligaments, and skin. PEMF therapy can also help increase collagen production, making our skin stronger and more elastic during healing.


Both PEMF therapy and electrical stimulation can improve wound healing, but PEMFs have the advantage of being able to penetrate deeper into our tissues and support the healing process more effectively.


Summary

Overall, PEMF therapy has lots of benefits for your skin, such as improving circulation, reducing inflammation, and even helping scars heal. Our skin also relies on key molecules like collagen, HA, and GAGS to maintain its structure and health, particularly as we age. HA plays a vital role in tissue repair and hydration, while collagen is essential for the strength and elasticity of our skin. PEMF therapy has shown promising results in increasing the levels of these molecules, leading to improved wound healing and skin health.


By stimulating the production of HA and collagen, PEMFs help our skin recover faster and maintain its youthful appearance. So, while getting older is normal and involves some breakdown in your skin's repair processes, using PEMFs regularly might help keep your skin looking and feeling younger. Although more research is needed, many people who use PEMF therapy say their skin seems healthier and younger.


References

  1. Pawluk, W., MD & Layne, C. J. (2017). Power Tools for Health: How Pulsed Magnetic Fields (PEMFs) Help You. FriesenPress.

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