Effects and mechanisms of a microcurrent dressing on skin wound healing: a review

Mil Med Res. 2014 Nov 24:1:24. doi: 10.1186/2054-9369-1-24. eCollection 2014.


The variety of wound types has resulted in a wide range of wound dressings, with new products frequently being introduced to target different aspects of the wound healing process. The ideal wound dressing should achieve rapid healing at a reasonable cost, with minimal inconvenience to the patient. Microcurrent dressing, a novel wound dressing with inherent electric activity, can generate low-level microcurrents at the device-wound contact surface in the presence of moisture and can provide an advanced wound healing solution for managing wounds. This article offers a review of the effects and mechanisms of the microcurrent dressing on the healing of skin wounds.

Keywords: Electric stimulation; Microcurrent dressing; Skin wound healing.

Publication types

  • Review