Galvanic Facial Treatment
Galvanic therapy is also called as Iontophoresis therapy. It is the therapeutic introduction of ions of soluble salts into tissues by means of electric current; a form of electro-osmosis; also, a process of increasing the penetration of drugs into surface tissues by the application of electric current. No special preparation is needed before iontophoresis and after removing the electrodes and washing the skin, no special aftercare is needed.
If you’ve been using countless skin products to zap away wrinkles, brighten up the skin or even cleanse and exfoliate, you could be wasting your time. The skin blocks the absorption of almost all products applied directly on top of the pores, which is why even the most expensive skin care products will not make any difference to the texture or tone of your skin.
Galvanic facial treatments offer a solution for making those skincare products work; the machine promotes the absorption of products used on the skin, driving them deeper into the pores so that they can work. It also helps to tighten up the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for good.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Galvanic Facial Therapy Works?
The galvanic hand piece is used to direct a galvanic current of ions directly into the skin. These positive and negative ions act like a magnet on top of the skin’s surface, and will slowly push the product lying on the skin’s surface down into the deeper layers. The skin can then absorb the treatment within seconds, and the electric energy also firms up, tones and tightens the skin during the session. Most sessions last for just 10-15 minutes, but are combined with a full facial treatment that can last up to an hour.
During a facial procedure a negative charge is used to deeply cleanse and purify the skin. This first part of the treatment is called Disincrustation. A negative charge in the instrument will repel a negatively charged cleansing gel and push it deep into the skin. Toxins and impurities are neutralized.
The second and positive charge cycle is called Iontophoresis. This positive charge pushes positively charged anti-aging ingredients into the skin where they can do the most good. Deep in your skin, in the dermal layer you have something called a fibroblast. This is where your collagen and elastin is produced and that is where you want anti-aging and cell communicating ingredients to reach. Having a product just sitting on top of your skin isn’t even close to as effective.
The electricity triggers cellular turnover so that any damaged tissues can repair and heal quickly, and even though the procedure does not injure the tissues, it does ‘trick’ the cells so that they begin to undergo the healing process.
The galvanic gel applied to the skin directly before the treatment is also effective for toning up and brightening up the skin, and can help to calm down inflammed skin while stimulating the tissue as a gentle massage. The micro-massage treatments stimulate deep under the skin’s surface, so the treated area will not be aggravated in any way.
What are Key Benefits of Galvanic Facial Therapy ?
Galvanic facial therapy is considered to be a complete skin reconditioning system and offers benefits for all skin types. It can be used to:
- Heal acne scars
- Eliminate fine lines
- Reduce or eliminate wrinkles
- Get rid of superficial scars
- Buff and tone up the skin
- Reduce puffy eyebags or the appearance of dark circles
- Tighten up loose skin
- Even out the skin tone
Mechanism of action of Galvanic treatment?
The treatment aims to improve the skin in two ways: (1) cleansing: a process called desincrustation, and (2) nourishing the skin condition, through an electro-chemical process called iontophoresis (also called ionisation). This is achieved by the application of a small, constant, direct current. The treatment works on the principle that charged ions in the skin are either attracted or repelled from the electrodes, resulting in absorbtion of the substances into the skin.
- "Galvanism works by penetrating active substances into the subcutaneous tissues, where they act on the ineffective circulation to bring about an improvement in the vascular and lymphatic interchange in the area. This is completed in a natural and harmless way, and is aided by the actual effect of the galvanic current on the tissues. This improves the function of the cellular membrane, and allows the trapped fluid and fat to be dispersed and eliminated."
- Galvanic treatment are used for facial galvanic treatment and on the body to treat cellulite (galvanic cellulite treatments)