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Galvanic Facials


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05/08/2010

Galvanic Facials

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Written by: Kathryn Danzey
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A galvanic current is used to create two significant treatments in beauty therapy:

Chemical (disincrustation) and Ionic (iontophoresis).

A galvanic facial machine converts oscillating current from an electrical outlet in to a direct current allowing relaxation in the epidermis so that the nerve endings can be targeted.

The Disincrustation Process facilitates deep core cleansing. The current is used to create a chemical reaction to deep cleanse the pores of the skin and degrease oily areas. It is particularly suitable for oily skins and acned skins. During this treatment, an electropositive acid-based solution is used, the solution is designed no to be absorbed in to the skin but to be present during treatment.

The client holds a positive electrode, while the therapist holds the disincruster which is negative. So forming a complete circuit and allowing a chemical reaction that transforms the sebum of the skin, this process is called saponification.

Soap is made from fat and sodium hydroxide, when the current interacts with sodium chloride in the skin it creates sodium hydroxide and forms a cleansing agent to help dissolve excess oil thus declogging the pores and removing dirt and grim.

Iontophoresis, the second part of the treatment allows for re-balancing of the skin and can be used for all skin types. Water soluble products are introduced by means of an electrical current, allowing ions to penetrate in to the deeper layers of the skin with the galvanic current.



About the Author

Kathryn Danzey
I have a passion to bring to you what really works in the beauty industry, from a moisturiser to the latest advanced treatment for anti ageing. After almost 4 decades in the industry I'm packed with info to share but never tire of looking for new things and would love you to share your experiences with us too. We're here to help you find that treatment or product that will make a change for you. Can't do without My Collagen Shots and H3O Night Repair. Love a great serum and UV protection





 
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