treatment aims to improve the skin in two
- Cleansing which is a
process called desincrustation, which a pre-treatment gel with a negative charge
is applied to the skin;and
- nourishing through
iontophoresis, whicha second gel with a positive charge is applied to a clean
and dry skin.
This is achieved by
the application of a small, constant,directcurrent. The treatment works on the
belief that chargedionsin theskinare either attracted or repelled from
theelectrodes(conductors or probes).Galvanic treatment is normally done
on the face for deep cleansing and on the body to treat
Benefits and effects
• Tightening and
firming of tissues.
• Decrease in blood
• Decrease in
• Reduction of
oedema and lymph stagnation.
• Calms and soothes
• Restores critical
• Stimulates cell
renewal and improves skin vitality.
Frequency Facial Treatments
treatment uses low-current high-frequency alternating currents,carriedvia a
glass electrode (conductor or probes). Because the high frequency current
converts some of the oxygen in the air into ozone, the treatment has a
germicidal action. The treatment is used to aid healing, and also to help
desquamation (the skin's natural exfoliation), and stimulate sweat and sebaceous
This helps dry out
spotsand it is good for oily skin. An indirect high frequency facial uses a
saturator electrode held by the client to draw a moisturising massage medium
deeperintothe skin, and so is best suited for more mature ordry skin types.
The treatment also lasts between 25 to 40 minutes and it can be done once a week
for the first 4 treatments and once a month after
The machine can be
used most on the face but can also be used on the back for a "back facial" (the
same process for facials) to treat spots.
Benefits of High
circulation of the blood.
elimination of toxins and absorption of nutrients to the
• Germicidal action
occurs during use.
• Generates heat
inside the tissues.
• Aids in deeper
penetration of product into the skin.
Benefits of Indirect
•Aiding in the
penetration of treatment creams/serums/complexes by increasing the blood
tired and stressed skin.
in massage for an aging skin using the indirect
Microcurrent Facial Treatments:
Microcurrent is a
low level of electrical current that reflects body’s own natural current, which
is sub sensory in most causes and therefore barely noticeable. The treatment
works by passing a very small direct current through muscle tissue to stimulate
our sensory receptor and that is why it is very important that the beauty
therapist knows exactly where the origins and insertion of the muscle are for
It is an anti-aging
skin treatment used to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by
improving texture and appearance of skin and reducing the overall visual
appearance of aging. Skin care therapists use micro-current to tone and firm the
skin and it is most related to the term "non surgical face
The treatment can be
done between 30 to 45 minutes and it depends on the client's skin type,
condition and age. Most beauty salons offer the treatment by courses of 6 or 10
sessions and prices also vary. It can also be applied on the body (breasts) to
help lifting the skin.
tone in face and neck.
• Lift jowls
• Reduce wrinkles
and eliminate fine lines
If you are interested in adding any of these treatments in your salon, clinic or mobile business you can view a great range of electro-therapy equipment here. Visit www.bfsalonsupplies.comAdna Christina is a fully qualified Beauty Therapist with NVQ Level 3, Makeup Artist and owner of Adna Cristina Beauty based in Warlingham, Surrey and a beauty blogger.www.adnacristinabeauty.com