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Benefits of Galvanic, High Frequency & Micro-current Facial Treatments

Benefits of Galvanic, High Frequency & Micro-current Facials

We all know that skin condition is a matter of skin health and not just esthetics. While a proper skin care is one of the most effective ways to maintain the issue of aging, blemishes and dehydration,our skin could use an extra boost, which is why Irecommend the use of electrical machines also known as facial and body electrotherapy.

Electrotherapy is a range of beauty treatments that uses low electric currents passed through the skin to produce several therapeutic effectssuch as deep cleansing of the skin, muscle toning in the face and body and lifting of the face.Current technologies offer various electrical machines to aid in the treatment of skin condition. Such machines include High Frequency, Galvanic and Micro-Current.

As a professional I know many people aren't aware of the benefits of these treatments which could boost their confidence and self esteem as well as for the beauty therapist to be able to offer more treatments to clients and Salon owners which could increase their business in every way.Aging, blemished and dehydrated skin are conditions that we all face. Our skin ages every day, and it is up to us to take the necessarypreventivemeasures to ensure our skin ages at a slower frequency. Electrical treatments offer ways to address theissues that go with any skin condition to help clients maintain not only a youthful appearance, but also a good skin health.

Galvanic Facial Treatments

A galvanic facial involves the use of mild electric direct currents consisting of positive and negative ions to refresh, stimulate and rejuvenate the skin. The average time for thetreatmentcan vary from 25 to 40 minutes, prices also vary. 

The treatment aims to improve the skin in two ways:
  • 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 cellulite.

Benefits and effects of Galvanic:

• Tightening and firming of tissues.
• Decrease in blood flow.
• Decrease in sensitivity.
• Reduction of oedema and lymph stagnation.
• Oxygenation of cells.
• Calms and soothes the skin.
• Restores critical moisture.
• Regenerates the skin.
• Stimulates cell renewal and improves skin vitality.

High Frequency Facial Treatments

High-frequency 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 glands.

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 that.
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 Frequency:

•Stimulates circulation of the blood.
• Increases glandular activity.
•Aids in elimination of toxins and absorption of nutrients to the cell.
•Increases metabolism.
• Germicidal action occurs during use.
• Generates heat inside the tissues.
• Aids in deeper penetration of product into the skin.

Benefits of Indirect High Frequency:

•Aiding in the penetration of treatment creams/serums/complexes by increasing the blood flow.
•Regenerating the skin.
•Re-energizing tired and stressed skin.
•Assisting in massage for an aging skin using the indirect method.

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 best results.

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 lifting".

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.

Benefits of Microcurrent:

•Improve muscle tone in face and neck.
• Lift jowls and eyebrows.
•Skin exfoliation.
• Sun damaged treatment.
•Increase product penetration.
• Reduce wrinkles and eliminate fine lines
•Improve facial circulation

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

Adna 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.

Article Category : Beauty Treatments
Date Added: 21/01/2014
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