Deep absorption: Galvanic infusions

Galvanic allows increased therapeutic benefits of ingredients and their efficacy to be increased also.

Galvanic infusions are a safe treatment that can be added to almost any facial, it’s a great way to provide the skin with a deeper infusion and treat an array of skin concerns.

A galvanic current is a low-level, continuous current that flows in a single direction known as direct current. This direct current stimulates cells, moves tissue fluid and softens blackheads, driving oils and ingredients deep into the epidermis.

Via a switch on the machine either the positive or negative polarity can be used to pull or repel solutions into the skin. This is achieved by creating a circuit through a metal “active” electrode roller being placed on the skin that’s connected to the galvanic machine. An additional “inactive” electrode is held in the hand of the patient on their chest.

This electrode will be covered by a towel to increase to conductivity and ensure the patient is comfortable. These two parts together create a low-voltage loop, so the current flows through the body.

Therefore, minerals and vitamins applied to the skin are pulled into the skin via the positive to negative, as a result and the negative and positive attraction.

Galvanic infusions provided with the positive polarity are referred to as the iontophoresis and it is ideal for treating aging skin and hyperpigmentation. The positive polarity also has a calming and tightening effect on the skin, assisting in the reduction of sensitivity and redness.

Desincrustration is negatively charged and is a process that softens and emulsifies sebum and keratin in the follicle. The Desincrustration process is performed prior to manual extractions, it prepares the skin for a safe, painless and successful removal of comedone and micro-comedones.

A desincrustation alkaline solution is applied to both the skin and the negative electrode held by the patient, causing the alkaline to have the following effects and benefits:
– Skin softening
– Dilates follicles
– Increases sensitivity
“With the galvanic currency the products required are infused at a deeper level.

The infusion prepares and readies the skin for extractions and a deeper exfoliation” Erin Holohan, Dermal Therapist Face Plus Medispa, Bondi Junction.
Galvanic procedures are not recommended for patients with:
– Metal implants or piercings
– Heart conditions
– Epilepsy
– Diabetes
– Clients who are pregnant

Read more about Galvanic infusions here

Book in a skin consultation with a Dermal and laser therapist at your nearest Face Plus Medispa clinic: 
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007


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