The galvanic facials treatment is a facial treatment often applied using roller over the skin with the application of specialised gels/serums or ampoules. It is very successful and extremely popular as it has proven to show excellent results. It is recommended for different skin types and conditions as it has the scope to treat in two totally different ways. The first treatment is designed to deep cleanse the pores of the skin and degrease oily areas.
The galvanic facial treatment can be used to deep cleanse most skins depending on their needs. It is particularly effective on oily congested skins. This is called Desincrustation. The second treatment involves the re-balancing of the skin whatever the type. from oily to dry including sensitive. This treatment will help to re-balance, normalise and hydrate the skin. This is referred to as Iontophoresis. These two facials are available separately as well as one facial treatment. This will depend upon the preference of the Therapist, the skin care and equipment range she is trained in and the client's needs. The name of the facial will not always refer to Galvanic Iontophoresis or Desincrustation, however by asking the Therapist a few short questions you should be able to establish the contents of the facial advertised at the salon.
As you gently rub or press the galvanic massager over your face it gives a steady, direct galvanic current of positive and negative ions through your skin.
Galvanic facial is based on the basic laws of electricity, "like repels, opposites attract. The two forces ( + positive and - negative) pull together like a magnet and push the product in to the deeper layers of the skin (the dermis). The capacity of your skin absorption is increased by the galvanic ion and this improves the penetration of nutrition products (anti wrinkle lotion) through your skin.
In addition, skin will be completely cleansed as negative ions force all the dirt and debris held within your pores to the surface. At the same time the positive ions gives you a fresh look and plumps the skin, banishing wrinkles.
Q. Can anyone receive these types of facials?
A. When the therapist gives the initial consultation for a facial treatment there will be a variety of questions asked. Amongst these questions will be ones that refer to your medical history. It will be identified should there be a condition that is not compatible with a certain facial. often there is an alternative available. Examples of some conditions that need consideration by the Therapist are; Diabetes, Circulatory Disorders, Metal pins and plates implanted into the body. Pregnancy, to name but a few. By making your Therapist aware of any condition or medication that you take will enable the treatment to be adapted. This will ensure your skin is not over-sensitised and the facial selected is totally suitable.
Q. How often can I receive this type of facial?
A. This will depend on your skin type. On average facials of this type are recommended monthly once the condition is in control. Prior to this you may find a weekly or fortnightly facial useful to correct a specific condition.