Electroplating, galvanic current or galvanization is a direct current of a small voltage, which, when in direct contact with the skin, causes a variety of biochemical reactions in it.
Physics at the service of cosmetologists!
Electroplating is used in professional cosmetology almost everywhere. It helps to optimize intracellular metabolic and redox processes, stimulates the synthesis of collagen, elastin, proteins, lipids, enzymes and ATP.
At the same time, there is a powerful activation of endocrine functions, therefore, a banal current effect in hardware cosmetology can most favorably affect the entire vital activity of the body.
Thus, skin rejuvenation, cleansing and accelerated regeneration are not the only effects that can be counted on from galvanic procedures. Recently, hardware methods in cosmetology have gained remarkable popularity. Only with their use skin integuments really gain elasticity, smoothness and elasticity..
At the same time, therapy will not require impressive time and money expenses from you. In addition, the desired device can be purchased and used independently at home..
Electroplating procedures in modern cosmetology provide two main effects – disincrustation and ionization.
This is a deep cleansing of the skin by exposure to galvanic current. In this case, the nozzle of the device is in close contact with the skin and is led along its surface in accordance with the massage lines of the face.
Under the influence of direct current, sodium produces a negative charge, due to which the fat dissolves through electrolysis and turns into a kind of “soap”. Sebaceous congestion is eliminated (comedones, or the so-called “black dots”), deep and intense cleansing of the follicles is achieved.
This method is excellent for owners of oily and mixed (combined) skin. The galvanic apparatus in cosmetology is also widely used to treat congestive acne (acne).
Under the influence of galvanization, cicatricial changes in the skin quickly resolve, which is very important for girls who are tormented by the problem of post-acne scars.
Unfortunately, this method is not suitable for owners of dry skin – it conducts electric current quite poorly and reacts negatively to its effect. There is hyperemia, hyperthermia and swelling, but positive results from the procedure can not be expected. Yes, and are they needed?
Dry and sensitive skin, if it is not trite dehydrated and atopic, rarely concentrates abundant pollution, sebaceous plugs and comedones. Therefore, in this case, it will be much more acceptable to use galvanics for ionization – the deep introduction of drugs and intensive nutrients into the structures of the dermis.
For the procedure of disincrustation, a good conductor is required. Often in its role is sodium chlorine (or the usual saline solution for all of us). Some cosmetologists prefer to use ordinary soda solution, made in certain proportions. If you decide to use electroplating in the conditions of home “cosmetology”, the recommendation of a competent dermatocosmetologist in this regard will be appropriate.
Despite its obvious benefits, disincrustation by galvanic current has several contraindications. It is by no means applicable to pregnant and lactating women, carriers of pacemakers and patients with individual intolerance to electric current..
It is strictly forbidden to use such devices for people with oncological pathologies and benign neoplasms on the face (convex birthmarks, warts, papillomas). A relative contraindication to galvanization is chronic dermatitis in the acute stage.
This method is fundamentally different from the previous one, but is carried out on the same equipment. The basis of this technique is drug electrophoresis, which is very often used in standard, medical physiotherapy. Of course, other drugs and solutions are administered under the skin of the face..
At the same time, nutrients and ions penetrate through the excretory ducts of the sweat and sebaceous glands into the deep layers of the dermis, intensively saturating them with everything necessary for normal hydration, regeneration and cell renewal. The nutrients that have penetrated to the desired depth accumulate over time, forming a depot, after which they are washed out by the lymph and enter the general bloodstream.
The ionization method perfectly copes with the problem of atopic, dehydrated, excessively oily, dry or aging skin. Tissue ions and cell membranes are involved in the process of iontophoresis, which provides powerful activation of all types of metabolism. Iontophoresis has a pronounced lymphatic drainage effect, therefore it is often used not only for the face, but also for the body, in order to treat the unattractive, and so widespread “orange peel” among women.
The procedure of ionizing electroplating in cosmetology helps in the elimination of wrinkles: under the influence of current, the skin becomes smooth, moisturized and elastic..
Using ionization, the following products can be introduced into the skin:
- Mesotherapeutic cocktails;
- Cell activators;
- Concentrated proteins and enzymes;
- Complexes of fruit acids;
- Plant extracts;
- Sea extracts.
The technique of performing the galvanic procedure in cosmetology can be seen on the attached video.
As you understand, the method is almost completely painless and absolutely safe (provided there are no direct contraindications).
Application for the body and in the fight against cellulite
Electroplating can be applied to any part of the body, but iontophoresis of the face is most popular, nevertheless. This procedure is so effective that its results can be compared with classical injection mesotherapy. Disincrustation has such a powerful cleaning effect that the client no longer needs additional mechanical cleanings, which are not only painful, but also very dangerous.
The galvanic current is also remarkable in the fight against cellulite: with its help, millions of women all over the world successfully got rid of the “orange peel”, striae (stretch marks), and age-related sagging of the skin of the body. Electroplating is indispensable for those who are in the process of losing weight and want to protect their skin from gravitational ptosis against the background of a sharp emptying of tissues.
What effects will the procedure give you??
Carrying out galvanization procedures will provide you with the following effects:
- Accelerated elimination of toxins, slag and decay products from tissues and cell matrix;
- Elimination of small expression lines and first age-related wrinkles, deepened furrows, folds and creases;
- Increasing smoothness, elasticity, natural skin turgor;
- Filling all layers of the dermis and epidermis with nutrients;
- Improving skin elasticity and its “resistance” to chronological aging processes;
- Elimination of puffiness and dark circles under the eyes;
- Lightening age spots and freckles;
- Hyperkeratosis treatment;
- Smoothing scars (small scars) and post-acne;
- Gradual removal of striae (stretch marks), including hormonal origin;
- Mitigation of manifestations of teleagniectasia (rosacea) and small vascular networks;
- Powerful lymphatic drainage effect.
In what cases is electroplating absolutely or relatively contraindicated??
- Neoplasms (malignant and benign) / suspicion of their presence;
- Acute purulent processes in places of the expected impact;
- Systemic diseases;
- Autoimmune pathologies;
- Violation of rheology and blood coagulability;
- Severe vascular pathologies, including atherosclerosis;
- Decompensation of cardiac activity;
- Dermatitis and eczema in chronic form;
- Severe mental disorders;
- The presence of metal prostheses and pins in the treated area;
- The presence of permanent fillers and gold (silver / platinum) threads;
- Individual intolerance to galvanic current;
- Pregnancy and active lactation.
If you want to rejuvenate, refresh and treat the skin as naturally as possible – turn to hardware cosmetology, in particular, to galvanic methods. Be young, beautiful and attractive!