Galvanic

GALVANIC

The galvanic current is a constant Direct current, and can be used in two ways, These are:

DESINCRUSTATION

This deep cleanses, removing oil from the skin, and removes skin blockages.

IONTOPHORESIS

This introduces active water soluble substances directly into the skin, to cause specific effects.

HOW GALVANIC WORKS

The Galvanic current which flows through the skin, forms a circuit between the active electrodes and the indifferent electrode, causing active substances to pass into the epidermis of the skin, on the galvanic charge.  The active electrodes on the galvanic charge, can be either positive or negative, and the substances pushed into the skin will be positively or negatively charged.

If the substance has positive ions, the active electrode must also be positive, so that they will repel each other, therefore the galvanic charge will push the substance deeper into the skin towards the indifferent electrode, which is held in the clients hand, to complete the circuit. The negative electrode, is used with a gel containing negative ions, the indifferent electrode is always used to complete the circuit.

USEFUL TERMS FOR GALVANIC

  Anaphoresis:  The movement of negative ions to the positive pole.

  Cataphoresis: The movement of positive ions to the negative pole.

  Anode:    Positive pole.

  Cathode: Negative pole.

  Anions:  Ions with a negative charge.

  Cations: Ions with a positive charge.

  Active Electrode: The working electrode applied to the face   during treatment.

Indifferent Electrode: non working electrode held in the hand to complete the circuit.

Ion: An atom carrying an electrical charge.

Ionization: Use of active ions or electrically charged elements in treatments.

Milliamp meter: Measures the amount of galvanic current used and also indicates the level of of the skins resistance.

Saponification:   ‘Soaping’ or cleansing of the skin using a negative charge with a saline solution or desincrustation lotion.

GENERAL EFFECTS OF GALVANIC CURRENT

  • Galvanic increases the circulation, acts as a tonic to the skin, improving its colour.
  • Galvanic is Soothing; Fluid in the tissues is drawn to the negative pole, which is called electro-osmosis. When the positive pole is used over an area, waste products and fluid in the tissues is drawn away from the area, relieving tension.
  • Galvanic causes Relaxation; Warmth is produced inside the tissues, promoting relaxation.

Galvanic plumps up the tissues, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

THE GALVANIC MACHINE.

 The machine may be galvanic or combined galvanic with another electrical treatment.

As a guide the features on a galvanic machine comprise:

  • A pilot light.
  • An intensity control.
  • A milli-amp meter.
  • A socket for the electrode.
  • A polarity charger

Galvanic machines are mains operated usually.  The mains current is an alternating current, this is converted by the machine into a smooth Direct Current, by the following devices within the machine.

  • The Transformer: Reduces the voltage of the alternating mains current.
  • The Rectifier: Changes the alternating main current to a direct current.
  • The Capacitor: Smooths out any irregularities in the direct current.

Modern galvanic machines are very safe to use, but you must follow manufacturers instructions. Galvanic treatment must not exceed ten minutes, although six minutes will be enough to carry out the treatment.

ELECTRODES USED WITH GALVANIC

The working electrode or active electrode, introduces water soluble substances into the skin, and has many different forms.

  • Metal Rollers.
  • Metal Ball Electrodes.
  • Tweezers.
  • Rod with a round flat applicator head.

The flat applicator head must be covered with lint, one thickness of lint will be enough as the surface area is large, however the tweezers electrode used for desincrustation, must be covered by sixteen thicknesses of lint.

The indifferent electrode that is held in the hand,  is held to complete the circuit, this comes in the form of a metal roll, and must be covered with viscose sponge.

Both electrodes are attached to the machine by leads.  The skin must be kept moist during the treatment to aid the flow of current.

 

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR GALVANIC

  • Check all electrical machines before use, for loose wires, and check that the plug is fitted correctly.
  • Remove all jewellery.
  • Do not use the machine if you are contra indicated to treatment.
  • Make sure all wires are securely attached to the electrodes.
  • All dials should be at zero before treatment commences.
  • Test for skin sensitivity with an orange stick (or tool with a blunt end and a sharp end, you must be able to recognise which is which, or you are contra indicated to treatment).
  • When lint is used make sure it is folded without creases, to prevent concentration of current.
  • The treatment area must be clean and grease free.
  • Use a firm, even pressure.
  • Lint must be damp, not dripping wet.
  • You may feel a slight tingling sensation, or have a metallic taste in your mouth, especially if you have metal fillings, this is normal.
  • Turn the current up slowly, and watch the milli-amp meter for a lowering of resistance.
  • Turn the current down slowly on completion of the treatment.
  • Do not over treat for too long, or at too high an intensity.

GALVANIC DESINCRUSTATION

EFFECTS OF THE NEGATIVE POLE.

  • To introduce active substances into the skin for astringent purposes, or to purify.
  • To open the pores for deep cleansing.
  • To remove all surface oil and grease.
  • To introduce water soluble substances into the skin such as an alkaline solution or desincrustation fluid.
  • To stimulate an exhausted skin condition.
  • To dissolve sebum (the oil in our skin), and ingrained dirt.
  • To soften and moisten the tissues, as fluid is drawn to the negative pole, and an alkaline is formed on the skins surface.

When performing Galvanic desincrustation the electrode is passed over the face, in small circular movements, the skin should remain evenly moist throughout the treatment.  Depending on the area to be treated, timing should be between three to five minutes.  This is normally enough for the effects of the negative pole to work, and active substances to penetrate into the epidermis.  A larger area should take about three minutes, and the whole of the face should take around five minutes. The desincrustation fluid should then be completely removed, after lowering the current, and switching off the machine.  Cleanse the area to ensure complete removal of the fluid.

The polarity of the galvanic machine is then moved to positive, to neutralise the effects of the negative pole.  New lint should be soaked in an astringent before applying to the face,and using the positive electrode, for half the length of time the desincrustation has taken.  The Galvanic  treatment can actually stimulate the sebaceous glands, causing them to produce more sebum, if the treatment is performed too often. A Galvanic treatment should not be repeated within two weeks.

BENEFITS OF GALVANIC DESINCRUSTATION

  • The circulation increases, bringing oxygen, warmth and nutrients to the area.
  • The skin will be softened, and there will be a drying effect.
  • Sebum in the follicles will emulsify, aiding easy removal.
  • Pores will open, extraction of comedones (blackheads) will be easier.
  • An alkaline is formed on the skins surface.
  • Exfoliates surface debris, and dead skin cells.
  • Stimulates secretions of sebaceous and sweat glands.
  • The skins Hydo -Lipidic acid mantle is broken down.

Use of the negative electrodes, changes the negatively charged gel, which contains sodium carbonate.  The sodium carbonate interacts with the moisture in the skin, by electrolysis.  The moisture is then turned to sodium hydroxide, which is Alkali.  This forms a soap, (saponification), which results in a deep cleansing effect, which softens the skin.  Initially the skin may have a natural resistance to the current, and you may feel no sensation at all.  Once resistance is broken down, through warming of the tissues, you may feel more sensation.  In which case, the intensity may have to be turned down.

SUGGESTED SETTINGS FOR GALVANIC DESINCRUSTATION

  • Dry/sensitive – 0.15 milliamps.
  • Normal/combination – 0.20 milliamps.
  • Oily/problem – 0.25 milliamps.

COMMON INGREDIENTS IN DESINCRUSTATION GELS

  • Sodium chloride (10%) Table salt – antiseptic and astringent.
  • Sodium carbonate (5%) Soda ash. Found in lakes and sea water.
  • Sodium Bicarbonate (10%) Baking soda : Alkali.

GALVANIC IONTOPHORESIS

EFFECTS OF THE POSITIVE POLE USED IN IONTOPHORESIS

  • Hardens the skin.  Improves texture.
  • Closes and tightens the pores, by an astringent action.
  • Firms the tissues and creates warmth.  Frees oxygen into the skin.
  • Calms redness by reducing the circulation.
  • Soothes and sedates the nerve endings.
  • Produces and acid reaction, dur to the reactioon between chloride ions and hydrogen ions in water, which produce hydrochloric acid.
  • Rebuilds the hydro-lipidic acid mantle of the skin.
  • Fluid moves away.

USES OF THE POSITIVE POLE IN GALVANIC

  • To introduce active substances into the skin, for a specific purpose, such as moisturising and soothing, detoxifying and decongesting.
  • To soothe the nerve endings.
  • To prevent inflammation, due to previous stimulating treatment.
  • To decrease vascularity.
  • To close the pores after treatment.
  • To refine large open pores.
  • To refine skin tissue by tightening and firming.
  • To help return skin to its normal PH level.
  • Drives active creams used, into the skin by ionisation.

An Galvanic Iontophoresis treatment, is used to pass active substances through the skin by a galvanic charge.  This is normally carried out at the end of the galvanic treatment, as desincrustation is used first to change the skin to an alkaline during the saponification process (intense cleaning). Galvanic Iontophoresis is then used to change the skin back to its normal acid PH balance.  The active ingredients, then stay in the skin and continue working after treatment.  Galvanic Iontophoresis introduces active substances into the skin, and is quicker and more intense in effect.  The results are a deeper penetration of active substances than with manual applications.

The skin benefits from the effects of the positive pole used.  The active substances are absorbed into the blood stream gradually, through interchange of tissue fluids and blood.

A galvanic current of high intensity is not necessary for active substances to pass into the skin.  All that is necessary is:

  • An uninterrupted flow of current.
  • The electrodes should maintain good contact.
  • The skin should be moist.

For the treatment to work efficiently the creams applied to the face must be water soluble (oil in water), a water in oil cream will leave an oily residue on the skin, preventing effective penetration of active substances.  Treatment time should be about three minutes for a large part of the face, such as cheeks, or about six minutes to do all of the face and neck.

Sensitive skins require even less time, or setting the machine at its lowest intensity, to avoid irritation to the skin.

The polarity used to introduce these substances into the skin should be the same as per manufacturers instructions, to your particular Galvanic machine.

Normally a positive pole is used for iontophoresis, and the products are positively charged.  Polarity will be indicated clearly on the product itself.  On a product marked positive and negative, always begin on the negative, then reverse poles to positive.  The skin should be left free of make up after treatment to gain maximum benefits.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN IONTOPHORESIS GELS

DRY, MATURE SKINS

  • Collagen, Aloe, Hylauric acid, Wheat (vitamin E), Malt.
  • Highly active gels to improve skin tone and rehydrate and restore elasticity.  Helps to prevent wrinkles on mature skins.

OILY, PROBLEM SKINS

  • Sulphur, seaweed, mint.
  • Creams or gels to stabilize and calm the skin.

SENSITIVE SKINS

  • Aloe Vera, Chamomile, Centalla.
  • Gels or creams to soothe and calm.

NORMAL, REVITALISING

  • Active herbs.
  • Gels to revitalise dry skin, while maintaining the balance of normal skin.

HYPER-PIGMENTATION OR DULL SKIN

  • Vitamin C, Horse Chestnut.
  • An anti-inflammatory, gives radiance and lightens skin.

GUIDE

FOR OILY SKINS/COMBINATION

Use the negative pole – desincrustation method, for six to seven minutes.  Turn to positive pole – iontophoresis, and use for three to four minutes.

DRY/MATURE/DEHYDRATED SKINS

Use desincrustation on the negative pole or three to four minutes, change to ionophoresis for six to seven minutes.

NORMAL SKINS

Need no more than three minutes of desincrustation and three minutes of iontophoresis.

CONTRA INDICATIONS FOR GALVANIC
  • Loss of skin sensation.
  • Very sensitive skin.
  • Recent sunburn.
  • Skin infection or diseases.
  • Broken skin; cuts, abrasions, acne with open pustules.
  • Pregnancy
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart conditions, Pacemaker
  • High or Low Blood Pressure

PRECAUTIONS FOR GALVANIC

Pregnancy or extensive fillings in the mouth, may not be strictly contra indications, as the current is very low.  Advice from your GP is advised, wait twelve hours before or after heat treatments, i.e. Sauna’s, Sunbeds, Hood Hair Dryers.  Also wait twelve hours after electrolysis, facial waxing.

Some people feel the current strongly, even if you cannot feel the treatment, it is still working.  Some people may have higher tolerance than others.  Never turn the intensity too high, or higher than recommended, by the manufacturer, as a galvanic burn may occur.  People may experience a metallic taste in the mouth or a tingling sensation, this is nothing to worry about.

AFTER CARE

  • Avoid touching the face.
  • Avoid make up e.g. foundation or powders for twenty four hours after treatment.  Eye and lip make up may be used, but the skin is sensitive to pigments in make up after treatment.
  • Drink plenty of water and try to eat lots of vegetables and fruit, to help the skin heal and repair itself.
  • Try and use the correct products for your particular skin type, on a regular basis.

WITH ANY ELECTRICAL MACHINE

Check there are no loose wires and the plug is fitted correctly. Never use in the bathroom, or near water.

Don’t get the machine wet, turn off the machine immediately if you spill any fluid on or near it.

Do not touch the appliance with wet hands.

Unplug the machine, by pulling on the plug, not the cord.

Make sure the machine is switched off before cleaning.

The appliance is not intended for use by, persons (including children), with reduced physical, sensory, or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction, concerning use of the appliance, by a person responsible for their safety.

On young children there is no reason for using Galvanic.

 

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