A galvanic facial involves the use of mild electric currents consisting of positive and negative ions to refresh, stimulate and rejuvenate the skin. It uses a process by the scientific name of iontophoresis to transport electrically charged particles (ions) into the skin through gels that are positively or negatively charged. The charged ingredients are carried into the deeper layers of the skin and concentrated there.
A galvanic facial is approximately 1 hour.
A specialized pre-treatment gel with a negative charge is applied to clean, dry skin. This step is called desincrustation and helps to cleanse the pores. After the pre-treatment gel is removed with a damp washcloth, a second gel with a positive charge is applied to the skin and left on during the use of the instrument.
The use of this second gel is called iontophoresis, or the nutrition step, for the skin. The esthetician uses a galvanic messenger with a chrome base that conducts the galvanic current directly onto the skin. The current is a mixture of positive and negative ions that help rebalance and redistribute energy throughout the skin.
Effects and Benefits of a Galvanic Facial
A galvanic facial can be considered a “non-surgical facelift”, and results include smoothed out wrinkles, tightened muscles and increased blood circulation, which nourishes the skin cells. Galvanic facials can be very beneficial for individuals with very oily and/or acneic skin.