Electrotherapy treatment has long been used to combat aging. It’s one of the best ways to help the skin maintain its tone, elasticity and youthfulness. This type of treatment has lots of benefits. It is non-invasive, suits all skin types, is pain free and suitable for any age.
So, let’s learn more about the types of electrotherapy treatments that are currently available.
Electrotherapy Treatment Types
#1 Microcurrent Electrotherapy Treatment
Microcurrent is an electrotherapy treatment that boosts collagen and elastin production. This process gently lifts the contours of the face by tightening the muscles. And softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It also stimulates the production of ATP ( Adenosine triphosphate) a form of glucose necessary for all cellular rejuvenation.
At Skin Sense we often combine Chinese herbs and glycolic acid with our microcurrent electrotherapy treatments to help exfoliate the surface of the skin and repair sun damage. The result is healthier-looking skin and improved complexion.
#2 Ultrasound Facials
Ultrasound is another type of highly effective electrotherapy. Suited for all skin types
Ultrasound facials deeply cleanse the skin and help active ingredients to absorb more readily. This improves skin texture, repairs sun damage and decreases pigmentation.
Are you having problems with acne? Ultrasound facials will help to clear breakouts and rebalance the skin.
Galvanism, also known as galvanic current, has been used by aestheticians for decades because of its ability to penetrate the tops layers of the epidermis. It uses two different probes — positive and negative. The positive probe uses specialized acid-based serums that clean the pores and reduce inflammation. The negative probe uses alkaline serums. Together this process of iontophoresis detoxifies the skin and increases circulation and cellular activity.
#4 High-Frequency Electrotherapy Treatment
As its name suggests, this method of treatment uses an alternating high frequency current. By producing oxygen on the skin surface it has an anti-bacterial effect that is ideal for treating breakouts and acne.
High-frequency electrotherapy treatment is one of the best methods to ensure the skin does not breakout after extraction or a facial treatment. Extraction is often done as part of a facial procedure to remove blemishes and blackheads. This improves the texture and appearance of the skin and prevents scarring. It can also be performed on all skin types including the most sensitive.
If you’re tired of sagging skin, acne, and wrinkles, fret not. These treatments will get rid of all these skin imperfections. By combining them your skin will look much healthier and younger. So book your facial today and have your aesthetician customize an electrotherapy treatment for you!
Anti-oxidants can be vitamins, minerals, or proteins (enzymes) that assist in reducing the damage caused by free radical activity.
Free radicals are groups of atoms that come to us through food, chemicals, the environment, radiation and stress. In part, they are a necessary and natural by-product of our bodily functions and metabolism. But when the production of free radicals is beyond the capability of our natural anti-oxidant defenses they can have damaging effects on our body cells and immune systems and can be extremely aging.
Skin is especially vulnerable to damaging free radicals, which can cause wrinkles (cross-linking) sagging and in extreme cases, when over exposure to UV light is involved, cancer.
Here is a list of ways to fight free radical activity:
Make sure your skin care products contain high levels of anti-oxidants and when having spa treatments have your aesthetician include vitamins along with hydrating and anti-aging ingredients that maintain the skin’s general well being.
Eat organic foods that have a high antioxidant level. Include lots of color in you daily food intake of fruits and vegetables – dark green, yellow, red and orange are the best – and eat moderate amounts of nuts and oil. (Extra virgin olive oil, flaxseed and hemp are excellent.) Make sure when you shop, you add carrots, kale, broccoli, avocados, spinach, citrus fruits, onions, walnuts, berries and tomatoes to your basket.
If you feel the need during extremely stressful times, add supplements, especially vitamins A, C and E, which speed up the skin’s natural repair systems by directly inhibiting further damage. B vitamins prevent itchy, dry skin and drinking green tea and eating dark chocolate keep skin soft and supple. There is also some proof that both may help protect the skin from cancer.
We cannot fully influence the environment or the level of radiation around us. But we can control what we are putting in our own internal environment – our bodies.