Showing posts with label galvanic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label galvanic. Show all posts

Friday, October 17, 2014

Not Offering "Lunchtime Facelifts"? Maybe This Will Change Your Mind...

The ever-popular "Lunchtime Facelift" just got a little sweeter for spas! Pure Spa Direct is now offering the amazing Dara 5-in-1 Multifunction unit, including microcurrent and "magic gloves" for only $699!

This is the perfect piece of equipment to really set your facials apart from the your competition. Featuring Microcurrent, "Magic Gloves" Non-Surgical Facial Lifting, Skin Scrubber, Ultrasonic, and Galvanic, this unit will allow you to diversify your treatment menu and offer your clients facials that really produce results! Combined with our best-selling ampoules and facial masks, and your clients will be knocking down your door!

Check out the video below about the "Lunchtime Facelift":



Features:

  1. Traditional Microcurrent:The micro current function sends low frequency micro currents to stimulate muscle tissues underneath the skin. The unit has pre-set programs that massage and tone the muscle during treatment. The unit exercises the muscle fibers with light electro pulses thereby lifting and toning the jaw, neck, and facial tissues. The skin tone of the face will improve proportionately as the muscles are exercised and tightened and restore the skins natural elasticity and texture.
  2. Magic Gloves Non-Surgical Facial Lifting:The Magic Gloves perform a type of microcurrent treatment. This function uses a special pair of gloves knitted with silver-bonded fiber. The silver gloves serve as the conductor of micro-current for the skin care treatment. The fiber used for the silver gloves uses pure silver to eliminate any allergic reaction of the skin. Furthermore, it has antimicrobial properties and has many benefits conducive to skin care such as eliminating a high percentage of bacteria, which cause many skin problems.
  3. Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber:It comes with spatula shaped applicator. The Skin Scrubbing function is the ultimate skin-resurfacing tool and can be used on all skin types. It is as effective as microdermabrasion without the associated disposal issues of getting rid of used crystals. In addition, the Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber is not abrasive and does not harm live skin cells. It uses 28,000 pulses of ultrasound per second to deep cleanse, exfoliate, massage, lift, and infuse water soluble products such as Vitamin C deep into the skin. It gets rid of waste materials that accumulate on the skin while promoting metabolism by increasing blood circulation.
  4. Ultrasonic:This function is specially designed with both a medium-size stainless steel probe and a small-size stainless steel probe apply to face and eye or a small area of the body. Different kinds of waves that can be chosen depending on the treatment to be done. It uses ultrasound technology to balance the skin cycle, increase cell metabolism, soften sebum (making extractions easier), and stimulate the development of collagen and elastin. Use with a conductor gel.

    The application of ultrasonic frequency is commonly used by spa professionals to increase cellular turnover, plump up and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, relieve puffy eyes, reduce the appearance of cellulite, improve acne, tighten enlarged pores, fade dark eye circles, freckles and old age spots and even repair scar damage. The process is safe, painless and gentle and is can even be used by sensitive skin types such as those with Rosacea. The sound waves produced by the ultrasound facial machine resonate well above our hearing level and move too quickly for our nerve endings to register. The intensive rejuvenating cyclic sound waves penetrate below the skin reaching the dermis and will not cause the user any discomfort or unusual side effects.
  5. Galavanic:The Galvanic function is a versatile tool for an esthetician. Its' primary uses are to introduce water-soluble materials into the skin and disincrustation. The galvanic unit takes the alternating current it receives from an electrical outlet and converts it into a direct current (the electrons flow continuously in one direction only) that has been modified to a safe level. The current creates chemical changes as it passes through the tissues of the body. 
And don't forget - Pure Spa Direct offers more than just equipment - we have everything you need to perform facials that produce outstanding results! From supplies such as brushes, bowls and cotton squares, to products including conductor gel, ampoules, and masks, quite simply - we have it all!

Contact our friendly Customer Service team at 800-434-0018 today for suggestions to spice up your treatment menu!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

5 in 1 Facial Functions Right at Your Fingertips!

Multifunction units are great for saving space and having all the necessary functions for facials readily available. However, table top units are even better for this! The 5 in 1 Multifunction unit by SkinMate packs in 5 of the top desired functions, all while being super compact. This unit consists of High Frequency, Galvanic, Vacuum and Spray, and a Rotary Facial Brush. You will have everything you need right at your fingertips with this 5 in 1 multifunction facial unit!

Check out all of the included functions:
    High Frequency: High frequency is a popular treatment method known for it's germicidal decongesting, energizing and stimulating action. The primary action of the High Frequency Machine is thermal, or heat producing, because of the rapid oscillation of the frequency there are no muscular contractions. The physiological effects are either stimulating or soothing, depending on the method of application. All treatments given with high-frequency should be started with a mild current and gradually increased to the required strength.

    Galvanic: Galvanic current is used to create two significant reactions in esthetics: chemical (disincrustation) and ionic (iontophoresis). Galvanic facial machines convert oscillating current from an electrical outlet into a direct current. Electrons are then allowed to flow continuously in the same direction. This creates a relaxation response that can be used to target specific nerve endings in the epidermis.

    Vacuum: The Vacuum is similar to a miniature household vacuum cleaner. It cleans pores by suctioning out deeply embedded dirt and oil, while simultaneously giving your client a deep, penetrating massage. Increases blood circulation, loosens comedones for removal and helps eliminate wrinkles.

    Spray: The spray is generally used at the beginning of the facial to remove any cleanser or exfoliating cream residue or at the end of the treatment to remove a mask and eliminate the residues. The spray is also used to flush out the freshly vacuumed pores, thoroughly cleaning the surface of your client's skin.

    Rotary Facial Brush: Rotating brushing system, includes a variety of attachments for different purposes. Lightweight for easy to handle, quiet and convenient for shaft hook-up to allow easy access. Your clients can relax and enjoy the soft massage while the brush deep cleanses into pores to remove any dirt and debris.

    This is perfect for mobile use, small treatment rooms, or anywhere you are needing to save space!

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Review: Aromatherapy Associates Aroma Radiance Lift Facial with Microcurrent at The Mandarin Oriental, Boston

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    I have enjoyed some amazing facials in this job. From the far East to South America, I have been pulled, poked, prodded, zapped, lasered and tasered with just about every device on the market! In my perpetual quest for a time machine of youth, I have tried many techniques, products and devices to see what tones, tightens and creates a noticeable improvement in appearance.

    I recently had the privilege of a 90 minute facial while visiting The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston. I chose this facial because the assistant at the Spa's front desk said it was their, "most popular, results driven treatment" and clients all left "tightened, toned and radiant."  My curiosity was peaked, the appointment was booked and my gosh, the results were extraordinary.

    The facial is performed using the Aromatherapy Associates Aroma Lift Machine that delivers professional levels of Micro current, Galvanic and High Frequency to the skin. This luxury treatment actually tones facial muscles, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and re-hydrates skin, giving an overall toned, firm and lifted look and feel that was promised.

    My exceptional esthetician, Melinda had a sophisticated knowledge of how to use the microcurrent wands to re-shape my facial and neck muscles. There was an Aromatherapy Associates Enzymatic Peel to brighten up my complexion and a professional Vitamin C topical that was used to address my sun spots. All of this intertwined with lymphatic drainage, micro circulation, galvanic, high frequency and lifting movements to tone the skin.  This treatment is completed by intense hydration from the Rose Infinity Moisturizer that left my skin supremely firm and nourished.The Aromatherapy Associates Rose Infinity line was used throughout the treatment and was gentle, yet effective on my fragile skin.

    Melinda focused on my areas of concern; neck, eyes, forehead and jowls. At the end of the treatment everything was lifted and my face felt like it had a 60 minute muscle workout - I could feel that my entire face was tightened from deep within. I could not stop staring in the mirror for the next three days, it was truly like a face lift! The results lasted about a week.

    I am now a HUGE fan of micro current, even though I have tried it before - my results after this treatment were unmatched to previous treatments I have had. I think this is strongly in part to Melinda's technique, extensive training, and the professional skin care that makes this treatment so successful for myself and guests. It is important to have advanced training and knowledge of the face and neck's natural acupressure points and muscle structure in order for the treatment to get the results that keep the clients re-booking and referring their friends.





    Friday, February 28, 2014

    Popular Esthetic Treatments Explained: Galvanic

    One of the most popular pieces of esthetic equipment that Pure Spa Direct offers is galvanic. This treatment is the perfect add on for many facials, and most of our estheticians find galvanic equipment an excellent investment. However, what exactly is galvanic, and how does it benefit the client?

    The skin blocks the absorption of almost all products applied directly on top of the pores, which is why even the most expensive skin care products do not always make any difference to the texture or tone of the skin.

    Galvanicfacial treatments offer a solution for making those skincare products work; the machine promotes the absorption of products used on the skin, driving them deeper into the pores so that they can work. It also helps to tighten up the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for good.

    Galvanic facial machines convert oscillating current from an electrical outlet into a direct current. Electrons are then allowed to flow continuously in the same direction. This creates a relaxation response that can be used to target specific nerve endings in the epidermis. Galvanic machines are most often used by Estheticians to effectively push skin care product into the client's skin.

    Galvanicfacial machines use electric current to create two significant reactions in esthetics: chemical (disincrustation) and ionic (iontophoresis). Micro current energy has been documented and studied for over a century, and galvanic treatments use very low-frequency impulses so there is no risk of burning or electric shock.

    Galvanic is based on the basic laws of electricity: “similar or like repel, opposites attract”. The two forces (positive and negative) pull together like a magnet and push the skin care product into the deeper layers of the skin, or the dermis. The capacity of the skin’s absorption is increased by the galvanic ion and this improves the penetration of products (such as anti-wrinkle cream) through the skin. In addition, skin will be completely cleansed as negative ions force all the dirt and debris held within the pores to the surface. At the same time, the positive ions give the skin a fresh look and plump the skin, banishing wrinkles.


    How It Works
    The galvanic hand piece is used to direct a galvanic current of ions directly into the skin. These positive and negative ions act like a magnet on top of the skin’s surface, and will slowly push the product lying on the skin’s surface down into the deeper layers. The skin can then absorb the treatment within seconds and the electric energy also firms up, tones and tightens the skin during the session. Most sessions last for just 10-15 minutes, but are combined with a full facial treatment that can last up to an hour.

    The client holds the positive electrode while performing disincrustation and the negative while performing iontophoresis. The technician gently rubs or presses the galvanic massager over the skin so it gives a steady, direct galvanic current of positive and negative ions through the skin.


    Disincrustation (Negative Pole)
    Estheticians use disincrustation (anaphoresis) to facilitate deep-pore cleansing. During this process, galvanic current is used to create a chemical reaction that liquefies sebum and debris. This treatment is very beneficial for oily or acne skin because it helps soften and relax the debris in the follicle for extractions.

    To perform disincrustation, an acid-based electropositive solution (disincrustation lotion) is placed onto the skin's surface. The solution is formulated to remain on the surface of the skin rather than be absorbed. When conducting disincrustation, the client holds the positive electrode, the positive polarity. The esthetician has direct contact with the disincrustator that is set on negative polarity. This creates a chemical reaction that transforms the sebum of the skin using a process known as saponification. Soap is made from fat and lye (sodium hydroxide). When the electrical current interacts with the salts in the skin, it creates the chemical sodium hydroxide or lye. This soapy substance helps dissolve excess oil, clogged pores, and remove other debris on the skin, while softening it at the same time. For those who suffer from acne, this treatment can help remove sebaceous blockages and clear congestion that leads to acne. A hydrating and nourishing substance needs to be applied during the facial process in order for those with dry and normal skins to benefit from galvanic.

    Effects of Disincrustation
    • Produces Alkaline reactions
    • Opens the pores
    • Stimulates and irritates the nerves
    • Increases blood supply
    • Softens tissues
    Iontophoerisis (Positive Pole)
    Iontophoresis therapy is the therapeutic introduction of ions of soluble salts into tissues by means of electric current; a form of electro-osmosis; also, a process of increasing the penetration of drugs into surface tissues by the application of electric current. In short, Iontophoresis is the process of introducing water-soluble products into the skin with an electric current. This process allows estheticians to penetrate ions of an applied solution into the deeper layers of the skin with the galvanic current. Ions are atoms or molecules that carry an electrical charge. Current flows through conductive solutions from the positive and negative polarities. This is known as ionization, the separating of a substance into ions.

    The electricity triggers cellular turnover so that any damaged tissues can repair and heal quickly, and even though the procedure does not injure the tissues, it does ‘trick’ the cells so that they begin to undergo the healing process. Galvanic facial treatments have been used for decades as an anti-aging solution. For clients who want to rejuvenate and revitalize their skin, choose a galvanic treatment.

    Effects of Iontophoerisis
    • Produces acidic reactions
    • Closes the pores
    • Soothes nerves
    • Decreases blood supply
    • Contracts blood vessels
    • Hardens and firms tissues
    Cautions
    Examples of some conditions that need consideration by the Esthetician are: Diabetes, Circulatory Disorders, Metal pins and plates implanted into the body, and pregnancy, to name a few. Do not use negative galvanic on skin with broken capillaries, pustular acne, or on clients with high blood pressure.

    Do you currently offer galvanic treatments? Check out Pure Spa Direct to view our wide selection of galvanic equipment today!