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After a consultation with our specialists at LiLyDermis Calgary, your skin will be cleansed, toned and exfoliated using our products designed to break down its resistance to electricity.

Galvanic current is a continuous current that flows in one direction and uses low voltage and medium amperage. It has dual polarity of a positive or negative charge. Using Galvanic current on the positive polarity is referred to as Iontophoresis.

Galvanic Iontophoresis can be used with:
  1. Oil-controlling and acne complexes or serums
  2. Age fighting and regenerating complexes and serums
  3. Pigment-correcting complexes or serums
  4. Hydrating and nourishing masques
  5. Treatment moisturizers
  6. Skin-firming complexes and serums

Iontophoresis provides a very beneficial delivery system, and has found success in a variety of cosmetic procedures. Iontophoresis is a technique which uses an electric current to deliver solution or cream through the skin. It is sometimes called "an injection without the needle". In this method the active ingredients are driven into the skin via the pores of hair follicles and sweat gland ducts. Rapid penetration that achieves a greater depth and more concentrated effect, makes Iontophoresis the innovative new science in restorative skin rejuvenation.

During an Iontophoresis treatment, a small electric current is applied to the skin, which provides the driving force to enable the penetration of charged molecules deep into the skin. A positively charged product is placed on the skin under the active electrode. An indifferent counter electrode is positioned elsewhere on the body. The active electrode effectively repels the active substance and forces it into the skin. This simple electrorepulsion is the main mechanism responsible for penetration enhancement by Iontophoresis, and it is ideal for aging skin in helping to carry active age fighting ingredients deeper into the skin.

Galvanic on the positive polarity has a calming and vasoconstrictive effect on the skin, so it is not only ideal to help product penetrate, but it also helps reduce sensitivity and redness on the skin. Various products can be used with Iontophoresis if they are acid pH balanced and water-soluble.
The main benefits and effects of Galvanic Iontophoresis include:
  1. Tightening and firming of tissues
  2. Constriction of follicles
  3. Decrease in blood flow
  4. Decrease in sensitivity
  5. Reduction of edema and lymph stagnation
  6. Oxygenation of cells
  7. Calms and soothes the skin
  8. Restores critical moisture
  9. Regenerates the skin
  10. Stimulates cell renewal and improves skin vitality
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