ионофорезIontophoresis is a technique known for several decades, but only recently it has started to gain popularity as a procedure for cosmetic and medical purposes. It is based on the use of galvanic current. Iontophoresis gave the opportunity to continue to expand the range of possible applications of current, allowing many people to regain youth, beauty and health.

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The age of enlightenment

Iontophoresis appeared not today or yesterday, the preconditions for pharmacological application of electric discharge appeared in the mid-18th century. Throughout this century, electricity has been used for treatment of certain diseases, were staged scientific experiments were carried out laboratory researches. Iontophoresis was first described in detail by an Italian scientist, Gianfrancesco Pivate in 1747. Earlier, he managed to have a successful experience in the treatment of arthritis electric shock.

The experience of one of the Italian became the basis for the scientific research of his other compatriots. Luigi Galvani and Alessandro Volta has combined his knowledge with his laboratory research and discovered that the electric discharge encourages the activity of ions of different metals, while the movement of these ions creates electricity. Throughout the next century was carried out continuous work on the study of this method, and finally, in the early 20th century French biologist Stephen Leduc has coined the term “iontophoresis”, detailing the technology of this method.

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What is iontophoresis

Iontophoresis is a hardware procedure, methods of influence on the body’s tissues galvanic (permanent) low voltage and low power, coupled with the application of cosmetics or medicines. Also called a medical electrophoresis. The essence of this method is that under the influence of the current nutrients contained in the drugs are divided into ions and act on tissues, blood vessels, and cells more effectively. Galvanic current in itself has a highly stimulating effect on the body, and in combination with drugs that with its help it penetrate deep into the skin, there is an even better result. This allows avoiding many side effects and contraindications to other methods, to achieve efficiency in the correction of an impressive number of pathologies.

The undoubted advantage of iontophoresis is a painless procedure that allows to use it for people with high sensitivity, as well as the holders of skin with acne problems with numerous inflammation. Crucial to ensure high efficiency is the choice of the drug, which cosmetologist makes, on the basis of needs of the skin. The main requirement of the drug for iontophoresis is its conductivity, and dissolved drugs in the water. Previously the skin is cleansed and moisturized.

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Indications for iontophoresis

Iontophoresis is recommended to solve the problems caused by age-related changes or specific conditions of the skin, tissue and blood vessels. Among them:

  • oily problem skin with acne, blackheads, inflammatory elements;
  • total age-related changes of the person (flabbiness, wrinkles, loss of strength);
  • spider veins;
  • pigmentation spots;
  • the swelling of tissues (including, bags under the eyes and cellulite).

In addition, iontophoresis can be used without expressed skin deviations – to saturate the skin with vitamins, returning her General tone and natural uniform colors and healthy Shine.

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Contraindications to the iontophoresis

Contraindications to the course iontophoresis serve different state, in which not recommended the participation of the electric current, which can exacerbate existing health problems:

  • pregnancy;
  • heart failure;
  • the presence of a pacemaker;
  • reinforcement of Golden thread, and contour plastics processing;
  • disorders of blood coagulability;
  • the presence of systemic diseases;
  • fever and fever;
  • chronic diseases in the acute stage;
  • acute infectious diseases;
  • open wounds in a prospective place of leather processing;
  • malignant neoplasms;
  • diseases of the thyroid gland;
  • neoplasms of mammary glands (including cysts).

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