How Do Galvanic Facials Work?


Galvanic facials work by stimulating targeted areas of skin with electrical currents to purify, hydrate and smooth skin. Practitioners apply electrical currents to the face and body using special devices. Electrical stimulation opens pores, removing impurities and letting moisturizers and serums penetrate through the outermost layer of skin.

Galvanic facials use the technique of iontophoresis to send a mixture of positively and negatively charged ions, enclosed in ionic gels, into the skin. Through galvanic treatments, skin achieves a bright, youthful look. Pricing of galvanic treatments varies according to location of treatment and skill of practitioners. Length of treatments averages 60 minutes per session. As with other types of facials, practitioners recommend patients repeat sessions for best results. Four sessions over a course of 8 weeks usually sustains results. Prior to each session, patients receive applications of special gels. Gels contain negative ions and gently exfoliate by removing impurities. Exfoliating allows ionically charged galvanic gels greater penetration below the surface of skin. Practitioners remove negative gels, and then apply positively charged gels for treatment. Following galvanic treatments, skin tightens, shines and glows. Galvanic facials alleviate certain skin conditions, such as acne and oily skin. These facials smooth out wrinkles and tighten saggy skin, too. Therefore, some experts call galvanic facials alternative facelifts.