Iontophoresis is the latest innovation that is harnessed for skin rejuvenation therapies. It is essentially an electric-based delivery of various ingredients, such as vitamins, antioxidants and peptides, which allows them to penetrate deeper into the skin layers, and therefore work more quickly and effectively.
Individuals who should not undergo this treatment include those who are pregnant or diabetic, have heart conditions, epilepsy, pacemakers or other metal implants such as joint replacements.
An iontophoresis or galvanic facial treatment enables penetration enhancement through the mechanism of electrorepulsion. Once the ingredients for a particular treatment are delivered into the skin, the ionic molecules can be activated if stimulated with an electrical charge to further propel them into the skin.
It also produces a calming and vasoconstrictive effect on the skin. when used after therapies like ablative laser procedures and chemical peels, it can improve the healing process by achieving a more rapid and more concentrated delivery of nutrients or medical ingredients, as well as reduce skin sensitivity and redness.
Iontophoresis can be used with various ingredients, including oil-controlling and acne complexes or serums, age-defying and regenerating complexes and serums, pigment-correcting complexes or serums, hydrating and nourishing masques, treatment moisturisers, and skin-firming complexes and serums.
During treatment consultation, provide your doctor with any pertinent information on your medical history, pre-existing medical and health conditions, and medication and/or supplements you are currently taking.
Our doctor will review your skin condition and symptoms before recommending a course of treatment for optimal results.
A pre-treatment gel will be used to cleanse the face first. this is followed by the application of another treatment gel. During the procedure, a low voltage electric current is applied to the skin. The dual polarity of positive and negative charges of the electric current provide the driving force to enable the penetration of charged molecules deep into the skin.
You will notice an improved appearance of the skin; it will be firmer and more radiant, and wrinkles are diminished. This treatment is often referred to as a “non-surgical facelift” because of its anti-ageing benefits.
Iontophoresis is safe and most patients tolerate the treatment well. The most common side effect is dryness of the skin. Some individuals might also experience blistering, skin peeling, and irritation. If necessary, treat skin irritation after each session with moisturisers or a hydrocortisone cream.