Elfa Galvanic Unit by Silver Spa

Silver Spa
LM-316213   F805
Salon/Spa Price: $140.00
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Elfa Galvanic Unit. The Elfa Galvanic Unit 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. Dimensions: 9" x 9 1/2" x 5".

Galvanic current is used for the following functions:

  • Disincrustation - During disincrustation, the galvanic current creates a chemical reaction that softens or emulsifies (liquefies) sebum, turning it into soap (a process known as saponification). Soap is made of fat and lye (sodium hydroxide). After liquefying the sebum, the electrical current from the galvanic unit interacts with the salts (sodium chloride) in the skin, creating the chemical sodium hydroxide or lye. The lye and fatty liquefied sebum combine to form a soapy substance that helps dissolve grease deposits, debris, and blackheads in the hair follicles, making comedones much easier to extract. Disincrustation facilitates deep pore cleansing and is particularly beneficial for acne or oily skin.
  • Iontophoresis

    means the introduction of ions. It assists the penetration of water-soluble products into the skin. There are 2 types of iontophoresis:
    • Cataphoresis uses galvanic current flowing from the positive to the negative pole to force acidic products into the deeper tissues.
    • Anaphoresis uses galvanic current flowing from the negative to the positive pole to force liquids that are bases (alkaline) into the tissues.
The positive current (+ anode) is used to penetrate products that are slightly acidic. It produces an acidic reaction that helps soothe nerves, decrease the blood supply, and close pores. Acidic products have a positive polarity. Since two positives tend to repel each other, products with a positive polarity are driven into the tissues.

The negative current (- cathode) is used to penetrate products that are slightly basic. It produces an alkaline reaction that helps stimulate nerves, increase the blood supply, and soften the tissues. Basic products have a negative polarity. Since two negatives tend to repel each other, products with a negative polarity are driven into the tissues.