Helpful Electrotherapy Facial Info

The Electrical Facial

How much do you know about the Electrical Facial? It may sound painful, but it isn’t, and in fact it’s one of the best treatments to combat ageing. 

The electrical facial is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment that uses a two-pronged device to deliver electrical current to the skin – it’s an aesthetic-treatment available that can physically firm and tone the skin. The amount of electricity delivered is safe – it matches the body's own natural current and works in harmony with the body.

How does it work?

Cosmetic Electrotherapy or electric facial uses low electric currents passed through the skin to produce therapeutic effects,through toning of facial muscles and micro-lifting of the face.

It is considered to be a facial ‘sculpting’procedure without causing injury to the dermis. Electrical facials seem to be uniquely effective in rebuilding thinner parts of the skin, filling in wrinkles and lifting sagging muscles because of its ability to regenerate tissue by stimulating cellular physiology and growth.

What it is good for

An Electrical facial treatment has a wide range of positive benefits. It can postpone early signs of ageing, improve the appearance of the skin and erase minor sun damage, scarring and pigmentation.

Electrical facials help tone and tighten the muscles over a short period of time and may prevent many signs of the ageing process such as wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin from forming.

There are varying types of electrical facial including: High Frequency, Galvanic, Micro Current and Vacuum Suction.

High Frequency

High frequency is great for acne, blemished and congested skin, but it is also good for mature or aging skin as it has a tightening effect on the skin, so can be used as an anti-aging treatment. High frequency uses a specialised oxidising cream, which kills bacteria so it is very effective on acne prone skin, yet it is gentle enough for hypersensitive skin. It is ideal to help improve the condition of oily areas such as the T-zone on the face, or blemished skin on the back. It also improves the skin texture.


The Galvanic treatment is often applied using a roller over the skin with the application of specialised gels/serums or ampoules. It is very successful and  extremely popular as it has proven to show excellent results.”

Galvanic equipment makes use of two probes: one with a positive charge and the other with a negative charge. The positive charge, used with acid based serums, helps tighten pores and reduce inflammation. The negative charge, often used with alkaline serums, helps increase blood flow and stimulate nerves. Galvanic equipment is sold for at-home beauty treatments.

Micro current

Micro current treatment is designed to soften fine lines and wrinkles, therefore  balancing and lifting the contours of the face. The treatment is best delivered over a course of 10-12 treatments and it exercises your muscles with little or  no sensation felt. It also increases circulation and all the natural processes are sped up. This gives healthier cells in the skin and muscles producing a tighter contour and improved complexion.

Vacuum Suction

Vacuum suction is ideal for sluggish skin, dark circles and bags or puffiness under the eyes. Vacuum suction improves the lymphatic drainage of facial skin and removes the build-up of toxins in the skin improving blood circulation,bringing fresh nutrients and oxygenated fresh blood to skin ultimately improving the appearance of the skin resulting in giving skin a youthful rosy glow.

What to expect

While some practices may differ slightly, the electrical facial procedure usually begins with a facial cleansing and the application of a collagen-based solution.

The skincare professional then places a set of contact wands over various acupressure points around the face. There are 32 different muscles of the face that are manipulated during the electrical facial.

As the contact wands deliver the electrical current, the face and neck are then gently stroked in specific motions to tone the muscles, firm the skin and ionize nutrients deep into the cells of the skin, aiding in the stimulation of muscles and skin cells. The mild pulsating current stimulates and strengthens facial muscles, which improves elasticity and increases circulation.

Things to keep in mind

Depending on your needs, you may begin with a minimum of 2 treatments a week, and continue the treatments until the results are achieved, then follow up once every three weeks to keep those muscles in place and you looking years younger.

Electrical facials work particularly well with thinner tissue layers, but most adequately-hydrated skin will respond to the technique. People who schedule an electrical facial should drink plenty of water before going in for the treatment, because proper hydration makes a major difference in the effectiveness of the therapy.

Other than that, there is no additional preparation needed and no recovery time required, making it a convenient alternative to a more invasive surgical procedure.

  March 28, 2018, 11:33 am


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