Electrotherapy: Skin and Machine Essay

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Face & Body Electrotherapy

By Susan O’Donnell Class 1C
HND Beauty Therapy 2012


Introduction Page 3
History of Electrotherapy Page 4
Health & Safety at Work Legislation Page 5
High Frequency Page 6
Facial Galvanic Page 7
Body Galvanic Page 8
Faradic Body Page 9
Facial Vacuum Suction Page 10
Vacuum Suction Body Page 11
Infra-Red Body Page 12
Paraffin Wax Body Page 13
Vibratory Massage Page 14
Conclusion Page 15
References page 16


Electrotherapy is a range of beauty treatments that use electrical currents passed through the skin to produce several therapeutic effects. In this report I have researched and written
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There is also a selection of glass applicators which attach to the handle depending on the area of the body it is being used on, or the method of application.

B. Most professional high frequency machines produce a frequency of 100,000-300,000 Hertz (cycles per second).

C. The high frequency machine has some great physical effects. It concentrates on skin toning rather than muscle toning. It warms the skin and causes a rush of circulation, which causes the underlying blood vessels to dilate and push out toxins. This increases the nutrients in the skin and promotes cell renewal. It dries out oily patches in the skin and improves blemishes. The application of high frequency also promotes a cleansing antibacterial action that helps prevent the onset of acne or improve the condition. The skin is left feeling energized, refreshed and noticeably softer.

D. Before using the glass electrodes, they must be washed in warm soapy water and put in the UV steriliser to ensure they are clean and free from bacteria. After the treatment they should be washed and wiped over with disinfectant and sterilised before being used again.

Facial Galvanic

The galvanic facial machine is one of the popular machines used in salons today. Spa professionals have used these machines for decades to help both men and women achieve healthy glowing skin. A. The galvanic facial machine consists of a control unit with an

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