Being an Holistic Practitioner, you know I am concerned with everything that has to do with your skins' health. I follow the trends, continually keep current on all the Aesthetics, Dermatology, and products updates; as well as do extensive research on what is safe, effective, and healthy for you. If there is ever a question about something that may have unknown side effects, or the potential to have future side-effects, I will NOT use it.
Some spas use Galvanic electrical treatments. Some clients know it as 'sparking'... Electrically-charged glass tubes filled with argon gas, which either is 'sparked' on areas, or rubbed over the skin with a continuous current. You may be asked to hold a gauze-wrapped probe in your hand, or have a pad tucked under your shoulder which creates a continuous electrical current that flows through your body AND the operator's. Why do you think people with pacemakers, arrhythmias, nervous system disorders, medication pumps, and thyroid conditions (to name a few), cannot have this 'treatment' done?
The nervous system is composed of two parts: the central nervous system, which is the control center comprising the brain and the spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system, which consists of nerves connecting other parts of the body to the control center. Via a combination of electrical and chemical/hormonal processes, the nervous system is used to control the functioning of the entire human body. The brain, heart, respiration, spinal cord, muscles, autonomic & sympathetic nervous system, and most of the organs in the body function like a complete electrical circuit to work properly. Nerve cells communicate with each other by creating tiny electrical signals (very low voltage) in response to neurotransmitters, and releasing other neuro-transmissions when stimulated by tiny electrical signals. Any electric current passing through the body can override the tiny electrical signals normally generated by the neurons, preventing the system from operating normally.
Scientists inherently acknowledge that the nervous system is built according to an electrical design. The basic building block of the nervous system is the nerve cell, called a neuron. The brain itself consists primarily of neurons. Under a microscope a neuron looks like an octopus with many tentacles. A neuron can transmit an electrical impulse to the next neuron. Without the neuron circuits our bodies would completely shut down, like turning off the power supply to a city. .
I'm not fond of having my body subjected to a continuous low voltage circuit that is not natural, or could disrupt our "fearfully and wonderfully created" bodies, are you?
My clients love, love, love the ultrasonic skin spatula. It is one of my favorites, too, because of its effectiveness and safety. It works on the skin's surface without creating a current through our bodies. Vibrating quartz crystals send out 26,000 tiny sound-waves a second. When used on the surface of the skin along with a conductive hydrophilic substance such as tea, gels, or distilled water; the sound waves can be directed to loosen dead skin cells, liquefy oil and clogs, or gently stimulate the skin with a micro-massage. It doesn't hurt, heat-up, or cut. As it does its work, it also stimulates blood circulation and moves lymph to help oxygenate and improve the skins' health. No need for sharp sandblasting, infection-spreading aluminum crystals and capillary-breaking suctioning of microdermabrasion. No trauma to the skin, the body's electrical system, and it is pleasant to receive. No risk of hyperpigmentation from inflammation like microdermabrasion can cause - it is safe for most all skin types and conditions.
THE SUPER-EXCITING NEWS:I am HONORED to be one of the FIRST estheticians in North Carolina to employ a new, innovative, cutting-edge, thoroughly-tested and FDA approved ultrasonic facial device, which is an improved form of ultrasonic technology used by the skin spatula mentioned above. This new device, which does not create a circuit through our bodies, uses advanced ultrasonic technology to soften the epidermis and temporarily open the pores. Think of how this can improve your next facial! Gentle sound waves will allow me to get your skin cleaner, manually extract those stubborn blackheads and clogs with less trauma, and allow better product penetration. I will be employing this device especially in my acne facial treatments. Again, only the BEST for my clients and patients.Please note: Unlike Ultherapy/Ulthera, this device will NOT target or inflame deeper, sensitive dermis, which can cause extended soreness and sensitivity. (You know how I abhor anything that causes inflammation to the skin.)