The most visible sign of aging is the condition of an individual’s skin. Age leads to unwanted visible representations of this on the skin such as lines, wrinkles, and
pigmentation. Medical professionals are implementing rejuvenation techniques that utilize iontophroresis treatment devices to reverse and minimize the signs of aging.
What is iontophoresis Treatment?
In a nutshell, iontophoresis is the more effective delivery of ingredients (such as vitamins, antioxidants or peptides) that
permeate the skin beyond the superficial level. The term is partially derived from the Greek word phoresis for movement and the electrical term ion, to define the
use of electrical movements. Iontophoresis is an electric-based delivery of nutrients that circumvents many of the lipid bi-layers of the skin by directly penetrating between them,
something that passive liquid diffusion cannot. It is a reliable delivery technique when used in tandem with sonophoresis for enhanced lightening or hydration of the
How does it make rejuvenation techniques more effective?
Once delivered into the skin, the ionic molecules can be activated if stimulated with an electrical
charge to further propel them into the skin. This method is vastly superior to standard liquid diffusion, as repeated ionization offers a more
concentrated collection of nutrients delivered deeper than liquid diffusion can achieve.
How does iontophoresis treatment promote faster healing after a cosmetic procedure?
Iontophoresis offers a number of supplementary benefits when used as a delivery tool. For example, when it is used after ablative laser procedures or chemical peels, it can improve the healing process by achieving a more rapid and more concentrated delivery of
nutrients or medical ingredients.
How is iontophoresis used in facial treatments?
The depth to which iontophoresis treatment allows nutrients to penetrate during treatments, provides faster and more effective results. Also during this technique, the lipophilicity of many molecules can be potentially increased as they form ion pairs which are more readily dissolvable than the molecule on its own.
Iontophoresis provides a very beneficial delivery system, and has found success in a variety of cosmetic procedures. Iontophoresis has also been used in the Treatment scaring from acne. Rapid penetration that achieves a greater depth and more concentrated effect with decreased healing time post-surgical procedures is what makes iontophroresis the innovative new science in restorative skin rejuvenation, facial surgery, and acne treatment.