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Iontophoresis and Sonophoresis from Environ

December 15th, 2014

How does it work?

In Rikyu’s vitamin facial featuring Environ, we use the Environ Ionzyme® DF 2 Machine. Thanks to this, it helps to reach the active vitamins to the deeper layer of the skin. So now I’d like to talk about the two main methods behind the science.

Pulsed Iontophoresis – This method penetrates vitamins into the skin through the use of a pulsed electrical current, which works at a specific rate to help with the penetration of vitamins. We use this method for larger skin areas such as the face and neck. It is said that 20-30 mins of Iontophoresis gives a 400% increase in penetration!

20-30 mins of Iontophoresis gives a 400% increase in penetration! 

Low Frequency Sonophoresis – This method transports vitamin molecules through the skin by using low frequency sound waves to aid penetration of the outer skin layers. LFS is far more effective than conventional ultrasound treatments – up to 4000 times more effective, in fact! We use LFS for smaller areas such as pigmentation marks or lines around the eyes.

sonophoresisThe Environ Ionzyme® DF 2 Machine is the first machine to combine the techniques of Iontophoresis and Sonophoresis at this level of potency.

It’s scientifically proven that the penetration will be boosted up to 4400 times more effective with this machine than if topically applied to the surface of the skin. What’s more, the result given by the full length Environ facial treatment with this machine is equivalent to 12 of the same facial treatments if carried out manually.

In short, it gives you a much faster and optimum result in far less time!

I’ll talk about how often you should have a treatment in my next article.

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