Alternating Current (AC)
Rapid and interrupted current, flowing first in one direction and then in the opposite direction.
Unit that measures the amount of an electric current (quantity of electrons flowing through a conductor).
Therapeutic light that should be used only on oily skin that is bare; contains few heat rays, is the least penetrating, and has some germicidal and chemical benefits.
Process of forcing acidic substances into deeper tissues using galvanic current from the positive toward the negative pole.
Switch that automatically interrupts or shuts off an electric circuit at the first indication of overload.
The path of an electric current from the generating source through conductors and back to its original source.
Galvanic current is used to create an alkaline chemical reaction that emulsifies sebum and debris.
Form of energy that when in motion, exhibits magnetic, chemical or thermal effect; a flow of electrons.
Energy in the form of electromagnetic waves; also called radiant energy because it carries, or radiates, energy through space on waves.
Alternating and interrupted current that produces a mechanical reaction without a chemical effect.
A constant and direct current (DC); used a positive and negative pole to produce the chemical changes of desincrustation, an iontophoresis.
Invisible rays that have longer wavelengths, penetrate deeper, and produce more heat than visible light does.
Process of introducing water-soluble products into the skin by using electric current such as that from the positive and negative poles of a galvanic machine.
Acronym for Light Amplification Stimulation Emission of Radiation; a medical device used for hair removal and skin treatments.
The application of light rays to the skin for the treatment of acne, wrinkles, capillaries, pigmentation, or hair removal.
A device that mimics the body's natural electrical energy to reeducate and tone facial muscles; improves circulation and increases collagen and elastin production.
(Light Therapy), this is a form of treatment used for various skin conditions using artificial light wavelengths from the ultraviolet (blue light) part of the sun's spectrum.
Two- or three-prong connector at the end of an electrical cord that connects an apparatus to an electrical outlet.
Therapeutic light used on dry skin in combination with oils and creams; penetrates the deepest and produces the most heat.
Alternating current similar to faradic current; produces mechanical contractions and is used during scalp and facial manipulations.
Tesla High-Frequency current
Thermal or heat-producing current with a high rate of oscillation or vibration; also called Violet Rays
Ultraviolet Rays (UV)
invisible rays that have short wavelengths, are the least penetrating rays, produce chemical effects, and kill germs; also called cold rays or actinic rays.
unit that measures the pressure or force that pushes the flow of electrons forward through a conductor.