What does galvanic current do for the skin?
Creates chemical desincrustation and ionic iontophoresis. Used to create a chemical reaction that emulsifies or liquefies sebum and debris
How does high frequency benefit the skin?
It has an antiseptic and healing effect on skin, stimulates circulation, helps oxygenate the skin, increases cell metabolism, helps coagulate and heal any open lesion after extraction
Galvanic current is used during desincrustation to create a chemical reaction that _________.
What is placed on the skin's surface when performing a desincrustation?
Alkaline based electronegative solution.
What is the most common desincrustation fluid used when performing anaphresis?
baking soda and water.
What is the proper way to clean the glass electrode of a high frequency machine?
Immersing the glass portion in a disinfectant solution.
Why shouldn't a crockpot be used instead of a paraffin heater?
A paraffin heater keeps the heat at a safe level.
What does a wood's lamp do?
Illuminates fungi, bacterial disorders, pigmentation problems, and other skin problems.
After a desincrustation solution is applied, how long should the electric mask be left on the face?
A ___________ is used to illuminate skin conditions that are usually invisable to the naked eye.
Ozone steam offers what additional benefit to the skin.
Antiseptic qualities but it creates free radicals
pigmentation that is seen with a wood's lamp is in the dermis & ________ lightened w/professional skin care products.
A crockpot shouldn't be used in lieu of a paraffin heater because:
a paraffin heater keeps the heated at a safe level
high frequency machine
Apparatus that utilizes alternating, or sinusoidal, current to produce a mild to strong heat effect. Sometimes called Tesla high frequency or violet ray.
Main purpose is to lightly exfoliate the skin. Also stimulates the skin and helps soften excess oil, dirt, and cell buildup.
Chemical reaction during desincrustation where the current transforms the sebum into soap.
A smooth, repetitive alternating current. The most commonly used alternating current waveform, used in the high frequency machine and can produce heat.
Also known as suction machine. Suctions dirt and impurities from the skin and stimulates the dermal layer and lymphatic and blood circulation.
Filtered black light that is used to illuminate skin disorders, fungi, bacterial disorders, and pigmentation.
What does ionic iontophoresis in galvanic current do for the skin?
used for introducing a water soluble product into the skin
Valid contraindications for electrotherapy include:
metal implants and pregnancy; clients with epilepsy and other seizure disorders; heart disease and pacemakers
The average magnifying lamp used by aestheticians comes in values of 3-, 5- and 10- diopters. What does this mean?
30, 50 and 100 times the power of magnification
Pigmentation that is seen with a Wood's lamp is in the dermis and _______ lightened with professional skin care products.
Rotary brushes should be washed with:
soap and water and then immersed in a hospital-strength disinfectant
Every time you use a steamer, you should:
wipe down the outside of the glass with a high-level disinfectant
What product(s) should you use to clean the inside of the steamer jar?
distilled water and white vinegar
You should not use a suction device on:
couperose skin with distended or dilated capillaries or on open lesions
People suffering from epilepsy or chronic migraines, or who are pregnant or wear braces:
should not have a galvanic treatment
Which answers best explains iontophoresis?
introduces water-soluble products with ions into the skin
The benefits of using high frequency on a client's skin include:
has an antiseptic effect and increases cell metabolism; helps oxygenate the skin and stimulates circulation; helps coagulate and heal open lesions after extractions and generates a warm feeling that has a relaxing effect on the skin
The proper procedure for cleaning the glass electrode of a high-frequency machine includes:
immersing the glass portion in a disinfectant solution
The greatest advantage of purchasing separate facial machines, rather than an all-in-one unit, is:
if one machine breaks down, you can continue using the other machines while the broken one is being repaired
The greatest advantage of having an all-in-one facial machine is:
it conveniently provides all functions you need in a much smaller space
If your steamer has a solid tank that prevents you from seeing the element, you should clean it at least:
twice a month
Electrical devices enhance a facial by:
making it easier to give a skin analysis, achieve better product penetration, or by exfoliating the skin
How often do you generally need to replace the electrodes on a high-frequency machine?
only when they are damaged
The vacuum machine can be used:
after desincrustation, in place of massage and to help reduce the appearance of creases
What should rotary brushes be washed with ______?
Soap and water then immersed in a hospital strength disinfectant.