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Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:09 pm      Reply with quote
I just read about this galvanic current device on EDS a few days ago and have been researching them since.

Does anyone own one? How long have you had it? Where did you buy it? How often do you use it? And would you repurchase?
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Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:15 am      Reply with quote
Tam, can you elaborate on this, i.e. the original post. Not sure what you are talking about.
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Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:36 am      Reply with quote
Sorry, I should have included a link to the original thread. Embarassed

The discussion about the galvanic current machine is in this thread:

http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=19961&highlight=galvanic
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Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:17 pm      Reply with quote
I have one, and I do use it @ my clinic.
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Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:27 pm      Reply with quote
Uh huh - back in the days when they used electro-shock therapy for depression, those folks may have been depressed, but they had REALLY nice skin (and the delicious aroma of sizzling bacon Very Happy )
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Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:31 pm      Reply with quote
Ailurophile,

Tell us all about it please. Do you see better results with your skin care treatments using the Galvanic therapy?

I have a Vascutouch Cautery Machine and it has a Galvanic System with it. I want to know more and will be contacting the seller of the equipment tomorrow.

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Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:51 pm      Reply with quote
I believe it's helpful. I use it prior to extractions- it makes extractions easier and more effective. I also use it to help certain masques/product penetrate deeper.

I think it's a useful product for a facial.
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Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:53 pm      Reply with quote
I have a galvanic and high frequency machine. I love galvanic. I generally use it for ionization rather than disincrustration. My machine is made in China and I bought it from a beauty supply store. Is there a specific question you wanted to ask?
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Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:47 am      Reply with quote
Thanks Liza but I've got it figured out.

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Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:47 am      Reply with quote
You're welcomed, sorry couldn't be of help! Smile
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Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:12 am      Reply with quote
If the person getting the facial holds the negative electrode in their hand, and the facialist holds the positive roller(s) how does a girl give herself a galvanic facial?

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Do you mean perform the galvanic facial on oneself? Usually galvanic machines come with a strap on pad so you can strap yourself to the machine and hold the other probe and move it about your face.
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Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:37 am      Reply with quote
Hi LizaA.


Can you tell me what the machine does for you and how often and for how long you use it, and how much it cost, please?

In short.. spill!! Very Happy
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Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:24 pm      Reply with quote
Well galvanic is supposed to force the ingredients into the skin (I talked about galvanic on another post regarding Nu SKin GAlvanic Facial- I'll find the link later on!) And the electric current creates heat in the skin so it encourages blood flow to the area being treated so it promotes cell renewal.

You can use galvanic once a week if you wanted to- there's really no harm done. So long as you're careful not to zap yourself or have the current on too strong because it can burn you. It is usually recommended that the galvanic is performed from anywhere between 5-15 min maximum. This duration really depends on the topical solution you're using and also whether you're performing disincrustation (which is saponifying and expelling out sebum) or iontophoresis (forcing ingredients into the skin).
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Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:26 pm      Reply with quote
Here ya go:

http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=20988

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Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:29 pm      Reply with quote
thanks, thanks, thanks, LizaA!
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Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:09 am      Reply with quote
Oh, great posts, Lisa!

BTW, do NOT use galvanic machines if you've got a pacemaker. I've also heard that it's not a good idea if you are epilectic or pregnant.
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I've been using this UP5 unit from Korea since 2/06. It's got five different settings and claims to have galvanic functions. I like the lifting mode and the eye zone mode. It's a neat little gadget, but I don't use it more than once a week at most because I heard you can quickly fatique your skin by overusing and actually cause sagging.

To any professionals out there, is this true?

http://doctorstech.com/@english/sub/product/up5/main.php

http://www.winhealth.co.uk/Advanced%20Skincare.htm
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boski wrote:
I've been using this UP5 unit from Korea since 2/06. It's got five different settings and claims to have galvanic functions. I like the lifting mode and the eye zone mode. It's a neat little gadget, but I don't use it more than once a week at most because I heard you can quickly fatique your skin by overusing and actually cause sagging.

To any professionals out there, is this true?

http://doctorstech.com/@english/sub/product/up5/main.php

http://www.winhealth.co.uk/Advanced%20Skincare.htm



Boski. Poohlisey said in another thread that we should only use 3khz on out faces..

the UP5 is 70 - 500hz.

I cant say I really understand this stuff.

Is the UP5 doing the same sort of job as the Nu-Face?

You get a lift from it... more than you do from the derma wand?

When I use the derma wand my face feels lifted, not sure for how long though..

I'm looking at this product - the UP5 - and there are so many out there, that a review from you would be much appreciated.

Is it easy to use? Does it hurt a bit?

I know it's hard to put into words quite what gadgets do for us, they just make us look 'better'!

I have a clarisonic, derma wand, and a light stim.

I guess I would be glad to get more deep cleaning and a lift of the jaw and eye area..

do you think the UP5 delivers?

TIA
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Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:23 pm      Reply with quote
I think it's extremely easy to use. It has the 5 functions and it "talks" to you when you change functions. It's in English BTW. I can't really speak to why or how it works either. I wanted to get a microcurrent/galvanic device to augment my Dermawand treatments and this one seemed to offer alot for the price. I use the Dermawand for puffy eyes and blemishes, more than lifting. I've been using this UP5 thing for a year and I think it's been helping because my jowls and nasolabial folds are not getting worse. The changes don't happen overnight and you cannot overuse it. If you want to order, make sure you get a US adapter (if you are in the US that is).
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boski wrote:
I think it's extremely easy to use. It has the 5 functions and it "talks" to you when you change functions. It's in English BTW. I can't really speak to why or how it works either. I wanted to get a microcurrent/galvanic device to augment my Dermawand treatments and this one seemed to offer alot for the price. I use the Dermawand for puffy eyes and blemishes, more than lifting. I've been using this UP5 thing for a year and I think it's been helping because my jowls and nasolabial folds are not getting worse. The changes don't happen overnight and you cannot overuse it. If you want to order, make sure you get a US adapter (if you are in the US that is).


Are you in the US? I am trying to purchase one but am told it can't be mailed from the UK.

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boski wrote:
I think it's extremely easy to use. It has the 5 functions and it "talks" to you when you change functions. It's in English BTW. I can't really speak to why or how it works either. I wanted to get a microcurrent/galvanic device to augment my Dermawand treatments and this one seemed to offer alot for the price. I use the Dermawand for puffy eyes and blemishes, more than lifting. I've been using this UP5 thing for a year and I think it's been helping because my jowls and nasolabial folds are not getting worse. The changes don't happen overnight and you cannot overuse it. If you want to order, make sure you get a US adapter (if you are in the US that is).


Are you in the US? I am trying to purchase one but am told it can't be mailed from the UK.


Yes. When I ordered last year, the Winhealth site did offer a US adapter. I notice now that they do not. So I don't know where you can buy one for the US. Maybe the manufacturer can help.
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:06 am      Reply with quote
boski wrote:
I've been using this UP5 unit from Korea since 2/06. It's got five different settings and claims to have galvanic functions. I like the lifting mode and the eye zone mode. It's a neat little gadget, but I don't use it more than once a week at most because I heard you can quickly fatique your skin by overusing and actually cause sagging.

To any professionals out there, is this true?

http://doctorstech.com/@english/sub/product/up5/main.php

http://www.winhealth.co.uk/Advanced%20Skincare.htm

I'm just bumping up Boski's question as I would like to know the answer too!

In the UP5 instructions it says you can use it every 2 days if you have normal skin...

LizaA? Ailurophile? What do you think?
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catski wrote:
boski wrote:
I've been using this UP5 unit from Korea since 2/06. It's got five different settings and claims to have galvanic functions. I like the lifting mode and the eye zone mode. It's a neat little gadget, but I don't use it more than once a week at most because I heard you can quickly fatique your skin by overusing and actually cause sagging.

To any professionals out there, is this true?

http://doctorstech.com/@english/sub/product/up5/main.php

http://www.winhealth.co.uk/Advanced%20Skincare.htm

I'm just bumping up Boski's question as I would like to know the answer too!

In the UP5 instructions it says you can use it every 2 days if you have normal skin...

LizaA? Ailurophile? What do you think?


Hey Catski,

How are you doing with the every 2 days routine? I have oily acne prone skin and can't use it more than on a weekly basis anyway according to mfgr instructions (except for the cleansing mode).

I just upped my level to the 2nd level the other morning and I could see an immediate lift to the eyes that day. I love my UP5!
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Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:04 pm      Reply with quote
Hi Boski. Very Happy

Well, you know what, I used the UP5 on tuesday - and today is sunday and the lift is still there..

It seems to have lasted longer than last time.

I was planning to use it every two days because I was so thrilled with the results I wanted more and not to lose it... but it looks like the result is sticking around.

I just had my ma - in - law visit, and she grudgingly said "you look better.."

( some compliment.. Confused )

So I guess I may not be using it as often as I thought, maybe once a week will do the trick! ( and that was on 'low' setting).

I am still experimenting.. I did the vit c mode today for the first time. My son thought this musical talking thing I was rubbing on my face was helluva weird!

It is a FAB device.

I'm wondering about adding the Facemate to my gadget drawer, but I cant really figure out if it actually adds something I'm not already getting from the beloved UP5.

Could be I'm just getting gadget - addicted... Cool
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