Cellulite, an unavoidable result of ageing, is the clumping of fat cells bonded to waste materials in a person's body. Despite a person's diet and athleticism, she may develop cellulite. Although it is not a sign of obesity or laziness, it is looked upon negatively in society and solutions for reducing its visibility have become popular. There is no permanent way to remove cellulite, so treatments focus on reducing its appearance throughout the face and body. One way to break down the cellulite clumps is laser therapy, promoted by the Galvanic treatment system.
It was in 1791 that an Italian scientist named Luigi Galvani began using what he termed the "Galvanic current." He would have no idea that it would be used today to rejuvenate and refresh the skin, which spas have been doing for over 50 years.
Galvanic treatment works by massaging the areas on the body with the most cellulite. First, contouring cream is applied to the body or face. The cream smooths the skin and also works to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Next, a trained professional uses a laser device that gives off low-level galvanic currents on the cellulite-ridden areas (the laser does not touch the skin; it hovers over it). The device has speciality interchangeable heads for face, scalp, body, etc. The galvanic current helps the smoothing cream become absorbed into the skin. Blood circulation increases and fats break down faster.
Aside from a quick reduction in the appearance of cellulite, Galvanic treatment works as an anti-ageing boost as well. The pre-treatment smoothing cream is made up of vanilla, marigold extracts and sea kelp for a natural combination of refreshing, rejuvenating ingredients. After one 10-minute facial treatment, there is a visible reduction in crow's feet, laugh lines and wrinkles.
There are no known side effects to Galvanic cellulite treatment. Someone who is allergic to the ingredients in the smoothing cream (vanilla, sea kelp, marigold) may wish to consult a physician before undergoing the process, as the ingredients will have prolonged contact with the skin.
An average treatment of Galvanic cellulite massage costs between £97 and £130 per session. A salon or doctor's office must be fully trained in Galvanic treatment to offer the process, so be sure to ask for credentials when you visit.
Smaller Galvanic treatment systems may also be purchased from salons and doctors' offices for home use. The systems include the negative charger, pre-, during- and post-treatment gels, and instructions.