Transdermal Electroporation

The human skin acts as a tough barrier and protects muscles, ligaments, bones and internal organs.

Skin is made up of multiple layers of ectodermal tissue and whilst in humans it is covered by hair follicles, even though they are not always visible.

Skin acts as an interface with the environment and plays key roles in

  • Protection
  • Sensation
  • Immunity
  • Water regulation
  • Insulation & Temperature control
  • Healing
  • Excretion
  • Aesthetics and
  • communication

What role does skin have in aesthetics and communication?

When others see our skin they can determine a number of factors about us; our mood, our physical state and attractiveness.

This is why so much time and effort now goes into the maintenance and improvement of our skin.

Transdermal electroporation is the application of a small electrically pulse to the skin. This electrical pulse momentarily disrupts the cell membranes of the skin, This disruption allows the entry of product’s into the deeper layers of the skin. When the electrical stimulation is turned off; the membrane returns to its original structure. This leaves the products that had penetrated the skin deeper into the layers of skin, enhancing its effects on the tissue.

The other way in which a similar outcome is achieved is by actual injections such as mesotherapy. Mesotherapy, whilst achieving good results, can be painful also is associated with the risk of side effects.

Transdermal electroporation is a relatively new procedure to hit the aesthetic and beauty markets, but its benefit to the tissue depends not only upon the electrical current applied but also on the range of cosmetics to be used. The products can penetrate deep into the subcutaneous skin level but the penetration depends upon the molecular weight of the cosmetics. So, whilst many cosmetic product can be used, the results are going to be best with a cosmetic range that has been specifically designed for Transdermal electroporation .

Generally, the cosmetics used can also be used a part of the daily routine using a manual massage technique.

Transdermal electroporation can be used either on its own or as part of combined treatments; some of the most common applications are

  • Pigmentation
  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Cellulite
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Wrinkles
  • Anti-ageing


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