The Benefits of a Galvanic Facial

The Benefits of a Galvanic Facial

The benefits of a Galvanic facial are numerous and the treatment is suitable for all skin types. Age and constant exposure to the elements can take a toll on the skin, especially the face. Galvanic facials revitalize the skin by increasing blood circulation, improving muscle tone and firmness, promoting rapid cell metabolism and renewal, and clearing blocked pores.

Galvanic facials at Dr. Abeyta's medical spa

What is a Galvanic facial?

It is a ‘non-surgical facelift’ to boost the skin without having to undergo surgery or injections. The device or messenger has a chrome base that conducts the galvanic current directly onto the skin. The treatment helps to improve hydration levels and blood circulation to the face. This results in a radiant, youthful glow, with smoother, firmer skin.

Two Types of Treatments

The first type of treatment is Iontophoresis. This procedure uses a positively charged gel that is applied to your skin. A negative electrode is either given to you to hold or rests on your shoulder. Next, a positively charged current is passed through your skin, pushing the product deep into the epidermal layers. This will dramatically increase the absorption of all skin products used after the treatment.

The second type of treatment is desincrustation. This process is where the galvanic current emulsifies and softens the sebum and keratin found in hair follicles. This makes the removal of blackheads and clogged pores painless. The skin gets a deep cleaning and softening at the same time.

Other galvanic facial benefits

A galvanic facial treatment is a good option for hydrating dry skin to increase moisture retention. Or, if your skin type leans more to oily, a galvanic treatment will help eliminate clogged pores and reduce oils that can lead to acne.

A galvanic facial improves the production of collagen and new skin cells. Which in turns helps new cells replace the older ones much faster. It also stimulates blood flow, increasing the oxygen supply to your face. Oxygen makes your skin feel tighter and look fresher.

A galvanic facial treatment is relatively painless, though some patients may experience a slight tingling sensation. There is no downtime after the procedure so you can treat yourself over your lunch hour.

Galvanic facials are not recommended for people who have a heart condition, braces or who have undergone major, metal dental work.

After a galvanic facial, your skin will feel refreshed and have a more youthful, radiant appearance. Call today to set up your first treatment in Albuquerque, NM at (505) 293-7611.

Kybella Treatment at the Best Albuquerque Dentist

Kybella Treatment at the Best Albuquerque Dentist

Kybella treatment at the Best Albuquerque Dentist, an injectable compound used in adults to remove excess fat beneath the chin.

How does Kybella work?

Kybella is a synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring compound in the body that assists in the absorption and breakdown of fat. The synthetic acid, once injected beneath the chin, targets and destroys the fat cells so that they can no longer accumulate or store fat.  

Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments will vary from person to person.  Several treatments might be required to reach your end goal.  During clinical trials, individuals who received Kybella treatments showed visible results after two to four treatments.  

Does the treatment hurt?

Prior to treatment, the dentist will mark the injection sites and may apply a local anesthetic or ice pack to help with any discomfort or pain.  Typically, twenty to thirty injections are administered beneath the chin. 

The injections are fairly painless because of the local anesthetic or ice pack.   There can be a burning sensation for five to ten minutes after each injection. 

Over the next few days to two weeks patients can experience minor bruising, redness, numbness and soreness.   The area will swell so have plenty of ice on hand.  The swelling can last two to three days.  As the swelling subsides, the area around the chin can become firm and almost “lumpy.”   Your dentist will go over all care, risks and side effects before the procedure. 

Is the treatment right for you?

  • Are you self-conscience about your “double chin”?
  • Do you feel your “double chin” makes you look older or heavier than you actually are?
  • Do you cringe at the thought surgery?
  • Do you eat well and exercise regularly and still have a double chin?
  • Does your dentist think this a good option for you?

What are the benefits of a Kybella treatment?

  • It is a non-surgical procedure.
  • The results are permanent.  Once the fat cells have been destroyed, they won’t come back. 
  • Kybella is FDA approved.
  • Little to no downtime is required after the treatment.
  • Kybella is beautifully customizable.   

Want to learn more about Kybella or set up a consultation? Call the office of Dr. Abeyta today at (505)-293-7611.