I had a client the other day ask me about electrotherapy. She saw a local cosmetics store selling a machine (the Face Master
) that claimed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and tighten skin. In beauty school we learned about electrotherapy (Galvanic, Tesla, Faradic and Sinusoidal). We were taught depending on the type of current used, it can "improve" muscle tone, stimulate hair growth, increase rate of metabolism, force an alkali or acid into the skin, harden tissue, etc., etc. Is this true? Our text book chose their words carefully and never said it will
do any of these things, but that it's "believed" to. We also learned about how ultraviolet light can kill bacteria that cause zits/skin infections and infrared light can stimulate cell and tissue activity. Is there any truth to this? Has anything been proven? I have seen some very expensive lasers (Hair Max
) that claim to stimulate growth for people who are losing hair. If there's truth I would like to offer these services in my salon but I have a feeling it's a lot of placebo effects! Thanks Beauty Brains!