Environ Ionzyme DF Machine Technology
It’s increasingly recognised that the degree of success of even the best active skin care formulations is limited by the effectiveness of the delivery method into the skin. That’s why by harnessing technology that was previously used onlyin the medical world, skincare therapists are now achieving previously unheard-of results in the salon with the right equipment.
Development work by plastic surgeon and Environ founder, Dr Des Fernandesresulted in the creation of a machine which enhances the penetration of topical ingredients through the skin’s naturally resistant waterproof barrier, resulting in striking improvements.
The Environ Ionzyme DF Machine is a patented system which uses a combination of low-frequencysound waves (sonophoresis) and a pulsed form of galvanic current (iontophoresis) todeliver key active ingredients (including high doses of vitamin A and C, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid) deep into the skin.
The pulsed electrical current has been foundto effect superior penetration compared with the conventional continuous current which has been used in beauty therapy for the past 100 years.
TheEnviron Ionzyme DF system produces a 22kHz sound wave, generated from the vibration of a special ceramic head.
Research work has shown that better penetration occurs at lower sound frequencies than conventional ultrasound frequencies of 1-3mHz.Compared with manual application of topical products,conventional ultrasound improves penetration just two foldwhile the Ionzyme machine’s low frequency sound waves increase this by up to forty fold. Low-frequency sound waves are already proven in the medical world as an effective method for delivery of large molecules of drugs such as insulin into the skin, without the need for injection.
Sound waves influence the skin structure temporarily to allow penetration of larger molecules that cannot be ionised by an electrical current.A process known as cavitation occurs, creating temporary micro channels in the skin.
Environ was the first company in the beauty world to harness this technology.The system is designed for clients who are already using homecare products, but who want even more outstanding improvements to their skinon the face and body.
It is suitable for even the most delicate of complexions, as a highly effective skin nurturing facial, or as a course of intensive treatments for specific yet common concerns such as mature, sun-damaged, lined, photo-aged, pigmented or scarred skinand stretch marks.
The treatments help tostimulate thickening of the skin, improve collagen and elastin levels, reduce hyper-pigmentation and increase hydration.
A scientific approach to maintain healthy,youthful looking skin
The system enables therapists to provide a luxurious anti-ageing facial, but most importantly offers courses of intensive treatments which give remarkable results on sun-damaged, pigmented or scarred skin.
The use of the advanced Ionzyme machine makes this the most scientific approach to restoring and. The electrical pulses deliver certain molecules into the skin by a chemical process called ionization.