Simultaneous electroporation and iontophoresis – The technology and its impact on the skin:
By combining electroporation and iontophoresis, Apollo Duet offers very effective restoration treatment for a wide range of skin conditions, including inflamed acne, dehydrated and irritated skin, pigmentation, wrinkles, seborrhea, rosacea, and couperose.
The simultaneous combination of electroporation and iontophoresis is used to effectively introduce various therapeutic hydrophilic electrolytes (called Derma Boosters) into the skin:
Electroporation – The Apollo Duet handpiece emits controlled, high-voltage electric pulses into patients’ skin. These pulses increase electrical conductivity of the cell membrane and modify the lipid structure, leading to formation of micro-channels in the outer layer of the skin.
Iontophoresis – In parallel, the same handpiece uses an electrical current, running through two electrodes, to increase the permeability of the skin cells and disperse the charged particles, inserted through the micro-channels, into the deeper skin tissues.
The Apollo Duet electroporation/ iontophoresis handle can heat patients’ skin up to a temperature of 45ºC. Heating softens and dilates the skin, which significantly improves absorption of the therapeutic Solutions.
The electroporation / iontophoresis handle can also cool patients’ skin to a temperature of -20ºC. Cooling calms the skin, thus facilitates treatment of problematic skin conditions, that are typically very difficult to treat, including irritated, inflamed, and sensitive skin.
The combination of electroporation and iontophoresis, with skin heating/ cooling when needed, guarantees extremely effective insertion of the Derma Boost substances into the deeper skin tissues, for maximum therapeutic results – boosting hydration, reducing inflammation, calming irritated skin, whitening, firming, smoothing skin texture,and much more.