Electroporation is a technique that was developed in the early 2000’s. It has been used for a number of medical applications, most notably the treatment of cancer and has been successfully used in a number of previously difficult to manage cancer treatments, including prostate cancer. The technique involves using an electric pulse targeted at specific cells to breakdown their outer layers and allow the penetration of drugs or chemicals into those cells.
In some cases the electrical charge has been refined to actual destroy the cells.
I think you can see how this would work for your skin. By using a similar technique it is possible to open skin cells for the efficient introduction of beneficial molecules such as hyaluronic acid or collagen back into the cells deeper in the skin layers that are otherwise difficult to reach. Until now treatments of this type involved injections and needles such as mesotherapy, these can be uncomfortable and are not achieving the same targeted results as Electroporation.
1) The key to the technique is the targeted electric field creating the right frequency and intensity to achieve the required goal. Are handheld machines really able to hit the spot or is their approach too generalized to deliver results.
Our conclusion is that a number of good treatments are available through professional clinics and spas but the home use market might need some investigation before investing in a device on the market. We can see devices ranging in price fro $50 to $400 for simple home use and $10,000 for professional use. It is easy to question the power and effectiveness of the cheaper machines and with the original research being based on creating electric pulses target at very specific cells it is easy to imagine that the cheaper machines take a more generalized hit or miss approach and may not be particularly effective.
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