What is Electroporation all about?
This is a procedure where an externally applied electrical field causes an increase in the electrical conductivity and permeability of the cell plasma membrane. This is usually used in molecular biology as a way of introducing some substances into cells.
This a mechanical method used to introduce polar molecules into a host cell through the cell membrane.
Currently, there are studies being evaluated using electroporation to physically enhance skin penetration through high voltage, short duration pulses applied to the skin; has been shown to effectively enhance skin penetration of molecules and water based compounds; may be able to deliver compounds such as skin nutrients and growth factors to the skin of the face more effectively and reduce signs of aging.
The number of transdermal pathways available via electroporation is over 500 times more than there are in iontophoresis.
What are the indications for treatment through electroporation?
- Skin rejuvenation
- Brightening and smoothening of skin
- Hyperpigmented scars
- The patient is evaluated by the dermatologist to identify the skin problem.
- Through electroporation, medicine is applied to the face in a circular motion for about 30 minutes.
- The recommendation is to come for this treatment once a week until the regimen is completed, as prescribed by the dermatologist.