Galvanic Current - Look Younger without Lotions, Potions or Creams

Galvanic Current - It Fills a Need

They didn't have Galvanic Current when I was a kid, or at least I didn't know about it. When I was a little girl, the women in my family just let nature take its course. One of my grandmothers used Pond's Cold Cream, but that was the closest thing to exotic skin care that I had ever heard of, unless you count the time that my aunt told me that women could use chicken fat to moisturize their lips. Okay, let me say it for you - ewww!

Thankfully, things have come a long way since then. Over the years, we have become more finicky where anti aging and skin care is concerned, almost to the point of ridiculous at times. The prices of some wrinkle fighters and age deterrent creams are unbelievable, while their effectiveness does not always live up to their claims. So, why do we keep buying these products?

As anti-aging becomes more prevelant, both men and women are conscious of how old others perceive them to be. This has never been more true than it is today, as Baby Boomers make up the largest segment of the North American population. Now in their fifties and sixties, many are looking to keep the signs of aging at bay, and why not. Our society is one of good health and youthfulness. Many people, Baby Boomers especially, do not feel the age that appears on their driver's licenses. Fifty really is the new thirty.

Galvanic Current - Easy & It Works!

Just use a small, shaver-sized machine to massage your skin.  Positive & negative ions set to work doing wonders to make you look younger.
Just use a small, shaver-sized machine to massage your skin. Positive & negative ions set to work doing wonders to make you look younger.
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Galvanic Current - Part of a Natural Regime to Look 10 Years Younger

It goes without saying that staying fit and healthy is essential to maintaining a youthful countenance. As far as wrinkles go, exercise will tone up the muscles and keep your circulation moving as it should, which helps. Many people want more help at turning back the clock, though. As a result, day spas and home spa treatments have become very popular. The products used become more and more sophisticated and effective as time goes by. As of the writing of this article, treatments using Galvanic Current seem to be the best way of beating back lines and wrinkles.

There are some significant advantages to using Galvanic Current treatments:

  • better cleansing
  • boost in hydration
  • improved circulation
  • brings out natural radiance
  • draws nutrients to the skin's outer layers
  • revitalizes and rejuvenates
  • makes you look up to 10 years younger instantly

Treatments are done with a small machine that is moved over the skin, to which a gel is applied. The whole process works with negative and positive ions. It only takes a few minutes, but continues working at delivering the above enhancements for 24 hours afterwards. You see immediate results, which last longer and longer with each treatment.

You can go to a day spa to get this done, or buy a small, hand-held device and do it yourself for a fraction of the price. I received one for Christmas from my daughter, Lisa, and I love it! Mine is about the size of a shaver and runs on batteries. I've only used it twice so far but the second time netted me results that lasted about a week.

As an added bonus, Galvanic Current can be used on all parts of the body and helps with things like cellulite and flabby upper arms. It can be applied to the scalp, as well.

If you are one of the majority of people who are (or want to be) proactive in staying as young looking as possible, then Galvanic Current may be perfect for you. It's easy, convenient and you get to look younger without lotions, potions or creams.

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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Shirley: This is so what I like! Had not heard of it. I am too chicken to ever consider a face lift as I get older,  but a tool such as the Galvanic Current sounds perfect. I checked the link and was wondering, are you using the Galvanic Current device without the cream?

Thanks girlfriend, for sharing!


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Shirley, it's the first time I heart of Galvanic Current. I'm still into Pond's cold cream.LOL. Sounds very intersting. I may have to look around in the city if this thing is available here. I'm glad to see you back and publishing again. To youthful skin and spirit --cheers!:)


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hot dorkage 7 years ago from Oregon, USA

I have a friend just starting out in selling some deal like this in MLM. Because she is my friend, I consented to go to a "party." The part she didn't tell me was that once you buy one of these things you have to buy pricey cream from them forever and ever amen. That the galvanic doohickey or whatever only supposedly preps your skin for the cream and makes the cream more effective. I asked very pointedly what if you just used the doohickey without the cream? Oh that would be completely ineffective was their reply. Truly the thing looked just like that thing that you pictured in your hub.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi VioletSun! Can you keep a secret? It's actually called Galvanic Spa, but the company doesn't want the product or company name mentioned outside of sanctioned copy. Don't tell anybody. :)

Little vials of the gel came with the spa. After they're gone, I'll buy some more, but I got 8 or 10 pair of vials in mine. You put the pre-treatment gel on, use the machine for 3-5 minutes, then put on the treatment gel and do it again. Then, you're done. Your skin is way more absorbent afterwards, so if you moisturize, the cream will soak in better. My daughter said that because of that, you should use a good moisturizer. Part of the reason that I need one of those things is because I only moisturize if I feel like I need to.

By the way, the thing is totally silent - no noise at all, except the little beeps that it gives off.

Hey, you're very welcome! Happy to share with you, anytime! Thx for coming by to check it out.


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area

Shirley, it looks scary - is it different from anal probe? ;)


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Daisy! Thanks for dropping by. If you go looking for one of these, they're called Galvanic Spa. Galvanic current is what they give off. I chuckled about the Pond's. It reminds me of visiting my grandma because she always used it and I didn't know anyone else who did. I second that youthful skin and spirit, and thanks for the welcome back.

Hot Dorkage - I can't speak for anyone else, but I have not used any cream with mine, only the gel that came with it. I'm sure it probably is great to use complimentary products and someday I will, but right now I'm not using anything else except some lotion when my face feels dry. I'm sure having the proper lotions to follow would enhance the experience, but like I said, I don't use anything extra and I found it quite effective.

Thanks for mentioning it. I'm going to see what I can find out about that.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Misha - LOL! That attachment is not yet available. :)


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Shirley: My lips are sealed! :) hehe. If you find out more about having to purchase the creams, let us know.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

Hi, Shirley! Nice job and it looks like it will bring in lots of traffic. I hope it does. I had to laugh in the beginning though. The picture looks just like a stun gun and it put a funny image in my head. If you also have a stun gun, don't get 'em mixed up!

My mom used Ponds, and I first started using it to remove theatrical make-up, but then found that good old Vaseline Petroleum Jelly worked the best. Nothing like putting petroleum products on your face for smooth (and flammable) skin!

Glad it's working for you. I think a lot of people would be skeptical, but with your personal, positive experience, it will be taken more seriously by your readers. Not to be a "buttinski," but I checked and they sell quite a few of these on Ebay. Might want to place some ads. I think you could sell some.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go put some petroleum products on my face. No smoking!


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

My Mum was on stage a lot both professionally singing and acting. She swore by "Crowes Cremine", which was a highly greasy makeup remover that was ideal for removing 'stage paint'. The name always used to make me laugh, as it sounded like it was for 'old crows', but the stuff actually worked very well. They have just started making it again to the original recipe after popular demand, (although they have somehow bumped up the price). It left your skin ever so soft because of the greasy nature of the product.


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

I guess it is worth mentioning that NOTHING you put on your skin will add moisture to it. The best you can hope for is that it will seal moisture into your skin. The best way to actually moisturise skin is to drink lots of water (i.e. moisturise from the inside out). Common sense to most of us, but who knows who is reading this and still thinks a moisturiser will make their skin more supple if applied on the outside :)


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sixtyorso 7 years ago from South Africa

What made Pond's cream ? When Max Factor. LOL interesting hub.


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BeatsMe 7 years ago

Hi Shirley, it looks like a miracle machine. But does it have side effects? Haven't heard of this before.


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C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana

Sure don't know if anything could help my sun baked wrinkles! Interesting hub, never heard of this item. It could be the fountain of youth, time will tell, and until that happens my wrinkles will stay set in their way.LOL


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, VioletSun! And I will let you know what I find out.

Christoph, thanks for reminding me not to store my Galvanic Spa and my stun gun in the same drawer. That could be a tad uncomfortable, although they both use a current so who knows, maybe the stun gun is a miracle machine for wrinkles. Perhaps I'll go to the local jail and check the faces of some of the guests.

So Pond's brings back memories for you, too. Please tell me that neither you or your mom use chicken fat on your lips. Re the vaseline, doesn't it clog your pores and cause your head to slide off of things? You must have nicely hydrated skin!

You are definitely not a butinski. I didn't put any product listings because my daughter sells them. What a nice mom, eh?

I was going to light a cigarette, but better not. Sure would hate to be the one to blow up HubPages.

Thanks for your comment and your tips!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Cindy - your mom was in show biz? How exciting! Did you do any stage work yourself?

That Crowes Cremine sounds industrial! It must've been good or they wouldn't be bringing it back. In fact, it must've been really good if they're jacking up the price. Is it just for stage make-up?

You're right about the moisturizing. I don't think that a lot of people know that. Of course, the media doesn't help with the perception that creams do the hydrating. They just put a barrier between the skin and the air so the moisture doesn't evaporate so fast.

Thanks for taking the time to share!

Sixty - *GROAN!* Thx for the beauty humour!

Beats Me - no side effects that I can see. Don't know how there could be, unless you're allergic to the gel that goes on your skin before using the machine. Of course, I'm not a rocket scientist, so I could be wrong. I'll check into that, that's an interesting question. Thanks!

C.S., it should work on sun baked skin - mine is for a period of time each year. Living in Canada, I always return to pale in the winter regardless of how dark I get the rest of the year, though. Thanks for coming by.

Okay, I was about to answer the last comment when I realized that it's mine.


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Ah yes, Ponds. I think that most everybody of a certain age can relate to having seen this in one's home or grandparent's home. This invention sounds interesting. The people I know who have had face lifts........they do not last that long. Big expense also. This sounds like a better idea.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Peggy, Pond's must've been very popular in its day. Now, it seems to have nostalgic value.

I've never know anyone who's had a facelift, but I've seen it on TV and it looks so painful! Not only that, some of them really overdo it. Look at Joan Rivers. There just ain't nothin' natural about that look.

This is a better idea, Peggy. If it was painful or expensive, I sure wouldn't be using it.

Thanks for coming by and commenting. I think that pretty soon, we're going to have to start a Pond's club or something. :)


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area

My mother used Pond's, too :)


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

This sounds interesting but I may have a hard time convincing Mom. Galvanic sounds a bit serious enough - what more about current? LOL Seriously, it's the first time I've heard of it and I doubt if it's available here. But I shall find out :D


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Amanda Severn 7 years ago from UK

And my Auntie! I wonder if they sell that ray gun in the UK? I'll have to watch out for it!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Misha, that's interesting! They sell Pond's in Russia? Well, I guess - why not?

Cris, everything is available everywhere these days. ;) Your mom would probably love it, although be careful in your presentation - telling her she needs one for her wrinkles might not go over well.

Amanda, your aunt used Pond's, too? I'm beginning to think that it was either the only brand or it was so good that it was the most popular. I honestly don't remember any other face cream except for Noxema.

Thanks everyone for all the comments!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Shirley, if you were my mom, I would love to sit down and have you galvanized spa this thing on my face Hahahaha Well, since you are so far away, if Daisy finds this thing here tucked somewhere in this lil country of ours, I'll also convince her to do it for me. LOL


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ha, Michelle!  You don't need any help with facial toning!  You already look even younger than you are.  It'd be fun to have a spa day though, wouldn't it? 

That would be a nice afternoon for Charlie's Angels.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Yes, it sure would be fun! LOL


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area

Yes Shirley, don't know about now, but back then they did. And I don't remember any serious alternative, too :)


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B.T. Evilpants 7 years ago from Hell, MI

And I was thinking you just used a photo of your daughter, for your new avatar (not that you looked old, before). I wonder if it works on dry fur.

By the way, there was always Ponds in my mom's makeup drawer. It was good for so many things. Moisturizing, removing makeup, lubricating bicycle chains, and a tasty dessert topping, too!


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Hi Shirley, 

 Mum was a professional singer who cut records with Columbia, as well as appearing in major London pantomimes as 'Principal Boy', and she even appeared in a Hammer Horror Film with 'Victor Madden', called "Blood of the Vampire" in black and white. Unlike her I do not do stage work, but can sing pretty well after her ongoing tips and advice (she was 'Bel Canto' trained, which is really really hard).

'Crowes  Cremine' is really good, and it used to be mainly used by people on stage, but now many other people can use it too. It comes in a pale blue tub, and lasts for absolutely ages. Works on any makeup, plus leaves the skin feeling supple and moisturised. I highly recommend it, plus even with the recent price increase it is still cheaper to use than most other makeup removers today.

If you really would like to know more I published a whole hub on her training and career, plus many of the people she worked with and met such as Cliff Richard, Jayne Mansfield, Dick Emery etc. The link to this hub is:

http://hubpages.com/entertainment/-A-Biography-of-...


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Oh, BT, you sweet talker, you.

It can be used on the scalp, there's some gel or something that you apply and then it works great, supposed to stimulate hair growth.

Hmm, never tried Pond's on cherry pie, but hey, who knows? I'm beginning to think that everyone's mom (except mine) used Pond's. But did your mom use chicken fat on her lips?


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Cindy, you must've had the coolest mom on the block! I am going to read your hub about her. I have a bunch of Hammer films (love them!). I wonder if I have Blood of the Vampire...I'm going to look.

Re the Crowes Cremine, I asked you about that because it sounded heavy, greasy and really heavy duty. Judging from your response though, it is not.


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B.T. Evilpants 7 years ago from Hell, MI

Chicken fat? No. I think she preferred pond scum. Chicken fat had a funny taste.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hmm, yes, I suppose it would taste a bit funny (read gross, disgusting and rancid). I'm sure pond scum is much better, flavour wise anyway.


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Hi Shirley, actually the Crowes Cremine is quite greasy, but it does leave your skin feeling really good afterwards.

The "Blood of the Vampire" film is really hard to get hold of, and even we had a job securing a copy. I believe the scene of Mum chained up in the dungeon (as per the photo on my hub about her career), was cut from the version put out in the cinema's because at the time it was considered too 'sexy' to be acceptable, although we have the full uncut version here.


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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Shirley, just had to drop by and say I love your new avatar -- you look all fresh and ready to take on the world with a new vibrant energy. I can't wait for your profile page to experience the power of Galvanic current as well.LOL. Will be on the look out:)


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Well, Cindy, if it's heavily greasy, it probably makes a good barrier to hold in the moisture. I may have to look into that further, thanks for letting me know about it.

Re Blood of the Vampire, if it's not likely in a copy I might have, then I won't bother looking. All of my VHS movies (165 of them) are packed away and it's a pain when I want one. Too sexy? Aren't all the Hammer films? Any I've seen have had that element in them - some quite heavily. But I love 'em, they're all horror.

Daisy, you are a delight! Thank-you for the compliment. I'm kind of excited about the upcoming day that my profile changes, too! I wonder what it will look like. Thanks for the encouragement, Dear Daisy!


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

A little too much cleveage on show for the time I believe, and it was back in the 1950's after all :)


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

That really does surprise me! Like I said, all the Hammer films had stuff like that in it. If it wasn't obvious, it was implied and all the ladies were buxom and wore low-ish necklines.

Yeah, back in the fifties, they wouldn't show pregnant women or show 2 people sleeping in the same bed. We've come a long way.


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sixtyorso 7 years ago from South Africa

I must admit I have not heard of the chicken fat on the lips thing. Ponds it was for mom and the two grannies, although they the grannies as I recall it might have used vaseline petroleum gelly too!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Sixty. I think that the general concensus is that Pond's was the face cream of the day. Like I said before, it must've been the only game in town or it was really good. Vaseline....sounds so sticky and greasy. I used it to seal craft paint on a shower wall once. It is a really good water barrier, but I would have thought that it clogged the pores. Did your grannies have exceptionally soft skin?


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Rochelle Frank 7 years ago from California Gold Country

Sounds interesting, but I'm waitiing for your follow up report.

I have always been especially suspicious of anti-aging creams. It doesn't make sense that you should be able to rub a substance on your skin and it stops you from getting older.

This goes against the laws of physics. It goes against the theory of relativity and the space/time continuum. If it did work to stop aging, users would never get another birthday present. I'm not sure I'm willing to give that up.


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Madison Parker 7 years ago from California

Shirley,

I need to buy a king-sized one and start at my forehead then work my way down to my toes! Interesting Hub. I've never heard of it before.

Madison


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, Rochelle. I've tried one or two of the creams they advertise on TV, but didn't notice much (any) difference.

Just because you start going backwards physically, doesn't mean you don't go forward chronologically. We still get, nay - demand - an uninterrupted gift schedule! You betcha! After a few years though, those gifts may include acne cream.

Thanks for visiting!

LOL, Madison - I had a good belly laugh over your comment! But listen, start at your toes and work your way up! You want to LIFT, not pull everything down. Sheesh, you'd be standing in a puddle of skin - ick!

Thanks for coming by. I'm still laughing, that's hilarious. :)


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sixtyorso 7 years ago from South Africa

Hi Shirley Now that you mention it, they did have remarkable skin for their respective ages! especially my older Gran on my mother's side.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

That must be where you get your boyish good looks from, Sixty.


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Constant Walker 7 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Shirley. I'm sceptical... I'm very sceptical. I see so many products like this - all the time! making the same claim: "Look younger!" I sleep with my TV ov on (weird I know, but I can't sleep otherwise) and if I happen to awake to see what's playing in the middle of the night, 99.9% of the time it is an infomercial hawking a product which "guarantess" to make women look younger or "Your money back."

I just don't believe any of them any more.

Well, that was my happy, positive contribution. My work here is done...


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

Hi Shirley, I just had to check and see what the heck Constant Walker might be contributing to the comments here. Since he has naturally boyish good looks, no wonder he sees no need for such a product!

I agree that a full-blown face lift is just frightening to me (although I have two friends who have done it and dont' seem to have ill effects). But anything I can do at home in the privacy of my own bathroom -- I'll give a try.

Thank you so much for this information. Imagine all of us hubbers around the world with more beautiful skin! Isn't that a lovely thought??!!! MM


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Tsk, tsk, Constant Walker, such skeptism in one who doesn't need it. If you lived closer, I'd lend you mine to try. However, you would then look about 3 when you were done a few treatments.

Hey, you can come by and voice your opinion on my hubs any old time - skeptic or no.

MM - Yes, just because he has that baby face, he thinks the rest of us do, as well. Actually, I guess ya gotta love him for that. Of course, he didn't say that, but I'm pretty sure that's what he meant. :)

I have only used mine 3 times - actually 4, but once I used it wrong - and I have to say that I do notice a difference. When I left it for a week between treatments, I noticed a return of...um, well, my former look. The ladies in my age group will know exactly what word to insert there.

Yes, MM, that is a lovely thought. A community full of youthful looking hubbers with glowing skin.

Thank-you both for dropping in!


Myrna 7 years ago

I understand you should not use it if you have teeth implants. Is this true?


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi, Myrna. I don't know why, but your comment didn't show up until today!

Re your question, I looked up the answer and this is what I found under the 'cautions':

- Check with your physician before using the Galvanic Spa System II if you are pregnant, have a pace-maker, are epileptic, wear metal braces on your teeth, or have a metal implant.

- The Galvanic Spa System II should not be used over an area with many broken capillaries or over an inflamed or open wound.

Re teeth implants in particular, if there is metal in them, I'd be leery of using it. Otherwise, I would check with your dentist and/or Nu Skin. Their phone number is 1-800-487-1000.

Hope this helps, Myrna. Thanks for asking this important question.

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