The IDERM Galvanic Treatment is one of Skin Guru Marianne Kehoe’s signature treatment’s at her skin studio and she is one of the few facialists in LA that does this treatment. The galvanic system has been around since the 30’s and was invented by a german chemist and scientist, it has been proven effective in the medical field for treating skin pre and post laser and surgical procedures to help with the healing process. Needless to say, we were excited to try this treatment with Marianne.
What happens in a Iderm Galvanic Facial: Skin is cleansed, then a solution of yucca root is applied to the skin followed by a heat dome that is placed on top of your face, this helps bring impurities and toxins out of the skin while retaining your skins moisture. Marianne prefers using the heat dome vs steaming the face as she feels it’s better for the skin. This is followed by extractions both manual and with a vacuuming system followed by an exfoliating mask, which is then topped off with the Galvanic stimulation.
What does the actual Iderm galvanic do: Its a facial electrode mask that delivers an even flow of low amperage galvanic current over the entire face and neck. The galvanic stimulation is designed so that the product is deeply infused into the skin. Marianne uses a vitamin mineral solution that is super beneficial to the skin.
Benefit: Galvanic firms, improves collagen, tightens, increases circulation, provides nourishment for the skin, decreases inflammation, minimizes bacteria growth and pore size and evens out pigment and tone.
End Result: I have to say my skin has never looked so clean, all my pores were cleansed and my skin glowed. I loved that Marianne was super knowledgable about various skin conditions, and is really interested in healing the skin and finding the root cause of the problem. This is not a fluffy papering facial, she gets right down to the business of your skin. Your skin gets worked over in the best possible way and she focuses all her attention on that! I will say the atmosphere that she has created is really beautiful and calming, as she makes you feel very comfortable with comfy blankets and music during your facial. Through the various stages of the facial you are left with some relaxation time which offers a perfect break to close your eyes and meditate. The heat dome and the galvanic stimulation feel a little strange at first I must admit, but Marianne does such a great job of explaining everything and she’s right there to answer questions or to take it off, your skin looks so good after that I would definitely do this again any time. Marianne is also a big advocate on giving up gluten and dairy and says that it will create a huge beneficial change to your skin.
Add ons: Marianne offers a large range of powders for different skin issues that she can apply during the treatment to help aid in healing the skin. There is one for pretty much any skin issue, acne, hyperpigmentation, inflammation, scars, rosacea, anti aging, vitamin c etc. Marianne also uses Osmosis products through her treatments. Osmosis is a Dr based, holistic line that focuses on anti aging and reducing inflammation, and helps treat a host of different skin issues.
Best thing you can do for your skin? Marianne says to get great results you need to do on-going treatments.
Celebrity Clients: Liberty Ross, Agyness Deyn, Jeremy Scott, Eli Roth, to name a few.
Other treatments: Marianne also has full spectrum Infrared Light Therapy sauna’s which help treat a whole host of issues or just keep you in great health. This can treat eczema, acne, psoriasis, pain relief, inflammation, rid the body of heavy chemicals, promote weight loss, eliminate cancer cells and various other issues. The science behind this is amazing! This sauna is top of the line and super comfy to boot, with a built in iPad equipped with Pandora, Netflix and Facebook. I really need to get one of these in my house one day but until then. This is offered at $35 per 45 minute session, they also have packages where it makes it even cheeper. We are going to try this out soon and give your a full write up on it!
At MK Skin Studio they also do one other type of facial an Intense Facial Infusion, body work and organic airbrush tanning! Oh and if your a regular client you can go in for a “quick pick”, if you have any thing that pop’s up you want to get rid of.
Cost: $120 / They also have express treatments if you are in a time crunch.
Location: Marianne Kehoe Skin Studio, 818-509-0384, 4383 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, 91604, mkskinstudio.com