Mask for Heat Treatments
- ALPS Hot Masks are used to enhance absorption of active ingredients into the skin
- 10 minutes of the Hot Masks corresponds to approximately 3 hours at room temperature
- Use with your own cosmetics or therapeutic agents
- Customizable options include: straps, facial design, thickness, and more
- The uniqueness of Alps HOT MASK rests on 2 properties
- Phase change material (at 50°C or 60°C) this results in the temperature of the mask not changing (decreasing) while transferring heat to the face (heating the face)
- Very low thermal conductivity, especially when compared to water (hot towels); this results in being able to keep a much higher temperature against the face. Example: If you touch steel and wood at the same temperature, steel will burn you but wood will not even though they are at the same temperature.
Product Number: PSF-PW
Methods of measuring, and factors affecting, percutaneous absorption
P. GRASSO and A. B. G. LANSDOWN
"The effects of local heating or cooling on skin microcirculation in volar aspect of human forearms was studied using laser Doppler flowmetry. When the skin was heated to 40 degrees C from a normal temperature of 32 degrees C, red cell flow (laser Doppler flow, blood flow) momentarily increased several fold and then temporarily decreased. The flow subsequently resumed a gradual increase reaching 10-15 times that of control in 30-40 min. When the skin temperature was returned to 32 degrees C after 60 min of heating, the blood flow momentarily declined but
soon increased for several minutes before it began its major descent. When cooled from 32 degrees C to 5 degrees C, the flow momentarily decreased, but soon increased, surpassing the pre-cooling level. The flow began to decline when the cooling was prolonged for more than 15-20 min. The changes in flow corresponded well with the changes in number (volume) and speed of red cells. Laser Doppler flowmetry was found to be very useful for continuously monitoring
microcirculatory blood flow in human skin"
"Heat-stimulated blood flow values at the knee, ankle and toe"
"Methods of measuring, and factors affecting, percutaneous absorption"
"Fritsch and Stoughton investigated the effect of temperature on the in vitro percutaneous absorption of acetylsalicylic acid on human skin. They found that at 40°C and 88% rh, the transepidermal passage of salicylate was about eight times greater than it was at 10°C. An increased rate of percutaneous penetration of alcohols over the range of temperature 5°-50°C"