The last few years at the peak of popularity in beauty salons is the procedure for peeling the skin with special fish. This technology allows you to remove the cornified layers of the epidermis. As a result, the skin becomes soft and silky. The fish, called Garra Rufa, do not bite, but rather pinch off parts of the epidermis. Fashionable procedure has many features.
Garra Rufa fish peeling: history of appearance
Garra Rufa is called healers and cosmetologists. Spa owners claim that the so-called cooperation of man and fish began in ancient times. It is believed that they inhabited the Euphrates River. Later, Garra Rufa spread along the southeast. About 3 years ago, they began to be used for spa treatments in Turkey, Thailand and Vietnam.
There is even a legend, according to which the Turks were the first to discover the tremendous medicinal ability of the small fish. 2 brothers came across a hot spring, decided to swim in it and they were surrounded by garra-rufa. The sensations were so pleasant that the Turks began to constantly come to this place. By the way, it is believed that at one time people caught so much of this species of fish that it was threatened with extinction. However, complete extinction did not happen - the fish began to grow for cosmetic purposes.
Later, the fashion for wonderful fish spread to Europe and Russia. At the moment, Gara Ruf do several types of cosmetic procedures. They clean the feet, hands, or the whole body. There is an opinion that fish healers help to fight aging. To do this, let them peel the skin on their face.
In the natural environment, garra-rufa reach a length of 15 cm. When grown for cosmetic purposes, the size varies from 2 to 10 cm. Visually, the fish resemble leeches. The necessary spa effect is achieved due to the structure of their jaws. They actually have no large and sharp teeth. Garra-Ruf's “lips” remind records.
In nature, fish feed on plankton. But in an artificial environment they are cared for in such a way that they begin to feed on organic matter. Garra-rufa perceive the human epidermis as food.
It is believed that the fish can also have a therapeutic effect. For example, some cosmetologists claim that the procedure may be useful for psoriasis, eczema, and some other skin problems. Contraindications include the presence of a human malignant tumor. Also, peeling with garra-rufa fish is not advised to do with lupus erythematosus and psoriatic erythroderma.
Thus, the fish during the peeling have several effects at once:
- Massage - Garra-Rufa touches the skin, accelerating blood circulation.
- Cleansing of the skin - the pores become cleaner, the cornified tissue layer is removed.
- Treatment - it is believed that the fish also secrete the enzyme anthracin, which has a beneficial effect on skin areas suffering from psoriasis.
Peeling of the feet with fish: description of the procedure
Peeling fish helps to make the skin much smoother. This effect is also achieved due to the physiological characteristics of the Garra-Rufa. The fact is that in their saliva contains a special substance - dithranol. While pinching pieces of skin, it gets onto the cells of the epidermis. In this case, dithranol has a disinfecting effect.
As already mentioned, the procedure is carried out on different parts of the body. It is clear that most often people go to spas to improve the condition of the skin on their feet. Fish for this type of spa are kept in a separate aquarium. Usually they float there no more than 300 pieces.
The procedure is very simple. The client undresses and immerses the limbs in a garra-ruff tank. Cuttings literally stick around the legs and begin to pinch off pieces of skin. Their work is facilitated by the fact that the epidermis becomes softer under the action of water. Approximately the processing of 2 legs takes about 20 minutes. All this time, a person feels a slight tickling. Some people compare contact with fish with sand. Many feel that the sensations are similar to the way it seeps through the toes when you stand on the seashore. Peeling feet with fish usually costs around 1000 rubles.
After the procedure is not prescribed any special care. It is enough to use cosmetics or ointments previously prescribed by doctors.
Garra Rufa: reviews of peeling
Most reviews of women who have tried peeling fish are positive. Almost everyone is satisfied with the quality of the skin after the procedure. Some ladies do not recommend going to this spa procedure if you are afraid of some animals or insects. With such fears, the sensation of touching can be scary.
If the visitors of the salons are in awe of the fish, then doctors have a different opinion on Garra-Ruffs. It's all about the hygiene of the procedure and frequent deception. Let's start with the 2nd, as sometimes peeling from the "wrong" fish can cause some discomfort.
Currently, spa treatments with fish are very popular. Business is complicated by the fact that they need special care. So Garra-Ruf is fed a special mixture. Otherwise, the fish simply will not clean the skin of customers. In order not to invest a lot of money, some businessmen go to the deception. Instead of garra-ruf Chinese fish, they buy chin-chin, which are much cheaper. The problem is that they cleanse the skin completely differently. Chin-chin has a sharp mouth. In addition, they have teeth. As a result, they do not pinch off, but gnaw off pieces of skin. As a result, small wounds can form.
This forgery is directly related to the hygienic procedures. Fish peeling is carried out in the same aquarium. Up to 12 clients are immersed in it per day. Water after each time is not washed off. The salons explain this by the fact that it is filtered. However, this fact does not stop doctors from skepticism. They believe that this does not prevent the spread of various infections. If we consider that the procedure was carried out with chin-chin fish that traumatize the skin, then the chance to get infected increases.
You can protect yourself, knowing how Garra-Rufa should look. Fish have a grayish tint. Outwardly, they look like leeches. If you look at them, you can see that the mouth is below the eyes. In addition, it has an oval shape. Chin-chin look different. They have a reddish tint. Their mouth is at eye level and resembles a beak.
Also, to protect yourself, carefully consider the choice of the cabin. Some spas simply stop feeding the fish so that they pounce on customers. This is absolutely wrong. It also happens that garra-rufs are kept under improper temperature conditions. The water in the aquarium should be within 24-32 degrees. This temperature range is comfortable for both customers and fish.
All this is important, as the wrong care directly affects the quality of the peeling. Fish just stop developing normally. As a result, saliva does not contain the right amount of necessary enzymes. Also, due to improper care, Garruphs do not completely clean the skin.
Fish peeling is a fashionable spa procedure that helps to get rid of rattled and hardened skin. It takes place in a special pool or aquarium. In the capacity of the lower part of the body in need of cleaning. Then the layers of the epidermis begin to gently and painlessly pinch off the fish of the Garra-Rufa type. During the peeling, they also excrete saliva, disinfecting the skin.