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Ultrasonic Facial Rejuvenation


July/August 2005

Throughout the centuries, individuals have rebelled against the negative effects of facial aging and searched for solutions to reverse the process. Up until the last decade, the primary weapon of choice has been invasive cosmetic-surgery procedures. However, many of these invasive facial-rejuvenation procedures declined significantly from 2000, while demand for alternative facial anti-aging solutions has been on the rise. One effective and gentle alternative to facial-rejuvenation surgery is ultrasound treatment.

The goal of any age-management procedure, invasive or non-invasive, is to achieve clinical success by reducing wrinkles, increasing firmness via collagen stimulation, smooth the skin, encourage muscle tone, alleviate pigmentation morbidity and elevate hydration. Noninvasive ultrasonic facial rejuvenation accomplishes this without the health risk, morbidity, pain, bruising and recovery period. Ultrasound also helps to slow down the aging process of skin—one element cosmetic surgery cannot do.

Non-invasive facial-rejuvenation ultrasound treatments make sound financial and skin sense for today’s progressive spa. In addition to providing a strong competitive edge for the business, ultrasound is so gentle and safe it does not require a pretreatment waiting period that, in turn, allows the esthetician to respond faster to the needs of the client.

Incorporating ultrasound into a spa’s skincare program will boost the efficacy of all treatments, reduce treatment time and generate additional income. Ultrasound provides a quick return on investment. On average, a spa treating 20 clients a week can increase the bottom line $96,000 annually.

Ultrasound is a clinically proven, cutting-edge technology that utilizes low frequency sound waves beyond 20 kilohertz in a 3-stage system for safer mechanical peeling, molecular penetration and healing microamp therapy to combat aging skin and reduce wrinkles.

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Advanced Ultrasound Treatment for Skin

February 2005

The frequency resonance hypothesis aspires to increase healthy skin cells with the treatment of non-thermal levels of ultrasound. With more than four decades of research and recent findings describing the effects of non-thermal therapeutic levels of ultrasound at the cellular and molecular levels, skin care specialists are beginning to consider incorporating this advanced mechanical modality tool for results-oriented skin treatments.

What is ultrasound?

Ultrasound, a cutting-edge technology, utilizes low-frequency sound waves in a three-stage system for safe mechanical exfoliation, molecular penetration and healing micro-amp therapy to combat aging skin, reduce wrinkles, clear acne, manage rosacea and control hyperpigmentation, in addition to many other skin challenges.

Ultrasound penetrates deeper than microdermabrasion without injury to the skin or harsh chemicals and particles to detach exhausted corneocytes. Ultrasound uses heavy water (D2O) to remove the micro-thin damaged layer of skin, while stimulating the inner-cellular environment. This increases the bioavailability of antioxidants to target the cell site, decreasing pigmentation and influencing cellular health. With no pain, irritation or rebounding effects, ultrasound peeling can be used without the traditional pre-treatment delays, making it the ideal clinical remedy for acne, pigmentation and aging skin.

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Ultrasound Science

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On the flip side, the ultrasound skin machine is a substantiated, scientifically proven, safe, non-invasive micro-device for the superficial rejuvenation of the face and other regions of the body. Ultrasound is a simple, three-stage system (cavitation, sonophoresis, micro-amp) for a safer mechanical exfoliation - using water, sonophoresis for molecular product penetration, and healing micro-amp therapy. The ultrasonic system utilizes a flat, non-toxic metal blade that delivers high-speed vibrations to the skin for facial rejuvenation in lieu of inorganic, potentially harmful substances.

The ultrasonic system offers several different functions. Specifically, the ultrasonic exfoliation function utilizes the metal blade (wand applicator) to produce a controlled, high-speed mechanical oscillation generating skin peeling.

This precise process provides for a particle-free, gentle, and effective removal of the outer layers of the stratum corneum, enhancing the skin's natural turnover and renewal process. Ultrasound operates without any harsh crystals or chemicals, using distilled water for the blade action. Results are immediately seen. The gentle frequency of low ultrasonic energy spins water molecules across the skin in fast, powerful, non-invasive vibrations of approximately 28,000 times per second, lifting micro-damaged corneocytes off the skin. This vibration action loosens the upper portions of the stratum corneum while it whirls away dead skin cells and dermal debris. The low frequency action is extremely safe and effective leaving the skin soft, smooth, and vibrant. In addition, a perfunctory benefit of this action kills bacteria in acne-prone clients via penetration of its membrane, kills viruses, reduces inflammation linked to skin aging, and opens tiny pathways around cells allowing water in and out that signals the cells at the stratum basal to perform like younger acting skin. The blade, in cavitation mode, can be used as a painless extraction method where comedones are observed 'dancing' on the tool itself!

Simply put, the 'wand' applicator tool resonates gentle sound waves into the skin, creating what is called a 'cavitation' effect. This is important to understand how the system operates. Cavitation is a non-invasive 'force' when low-level sound waves pass through a medium, skin in this instance, and create microscopic bubbles. These bubbles form instantaneously, then burst simultaneously that quickly repeat a rapid rebounding cycle releasing tiny amounts of energy on the skin's surface. This action can be likened to when a balloon pops with the sudden release of air under expansion pressure. The 'bubbles' trigger an effective peeling safe for all skins because it is non-invasive and color blind. No pre-treatment guidelines are needed for ultrasound making it a perfect procedure for acne, aging skin, rosacea, and pigmentation with immediate results.

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