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Can be added to your facial for intense transdermal penetration of active ingredients for longer lasting results. Assists in lightening skin pigmentation, helps promote the production of collagen and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The History of Sonophoresis
Ultrasound has been used since the 70's to enhance penetration through the skin. In the mid 1990's extensive research was conducted to find alternative delivery systems to injections and oral medications. A number of these studies focused on facilitating transdermal permeability of various medicinal substances (e.g., insulin) by low frequency (20-25Khz) sonophoresis (LFS).
During clinical evaluation of the effectiveness of sonophoresis experiments demonstrated that a significant fraction (~30%) of the intercellular lipids of the stratum corneum were displaced or removed during the application of low-frequency sonophoresis, increasing the skins permeability by up to 800%.
It was this initial research that provided the data for the sonic frequency, safe power output levels and the design of the sonicator heads to develop the devices currently used.
What is it.
Sonophoresis is a process that exponentially increases the absorption of topical compounds (transdermal delivery) into the epidermis and dermis of the skin. Sonophoresis occurs because ultrasound waves stimulate micro-vibrations within the skin epidermis and increase the overall kinetic energy of molecules making up topical agents.
How Ultraceuticals Sonophoresis Works.
Deep penetration of active ingredients for longer lasting results.
Ultraceuticals UltraSonophoresis Skin Workouts allow for intense transdermal penetration of active ingredients to improve the skin's overall appearance.
The skin is very effective at providing a barrier to external compounds, primarily through lipids (oils) between skin cells. Disruption of the lipid barrier by ultrasound vibration helps in transdermal delivery. In a short period of time the skin can receive much more than is possible without this method.
Low frequency sonophoresis infuses Vitamin C and A into the skin by momentarily creating little spaces in the skin, allowing a greater penetration of applied product. The deep vitamin infusion assists in lightening abnormal skin pigmentation and helps promote the production of collagen, which smoothes the skin and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Increased skin suppleness and glow
Skin appearance rapidly improves
Quick results for healthier skin
Revitalises skin's appearance and stimulates new cell growth
Excellent companion treatment following peel or Microdermabrasion
No down time, visible results