Ultrasound has been used for many years in the medical field. Recently it has become available as a skincare tool as well. Ultrasound is the use of sound waves which penetrate the skin and bounce off of or absorb into skin tissues, resulting in gentle exfoliation and deep cleansing through vibration, ingredient penetration, and stimulation of healthy collagen and elastin.
It is a technique that uses high frequency sound waves and their echoes. The technique
is similar to the echolocation used by bats, whales and dolphins, as well as SONAR used
by submarines. These waves penetrate the skin and are absorbed into the tissues as a
source of energy, which:
* stimulates body cells
* penetrates products to the cell wall
* expands the space in which the cells exist
* stimulates and expands the cell membrane
* improves local blood and lymph circulation
* increases the penetration of products
* helps to improve the metabolism and regeneration of skin cells
Science tells us that everything is energy, and so your thoughts, your body, your cash, your car—everything you think is solid, if you put it under a high-powered microscope, it’s just a field of energy and a rate of vibration. Therefore, if ultrasound waves are used to positively manipulate energy through vibration…it would make sense that this technology could be used to increase professional skin care results.
As science continues to progress and reveal more ways to fight aging, acne and
hyper pigmentation, one thing is certain—ultrasound is here to stay.
All skin conditions and skin tones can benefit from ultrasound. In fact, clinical studies have established that ultrasound can increase the efficacy of certain skin treatments by as much as 10,000 times. – Skin Inc. Magazine February 2005
bien-être spa utilizes Ultrasound technology in certain facial treatments in order to get the best possible results from non-invasive therapy.
written by Jennifer Laz, Licensed Esthetician, bien-être spa