Ultrasonic Sonophoresis Soundwave Massage
Sonophoresis, or the use of sound to help the skin absorb nutrients and healing agents applied to its surface, is not exactly a new technology. The first ultrasound therapy machines for skin care were put into use in 1927. Scientists quickly learned that different wavelengths had different optimal uses.
Ultrasound skin care therapy applies just enough energy to "jostle" skin cells so that they absorb nutrients. There are tremendous advantages to being able to apply a nutrient directly to the skin. Generally, the skin is the last organ to benefit from a nutrient taken by mouth. Nutrients from food or oral supplements have to be broken down in the digestive tract. A pill simply might not break up, or the digestive tract simply might be able to absorb a nutrient for reasons ranging from leaky gut to constipation. Once a nutrient gets inside the body, the first place it goes is to the liver. If there is some kind of "congestion" in hepatic circulation, the nutrient never makes it to the rest of the body. And even when nutrients survive their processing in the liver, every other tissue in the body has first dibs on every nutrient before it ever reaches the skin.
That is why it is so helpful to skin health to be able to apply nutrients directly to the skin. If you simply slather a nutrient on untreated skin, it won't be absorbed. The proteins of the skin from a tight protective barrier that keeps nutrients out the same way it keeps infection out. If you gently loosen that protective barrier without breaking it, however, nutrients can enter—but microorganisms are still too large to break through the skin.
If put a drop of water on a face massager, you can see it vibrating. This is the same gentle action massager has on your skin. The device sends out about a million waves a second to gently open pores, lift and separate dirt and dead skin cells, and help nutrients penetrate deep into the skin.
During the treatment clients often report a warm feeling in the skin as the machine is being used. That warm feeling is not due to the machine. That warm feeling is the way your skin is supposed to feel! Face massage gently increases circulation so that your own blood flows into the skin, bringing it still more oxygen and nutrients, carrying away irritants, helping it repair and rejuvenate with every use.
This is what makes this treatment best for sensitive skin. No chemicals, no astringents, nothing allergenic—just the gentle power of sound. Sensitive skin can return to a beautiful tone and a blemish-free state after just a few weeks of ultrasound therapy.
What is the significance of increased circulation to the skin? Here are a few basic reasons:
- brings oxygen, nutrients, and hormones into the skin.
- carries inflammatory agents, allergens, and white blood cells that done their work away from the skin.
- the skin receives more proteins to make its own collagen and elastin. Collagen inside the skin keeps it plump and supple. Elastin helps it stretch when the tissues beneath it move, but allows it to spring back to its normal, beautiful contours,helps reduce sagging skin and double chin also helps soften lines and reduce facial wrinkles.
- "jiggles" skin cells just enough to loosen dead skin but not so much as to damage living tissues. Dead skin cells are lifted off the skin so that a simple cleanse after an ultrasound session is all you need to restore a natural texture to the skin.
Price for Ultrasonic Massage: Full Face $ 125, Eyes Area $45.