Ultrasonic Facial Toning Treatment For Aging Skin
Written by: Kimberly Langford
During the ultrasonic facial, special sound wave technology is used to penetrate deep below the surface of the skin promoting cellular renewal and repair, toning muscles, increasing blood circulation, encouraging lymphatic drainage, combating puffiness and swelling and improving skin care product penetration. Ultrasound may be used on most parts of the body, including the face, neck, arms, breasts, stomach, waist, hips, buttocks, and legs and can now be used in the comfort of your own home.
How Do Ultrasonic Facial Devices and Machines Work?
The application of ultrasonic frequency is commonly used by salon professionals to plump up and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, shrink enlarged pores, relieve puffy eyes, reduce the appearance of cellulite, fade dark eye circles, freckles and old age spots and even repair scar damage. The process is safe, painless and gentle and is even used by sensitive skin types such as those with Rosacea.
Once only found in day and /medical spas, dermatologist and plastic surgeons offices, ultrasonic facial treatment technology is now within the reach of the home user.
The sound waves produced by the ultrasound facial machine resonates well above our hearing level and move too quickly for our nerve endings to register. The intensive rejuvenating cyclic sound waves penetrate below the skin reaching the dermis and will not cause the user any discomfort or unusual side effects. Some ultrasonic machines offer the convenience of different treatment modes. Generally, lower ultrasonic frequencies will penetrate deeper below the skin. Thus, the 1MHz mode is designed for general body treatment where tissues and muscles are thicker. The 3MHz mode is designed for general facial treatment where tissues and muscles are much thinner. The 5Mhz mode is appropriate for treatment around the most delicate area - the eyes.
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In order to optimize the penetration of the cyclical sound waves produced by the ultrasonic facial massager, a conductive gel must be used. Besides encouraging improved conductivity, the gel also penetrates deep into the skin. As such, many estheticians use quality optimized gels that contain skin-firming ingredients such as Jellen® Organic Conductive Facial Machine Gel.
When ultrasound enters the body it reacts in various ways. It is absorbed by muscle, tendons and bone. Harder surfaces like bone will absorb and reflect ultrasound energy. All of these play a role in the eventual total temperature rise in the surrounding tissue. This in turn dramatically increases needed oxygen to the cells and aids in the removal of waste products. This antibacterial cleansing action also helps prevent the onset of acne and blemishes and the skin is left feeling instantly energized, rosy, firm, refreshed and noticeably softer - even after just one application!
What Type of Conductive Gel Should I Use During Ultrasonic Treatment?
It is critical that a water soluble gel always be used during treatment because it has been found to be the best conductor of ultrasonic sound waves. Plain water, oil or any oil-based creams or lotions do not contain ionic properties and are not compatible during ultrasonic skin care treatment. Damage may occur to your ultrasonic treatment head if applied to the skin without using the correct conductive medium, or any conductive medium at all.
We have experimented with using many different types of gel during treatment however we found that some were too stringy or clumpy, some dried up much too quickly and became sticky, and some caused undesirable drag and friction on the skin. To address these issues, we created the ultimate conductive facial gel solution for ultrasonic, galvanic, and microcurrent treatment: An organic, water-soluble, 100% paraban-free, luxurious facial machine gel that not only provides excellent sound wave conductivity and glide, but also provides an immediate lifting and firming effect immediately following application. This smooth and natural gel contains beneficial ingredients that improve overall skin tone, rehydrate, restore elasticity, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Learn more about Jellen® Organic Conductive Facial Machine Gel.
What Are The Benefits Of Ultrasonic Facial Toning Treatment?
Ultrasonic facials offer a safe and gentle alternative to dramatic plastic surgery procedures, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, Collagen and Botox injections and other invasive skin rejuvenation treatments.
Ultrasonic facial treatment results can vary by individual and skin type, are gradual, and will not just occur over night. Although Ultrasonic treatment has been shown to produce an immediate and temporary firming effect, continued daily application will provide more cumulative long-term, lasting results.
- Stimulates Blood Circulation
- Aids in Lymphatic Drainage
- Gently Exfoliates Away Dead Skin Cells
- Increases Cell Metabolism
- Cleanses Away Toxins
- Enhances Skin Care Product Performance
- Tightens and Tones Neck, Body and Facial Skin
- Diminishes Wrinkles and Fine Lines
- Reduces The Appearance of Congested, Puffy Eyes
- Refines Large Pores
- Improves Upon Skin Texture and Tone
- Clarify Acne and Blemishes
- Lightens Dark Under Eye Circles
- Reduces The Appearance of Cellulite and Fat Deposits
- Fades Scars, Freckles, Age Spots and Redness
Are Ultrasonic Facials Safe?
Ultrasonic facials are considered a safe, easy and gentle skin rejuvenation technology however the following precautions should always be taken:
- Do not use internally and avoid using near center of the throat to avoid thyroid stimulation
- Do not use on open sores, wounds or infected areas
- Never use internally (i.e. in mouth, nose, etc.)
- Do not use if pregnant, have a pacemaker, heart disease history or other medical condition