Aside from maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle, there’s no better way to battle blemishes and fight signs of aging than going to the spa for a nice and relaxing facial. One type of facial, known as the Ultrasonic facial, is taking advantage of modern technology and using high level sound waves to penetrate deep below the surface of the skin to help repair damage at a cellular level.
How does an ultrasonic facial work?
According to specialists, when sound waves are produced by the facial machine, they resonate on a level that we are not able to hear ourselves and move too quickly to be registered by our nerve endings. Such waves are said to penetrate deep into the inner layers of the skin and into the dermis. When these waves enter our bodies they are said to be absorbed by the muscles, tendons, and bones and they increase the amount of oxygen in the cells. In turn, this aids in the removal of waste and holds antibacterial properties that can help to prevent breakouts and leave skin feeling youthful and refreshed.
Some Ultrasonic facial machines may offer different treatment modes. Generally speaking, the lower the ultrasonic frequency rating, the more the waves will penetrate into the skin. 5Mhz, for example, is a higher frequency with less penetration and is good for use around delicate areas like the eyes. 1Mhz, on the other hand, allows for deep penetration and is great for a body treatment when you want to penetrate into thicker tissues and muscles.
As an attempt to optimize penetration and the effects of an ultrasonic facial, specialists use a conductive gel. The best conductor of ultrasonic waves are water soluble gels. If the proper gel is not used, you could cause damage to the treatment head.
Benefits of Ultrasonic Facials:
- Increase cellular turnover
- Smooth out fine lines and wrinkles
- Fight against sagging skin and puffy eyes
- Reduce the appearance of cellulite
- Fight against acne and blackheads
- Fade dark circles and reduce the appearance of age spots
- Stimulate blood flow and circulation
- Aids in Lymphatic Drainage and removal of toxins
- Exfoliates away dead skin cells
- Enhances the effectiveness of products on the skin
Is an Ultrasonic facial painful or dangerous?
No. The process is completely safe and painless, and can be used on even the most sensitive of skin. With that being said, Ultrasonic machines should never be used internally or near the thyroid. They should also not be used on open sores or infected area, and should not be used by those who are pregnant, those who have a pacemaker, or those who have any history of heart conditions.
Where can you get a Ultrasonic facial?
While such facials were once only available through spas and clinics, you can now do your very own Ultrasonic facial from home with a small handheld device.
What can you expect from an Ultrasonic facial?
Results of such facials vary greatly from person to person, but generally speaking you should expect to see an immediate firming effect. With that being said, Ultrasonic facials work better when their effects are cumulated though multiple treatments.