Usually when people hear about ultrasound technology, they conjure up an image of a woman finding out the gender of her baby or news or a patient receiving results from a diagnostic screening. But for estheticians and their clients alike, ultrasound (or ultrasonic, as it’s called in the biz) is quickly becoming the newest facial treatment to hit the salon circuit.
But before we plunge into this latest trend, perhaps a little background information is necessary.
Ultrasonic basically harnesses the energy produced from sound waves to excite cells located far past superficial skin layers, which in turn stimulates collagen, alleviates inflammation, and further activates blood flow. According to the International Dermal Institute, ultrasonic therapy can aid in the fight against several common skin care problems, including these culprits:
- Aging skin
Understandably, not everyone is eager to jump on the ultrasonic bandwagon.
The skin care industry continues booming with no signs of stopping. And with it, an overwhelming volume of modern, high-tech, and sometimes even bizarre, products are bombarding the market. But skeptics can relax about ultrasonic treatments. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) reports ultrasound has an excellent safety record because unlike other common imaging equipment, such as x-ray machines, ultrasound is not linked to ionizing radiation.
The only potentially frightening aspect of undergoing ultrasonic skin therapy is the price tag since many professional facials can cost thousands of dollars. Yet, there are still plenty of at-home ultrasonic skin devices on the shelves that are priced way more modestly. Here’s a short list, just to name a few:
- VibraSpa Bella Ultrasonic Silicone Skin Cleaning Device
- Measureable Difference Ultrasonic Beauty Massager
- Zensatio’s 3-in-1 Skin Rejuvenating Device
- Creative PCH Duo Ultrasonic Toner
- Photon Ultrasonic Facial Device
- LaBelle Ultrasonic Skin Spatula
- Nurse Jamie ACELLerator Beauty Device
- Jenu Ultrasonic Infuser