If you’re familiar with Simply Skin, you know we’re famous for being the only provider of the Dermasound Facial in San Diego. A Dermasound Facial is an advanced facial that offers exfoliation, better product penetration, and cellular repair through low frequency ultrasonic waves and healing microcurrent therapy.
The Dermasound Ultrasonic Facial is gentle, non-invasive, safe, and suitable for all skin types — from acne to rosacea and mature skin. It includes four stages to rejuvenate and revitalize skin: Peeling, Infusion, Microcurrent Therapy, and ATP.
Last time on the Simply Skin blog, we broke down the first step of the Dermasound Facial, The Skin Peeling Treatment, which exfoliates and deep cleans the pores of the face to prep the skin for the rest of the treatment. Today, we’re exploring step two of the process: the dermal infusion facial.
Step 2: Dermal Infusion Facial
What is a sonophoresis facial?
“Phoresis” refers to the delivery of a substance by means of an agent. In our case, the substance is nourishing skin products, and the agent is “sono,” or sound. The term “sonophoresis” is used to describe the effects of ultrasound on the movement of product through intact living skin and into the soft tissues.
In layman’s terms? A sonophoresis facial uses sound waves to push products into the skin. This increases the absorption of nourishing ingredients.
Once the outermost layer of the skin (the stratum corneum) is shed in the peeling phase, a younger skin layer is exposed and ripe for treatment. That’s where the sonophoresis treatment comes in.
The lotion, cream, or serum is applied liberally with the sonophoresis facial machine. Typically, that includes an antioxidant product to provide deep environmental healing and protection. We also use this step to infuse high concentrations of hydration, brighteners, and growth factors. Then, the sonophoresis device includes a hand instrument that is used to lightly spread the product and stroke the skin.
How does sonophoresis work?
Sonophoresis treatment involves a disruption of the stratum corneum lipids, allowing ingredients to pass through the skin’s protective barrier. However, unlike a micro infusion facial, which creates tiny puncture wounds in the top layer of skin, sonophoresis uses sound waves alone.
The ultrasound frequency opens minute pathways in the skin, which allows active treatment products to penetrate between 4,000 and 10,000 times more effectively than they would if you applied them manually with your hands. That means the dermal infusion facial creates deep, powerful nourishment at a cellular level for better, more long-lasting results.
Sonophoresis Facial Benefits:
So why does facial infusion matter, and what are the benefits of a dermal infusion facial? It is used to treat brown spots, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and even fine lines and wrinkles, because it:
Dermal Infusion Facial for Deep, Cellular Skin Nourishment
There’s no better way to create powerful, long-lasting results than facial infusion — and if you live in the San Diego area, you’re in luck! Simply Skin is the only local provider of the Dermasound Facial. Of course, this is only the second step of the innovative four-stage Dermasound process. Stay tuned next time on the Simply Skin blog where we dive into what comes next.
In the meantime, curious if the Dermasound treatment is right for you? Schedule your free consultation today!