One of the things that makes Simply Skin unique is that we are the only provider of the Dermasound Facial in San Diego. For those unfamiliar, a Dermasound Facial uses revolutionary technology to exfoliate, nourish, and repair skin — and it’s famous for being gentle, non-invasive, safe, and suitable for all skin types.
Recently on the Simply Skin blog, we’ve been going into more detail about every step of the Dermasound Facial and what makes it so unique.
The process begins with a skin peeling treatment, which deep cleans pores and prepares the skin for what comes next. Then, step two involves a dermal infusion, where customized vitamins and topicals are infused into the skin using penetrating ultrasound technology. In our last post, we discussed step three, microcurrent therapy, which rebalances the electrical energy of the skin cell — stimulating facial muscles, improving blood circulation, and promoting faster healing.
Today, we’re excited to conclude our series on the Dermasound Facial with the fourth and final step: Adenosine Triphosphate (or ATP).
What is Adenosine Triphosphate?
The human body is a complex organism, and as such, it takes energy to maintain proper functioning. But what we call “energy” is actually a molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
But what is ATP? Adenosine triphosphate production occurs in tiny cellular structures called mitochondria and can be found in the cells of all living things. It is commonly referred to as the energy “currency" of the cell, because it can be compared to storing money in a bank. ATP’s job is to store energy and then deliver it to cells in other parts of the body for important biological functions.
Functions of Adenosine Triphosphate
Cells require chemical energy for all kinds of tasks, from metabolism to mechanical work (like moving muscles). The function of adenosine triphosphate is to serve as a shuttle, delivering the energy to where it’s needed in the cell.
Skin is our body’s largest organ, which makes adenosine triphosphate energy particularly important. Skin cells need ATP to perform a huge number of different functions, from maintaining hydration levels to producing skin-plumping collagen and elastin, and regenerating cells. Decades of statistical evidence reinforce ATP as a strong skin-restoring ingredient, an energy booster, and very well accepted by the skin.
However, as you grow older, your body has fewer mitochondria — making it harder to produce enough ATP. (This is also why we feel more tired as we age.) This adenosine triphosphate breakdown means the skin has less energy to perform these important tasks, and we therefore see an increase in fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity, alongside a duller complexion and more irregular skin tone.
Adenosine Triphosphate Benefits
Check out some of the adenosine triphosphate benefits:
Adenosine Triphosphate: Energizing Skin at a Cellular Level
There’s no question that Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is a powerful way to promote a smooth, radiant, balanced complexion — especially when paired with the transformative effects of the rest of the Dermasound Facial.
It is the ultimate no downtime, healthy aging, problematic skin or pre-event facial skin care treatment — and Simply Skin offers the only Dermasound Facial in San Diego. Book your skincare service today, and look forward to fresh and fabulous skin.