The skin is very effective at providing a barrier from external compounds, mainly through lipids (oils) between skin cells. These lipids work so well that in many cases only a fraction of skin care ingredients we apply ever enter the skin. Sonophoresis work by temporarily disrupting the lipid barrier using ultrasound vibrations providing intense transdermal delivery, about a thousand times more effective than a hand massage. This allows products and vitamins selected to suit your skin condition to be pushed into the dermis (deeper layers of the skin) where they are more effective in treating acne, pigmentation, ageing and improving the skin’s overall appearance.

Sonophoresis is the best known method when used in conjunction with chemical peels, to accelerate the treatment of stubborn deep pigmentation. The application and penetration of vitamins assists in lightening abnormal skin pigmentation and helps plump the dermal layer with new collagen which fills out and tightens fine lines and wrinkles and firms the skin. Sonophoresis can also be used to remove oils and trapped grime in the skin resulting in a reduced count of acne causing bacteria and an overall cleanliness and clarity of the skin.

This may be used in conjunction with Ultraceuticals Peels, Skin Workouts, Professional Facials or Skin Resurfacing: Microdermabrasion.

Sonophoresis Prices

Sonophoresis Infusion$90.00
Sonophoresis Infusion - with Microdermabraion$145.00
As an adjunct$35.00

Frequently Asked Questions

The Sonophoresis Delivery System uses ultrasound technology – or low frequency ‘sonophoresis’ to achieve a penetration rate that far exceeds what can be achieved by other penetration enhancers. Low frequency sonophoresis (29 KHz) disrupts the lipid barrier through ultrasound vibrations momentarily creating little spaces in the skin allowing greater penetration of applied products containing active key ingredients.

The frequency of 20 KHz is just above the top of the range of hearing. Occasionally a soft high-pitched sound can be experienced during the treatment. The physical sensation felt while undergoing a Sonophoresis Skin Workout is one of warmth.