Ultrasonic for Power Facials

by Lisa Young – Salon Director


woman having ultrasonic facial treatmentAsk any skincare professional and they will tell you that exfoliation is one of the most effective treatments for addressing major skin problems.

Combined with a deep cleaning treatment this produces a perfect skin health facial.

Over time the skin’s natural ability to renew itself slows down, which means that dead skin cells don’t shed as quickly as they used to and instead sit on the skin’s surface.

This makes the skin and complexion appear dull and lacking a youthful glow.

As a result, this creates other problems such as adult acne and congestion, which can cause breakouts to appear because of dead skin cells clogging up the pores.

For healthy skin, the trick is therefore to combine exfoliation with a deep clean.

However, cleansing with the hands alone is often not quite enough to provide an effective enough deep clean.

So if you suffer from congested skin problems, one way to achieve a really deep cleanse is by having a professional facial electrical treatment using a method called ultrasonic.


What is Ultrasonic ?

Ultrasonic technology provides a supercharged facial with immediate visible results. By powering up your professional facial treatment with sonic technology your skincare therapist can remove six times more makeup and twice as much dirt and oil than just cleansing with hands alone !!!

Ultrasonic can be used in different ways to treat the skin:

  • Deep clean.
  • Exfoliate.
  • Deep feed.

Better still, it’s suitable for most people and for all skin types. Even the most sensitive of skins can use ultrasonic.

So if you suffer from:

  • Blocked pores (congestion).
  • Oily skin.
  • Enlarged pores.
  • Dull and lack lustre skin.
  • Fine lines and wrinkles.

Ultrasonic is perfect for you, as not only does it provide a deep clean, but it also helps to buff off the dead skin cells to improve skin texture, skin health and hydration. It adds an exciting twist to your facial, jazzing up the usual routine and achieving great results.


How does it work ?

Ultrasonic uses a sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to remove dirt from deep down.

So for example, when used in combination with a deep cleansing skincare product, deep ingrained dirt debris and oil are attracted out of the skin by the ultrasonic sound waves.

This means that by using ultrasonic which vibrates between 23,000 and 27,000 vibrations per second you can expect to receive a far superior cleanse than a manual facial.

Ultrasonic can be used to perform ultrasonic exfoliation. Using a specific exfoliating product to loosen up the dead skin cells ultrasonic exfoliation provides a powerful and effective exfoliation without any sensitivity. As an additional benefit the ultrasonic creates a deep infusion of hydration to the skin using the water element of the product which refreshes and hydrates the newer skin cells.

This means that the results of ultrasonic cleansing, exfoliating and nourishment are far more effective, beneficial, safer and longer lasting than a manual facial and other electrical technologies.


Powering Up Advanced Facials with Sonic

Sonic can also be used in conjunction with advanced skin care treatments to produce even better advanced results.


Advanced Exfoliation Facials

Advanced exfoliating facials, such as our Dermalogica Active Resurface 35, uses a blend of advanced skincare products to produce an effective exfoliating treatment.

The treatment is completely customisable for each individual client and provides an intense resurfacing treatment.

Active Resurface 35 is perfect for treating:

  • Pigmentation.
  • Congestion.
  • Dehydration.


Benefits of Active Resurface 35

Instead of relying on active ingredients, Active Resurface 35 works on a mix of complimenting actives allowing it to achieve maximum results. It uses a mix of active botanicals as well as alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA’s) and beta hydroxyl acids (BHA’s).

As skin health as a priority, there are three different exfoliation protocols that can be further personalised. Your therapist will use a combination of Dermalogica exfoliating products to achieve optimum results at 3 levels of intensity depending on the individual such as:

  • Power Active.
  • Intensive Active.
  • Ultimate Active.

As the treatment is tailored to each individual personally, the skin remains calmer with treatment courses being adjusted to suit the individual that can typically be taken at weekly intervals.

Ultrasonic can power up your treatment further to achieve even greater results than the Ultimate Active. This means healthy skin, less sensitivity and a reduction of pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles as well as a reduction in congestion and breakouts.


What other Professional Treatments are there ?

If it’s not recommended for you to have the sonic blade due to health contraindications (typically pregnancy, heart / pace makers & epilepsy), there are plenty of other treatments available that are similar to ultrasonic exfoliation, which may be suitable for you instead.



Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive treatment.

There are 2 types of microdermabrasion:

  • Crystal microdermabrasion – crystals are blasted at the skin and vacuumed up.
  • Diamond tip microdermabrasion – a throwaway or reusable tip that spins and gently buffs the skin.

With both types of microdermabrasion, the buffing action or blasting of the crystals on the skin remove the dead skin cells to reveal a younger more healthier-looking skin.

Disadvantages to microdermabrasion

  • Crystal microdermabrasion is not suitable for sensitive skin (especially Rosacea). Diamond tip microdermabrasion is an alternative that can be used lightly on some sensitive skin types.
  • Crystal microdermabrasion can cause more redness, dilating and sometimes even break capillaries.


Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are one of the most popular professional skin care services today. Generally, they improve the skin quality, texture and colour.

Some skin peels however, can also produce severe side effects such as inflammation, discoloration and scarring for up to several months. Fortunately, this is not true of all skin peels.

There are some peels such as BioSurface Peel that are powerful skin resurfacing systems, which produce powerful results without the associated risks or downtime. Your skin will still look calm because the ingredients in the BioSurface Peel are applied in a bi-phase approach using both naturally occurring botanicals and ingredients that work in synergy with your skin and not against it. An additional benefit is that each treatment includes a skin kit for post care at home, so you and the therapist will know that you have everything you need to care for your skin for the next few days after your treatment giving you ultimate results.

Benefits on Chemical Peels

  • Improves the general health of the skin.
  • Brightens the skin.
  • Reduces pigmentation.
  • Reduces acne.
  • Reduces the signs of premature ageing.
  • Skin looks smoother, brighter and softer.


So accept nothing less when it comes to skincare. Power up your facial for great results and if you are not suitable for facial electricals, you can always try a skin peel or microdermabrasion treatment.


Want to improve your skin and looks ? Then please telephone Studio 8 Beauty on 023 92 380 692 to book a consultation with one of our a Dermalogica Skin care Experts.


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