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Sonophoresis is a process that exponentially increases the absorption of semisolid topical compounds (transdermal delivery) into the epidermis, dermis and skin appendages. Sonophoresis occurs because ultrasound waves stimulate micro-vibrations within the skin epidermis and increase the overall kinetic energy of molecules making up topical agents. It is widely used in hospitals to deliver drugs through the skin. Pharmacists compound the drugs by mixing them with a coupling agent (gel, cream, ointment) that transfers ultrasonic energy from the ultrasound transducer to the skin. The ultrasound probably enhances drug transport by cavitation, microstreaming, and heating. Sonophoresis is also used without drug delivery in physical therapy, and as a complementary modality for iontophoresis.

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  • Ansel's Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery System (Page 300) (ISBN 0-7817-4612-4)

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19 news items

 
MIT News
Fri, 22 May 2015 09:01:45 -0700

She was awarded an MS in chemical engineering practice in 2011 and is currently working in the Blankschtein and Langer laboratories on her PhD thesis, "Low-Frequency Sonophoresis-Assisted Cutaneous Immunization." Sinha's research focuses on ...
 
Medscape
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 21:03:45 -0800

Background Conclusive evidence indicating an effective treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a common entrapment neuropathy, is lacking. Ultrasound therapy (US therapy) has long been used as one of the combination treatments for CTS. In addition ...
 
ABS CBN News
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:52:30 -0800

MANILA -- What do lifestyle blogger Patty Laurel and teen actress Sofia Andres have in common? Theyn rely on UK-trained dermatologist Dr. Kristina Reyes to take care of their skin. Reyes's boutique clinic, Luminisce at the Bonifacio Global City ...

Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:26:15 -0700

A more high-tech medifacial that I love is the Environ DF vitamin infusion, which uses ultrasound (sonophoresis) and a very mild electrical current (electrophoresis) to drive gently charged vitamins into the skin, increasing their penetration over 4000 ...

Waikato Times

Waikato Times
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:07:37 -0700

The Environ DF II Iontophoresis and Sonophoresis Machine - it's a mouthful to get your tongue around so we just call it the "DF machine" - provides clients with an "instantly improved" facial treatment result, that's part of an Environ skin care and ...
 
Times of India
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 02:22:30 -0700

Ultra Sonic Resurfacing & Sonophoresis Infusion with Concentrated Ampoules/Serums Ultrasonic resurfacing is used to visibly improve your skins texture, tone and brightness. This is followed by an infusion of custom -selected ampoules and serums in a ...
 
New Zealand Herald
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:06:02 -0700

If I have one criticism of facials it is that they are all very nice, but afterwards what do you have to show for it except a light wallet? Too many feel like a simple series of cleansing, masking and moisturising steps with light massage and some ...
 
South China Morning Post
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 23:25:06 -0700

He has also developed an anti-ageing machine that uses iontophoresis (an electric charge) and sonophoresis (low-frequency ultrasound waves) to increase vitamin penetration, and the medical skin-needling tool to reduce scarring, lines and wrinkles. He ...
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