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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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Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (subscription)
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:00:00 -0800

Enhancement of percutaneous absorption or penetration of therapeutic agents (ie, drugs and macromolecules) by ultrasound, termed sonophoresis, has been applied and studied for decades. In this study, the penetration percentage through porcine ear skin ...
 
Medscape
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 21:14:46 -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 ...

Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:36:50 -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 ...
 
OutSourcing-Pharma.com
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:56:59 -0700

Whereas dermatologic topical formulations (foams, creams, lotions, ointments, gels, etc.) target skin diseases, topical transdermal delivery systems (TDDS) are designed to treat systemic medical conditions or localized joint or muscle conditions, using ...
 
PR Web (press release)
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:45:00 -0700

... Sonophoresis · The Fitzpatrick Scale · Transdermal Mesotherapy · Transderm Ionto System · Ultrasound in Wound Healing. Home img. The VI PeelLearn more. Medical Grade MicrodermabrasionLearn more · Latisse Eyelashes by MD SkinLearn more.
 
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 ...
 
Times of India
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 02:28:19 -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 ...

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 ...
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