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.
- Ansel's Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery System (Page 300) (ISBN 0-7817-4612-4)
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Pain Medicine News
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 21:11:01 -0800
These include heat-enhanced diffusion, iontophoresis, sonophoresis, laser-assisted transdermal passage, or pressurized gas delivery of powdered drug particles.6 Microporation, a newer technology, uses tiny microneedles to penetrate the stratum corneum ...
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:07:29 -0700
The Kingfisher uses a machine that introduces the use of Pulsed Iontophoresis, the use of a specifically pulsed electrical current to facilitate penetration of vitamins into the cells, and Low Frequency Sonophoresis, the use of sound waves to transport ...
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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