Ultrasonic Facial for Acne
Acne is an inflammation of the sebaceous glands (oil glands) due to a blockage of the ducts. The result is what we know as result as pimples. Acne can be found on your face, shoulders, chest, back and other areas.
In most cases, acne appears during puberty but is not unique to only adolescents. Acne can affect those in adulthood. According to statistics, about 20% of women from 25-50 years old suffer from acne. In men, acne appears less frequently.
Modern cosmetology offers many diverse methods of facial cleansing, performed not only manually, but also using specialized tools. Each of these procedures has its own effectiveness, pros and cons, as well as guidelines for proper use. One of the most popular cosmetic procedures today is ultrasonic cleansing for acne, which helps to get rid of bacteria and pimples.
Causes of Acne
First, we must understand the causes of acne to be able to better treat it. There are many possible causes for acne. The main factors are the following:
- Increased secretion of the oil glands
- Blockage of the oil glands and the upper part of the hair follicle
- Infection of acne-causing bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes)
- Skin inflammation
- Hormonal changes
- Allergies to drugs or cosmetics
- Body hypothermia
- Alcohol or cafine abuse
Acne Prevention and Treatment
In order to avoid acne, the following preventive measures should be followed:
- Daily skin care (cleaning, applying creams and other products suitable for your skin type)
- Healthy balanced diet
- Timely detection and treatment of acne-causing diseases.
However, more is sometimes needed. Intense acne breakouts and post-acne effects require a specialized treatment regimen, that will vary based on your age, gender, the type of acne and where it is located on your body.
The goals of any acne treatment should include:
- to stabilize the function of oily secretions
- remove dead cells formed in the ducts of the oil glands
- kill the bacteria that cause inflammation
However, fighting the causes of acne alone is not enough. For better results a multi-stepped approach should be used, including medical procedures and proper care for problematic areas.
What is an Ultrasonic Facial?
An ultrasonic facial is a cosmetic procedure in which sound waves are used to penetrate into the skin and the energy from the sound waves stimulate cell repair and growth and increases blood circulation. It is widely used and quite effective.
You may have heard about the effectiveness, safety and ease of ultrasonic facials. The treatment is very mild on the skin that does not cause any adverse side affects. After getting an ultra sonic facial, no recovery time is required, such as after a laser or manual facial.
After treating the skin with ultrasound, the cells are renewed and their metabolism is enhanced. Local blood circulation is also significantly enhanced, as the cells receive more nutrients and oxygen. Moreover, during the procedure, the pores of the skin and oily ducts are cleaned of existing contaminants, including blackheads and acne.
At our spa, acne and post-acne is treated by qualified skin care specialists. First, a diagnostic is performed and the cause of the acne is identified. After diagnosis, an individual treatment regimen that includes one or more treatment methods is established.
It is important to remember that even though the procedure is effective, the results aren't permanent. The duration of the results directly depends on continued skin care. If you do not follow specific guidelines with regards to skincare, bacteria and microbes will appear again. In fact, lack of personal hygiene is the main reason why acne appears again after ultrasonic cleaning.
Ultrasonic Facial Benefits
One important benefit of acne treatment with ultrasound is that the procedure does not require a lot of prep work on the skin. There isn't a need for prior steaming or preparation of the skin.
With ultrasonic cleaning, after makeup removal, the esthetician immediately proceeds to the cleaning itself since the pores will naturally open due to the ultrasonic waves. Because of this, it is possible to perform acne cleansing for people with dilated or weakened capillaries of the skin.
The contents of the sebaceous ducts are removed using a special scraper nozzle, by pushing the blockages out with an ultrasonic wave. At the same time, all dead cells are removed from the skin's surface, which smooths the skin and even eliminates small wrinkles.
At the end of the ultrasonic treatment, a soothing mask is usually applied to the patient's skin. In some salons, ultrasonic cleaning is supplemented by applying special nourishing or anti-aging masks, as well as giving the face a light massage that strengthens the contours and increases the elasticity of the skin.
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Frequency of Ultrasonic Facials
Some believe that since ultrasonic cleaning is completely harmless and has no side effects, it can be done very frequently, but that isn't always the case. The recommended frequency of treatments directly depends on your type of skin and on the degree of the acne breakout.
The recommended frequency for ultrasonic treatments are as follows:
- For Dry skin no more than 1 or 2 times every 3 months.
- For a combination of dry and oily skin no more than once every 2 weeks.
- For oily skin once a month.
Always rely on a qualified specialist to determine the best frequency of ultrasonic cleaning for your face.