Subject: Phonophoresis

What? Phonophoresis is ultrasonic energy Phonophoresis can enhance the delivery of topically applied products. The ultrasonic waves help the medication pass through layers of the skin. It is used for the treatment of injuries by helping small molecule medicine or skin care products get delivered deeper into the skin.

Why? History Used for treatments of injuries and delivering small molecule skincare ingredients and medicines into the body. Phonophoresis is ultrasonic energy used to increase skin permeability. It also helps the absorption of the product into the tissue. Phonophoresis can enhance the delivery of topical products.

How does it relate to the skin? Skin care products and medicine can be delivered to specific areas of the body. Anti-inflammatory medications are delivered using phonophoresis. It allows topical medicines into the skin.

Where does it typically occur? The specific area of the body is where the product is effective which is into subcutaneous tissues. It occurs on the part of the body that is damaged.

When? Implications Facials and body treatments. Phonophoresis has been used to help the absorption of topically applied analgesics and anti-inflammatory products through the use of ultrasound. The absorption of topically applied products aids in the health of the skin.

Who Benefits from this? The client and the esthetician benefit. It can be performed on someone who has inflammation of the skin. The client benefits from this as it helps with those who suffer from other disorders as well. It is a therapeutic ultrasound used to aid in lymphatic drainage or to deliver ingredients deeper into the skin.

What causes this? Client’s interested in particular treatments by clinicians. Ultrasound waves are used to help pass the medicine through the skin and into your injured body part. The ultrasonic energy allows the product absorb into the skin.

How? Solutions (Mechanical /Machine) Electrical machinery such as ultrasound machines. The ultrasound machine assists with healing inflammation. Electric ultrasound machines are used to deliver waves. Phonophoresis can be used in facials and body treatments and can help with absorption of products by the use ultrasound.

How? Solutions (Non Mechanical) Skin care products with small molecules work well. An example is hydrocortisone. Products with small molecules work best with this treatment.

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