ULTRASOUND FACIAL

Most Advanced Medical Facial

Overview

Free radicals like pollution, sun exposure and stress can all take their toll on our skin. They can prematurely age us, leading to dull or tired-looking skin. Sun damage can manifest in the appearance of blemishes like hyperpigmentation and spots. Our skin quality can cause us to lose confidence in how we look, but the Ultrasound Facial can save your skin.

Ultrasound Facial is so much more than just another facial. It is an experience. A pleasure. A feeling. And a confidence booster. It is also about much more than just great looking, healthy skin. When our skin looks good and feels good, we feel good too.

Ultrasound Facial is an all-in-one solution for multi-dimensional, effective facial skin care by combining five different technologies: Aqua Peeling; Cyclone Extraction; Ion Lifting; Multipolar Radiofrequency; and Ultrasound.

This is is the newest non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment to help combat signs of ageing. When carried out in conjunction with Dr Bong’s exclusive treatment technique and protocol, this treatment visibly improves skin health and the appearance of your skin.

√  Reduce appearance of fine lines

√  Reduce congested or enlarged pores

√  Reduce and control acne

√  Deep cleanse and exfoliate

√  Stimulate new collagen production

√  Stimulate cell renewal for a more radiant skin

√  Firm and tighten skin


Suitable for all skin types

Suitable for all skin types, Ultrasound Facial uses various medicated solutions which cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate and renew the skin. This treatment also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which is address specific skin concerns such as uneven skin tone or acne.

It is the perfect treatment to have once a month, that will increase your skin health and leave you looking and feeling radiant. Alternatively, we can put together a treatment programme that will address specific skin concerns you may have.


LED light therapy

This is a non-invasive treatment that uses non-thermal LED light energy – which penetrates your skin at different depths – to trigger your body’s natural cell processes to accelerate rejuvenation and repair of the skin. This innovative treatment has been used amongst celebs like Kourtney Kardashian and Jessica Alba. Although they are many at-home LED systems, these devices are usually at a fraction of the strength of in-clinic treatments. We offer this revolutionary treatment completely free of charge to our patients as part of their Ultrasound Facial treatment. We offer our patients treatment with either red or blue light. Blue light kills bacteria that causes acne and red stimulates collagen production to firm and lift the skin in addition to its ability to brighten the skin and soften the appearance of age spots.


Introducing our clinical skin therapist

Your Ultrasound Facial will be carried out by our clinical skin therapist – Leeann.

Originally from Glasgow, Caroline joined Essence Medical Cosmetic Skin Clinic as a licensed clinical skin therapist in 2020. Caroline has extensive experience in the field of skin health and medical facials.

Leeann has dedicated her career to helping patients achieve total beauty and wellness for both their skin and body. She has a warm personality and a very professional way of providing exceptional skin care treatments and uniquely personalised attention to every one of her patients. With each treatment and consultation, Leeann’s caring demeanour and passion for delivering outstanding results are consistent and memorable.

Ultrasound Facial

  • Essence Medical Skin Clinic is one of Scotland’s most established and respected clinics
  • Your treatment will be carried out by our clinical skin therapist
  • The technique, protocol and specially formulated serums are all unique to our clinic.
  • No other clinics have the same treatment regime
  • More advanced than Hydrafacial or Profacial in Glasgow Edinburgh

Ultrasound Facial FAQ

Do I need a consultation for Ultrasound Facial?

This is not necessary at all. Ultrasound Facial is a medical-grade, state-of-the-art facial machine. It is very safe and the treatment will be carried out by our clinical skin therapist (see below), who has been trained to the highest standard by Dr Bong.

Before the treatment, Caroline will analyse your issues, examine your face and discuss what the procedure entails. Please watch our videos to familiarise yourself with the treatment before you make an appointment.

What is Ultrasound Facial?

Ultrasound Facial is a state-of-the-art machine which offers a medical-grade facial treatment. It is exclusive to Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic. In other words, no other clinic has this unique treatment protocol.

Ultrasound Facial is so much more than just another facial. It is an experience. A pleasure. And a confidence booster. It is also about much more than just great lookin, healthy skin. When our skin looks good and feels good, we feel good too.

Ultrasound Facial is an all-in-one solution for multi-dimensional, effective facial skin care by combining five different technologies: Aqua Peeling; Cyclone Extraction; Ion Lifting; Multipolar Radiofrequency; and Ultrasound.

This is is the newest non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment to help combat signs of ageing. When carried out in conjunction with Dr Bong’s exclusive treatment technique and protocol, this treatment visibly improves skin health and the appearance of your skin.

Suitable for all skin types, Ultrasound Facial uses various medicated solutions which cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate and renew the skin. This treatment also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which is address specific skin concerns such as uneven skin tone or acne.

It is the perfect treatment to have once a month, that will increase your skin health and leave you looking and feeling radiant. Alternatively, we can put together a treatment programme that will address specific skin concerns you may have.

What are the benefits of Ultrasound Facial?

Benefits of Ultrasound Facial:

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines
  • Reduce congested or enlarged pores
  • Reduce and control acne
  • Deep cleanse and exfoliate
  • Stimulate new collagen production
  • Stimulate cell renewal for a more radiant skin
  • Firm and tighten skin

How does Ultrasound Facial work?

Ultrasound Facial was created to provide the best skin of your life. The technology it uses is unique, and so are the amazing results it achieves. After just one treatment, you will look and feel great instantly. And the more you use it, the healthier and more radiant your skin will become.

The Ultrasound Facial’s unique treatment protocol consists of a six-step process taking around 45 minutes and is perfect for anyone with a busy lifestyle. It detoxifies the skin, removes dead skin cells, extracts any debris and provides long lasting hydration and essential nutrient support to protect and rebuilds collagen in your skin.

The Ultrasound Facial treatment is ideal for everyone, irrespective of skin type, age or gender. It addresses common concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, tired skin, sun damage, large pores, acne and congested skin.

Who will carry out my Ultrasound Facial?

Your Ultrasound Facial will be carried out by our clinical skin therapist – Caroline.

Originally from South Africa, Caroline joined Essence Medical Cosmetic Skin Clinic as a licensed clinical skin therapist in 2018. Caroline has over 12 years of experience in the field of skin health and medical facials.

Caroline has dedicated her career to helping patients achieve total beauty and wellness for both their skin and body. She has a warm personality and a very professional way of providing exceptional skin care treatments and uniquely personalised attention to every one of her patients. With each treatment and consultation, Caroline’s caring demeanour and passion for delivering outstanding results are consistent and memorable.

Tell me more about Ultrasound Facial

Step 1 and 2 – Cyclone Cleanse and Exfoliation

After removing the makeup from your face, the first step in the treatment process involves Cyclone Cleansing and Aqua Peel Exfoliation. This process gently cleanses the skin and exfoliates the outer most layer of the skin, removing dead skin cells. This allows the skin to reflect more light, which creates a brighter and healthier appearance.

Next, a special serum is applied to the face, which contains a mixture of Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic Acid to deliver the benefits of a typical peel without the post-peel scaling and irritation. This phase of the treatment helps loosen deep pore debris and dirt that you cannot get to with normal face washing. Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic Acid help prevent the pustules of acne from forming.

The treatment continues with Cyclone Extraction. This step sounds more intimidating than it is in reality. As opposed to a manual extraction, our aesthetician uses what is called a Clyclone Extraction nozzle. This nozzle rapidly circulates liquid that, when applied to the skin, acts as a vacuum to eliminate blemishes like blackheads, whiteheads and clogged pores for a completely painless and instantaneous extraction.

Step 3 – Bio-Nutrients Infusion

In this step, our aesthetician uses the Clyclone Infusion tool which infuses a specially formulated hydrating serum into your skin which rejuvenates and restores the skin’s suppleness, creating a healthy skin structure and function. This serum contains a pro-antioxidant formula with potent peptides, hyaluronic acid and enriched EGF (epidermal growth factor). This is a detoxification step.

Step 4 – Ion Lifting

This clinically proven technology has been around for 25 years and is a muscle lifting procedure that uses microcurrent technology to send out tiny electrical impulses helping to tone and soften facial expressions.

‘Microcurrent’ is a low level electricity that mirrors the body’s own natural electrical impulses. This tool offers a non-surgical, non-invasive cosmetic technique that safely and effectively improves the health and appearance of your skin. When used as part of the Ultrasound Facial, the results can be dramatic, leaving the face with the most natural lift whilst rejuvenating the skin and boosting collagen production.

Step 5 – Radiofrequency

“Radiofrequency is all about stimulating your own collagen production. During this treatment, a specific handpiece is used to heat the skin to between 38-40 degrees with radiofrequency, which feels like a hot stone face massage – you do feel heat in the skin but it is not uncomfortable.

The benefit of this treatment is its ability to stimulate tightening of the collagen fibres. After the treatment, it continues to promote collagen production over the following 4-6 weeks.

Step 6 – Ultrasound

‘Ultrasonic’ literally translates to sound waves beyond the upper limit of human hearing. During this phase of the treatment, ultrasound is used to penetrate deep below the surface of the skin promoting cellular renewal, increasing blood circulation, encouraging lymphatic drainage and stimulating collagen production. Ultrasound sets off a healing reaction, and your skin gets a mini lift. it also breaks down the particles in serums, allowing them to penetrate deeper into skin.

Who is Ultrasound Facial for?

The Ultrasound Facial treatment is ideal for everyone, irrespective of skin type, age or gender. The treatment goes deeper into the skin bringing out your confidence through healthy, glowing complexion. It restores and rebuilds skin health with immediately visible results and can be tailored to treat any specific skin concerns you may have. When you look good, you will feel good and everybody will see it.

What can I expect during and after my Ultrasound Facial treatment?

Having Ultrasound Facial is a relaxing and pain free experience. You will feel the suction during the deep cleanse phase, but it will not be painful.  You will leave the clinic with your face feeling smooth and supple. This is a ‘no downtime’ treatment, so you can expect to get on with normal activities right away. In some cases, localised redness may occur, but this will subside very quickly, leaving behind beautifully clear skin.

When can I expect to see results?

After your first treatment your skin will feel rejuvenated and smooth instantly. Black heads will be removed, and your pores cleansed leaving them less prominent. We recommend a course of four treatments, four weeks apart, but it can also be used as a one of treatment before a party or big event.

What results can I expect from a Ultrasound Facial?

Even after one treatment, you will notice skin that is smoother, better toned, and brighter. Patients who come in for regular monthly treatments often see improvements in pigment, fine lines, and pore structure.

Does Ultrasound Facial hurt?

Not at all. Due to its patented technology, this treatment is completely pain free.

How often can I have the treatments?

For best results, our patients come in on a monthly basis. Unlike some medical aesthetics treatments which can be a little uncomfortable, Ultrasound Facial is actually a pleasant experience and provides a relaxing break from your daily routine. Of course, you will still see benefits if you come in less frequently than once a month.

For patients who have severely clogged pores and oily skin, we offer a rapid rescue package of three fortnightly treatments followed by monthly maintenance. We can also do this for patients who want to treat severely damaged and dehydrated skin.

How many treatments are needed to see results?

You are likely to see an immediate improvement in your skin after just one Ultrasound Facial treatment. Specific skin concerns (for example acne, or pigmentation) are likely to require several treatments for full benefit. For optimum results in the medium to long-term, regular sessions every 4-6 weeks are recommended, combined with an appropriate regime of medical grade skincare products.

What is the downtime after a treatment?

One of the best things about this treatment is that there is no downtime. You can go right back to what you were doing right before the Ultrasound Facial. The only difference is that your skin will look and feel great!

What areas can be treated?

We offer treatment on the face and neck.

How long does the treatment take?

Since our specialist aesthetic therapist customises your treatment, you can expect the experience to last about 45 minutes.

What does the treatment feel like?

You will feel a cool sensation and be aware of gentle pressure during parts of the treatment. Most of our patients find that the treatment to be pleasant and relaxing.

I have sensitive skin. Can I still have an Ultrasound Facial?

The short answer is “yes,” but you need to have the treatment performed by a highly-skilled aesthetician. This is not a “cookbook” procedure, where the same steps are done on every person. Our specialist aesthetic therapist is very skilled – having been trained personally by Dr Bong – and has many years of experience.

Can Ultrasound Facial reduce acne?

Yes! It is a great way to unclog the pores, which is part of acne treatment. It is a fantastic treatment to regulate the sebum production. The serum we use in this treatment has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which can help reduce and control acne. We also include the use of Salicylic Acid in the treatment. Salicylic Acid helps to correct the abnormal shedding of cells. For milder acne, it helps unclog pores to resolve and prevent lesions.

Do I need to stop retinol?

Yes. We recommend that you discontinue retinol and related products 3 days before your Ultrasound Facial. You should also avoid any glycolic or other home-based peels for the same amount of time. If you are using these products, please speak with our staff for specific guidance several days before your treatment.

Does it matter where I get an Ultrasound Facial?

Just as with peels, laser treatments, dermal fillers, and other medical grade skin treatments, an Ultrasound Facial machine needs to be used properly to produce a good result. The person carrying out your treatment is as important as the technology, if not more so. At Essence Medical Cosmetic Skin Clinic, we offer our patients a highly-skilled aesthetics team that is guided by Dr Kieren Bong, one of the most respected and renowned cosmetic doctors in Europe.

The Ultrasound Facial treatment at Essence Medical is special in that the technique, protocol and specially formulated serums are all unique to our clinic. You will not find another clinic with the same treatment regime as all of the above have been exclusively formulated by Dr Bong.

What is the difference between microdermabrasion and Ultrasound Facial?

Microdermabrasion is a procedure which uses an abrasive instrument to gently sand the skin in order to remove the outer-most layer. Ultrasound Facial is sometimes referred to as ‘hydradermabrasion’ or ‘aqua dermabrasion’. Although it is quite quite similar to microdermabrasion, there is a distinct difference between them. Unlike the manual extractions performed through abrasive sanding in microdermabrasion, Ultrasound Facial uses a vacuum tip to deeply cleanse and remove impurities. As such the Ultrasound Facial method is considered to be gentler and more effective. It is also widely known that microdermabrasion can tamper with the skin’s natural colour balance, and may leave behind lighter or darker spots. Ultrasound Facial, however, promises to leave behind smooth and even skin immediately.

What is your booking and cancellation policy?

When we book an appointment for you, we commit that time and our resources to your treatment. This means that, if anyone else wants to come at the same time, we will be unable to see them and will have to offer them an alternative time. If you do not then attend that appointment and either do not tell us in advance or give insufficient notice, we are unable to allocate the time to someone else; however, we still have overheads and staff salaries to pay during the unproductive time.

Deposits and your credit/debit card details

Unlike other clinics, we do not take any advance deposit or booking fee. The only exception is our Ultrasound Facial treatment where a nominal non-refundable deposit of £50 is required because an external skin therapist is being brought in specially to carry out the procedure for you. This deposit will be redeemed against your Ultrasound Facial treatment.

When booking your appointment, you will be asked to provide us your credit/debit card details. This is your confirmation of your commitment to attend your appointment. Please rest assured that no money will be taken from your card and your details will be securely stored but encrypted for your own privacy. We assure you that your details are fully protected and safe with us.

To cancel or reschedule your appointment

We make appointments with the expectation that you will attend at the agreed date & time to undergo your treatment; if you change your mind or work/other commitments prevent you from attending, we ask you to give us a minimum of 48 hours’ notice (excluding Sunday) so that we can reallocate your appointment slot to another customer.

Non-attendance (including late cancellation)

If you do not attend your appointment, or cancel later than the deadlines shown above, we reserve the right to make a charge as follows:

1. Ultrasound Facial: you will forfeit the £50 deposit

2. All other appointments (including consultation): £50 will be charged to your credit/debit card

Appointment reminders

Please note that, although we normally send text message reminders two days before appointments are due, the successful delivery of these relies on our text provider, your mobile network provider and your phone and cannot therefore be guaranteed.

Therefore, you should not rely on our text messages as the sole reminder of your appointment as we will not be responsible for any appointments missed as a result of non-delivery of the text message reminder, regardless of the reasons for its failure.

How much does Ultrasound Facial cost?

We charge £99 per treatment. Each treatment includes the following:

  1. 30 minutes of Ultrasound Facial which combines five different technologies: Aqua Peeling; Cyclone Extraction; Ion Lifting; Multipolar Radiofrequency; and Ultrasound
  2. 10 minutes of LED light therapy
  3. 10 minutes of head or shoulder/neck massage

This is the best facial I have ever had in my life. After the treatment, my skin feels soft and hydrated. The very next day my mum commented that my skin looked healthier and glowing.

Karen S. Glasgow

I am so glad I gave Dr Bong’s Ultrasound Facial a try. It did not disappoint! I love the treatment! It is so pampering but most importantly, my skin looks and feels amazing. My make-up looks flawless and the occasional break-out on my face has completely stopped. My skin feels clean!

Joanne F. Edinburgh
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