Ultrasonic device part II: The adverse effects of ultrasonic device for medical skin care

Min Won Lee, Gwang June Lee, Hwa Jung Ryu, Joo Yeon Ko

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An ultrasonic device for medical skin care is used to gently exfoliate the skin of dead skin cells and impurities. Ultrasound waves help loosen and remove oil, dirt and cellular debris from pores. Ponophoresis or sonophoresis is the use of ultrasound to increase percutaneous absorption of drugs, serums, lotions, creams and masques to a depth where it is more effective and beneficial. For improved results and safer procedures, we need to know the contraindications and adverse effects of ultrasonic treatments. Therefore, we summarized and reviewed the issue of safety including contraindications, cautions, and adverse events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-314
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 1



  • Adverse effect
  • Contraindication
  • Ponophoresis
  • Sonophoresis
  • Ultrasonic treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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