Beauty + Science: Ultrasound Solution to Wrinkles
According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, University of Washington researchers have been studying ultrasound technology that will “drive topical medication below the skin’s surface to treat tumors” (Ultrasound device linked to UW research targets beauty market). Thankfully, someone had the bright idea that the technology could also be used to make skincare products more effective. This endeavor is not quite as noble as curing cancer, but it sure is an exciting development in the beauty world!
JeNu Biosciences is launching an ultrasound wand that, when used in conjunction with anti-aging skincare, promises to temporarily reduce wrinkles and plump lips. Here’s the science behind it:
“The JeNu wand generates oscillating ultrasound waves that agitate microspheres in the creams and serums. The microspheres create microscopic bubbles that bump into the cells of the strata corneum, creating tiny temporary pathways that allow the treatments to pass through a normally impenetrable layer of the skin.”
It sounds plausible, but I’m reserving excitement until I actually try it. This could be my new favorite beauty tool!
What do you think?! Too good to be true?!