illumia Skin Brite Series

Dual Ultrasound® Facial

Ultrasound therapy for aesthetic medicine and dermatology

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Illumia's Dual Ultrasound® Facial is a signature facial that uses innovative technology specially developed to treat different aesthetical and dermatological conditions.

Instead of conventional ultrasound, Dual Ultrasound® uses dual frequency ultrasonic waves with frequencies of great speed. The intensity of the treatment's rapid oscillating waves are very powerful (100 to 1000 times per second) and deeply micro-massages the facial tissues.


Figure 1 - Dual Frequency waves at 1 and 3 MHz frequency and 3 and 10 MHz frequency

Reducing Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs)

The key innovation of Dual Ultrasound® is its ability to degrade Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs). MMPs are a group of enzymes that are manifest themselves in various medical conditions such as Acne, Eczema, Dermatitis, Ulcers and Cancer). In skin ageing, MMPs values has been found to be 500 to 1000 times above normal levels.

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Figure 2 - Overgrowth of MMPs

Dual Ultrasound® micro-massage has been scientifically proven to reduce MMPs values which in turn reduces the damaging effect of these enzymes on tissues. Post treatment, MMPs values are lower and tissue metabolism returns to normal levels. This leads to a recovery of various medical conditions and skin improvement benefits such as:

Aesthetic Medicine

  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Skin tightening and Lifting
  • Skin rejuvenation


  • Acne
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Chronic ulcers
  • Scars and keloids
  • Acne scars
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis

Building Skin Immunity

Aside from actively encouraging skin healing, Dual Ultrasound® also helps in strengthening the skin’s  immunity. It does this by stimulating the production of Heat Shock Proteins (HSPs), which is important in order for skin to maintain a healthy barrier and to combat stressful conditions such as skin injury, wound healing, exposure to sun and variable weather conditions.


Figure 3 - Heat Shock Proteins in Skin

Skin Rehydration

Micro massage is an excellent therapy to improve moisture content in our skin. It increases the content of Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which accelerates healthy metabolism and stimulates our skin to main healthy moisture levels.


Figure 4 - Dry skin (low GAGs)


Figure 5 - Skin rehydration (high GAGs)


  • Quick visible results
  • Painless and no side effects
  • Compatible for all skin types
  • Can be done in conjunction with other aesthetic treatments including fillers injections, radio frequency treatments, pre and post aesthetic procedures.

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Clinical Photos

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Dual Ultrasound® Micro-massage Treatment modes and Indications

Lifting Mode
For skin tightening & Lifting

Hydration Mode
For intense hydration

Dermatology Mode
For conditions such as acne, acne scars, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis

Healing & Recovery Mode
For post-procedure, post-laser, post skin injury, post sun exposure


How long does the treatment take?


What is the treatment interval for Dual Ultrasound® Facial?

Once weekly or bi-weekly

What results can I expect?

Skin brightening, tightening, rejuvenation, improvement in skin texture and skin conditions such as eczema, acne, fine lines and wrinkles


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