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“Emmi Skin” Ultrasound

The number of technical appliances customized for skin care to brighten and tighten the skin is endless. The question is how to determine which of the devices, that are typically quite expensive, are nothing but empty promises and which ones are truly effective? First of all, let’s have a brief look at the ultrasound principles without going to deep into the scientific or physical details.  

Ultrasound

Ultrasound can simply be defined as an oscillation of air with a high number of cycles per second. The unit for the amount of oscillations per second is called “hertz” (Hz). One oscillation equals one hertz. As per definition, ultrasound is a particular kind of sound which is physically divided into four sections:

  • Infrasound, sometimes referred to as low-frequency sound, is sound that is lower in frequency than 16 Hz or cycles per second. 
  • Sound, humans normally hear sound frequencies between approximately 16 up to 20,000 cycles per second. (16 Hz to 20,000 Hz) 
  • Ultrasound, is an oscillating sound pressure wave with a frequency greater than the upper limit of the human hearing range. Ultrasound devices operate with frequencies from 20,000 cycles per second up to 5,000,000. (20,000 to 5,000,000 Hz) 
  • Hypersound, covers the range higher than 5,000,000 cycles per second. ( > 5,000,000 Hz) 
Ultrasound is a mechanical wave, which requires a medium to travel. More accurately, it is a series of elastic pressure waves propagating through a medium. (like tones). The requirement for the transmission of the ultrasound is a convenient medium (travel molecule) of which the consistency depends on the frequency and the rendered power of the ultrasonic device. Also, the target, e.g. viewing, displaying, sterilizing, healing etc., is taken into consideration. A moderate power of the ultrasound (for humans preferably less than 0.5 Watt) is also important, because ultrasound may generate heat which is not only painful but also dangerous. 

Physically ultrasound diffuses in gas or liquids in form of longitudinal waves and in solids as transverse waves. When longitudinal waves meet solids they are transformed into transverse waves. Ultrasound waves diffuse at a different pace in different mediums, depending on the degree of hardness. In soft substances the pace is slower (1,500 m/s) than in hard substances (4,000 m/s). .

How is the skin structured?
To better understand how our skin is effected, which also has an overall impact on our health and wellbeing, let’s have a deeper look into the structure of skin and tissue.


SKIN STRUCTURE

The human skin consists of three different functional main layers: 

A. Epidermis  
B. Dermis  
C. Subcutis  

In these layers you find among others…  
  • Hair follicles  
  • Sebaceous  
  • Sweat glands  
As our largest and most visible organ, covering nearly 1.5 to 2m² and making up almost a sixth of our body weight, skin condition can also have a significant impact on our body temperature, energy store, sense impression and protection from environmental influences like fungal skin infection, bacteria or UV rays.

Epidermis

The outermost layer, the epidermis, protects us from environmental influences. Over most parts of the body, the thickness of the epidermis is only about 0.1 mm in total, though it is considerably thinner in the face (0.02mm) and considerably thicker (between 1 and 5mm) on the soles of the feet. The epidermis consists of 5 sub-layers of keratinocyte cells which are belted by desmosomes. Desmosomes are cell structures inside the cell membrane which build a close discoidal connection between two cells. These are mainly present in cells with an intensive mechanical stress and they do improve the mechanical structure. (Protection from shearing force)  
 

The epidermal cells spread on five layers:
  • Horny layer (or stratum corneum) 
  • Clear layer (stratum lucidium) 
  • Granular layer (stratum granulosum) 
  • Prickle layer (or stratum spinosum) 
  • Basal layer (or stratum basale) 
The prickle layer and the basal layer consist of living cells which provide support for the upper three layers where dead cells are regularly shed.

Dermis (or corium)

The dermis forms a strict barrier to the epidermis, whereas the junction to the subcutis is more fluid. The dermis consists of three functional parts:
  1. Stratum papillare 
  2. Basale membrane 
  3. Basale cells 
  4. Epidermis
The upper layer (or stratum papillare) forms a defined, wave-like border with the epidermis. The wave-like structure (bumps) increases the contact area to the epidermis. This provides an optimum nutrient supply to the lower epithelial layer of the epidermis (basale cells) thru the blood vessels in the stratum papillare. The papillares are honeycombed with delicate blood vessels, these capillaries nourish the epidermis and dermis. The papillares increase their contact area between both layers and ensure the tremendous tear strength of the skin. 

The papillares are also home to the lymph vessels. Here the liquid (lymph) is collected which is produced by the emersion of blood plasma from the blood vessels. When the capillary pressure goes up the lymph goes up as well. This liquid is collected in the lymph system and will be brought back thru the lymph nodes into the blood system. The lymph system is branched the same way as the blood system. In this area an adapted ultrasound works the best way. 

In the free connective tissue various other blood and other cells exist. Between the cells there is an empty space called “interstitium”. This space is filled with jelly-like liquid, called intercellular substance. The “jelly” in the cells can swing. This is very important as many cells in that “interstitium” belong to the immune system. An adapted ultrasound used in this area supports the immune system the best way.

Subcutis (or hypodermis)

The innermost layer of our skin stores energy while padding and insulating the body. It is mainly composed of: 

• Fat cells (adipocytes): clumped together in cushion-like groups. 
• Special collagen fibres (called tissue septa or boundaries): loose and spongy connective tissues that hold the fat cells together.
• Blood vessels. 

The subcutis pads and insulates the body and is home to fat cells, collagen fibres and blood vessels. The nutrient supply for the skin starts from the lower layer (subcutis) up to the top (dermis, epidermis). Now you can imagine how important it is that ultrasound can work all the way down in the lower skin layers.

Practical Experiences with Emmi-Skin

In the following, people tell their individual results with Emmi-skin. Emmi-skin is the only device that achieves 100% effectiveness for the skin and in the tissue by using a homogenized focusing transmission of the ultrasound and through the position of the ultrasound generator. On the one hand, the frequency of the ultrasound is optimized for a caring usage on the skin to provide a healthy and good looking skin. On the other hand, it serves as a therapeutically care for the skin and tissue.

User testimonials
  • Applicable for all skin types without any side effects 
  • Handling without any movement and rubbing, ideal as well for a very sensitive skin
  • Cleansing effect not only for the skin but also the pores 
  • After using Emmi-skin the first time, as the pores are cleaned out, the breathing area of the skin already starts increasing substantially. It leaves you with a good feeling. 
  • As result of cleaning the pores, they close up from the bottom to the top which results in a smooth, clean and soft skin 
  • Gentle and motionless removing of dry skin scales after the first usage without using a “sandpaper-like” peeling crème. 
  • Does not only effect the skin but also lower tissue (inflammation) 
  • Alleviates pigmented moles on face and hands 
  • Supports blood flow of the skin – no pale, unhealthy skin anymore 
  • Suitable for upper and lower eyelid – helps against dark circles under the eyes 
  • Naturally tightens the skin of neck and décolleté 
  • Reduces upper lip crinkles 
  • Supports blood flow in the lips and makes them look fuller and nice - without any Botox! 
  • Stimulates the cell division and formation of new collagen fibers 
  • Moderates age marks and pigmented moles on the back of your hands 
  • Supports blood flow in the skin of your cheeks and forehead, chin and neck with the collagen crème 
  • Sunburn cures faster with the Emmi-skin Collagencream and Emmi-skin Ultrasound! 
  • Reduces blackheads and acne 
  • Reduces muscles tension
  • Eliminates callused skin 

IMPORTANT:
: Use Emmi-skin for skin care with ultrasound motionless and without any pressure. No stress for the skin not even in sensitive areas.

How is Emmi-skin making a difference?

Emmi-skin Ultrasound works with max. 72 million air oscillations per minute and it effects amongst other things.
  • Improvement of the pH-value 
  • Stimulation and normalization of the metabolic processes 
  • Stimulation of the collagen synthesis 
  • Support of the lymph drainage 
  • Reinforcement of blood flow 
  • Elimination of bacteria in the skin layers 
With the first usage the pores are cleaned and, as result of that, the breathing area of the skin is substantially increased. In a short period of time the pores close up from the bottom to the top which results in a smooth, soft skin. Old skin scales are removed without abrasion and rubbing. 

Skin crinkles are being reduced or disappear. The ultrasound affects all layers of the skin including the lowest one and eliminates bacteria. The stimulation and normalization of metabolic processes and the support of the blood flow in the skin lead to a healthy, natural looking skin and skin color.

Dark circles and bags under the eyes are being reduced or disappear completely (age-dependent). Eye lids are tightened. A better blood flow in the lips makes them look fuller and more brilliant.