Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find the answers to the most common questions about ECHOPlus Products: The ECHO2 Plus Oxygen Skin Care Treatment System and The Oxyceuticals Oxygen Acne Treatment

QUESTIONS ASKED BY AESTHETICIANS

The ECHO2 Plus Oxygen Skin Care Treatment System uses the following four steps:
EXFOLIATION - This is defined as the active removal of dead skin cells that form daily on the skin surface. It is an essential part of cleansing the skin.

CLEANSING - The ECHO2 Plus Skin Treatment System utilizes an exclusive Cleansing Solution which is applied after a thorough exfoliation to condition and tone the skin. Utilizing only natural essential oils (no alcohol is ever used in the Oxygen Treatment System), this special formula acts as a gentle astringent to kill harmful bacteria.

HYDRATION - Here, a unique process known as Osmotic Hydration is employed using enzymes and amino acids to draw moisture from the air as well as beneath the skin, targeting the critical cells lying beneath the outer layer of the epidermis. In this critical phase of the treatment, an intense topical vitamin mask is applied employing hand massage techniques.

O2XYGENATION - Once the skin has been properly prepared using the previous steps of Exfoliation, Cleansing, & Hydration, the application of pure oxygen gas, along with concentrated forms of Vitamins A, C, & E and 87 other land minerals begins. A cool, soothing therapeutic blast of oxygen and nutrients is propelled deep into the dermal (lower) layer of the skin where it adheres to the red blood cells and the collagen and elastin fibers.

This unique skin treatment program uses 87 different vitamins, minerals, Amino acids, and oxygen, to moisturize and revitalize every cell of the facial skin. Because oxygen is introduced to the skin at the cellular level, it bonds to red blood cells, providing additional strength to the collagen and elastin fibers, which in turn will helps improve the elasticity of the skin.

Without oxygen, all cells will die almost immediately, including skin cells. As we age, our bodies, and especially our skin, lose their ability to retain and utilize oxygen for normal metabolic (formation of new cells) processes. Add to this, the effects of stress, pollution, smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise and you have a serious oxygen deficiency in the skin.

By targeting the deep dermal layer of the skin where new skin cells form and eventually rise to the surface, the ECHO2 Plus Skin Treatment places over 180,000,000 oxygen molecules per second into this critical area. Here, the oxygen molecules attach themselves to the red blood cells, as well as the collagen and elastin fibers to stimulate production of healthy new cells and to increase the strength and suppleness of the skin.

The ECHO2 Plus Oxygen Skin Care Treatment System is designed for ALL skin types, including:
• Young & Old
• Light to Dark Skin Tones
• Dry To Oily Skin Types
• Individuals using Retin-A (with physician's approval)
• Individuals using Microdermabrasion
• Individuals using Facial Toning
• Individuals using Alpha-Hydroxy, Glycolic Acid, and Chemical Peels
• Pre and Post Op for Laser Resurfacing (with physician's approval)
• Pre and Post Op for Plastic Surgery (with physician's approval)
• Male and Female

NOTE: ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO COMMENCING ANY TREATMENT BEFORE OR AFTER SURGERY.

The ECHO2 Plus Skin Treatment System is a preventive treatment for skin. It is designed to add maximum nutrition to the cells that make up the skin on a pore-by-pore basis. The treatment delivers 180,000,000 particles of nutrients onto the skin every second via our patented sub-micronic delivery system. The ECHO2 Plus Skin Treatment System uses pure oxygen to reach the lower levels of the skin, thus assuring the most natural, nutritional effect of the oxygen at the cellular level.

Most oxygen skin care products presently on the market use an oxygen derivative, such as Hydrogen Peroxide for treatment of the skin. Hydrogen Peroxide has a drying effect and is not recommended for many skin types (including African-American and other dark complexions).

QUESTIONS ASKED BY CLIENTS

Yes. All of the ingredients used in the ECHO2 Plus Skin Treatment System are natural and are free of by-products. The sub-micronic delivery system used exclusively in the ECHO2 Plus Skin Treatment System is designed to allow the safe passage of Oxygen, vitamins and minerals into the epidermal junction. The ECHO2 Plus Skin Treatment System is entirely hypoallergenic.

No. The ECHO2 Plus Skin Treatment is a complete skin care treatment all by itself. However, many aestheticians and physicians are having fabulous results combining the ECHO2 Plus Skin Treatment System with Microdermabrasion, Facial Toning, Chemical Peels, and Laser Resurfacing.

Oxygen is responsible for the health and maintenance of every cell in the human body including skin cells. In addition, oxygen deprivation is a major contributing factor in skin aging (appearance of fine lines and wrinkles). Because the ECHO2 Plus Skin Treatment System introduces oxygen to the skin at the cellular level, it assists in improving the strength of collagen and elastin fibers.

In order to receive the full benefit of the ECHO2 Plus Skin Treatment System , a 4-3-2-1 program is recommended. That is, month 1 = 4 treatments , month 2 = 3 treatments, month 3 = 2 treatments and clients should receive 1 treatment per month thereafter.

After your ECHO2 Plus Skin Treatment, it is best to refrain from applying make-up for up to 45 minutes. This will allow ample time for completing the hydration of your skin, as well as providing adequate time for the initial effects of the oxygen to take place in the cells of the skin.

Yes. Immediate sun exposure is permitted as many of the vitamins used throughout the treatment process serve to protect the skin. However, we do encourage limited to preferably no sun exposure. The sun is a major contributor to the destruction and aging of the skin.

Yes. Immediate sun exposure is permitted as many of the vitamins used throughout the treatment process serve to protect the skin. However, we do encourage limited to preferably no sun exposure. The sun is a major contributor to the destruction and aging of the skin.

You will notice a "tight" sensation of your facial skin after the initial treatment, though it will look and feel moist to the touch. This "tight" sensation indicates that the oxygen and other ingredients used in the ECHO2 Plus Skin Treatment System have effectively reached the skin cells and are beginning the process of nourishing and revitalizing your skin, pore-by-pore.

The ECHO2 Plus Oxygen Skin Care Treatment System is offered at fine salons, spas, dermatology clinics and other skin care facilities throughout North America and select locations worldwide. If you wish to locate a provider in your area, please feel free to call our toll-free help line at +1 (800) 592-3246 (M-F 9AM to 5PM PST).

Generally, yes. The ECHO2 Plus Skin Treatment System is compatible with most professional products. However, each case should be looked at individually. Please consult with your skin care professional.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR

The ECHO2 Plus Oxygen Concentrator is a self-contained unit that utilizes Pressure Swing Adsorption technology to produce oxygen on site from the ambient air in your treatment room. Technical information can be found in the Oxygen Concentrator Manual.

The ECHO2 Plus Oxygen Concentrator features an hourmeter which displays the number of hours the unit has been in operation. The hourmeter is a small LCD screen mounted on the front of the Oxygen Concentrator. It displays the time in terms of hours in a decimal format. (example 29.5 hours)

The ECHO2 Plus Oxygen Concentrator is built on a roller base which makes moving the unit between treatment rooms very easy. If you need to take it to another location such as a networking mixer or spa event, be careful when moving the unit outside of the building and into your automobile. Keep the unit standing upright as much as possible. The compressor inside the unit is on springs to reduce vibration. You can protect the compressor by removing the lower front panel and wrapping the compressor in bubble wrap or a towel, and replacing the front panel. Use towels and safety restraints to hold the Oxygen Concentrator in place while driving. Try to slow down gently. If you stop too quickly, the compressor can sway back and forth inside the compartment, damaging the front panel.

Wipe down the ECHO2 Plus Oxygen Concentrator with a cloth towel after each use to prevent stains on the outside of the machine. Wash the filter located on the rear of the machine in soap and water and leave out to air dry. When dry, place the filter back in the cavity on the back of the machine.

QUESTIONS ABOUT ACNE VULGARIS

There is much speculation and research into the cause of common acne. To date, there are no hard and fast answers as to what causes common acne. It is commonly believed however, that overproduction of sebum (the body's natural surface oil) is a root cause of the clogged pores and associated bacterial infection which leads to raised pimples or pustules.

Over the years, many myths have pervaded about what causes acne. These range from improper diet (too much chocolate) to hygiene (unclean skin unhealthy but not necessarily acne-causing) to stress. Most of these myths have been proven false. The fact is that acne is not your fault! There are however, some sensible things you can do to lessen and shorten your breakouts.

No, there is presently no known cure for acne. We can only treat the symptoms of acne and take reasonable steps to prevent it.

Skin care professionals can provide help for acne sufferers through the use of specially designed skin care treatments like Oxyceuticals Oxygen Acne Treatment. You are taking the first valuable step toward doing something positive about your acne by seeing your skin care professional. Follow his/her advice, including doing your part at home and staying out of the sun when possible.

Generally, over the counter preparations use strong chemicals such as Benzoyl Peroxide to kill bacteria and dry the skin. These chemicals often do more harm than good by aggravating acne and should be avoided. We now have much better ingredients and effective formulations to kill bacteria and over-dry skin is not the answer.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE OXYCEUTICALS OXYGEN ACNE TREATMENT SYSTEM

The Oxyceuticals Oxygen Acne Treatment is unique because it is the first professional skin care treatment especially designed to fight acne using real oxygen gas (see below) and skin-friendly ingredients that combine to clear clogged pores, feed and nourish the skin and protect from photo (sun) damage.

Oxygen is a natural bactericide - it kills bacteria. An excess of harmful bacteria is almost always associated with acne breakouts. Therefore, by controlling harmful bacteria, we can lessen the potential for infection, inflammation, redness, etc. Another important benefit of oxygen is its ability to speed the skin healing process.

Your skin care professional will recommend a course of treatment for you based upon the individual factors associated with your condition. Usually, severe acne cases require a series of regular visits accompanied by the extractions of pustules to gain control over breakouts. The Oxyceuticals Oxygen Acne Treatment is safe to perform in such a series of treatments due to its gentle yet effective ingredients.

If you have any questions that have not been answered by this page, please call our office at +1 (800) 592-3246 (M-F 9 AM to 5 PM PST).

We are always glad to assist you.