Skin tools and technology in the Facial Expressions Skin Therapy toolkit play an important part in our multi-faceted approach to personalized skin care; from diagnostic imagery and skin assessment tools to product delivery devices and non-invasive, contour-sculpting technology, the FX toolkit is full of science-backed, cutting-edge equipment that our experts use to supercharge your skin treatment plan.

Incorporating skincare technology into our treatments facilitates deeper product penetration, activates cellular rejuvenation processes, and, most importantly, accelerates your skincare outcomes. 

Today, we are walking you through our favourite advanced skincare technology and tools. Which of these have we used in your skincare treatments?

Skin Assessment Tools

“To find where you are going, you must know where you are” – John Steinbeck

Most of our clients are already familiar with our Observ digital analysis camera, which is a main feature of our Discover FX – Introductory Session. The Observ skincare technology utilizes 5 different light filters to illuminate the skin from the inside out. From this, our skin experts can closely examine and identify areas of concern, including those that might not yet be visible to the naked eye. These incredibly detailed images mark the starting point of any skin treatment plan and allow us to track progress over time.

For our advanced skin assessments, we also utilize a biophysical skin analysis device that measures certain skin parameters such as hydration, erythema (redness), and epidermal lipids. Coupled with the Observ images, we use these digital measurements to inform our short- and long-term treatment strategies, as well as monitor improvements.

LED Light Therapy

LED light therapy is defined as the therapeutic use of light energy to target cellular processes in the skin.

Similarly to plants, our bodies’ natural tissues absorb light and convert it into energy. This, in turn, stimulates our bodies’ natural processes of building new proteins. 

LED works to complement the skin’s natural rejuvenation process and skincare treatment outcomes by bolstering collagen, stimulating wound healing, improving skin laxity, and helping with general skin health.

Skin tip: LED light therapy has also been seen to oxygenate the skin cells by providing them with increased blood flow, all while reducing skin inflammation and the look of enlarged pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.


Also referred to as “sonophoresis”, ultrasound is used to enhance the movement of water-based skin care solutions through the skin’s multiple layers via inaudible sound waves.

Sound vibrations from an ultrasonic device cause tiny gaseous bubbles to form in skin tissue, which then collapse and cause a slight, controlled disruption in the lipid matrix (which acts as the ‘glue’ that seals each layer of skin together.)

This purposeful disruption effectively creates channels through which certain products can now permeate deeper than they would normally have been absorbed by the skin, all thanks to this painless, non-invasive skincare technology. The result of incorporating this skincare tool? Enhanced, longer-lasting hydration, brightening, and texture-smoothing. 

Skin tip: We most commonly use ultrasonic technology during our hyaluronic and peptide infusions, which often star in our Signature FX Facial treatment.


Next on our list of professional skin tools and tech is iontophoresis.

Like ultrasound, iontophoresis is also used to facilitate product penetration; its difference is that it utilizes extremely low, painless electrical currents to do so. 

Certain ingredients and formulas contain an electrical charge and, therefore, iontophoresis can be used to drive the ingredients and/or formulas more quickly and thoroughly through multiple layers of skin in order to enhance efficacy.

Skin tip: Some of our devices, like Environ’s Electro-Sonic DF Mobile Skin Device, utilizes both sonophoresis and iontophoresis to conduct the delivery of specialty Environ serums deep into the skin tissue where the potent ingredients can do the most good for your skin. This yields plumper, fresher skin that more rapidly absorbs active ingredients to mitigate common concerns such as fine lines and hyperpigmentation. (This one is also available for home use!)


Hands down, the most effective, non-invasive pro-youth technology on the market is also based on the physics of electricity: microcurrent. Microcurrent skincare technology works with the body’s own bio-electrical system to tone, lift, and smooth facial contours and skin tone. 

One of the primary benefits to microcurrent is the dramatic increase in adenosine triphosphate (ATP) – basically the ‘battery juice’ of every cell in the body. Microcurrent stimulates ATP production, resulting in increased energy for cellular functions such as elastin and collagen production, detoxification, and cellular repair.

We’re huge fans of microcurrent here at FX and we recently upgraded our equipment and expanded our technique repertoire. Expect to hear more about this wonderfully ‘uplifting’ technology in the near future!

Skin tip: Often referred to as a “non-invasive face lift option”, microcurrent facial rejuvenation is best experienced through a series of weekly treatments over the course of three months as conducted by your skin coach.

High-Frequency Skin Classic

Teaser alert!

This affordable, non-laser treatment for minor skin irregularities is coming soon to Facial Expressions Skin Therapy.

The Skin Classic utilizes high-frequency electrical current directed through a non-invasive probe to instantly dehydrate unwanted surface spots so they dry up and flake off.

The result? Imperfections such as skin tags, seborrheic keratosis, sebaceous hyperplasia, cherry angiomas, and some distended capillaries can be expertly targeted thanks to the Skin Classic.

Skin tip: Contact Kristen today to hear when the Skin Classic will be officially rolled out!

The Skin Tools and Technology of Facial Expressions Skin Therapy: Did Anything Surprise You?

Come visit us here in Vancouver, British Columbia to learn first-hand how our blend of science-backed treatments, cutting-edge skin assessment tools, and expert skin coaching work in tandem to get you glowing skin for life.

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