SQOOM functional test – Water drop test

Ultrasonic Wave is invisible for human eyes. SQOOM emits a deep micro-vibration so rapid that cannot be seen or felt at the surface of your skin. So don’t think your SQOOM isn’t working. To see the water vibration, please follow these steps:

  1.     Turn the power on.
  2.     Select the “”ultrasound”” mode.
  3.     Select any programme you like.
  4.     Put some water on the transducer.
  5.     Hold the SQOOM firmly on both sides, touching the contact handles.
  6.     Touch the transducer with one finger of your free hand.
  7.     As result you see little bubbles dancing on the transducer.”
What happens if the gel gets in my eyes?

Don’t worry, nothing terrible will happen but it might sting a bit. Just wash the gel out with plenty of water. The ingredients of our gels are completely ‘safe’, compatible and allergen free.

What is SQOOM concept?

SQOOM concept is the perfect interaction of physical methods and active ingredients, which results in improved skin health and appearance. The basis of SQOOM concept is its range of innovative, highly effective gels. Due to their precise molecular size and polarity the active ingredients are transported into the various layers of the skin to the exact point where they are needed. SQOOM helps your skin to regenerate, even with problem skin. The patented synchron technology within SQOOM provides a unique combination of ionisation, ultrasound and active cosmetics.”

I have pimples in my face, which gel should I use?

Against impure and oily skin our SQOOM GelComplex AK will help. This gel contains Aloe Vera and is skin soothing. Salicylic acid obtained from willow bark disinfects and opens keratinised pores. Cimicifuga blocks the formation of new pimples and impurities.

I have heard that devices with 1 MHz ultrasound frequency shouldn’t be used on the face, 3 MHz are better and won’t do any harm.

Concerning the ultrasound frequency, we are talking about an average of 1 MHz (1.000.000 vibrations per second). This frequency is adjusted to reach the promised deep layers of the skin (in our case: the dermis).This frequency is perfectly coordinated in its intensity so that there is no risk of endangering the skin on the face or anywhere else on the body – as long as the operating instructions are obeyed. The common recommendation of a 3 MHz frequency is rather confusing as this frequency is simply not sufficient to reach the necessary depth of the dermis.

What influence does the current have on the person who treats (for example beauticians) every day with SQOOM? The device only functions when the loop is closed.

The coordinated and very gentle current isn’t harmful to people. The ionization function opens and closes the cell walls. For this the anode and cathode are used in order to create electricity and to activate the ion migration.

The preparation that is transported into the skin is charged by the potential of the transducer and migrates to the opposite pole inside the tissue (galvanic function).

When treating other people and holding SQOOM in one hand and touching the other person with the other hand the current doesn’t flow through the whole body but only through the shortest way – from the one hand over the shoulder to the other hand. As already mentioned, the current is very weak so no harm will be caused when treating other people. (The current intensity can be best compared with the electricity in the air after a thunderstorm. In this case the air is also charged and has no negative effect on the people.)

I have metal implants. Can I use SQOOM concept?

We have no concerns regarding the use of SQOOM on patients with dental implants as well as every conceivable type of metal implants, including metal plates, screws or metal wire (after surgery, fractures). The success of SQOOM concept is based on the synchron technology (a reliable, safe combination of both ultrasound and ionization) and above all on the high quality gels. If you feel a slight prickle during your treatment in the immediate vicinity of the metal: no problem! Continue! This and all other areas are only touched slightly during the treatment. There may be some sensitive areas where the sensation is either unpleasant or perhaps in rare cases slightly painful, then it’s better to use programme S with SQOOM M2, only ultrasound, or switch off the function ION with the mode button when treating with SQOOM M1 in these areas.

But please be assured: There is no concern and no risk in using both powers (ultrasound and ionization) in the vicinity of any metal implants.

Do the SQOOM gels and the SkinCare Cream have animal components or are they tested on animals?

No. The gels and creams haven’t been tested on animals and also do not have any animal components. The hyaluronic acid is made from fermentation and not from any animal derivatives. The gels and creams do not have any chemical components either.

I have been treating myself for some time and do not see any improvement.

If you are sure you have been carrying out the treatment correctly and you do not have sensitive skin, we suggest you use a ”power programme“ (this is different from the treatments outlined in the manual which are always based on the treatment of sensitive skin). If you do not have a sensitive skin you can treat more intensively. Smoking, not enough sleep, excess alcohol, etc. can increase this effect.

How do I know if my SQOOM is working properly? I don’t hear anything, I don’t feel anything.

When using your SQOOM handset, you will see a red ‘control’ light flashing on the rear of the device. This indicates that the current is flowing and that SQOOM is working properly. If this does not flash, ensure that you are holding both contact handles on the sides of the SQOOM handset and that you are applying sufficient pressure to the skin.

We deliberately chose not to include “psychological show effects” like vibration or sound. You can use SQOOM concept in a relaxed environment, for example while reading, watching TV, listening to music so show effects would only disturb this atmosphere.

At what point after surgery can I use SQOOM on my postoperative scar?

You can start using SQOOM on your postoperative scar right after the stitches are removed. Please use SQOOM med gel NA.

I seem to be getting through my gel really quickly, how much should I be using?

Skin-ageing is the result of another important factor – the permanent degradation of the hyaluronic acid in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is actually the moisture reservoir of your skin. It stabilises the elastic and collagenous fibers and protects our cells against free radicals. SQOOM refills your skin’s moisture reservoirs. When you start using SQOOM, your moisture reserves are often empty. With SQOOM you start to refill them. At the beginning of the treatment the skin needs this moisture and will absorb it quicker, using greater quantities of gel. With the time you will see that the reserves are filling up and you need less and less gel.

I have very sensitive skin and am allergically to many creams and gels.

Our SQOOM gels and creams are developed and produced using highly complex procedures and we place great emphasis on leaving out all allergenic ingredients. We don’t necessarily leave out ingredients that are known to cause allergies, we use our specially developed procedure to remove the allergens from the ingredients while keeping the active properties. Chamomile is an example of this

My skin feels tight after use, is it ok to apply my usual moisturiser?

That is absolutely fine. Once you have finished using SQOOM, either leave the gel on the skin or wash it off and apply your usual moisturiser. As an ideal finishing touch, we have developed our own skin care cream. xcential SkinCare One is ideal for oily and impure skin and also has an anti-ageing effect; xcential SkinCare Two has been developed for normal and dry skin and has also an anti-ageing effect. These two creams are applied without the SQOOM device.

How long will a treatment last?

Treating 20 minutes is already a power programme. If you don’t have the time it is also ok to treat for just 4-8 minutes in order for the skin to feel fresh and relaxed.

SQOOM can fit in with the time you have available for the treatment. And remember, you don’t have to do the treatment in front of the mirror. Use the time and listen to music, watch TV, read or just relax

The price is fairly high for the device and gels. The gels need to be purchased on a regular basis, too.

One gel (50 ml) if sufficient for approximately 20-25 treatments. When you decide to treat once a week the gel will last for up to five months. If you want to achieve faster results and decide to treat more often in the early stages of use in order to fill up the hyaluronic acid reserves in the dermis more quickly then the gels will last approximately one month. Your skin will need the most gel in the first few weeks of use and you will then notice from week to week that your skin absorbs less gel. With a normal and consistent treatment the gel will last about 2 months.

Is it hygienic to lend SQOOM to other people?

It is absolutely fine to lend SQOOM to other people and indeed many families share the SQOOM handset on a regular basis. The SQOOM handset is hygienically sealed and once the gel is wiped off the transducer, it is perfectly clean and ready for another user. It is also possible to disinfect the transducer with a hygienic spray.

Where on my body can I use SQOOM concept?

You can use SQOOM anywhere and everywhere that you have skin except on the eyeballs.

Can I use SQOOM more than once a week?

Yes of course. In order to get faster results, you can treat 2-3 times a week. When you first start the SQOOM treatment your skin needs the active ingredients inside the gels and regular treatments will noticeably improve the skin quality. Please do not use SQOOM more than 20 minutes on one area of the skin a day.

Can I use SQOOM with different cosmetics?

The SQOOM EFFECT is based on the use of innovative, highly developed gels. Due to their precise molecular size and polarity the active ingredients are transported into the various layers of the skin to the exact point where they are needed. No other cosmetics should be used with SQOOM and transported into the skin as you cannot be sure exactly what kind of ingredients, preservatives, fragrances, allergens, etc. are contained in the other products. These could cause damage if they get deeper inside the skin. We accept no liability for results when using cosmetics or medicine produced by others

After surgeries I have scars on my body, which gel is best here?

The SQOOM GelComplex NA is best against all kinds of scars. Magnolol, dexpanthenol and pure camellia seed oil soothe the skin, while amorphous micro-silver in its purest form helps heal and protect against pathogenic germs. You can start using SQOOM on your postoperative scar right after the stitches are removed.

Where shouldn’t be treated with SQOOM?

During pregnancy on your abdomen  – You are able to use SQOOM during pregnancy to treat the face and the décolletage. Do not use in the abdomen area while pregnant.

Assumption of skin cancer

If there is any possibility that the skin is affected with skin cancer, SQOOM must not be used. A negative effect is not proven but we would advise caution.

Pacemaker

Please do not treat in the immediate area surrounding a pacemaker. SQOOM doesn’t reach that deep but once again, we advise caution. It is safe to treat in the face or the rest of the body.

Other contraindications are:

  •          Thyroid hyperfunction – do not use SQOOM in the immediate area
  •          Affection of the nervous system and as Parkinson and epilepsy
  •          Embolisms, varicosity and thrombosis
  •          Tumors
  •          Open wounds

Metal implants, braces, wire, screw, metal plate and endoprothesis in the area of the current flow. If you treat this area and only feel a prickling, you can continue the treatment. If you feel a pain in this area, switch to programme S (only ultrasound) with SQOOM M2 or switch off the Ion when treating with SQOOM M1 and treat the area with this programme.

Which gel should I use against muscle and back tensions?

For a targeted massage of muscle and back tension use SQOOM GelComplex OL.

How long will I need to use it to start seeing a difference in my skin?

We recommend using SQOOM once a week for visible success. You should start to feel the difference almost immediately. Your skin’s blood circulation is improved, making it look brighter and feel smoother. After a couple of months of regular use, wrinkles and fine lines can be visibly reduced

How will I know if my SQOOM is fully charged?

The SQOOM charger will show a green light when the battery is full. The device is functional for approximately four hours on one charge and can therefore easily be taken on vacations or business trips without the charging station. If you keep the STEP button pressed for three seconds it will show the charging status of the battery – if the LED lights on all six programmes turn green then the device is fully charged. If only two lights glow then there is 30 minutes of battery time remaining. A buzzing signal indicates that the battery needs to be recharged.

I have reddened skin – can I use GelComplex RO?

Yes, if you have reddened skin, SQOOM GelComplex RO is the best gel for you. With calcium and coralline red algae ingredients, this is highly-sensitive and extremely effective.

Is it safe to use SQOOM?

It is completely safe to use SQOOM. Ultrasound devices have been used for decades in cosmetic and medical treatments. SQOOM devices are fully-tested and are in accordance with all required security standards (CE, ISO 9001 2000, L-C, US, FD, HS Mark).

Where do I get more information about different treatments?

You can find more information on our website – just click on the ‘Download/Movies’ tab.  You can also find detailed information in the SQOOM instruction manual. We operate with a network of SQOOM partners and would be happy to advise you of a partner in your vicinity. Our partners will be happy to provide a personal consultation.

Are there any risks and/or side effects to the SQOOM treatment?

The SQOOM treatment is gentle and has no known side effects. The only exemption exists for people who have a pace maker. Furthermore, any skin area affected by skin cancer shouldn’t be treated and anyone suffering from hyperthyroidism should refrain from treating the front of the neck.

Is the SQOOM treatment complicated or time consuming?

The treatment is uncomplicated and gentle: First the highly effective cosmetic products are spread onto the transducer head on the skin, than the skin is massaged with the hand-held SQOOM device using small circular movements.  Using SQOOM just once a week brings visible success and an improved skin structure.

I have dry and flaky skin, which gel is the best for me?

Against dry and flaky skin, please use the SQOOM GelComplex PS. The gel is anti-inflammatory and regenerating through magnolol and calendula extract

Can I use the SQOOM device without gels?

No! SQOOM concept consists of two components: the gels, which include the highly effective active ingredients and the device, which transports these active ingredients into the skin. They must be used together.

Can anyone use SQOOM?

Yes. From babies to older people, SQOOM concept can be used safely by anyone.

At what time (morning – evening) should I use SQOOM?

It is best to treat in the evening before going to bed. Leave the gel on your skin after the treatment as a night mask. Overnight, the gel has the function of a night cream and gives the upper skin layers valuable nourishing ingredients.In the morning, the skin will be very soft and plump. If you feel that something is missing or that the gel is too dry on your skin, apply a normal night cream or in the best case, use our xcential SkinCare Cream One or Two which is the ideal finishing touch to the SQOOM treatment.

What is the difference between the individual SQOOM programmes?

SQOOM M1 offers a total of six programmes:

C (Cleansing) is used for the skin-deep cleaning and is only applied with cleanserGel, which was specially developed for this purpose.

M (Massage) executes a deeply effective massage. The blood circulation is stimulated and the skin is perfectly prepared for the following programmes.

N (Nutrition) delivers an 80% push and 20% pull on the skin with the primary aim of drawing active ingredients deep inside the skin.

L (Lifting) is a slightly stronger programme that works to reduce the small, visible wrinkles at the skin’s surface. A power programme for fast and short term success.

W (Whitening) has the priority of lightening the skin. This physical tuning is mainly applied to treat liver spots or age spots successfully in combination with our specially developed deSpot Gel, and against acne in combination with SQOOM AK Gels.

W (Wrinkle Care) is our most gentle programme, especially used for sensitive skin and for babies and infants. Also for the treatment of sensitive and stressed skin during the first few treatments.

SQOOM M2 offers a total of seven programmes:

C (Cleansing) is used for the skin-deep cleaning and is only applied with the cleanserGel, which was specially developed for this purpose.

M (Massage) executes a deeply effective massage.The blood circulation is stimulated and the skin is perfectly prepared for the following programmes.

L (Lifting) is a slightly stronger programme that works to reduce the small, visible wrinkles at the skin’s surface. A power programme for fast and short term success.

W (Whitening) has the priority of lightening the skin. This physical tuning is mainly applied to treat liver spots or age spots successfully in combination with our specially developed DeSpot Gel, and against acne in combination with SQOOM AK Gels.

S (Sono / Ultrasound) provides ultrasound only without iontophoresis, for booster application.

I blue (Iontophoresis) especially for cleansing around your eyes.

I green (Iontophoresis) especially for applications around your eyes