Of the many skin tightening treatments out there, ultrasound based treatments are the newest—and possibly most efficient—forms on the market. Unlike some of its counterparts, ultrasound skin tightening technology penetrates deep within the dermal tissue without the need for invasive tubes or lasers, safely treating multiple layers of the skin with minimal risks involved. So what’s the deal with ultrasound skin tightening and does it really work?
The Basics of Ultrasound Skin Tightening
Ultrasound skin tightening is a fairly new development, but it has already caused quite a stir among surgeons and dermatologists for its efficient results. Basically it is a guided system that delivers thermal energy deep into the skin and subcutaneous tissue, reaching the targeted areas without injuring the skin’s surface. The treatment better differentiates the energy and precisely targets specific problem areas. Ultrasound skin tightening is believed to be associated with the contraction of fibrous septae that surround fat cells along with the superficial muscolo aponeurotic system, or SMAS, a thin layer of muscle fibers that sag with age. The thermal energy from ultrasound technology creates a contracting effect on these tissues, shrinking the excess skin.
The Ulthera™ System is one of the only ultrasound skin tightening devices currently in use. It is designed for full-face and neck skin tightening and is an effective brow-lift treatment. Ulthera™, or Ultherapy, is the first FDA approved treatment of its kind, offering patients a low-risk, non-invasive procedure that leaves them with tighter, smoother, younger-looking skin. Due to the efficiency of ultrasound skin tightening, only one or two treatments are required, and sessions generally last between 30 and 45 minutes.
Ultrasound Skin Tightening Results
The results of ultrasound skin tightening will vary with each individual patient, but on average, people begin to see improvements in their skin laxity after within 1-2 months. After treatment, patients will see lifted and smoother brows, reduced skin sagging and firmer facial skin.
Ultrasound skin tightening is not a permanent solution to aging skin, and most patients are encouraged to come back for annual touch-up treatments to maintain their look.
Is Ultrasound Skin Tightening Right for Me?
Older people experiencing facial sagging who do not want to undergo a surgical facelift are good candidates for ultrasound skin tightening. However, the best way to determine whether or not it is the right course of treatment for you is to meet with a certified skincare specialist. At a medical consultation, the doctor will be able to analyze the condition of your skin, discuss your aesthetic goals and suggest the proper skin tightening treatment. A doctor can also give you information on ultrasound skin tightening risks, costs and financing options.
If you are interested in ultrasound skin tightening or another cosmetic treatment and wish to set up a consultation with one of our highly qualified skincare professionals, then contact us today. We’ll get you set up with a free consultation with a local specialist.