UltraSound Skin Tightening is a highly effective ultrasound treatment for tightening, firming, toning and contouring the problem areas around the face, neck and decollete. The treatment is non-invasive and is without downtime. It is a great option for those who want to lift, tone and tighten areas of loose skin.
This treatment is proven to tighten, firm, tone, contour and rejuvenate skin and deeper tissues to help naturally restore a more youthful appearance. The UltraSound Skin Tightening treatment utilizes a focused form of ultrasound energy to firm and tighten existing collagen and stimulate new natural collagen production.
Unlike radio frequency technology, the treatment uses focused ultrasound. During the treatment, the delivered energy is concentrated at a selected depth below the skin’s surface, creating controlled heating through cellular structure. Energy is delivered with precision, reaching deeper than radio frequency skin tightening laser treatments to target the same deep tissue planes as a modern alternative to a facelift. This energy heats local tissue structures to coagulative temperatures, causing collagen denaturation and initiating aggressive collagen synthesis – without injuring the skin’s surface.
ULTRASOUND TIGHTENING BENEFITS:
- No surgery or downtime
- Lifts, tightens and tones loose skin to counteract the effects of time and gravity
- Typically only takes 1 treatment
- Rejuvenates tired collagen with new, stronger collagen
- Can be performed on any skin color
- Procedure only takes about 60-90 minutes
- Gives you a more refreshed appearance
- Brow region
- Forehead and Upper Face
- Cheeks, Jowls and Lower Face
- Full Face
- Full Neck
- Chest (Décolleté)
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS FROM MY ULTRASOUND SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENT? HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?
After your treatment you may see some initial effect, but the ultimate results will take place over 2-3 months, as your body naturally regenerates collagen. The visible results from the treatment can last from 12-24 months, depending on your body’s natural aging process.
In some situations some immediate results may be visible after the treatments but typically, measurable tightening and contouring improvements appear gradually over a two to six month time period following a single treatment session.
HOW IS THIS TREATMENT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER LASER TREATMENTS?
This treatment uses sound energy which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat depths not matched by any other non-invasive cosmetic device. Lasers rely on light energy, which cannot reach deeper skin layers at an optimal temperature. Since the two technologies often treat different types of skin issues, they’re actually very compatible.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR ULTRASOUND SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENTS?
A good candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity where the skin begins to feel and look less firm. Examples include a lowered eyebrow line, loose skin on the neck, sagging under the chin, and lines or wrinkles on the chest.
RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF TREATMENTS:
Typically only need one treatment. However, based on the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy and the individual’s collagen-building process, some patients benefit from additional treatments. Because skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help patients keep pace with the body’s natural aging process.
PRIOR TO YOUR TREATMENT:
Once you book your treatment, you won’t need to follow any special preparations or skincare regimens in advance of the treatment.
DURING YOUR TREATMENT:
After cleansing the skin and identifying the specific areas to be treated, ultrasound gel will be applied and place the smooth treatment applicator against your skin. Next, your service provider will use ultrasound imaging to first see deep within the skin to determine optimal placement of the treatment energy, and then deliver the focused ultrasound energy beneath the skin’s surface.
During the treatment delivery, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort levels can vary from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the energy is being delivered. The length of your treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. Small areas such as the brow region may take approximately 30 minutes, while the face and neck procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes.
AFTER YOUR TREATMENT:
You can return to your normal activities immediately after your procedure without any post-treatment restrictions or requirements. Your skin might appear flushed at first, but the redness should disappear within a few hours. Some patients experience slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to the touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature. Other, less common post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising or numbness on small areas of skin. As with any medical procedure, there is the possibility for other rare effects, which your practitioner will review with you.