Ultrasound Skin Tightening
Ultrasound skin tightening is a highly effective treatment for tightening, firming, toning, and contouring the problem areas around the face, neck, and décolleté. The treatment uses ultrasound energy, which has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin to treat depths not matched by other types of laser technologies. The delivered energy is concentrated at a selected depth below the skin’s surface, creating controlled heating through the cellular structure to rejuvenate tired collagen with new, stronger collagen. This treatment creates a tighter, firmer appearance with no surgery or downtime.
 
Candidates
A good candidate for ultrasound skin tightening experiences 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. A personal consultation with Northwest Aesthetics is recommended so that you can discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals. Ultrasound skin tightening can be performed on any skin color.
 
How Ultrasound Skin Tightening Works
It is important to avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks prior to your appointment. During the treatment, you will feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, indicating that the collagen-building process has begun. 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 to 90 minutes. As the ultrasound energy heats the treatment area, it stimulates the natural production of collagen, putting into motion the new regrowth and regeneration cycle for fresher, firmer, more youthful skin.

Usually, only one to two treatments are recommended. However, based on the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy, and the individual’s collagen-building process, some patients may benefit from additional treatments to achieve desired results.
 
Recovery
After ultrasound skin tightening treatment, the skin may appear flushed at first, but the redness should fade within a few hours. Some patients experience slight swelling, tingling, or tenderness to the touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature. Normal activities may be resumed immediately after the procedure without any post-treatment restrictions or requirements.
 
Results
After your treatment, you may see some initial effects, but the ultimate results will take place over two to three months, as your body naturally regenerates collagen. The visible results from the treatment can last about one to two years, depending on your body’s natural aging process. Because skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help patients keep up their desired aesthetic. Patients can enjoy a refreshed appearance and a more tightened, lifted, and toned appearance.
 


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