Ultrasound therapy improves the appearance of wrinkles by depositing focused ultrasound energy below the surface to stimulate the body’s creation of new collagen, the natural protein that gives skin its youthful firmness and elasticity. Skin begins to lift and tone over time.
Why choose ultrasound therapy?
Ultrasound therapy is typically used on face and neck. The treatment is non-surgical and can be performed as in-office procedure.
Ultrasound is sound whose frequency is higher than the upper limit of human perception. For decades’ ultrasound has been used as a diagnostic tool to help determine shape size, shape, and consistency of various internal structures. It has also been used, with varying success, to break up kidney stones. However, using ultrasound for cosmetic procedures is a new and potentially exiting development.
Many (if not most) of the existing noninvasive rejuvenation treatments are based on producing controlled damage that triggers tissue remodeling and/or tightening, and that, in turn, leads to cosmetic improvement.
By fine-tuning frequency, intensity and other parameters, an ultrasound device can be calibrated to deliver energy to the desired depth, targeting a particular structure (e.g. dermal matrix or subcutaneous fat) while sparing the adjacent tissue (e.g. epidermis).
What should you know about ultrasound therapy?
Ultrasound gel is applied and the smooth handpiece is placed on your skin. The focused ultrasound energy is delivered to pre-planned depths within the tissue below the surface of your skin to stimulate collagen growth. Ultrasound therapy literally bypasses the surface of the skin, targeting the deep, structural skin tissues where collagen resides. The procedure uses the body’s own regenerative response to recondition the network of collagen fibers. During the procedure, which can last up to 30 to 90 minutes depending on the treated areas.
Uses of ultrasound
Skin tightening and lifting
Body contouring and cellulite removal