Collagen and elastin are components of our skin’s connective tissue that maintain its firmness, elasticity, and structural integrity. According to one study, the amount of collagen produced in the skin of people over the age of 80 is about 75% less than that of young adults. With time, skin invariably begins to show the telltale signs of aging — wrinkles, lines, and sagging.
What Is an Ultrasonic Facial?
The ultrasonic facial is a noninvasive medical procedure that aims to give the skin a tighter, younger-looking appearance. It uses a technology known as high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). Ultrasound therapy — long used for imaging and other treatments — is now helping to give people’s faces a lift.
Ultherapy uses noninvasive ultrasound energy to lift the eyebrow, neck and under-chin. The FDA approved the technique for smoothing décolletage (chest area) lines and wrinkles as well.
How does it work?
The inaudible, high-energy ultrasound waves penetrate into the deep layers of the skin, heating the tissues. This creates a controlled micro-injury which stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms to ramp up collagen production.
These focused ultrasound waves can heat three tissue layers of the skin: the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) layer, the deep dermis, and the papillary dermis. This causes an immediate contraction followed by a delayed tissue remodeling effect, resulting in tighter skin.
Unlike lasers, radiofrequency, microcurrents, and other noninvasive skin treatment modalities, ultrasound can bypass the superficial layer of the skin and produce its effect solely in the deeper layers where it is required. Using ultrasound imaging, the skin layers are visualized prior to beginning the treatment. The focused ultrasound is then precisely delivered to the required location, at the correct depth, with minimal effects on the surrounding tissues. Treatments performed with the Ultherapy device, a professional ultrasound HIFU found in many aesthetic practices, usually last between 60 and 90 minutes.
Ultrasonic facelift Benefits
Ultrasonic facial treatments use sound waves to boost circulation and stimulate the protein that gives skin its elasticity and firmness.
- Stimulates blood flow
- Exfoliates dead skin cells
- Clears acne
- Tightens facial area
- Helps diminish wrinkles and fine lines
- Reduces under eye bags
- Fades age spots, redness, and scars
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