Ultrasound Skin Tightening
Ultrasound Skin Tightening Procedure
Ultrasound skin tightening is an in-office procedure. The heat from the device stimulates collagen production, which then contracts and tightens the skin.
Depending upon the size of the treatment area, sessions typically take 30 minutes to an hour. For best results, 6 to 10 treatment sessions, spaced about 2 weeks apart, are usually recommended. Many patients see improvement to the overall condition of their skin immediately after being treated, and skin continues to improve over the next few months as collagen production increases. In some cases, the results of laser skin tightening lasts for 2 years.
Advantages Of Ultrasound Skin Tightening
Because it is not invasive, many people choose to undergo ultrasound skin tightening rather than facelifts, neck lifts, liposuction or “tummy tucks,” all of which are surgical procedures that require recovery time. After an ultrasound skin tightening session, patients can resume their regular activities immediately.
Side Effects Of Ultrasound Skin Tightening
There are no serious side effects associated with laser skin tightening. Mild side effects, which are temporary, include redness; swelling; bruising; skin sensitivity; and changes in skin color. Any discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.