While ultrasound technology is a recognised household term, with many people having at least some understanding of how it works and identifying its uses (sonograms, etc.), it is less well known that it can be used for aesthetic purposes.
Ultrasound skin treatments can have a tightening and lifting effect when applied to target areas for a rejuvenating effect to the face, hands, chin, and decolletage.
Ultherapy and Ultraformer
Ultherapy and Ultraformer are two examples of ultrasound skin treatments, both FDA approved for cosmetic use and bearing the CE mark. Our clinicians use the entirely non-invasive ultrasound technology to improve the skin quality of a selected area, with just one session often being enough to see results.
The treatment itself works by stimulating collagen production for a tightening effect – collagen is a vital protein that gives our skin its strength, and the loss of this over the years is what causes loose and sagging skin. This can be exacerbated by lifestyle factors like eating too much sugar, smoking, and repeated overexposure to UV rays.
The Best Time To Have Ultrasound Skin Treatments
Ultherapy and Ultraformer ultrasound skin treatments can be used effectively at any age, though the optimal time at which someone is most suitable for treatment will vary from person to person according to their individual needs. Many people use ultrasound skin tightening as a precursor or alternative to a facelift, or as a supplemental treatment to maintain results achieved by surgical procedures.
Non Invasive Treatment Options
As these treatments are entirely non-invasive, involving no cutting, there are no stitches and no downtime, and patients can often resume their daily activities immediately. Results can be seen from approximately 3-6 months after the initial session, and while one treatment is enough to gain results, we often recommend a course of multiple sessions in order to achieve optimal outcomes.
PHI Clinic Appointment
At PHI Clinic, we always require a consultation prior to any treatment going ahead in order to perform a full and thorough assessment. For ultrasound skin treatments, this would be with one of our aesthetic therapists. During this consultation, our clinician will create a bespoke treatment plan to suit your unique needs, taking into account your budget, preferences, and availability.