How do Skin Tightening process works?
Dr. Vi Sharma has worked in the field of cosmetic surgery
He has a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University; and former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice.
As we age, we all eventually start to see the skin on our cheeks and neck sag and our triangular faces (from cheekbones to chin) become more rectangular. This happens because the fat pads in our cheeks slip and fall down our cheeks over time, and 1% of our collagen is frighteningly lost every year starting around age 25 and continues inexorably every year thereafter.
How does facial ultrasound work?
- The device used in ultrasound skin tightening is much more useful than laser devices. It penetrates 5 millimeters deep under the skin and reaches the second layer of muscles below the facial muscles. The ability to go this deep is essential because the collage production takes place in these lower layers.
- The dermis layer of the skin contains most of the expert structures and cells of the skin. Once you reach the age of 20, it has less ability to synthesize collagen. In women, estrogen levels decrease with age, making the skin thinner and drier.
Risk or Complications of Ultrasound Skin Tightening Process
Each treatment method has its pros and cons. Ultrasound for a facelift is a relatively safe procedure when performed by a trained and qualified doctor. You can also continue with your daily activities once you leave the surgery. However, be aware of possible side effects or complications:
- Redness that persists for more than one day after treatment
- Skin sensitivity that lasts more than a month after treatment
- Swelling that lasts more than four weeks and does not go away with the first application of a cold compress
- Bleeding from the skin under the dermis that does not subside within two weeks
- Grooves or scratches on treated skin.