Ultrasound skin tightening

Kira Minkis, Murad Alam*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Ultrasound skin tightening is a noninvasive, nonablative method that allows for energy deposition into the deep dermal and subcutaneous tissue while avoiding epidermal heating. Ultrasound coagulation is confined to arrays of 1-mm3 zones that include the superficial musculoaponeurotic system and connective tissue. This technology gained approval from the Food and Drug Administration as the first energy-based skin "lifting" device, specifically for lifting lax tissue on the neck, submentum, and eyebrows. Ultrasound has the unique advantage of direct visualization of treated structures during treatment. Ultrasound is a safe and efficacious treatment for mild skin tightening and lifting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-77
Number of pages7
JournalDermatologic clinics
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Photo-rejuvenation
  • Photoaging
  • Skin lifting
  • Skin tightening
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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