The practitioner who performs the procedure will first cleanse your skin thoroughly. Next, an ultrasound gel is applied and the smooth handpiece is placed on your skin. The focused ultrasound energy is delivered to pre-planned depths within the tissue below the surface of your skin to stimulate collagen growth. Ultrasound therapy literally bypasses the surface of the skin, targeting the deep, structural skin tissues where collagen resides. The procedure uses the body’s own regenerative response to recondition the network of collagen fibers.
During the procedure, which can last up to 30 to 90 minutes depending on the treated areas, patients can experience sensations of varying discomfort levels while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. The sensations are noticeable only while the energy is being delivered.