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garry cussell ultrasound skin tightening

Dr Cussell gives an introduction to Skin Tightening with Ultrasound

August 21, 2017

Ultrasound skin tightening is a surprisingly straight-forward process when administered by an expert. Dr Garry Cussell explains the process, which areas are treated and what outcomes you can expect from this advanced skin tightening treatment.

Skin Tightening with Ultrasound is a surprisingly easy and simple procedure,  it takes approximately an hour and the appointment is for an hour and a half.  It’s quite comfortable and not a painful procedure, the most important thing is that there is no downtime, there’s no redness or swelling of the skin and people can return to social activities or work.

ultrasound skin tightening under chin

The results are two-fold, instantly the skin is tightened, this is because the collagen network is made of protein structures and when the heat of ultrasound hits the collagen protein network it immediately shrinks. It’s a scientific fact that protein will shrink and that happens in every case.

The resulting tightness, lifting and improvement in slimming of the face is seen immediately halfway through the procedure. Generally we do the whole face, from the forehead, the eyelid to the cheeks and right down to the base in it, we stand the patient up at the halfway mark and compare the treated side to the untreated side. It’s quite obvious the improvement in the feel and firmness of the skin as well as the lifting and the slimming of the face. The patient then lays down and we treat the second side.  Tightening is enhanced and by stimulation of new collagen, the new collagen multiplication and growth takes quite some time to mature, so we don’t actually see any further tightening and lifting and slimming of the face for the first two months, however this is gradual and subtle over the third and fourth and fifth month, and even up to the end of the six months you get ongoing improvement.  After six months there’s no new collagen growth because it’s fully formed and naturally the skin collagen would start to become too pleased again. But we encourage people to have a second treatment at the six-month mark and that significantly enhances the ongoing tightening and strengthening of the skin so it becomes synergistic.

By having the treatment regularly (every six months) we get a cumulative advantage so although it’s impossible to completely stop ageing (because the quality of the collagen is naturally reduced as we get older) we can slow down ageing by continually increasing the contraction and the quantity of new collagen forming.

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