Sarah Henning tries Skin Tightening with Ultrasound!July 20, 2017
Skin Tightening with Ultrasound is a break-through, highly effective, pain-free, long-lasting treatment to tighten, lift and strengthen sagging, stretched or damaged skin on your face and other large parts of your body. Results are immediate and there is no downtime following treatment.
Sarah experienced Skin Tightening with Ultrasound for the first time and LOVED IT!
Sarah discusses her experience – “I was interested in ultrasound skin tightening to address the age related skin slackening on the neck, jaw and lower cheeks. I’m 45 years old now and this is something that just happens with age.
On the day I left plenty of time for my appointment and my clinician listened to my concerns about pain, and ensured I had sufficient numbing. The clinician applied the anaesthetic gel and then put glad wrap over the gel so it doesn’t dry out while activating. I had this on for about 20 minutes before we started but I was in an area with the curtains drawn, so it’s very discreet.
I trusted RCA, they always have a doctor on site providing medical supervision, and importantly they know how to safely use strong medical grade anaesthetic products. This is really important to me because I don’t really have a high tolerance for pain.
During the treatment I was moved to lay on the treatment bed. The ultrasound device looks just like the device used for scanning during pregnancy. The device is delivered to one small area at a time. The treatment felt like a mild electrical current going through that part of the skin and for most of the areas there was very little pain. I would rate it as nothing more than 1 or 2 out of 10! Where the skin is thin near the bone, the treatment is a bit painful. Some areas near the jaw and the temple I rated 5 out of 10. On the painful areas the feeling is like an electrical current fizzing under the skin for 1 second, and then it takes 30 to 60 seconds for the pain in that area to calm down.
A warning the ultrasound is picked up by the metal fillings in the teeth. My clinician knew to ask me if I had any metal fillings and she gave me a material to bite on to stop most of this hurting. I was very thankful that my clinician was properly trained and knew what she was doing.
After the treatment my skin was a bit pink and the clinician put a small amount of powder to disguise it while it calmed down. There was no bruising and the pink surface colour went down after 2 hours. I did have internal tenderness in some parts of my face and that lasted for 10 days. Under the eye socket was a tender area and felt like I had been hit with a ball in the eye. That feeling went away after 10 days and you couldn’t see anything when you looked in the mirror.
My clinician was very knowledgeable about the technology and how to use it to its best effect. She also had good knowledge on how to get the best pain relief which I really valued.
Overall I’m very happy with the result, particularly on the jaw line. The treatment has firmed up the slackening skin. Immediately after the treatment the skin feels very smooth and soft. I had the treatment 3 weeks ago and I still have the lovely soft feeling on the skin surface.
I do recommend this treatment for middle aged women like me. It’s worth the money and is a lovely result. Just be sure to have it delivered by someone reputable who has a good medical-grade topical anaesthetic, otherwise it would be painful!”
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