Believe it or not, ultrasound technology is not only for seeing an expecting baby. A new wave of technology allows patients to use ultrasound technology outside the realm of medical imaging. It can be used for skin tightening as Microfocused Ultrasound and for body contouring as High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. Medical imaging, skin tightening, and body contouring are all very similar in many ways; the main difference is that different frequencies of ultrasound are used.
A clinical study that treated the skin of the lower face to target collagen using Microfocused Ultrasound, resulted in 72% of subjects having a visible facelift. The efficacy of Microfocused Ultrasound treatment is improved when multiple passes are used.