Ultrasound facials may be provided by specific facilities under the supervision of a medical professional, reports Dr. Janice Moranz. A standard eight-treatment course of ultrasound therapy costs about $800, but individuals may want continued maintenance therapy after.
Ultrasound therapy for the face involves using electrical impulses to stimulate collagen production and to drive chemical treatments into the skin, according to Dr. Moranz. This therapy has been adapted from ultrasound treatments of burns and ulcers. During these procedures, the chemical lotion is spread on the skin prior to the application of the electrical impulses. A common lotion is consists of antioxidants, bleaching agents and chemical collagen stimulants, while another is a powerful bleaching agent. When combined with ultrasound therapy, the effects of these lotions is much greater.
Some individuals have immediate results from this therapy, but many do not see results for some time, adds Dr. Moranz. Collagen takes time to grow, so skin may not regain strength until several weeks after therapy. Individuals with dark spots and acne scars often see the most drastic results from this therapy. Ultrasound therapy may help those with stretch marks or scars. Ultrasound therapy is appropriate for any skin type and may be used in conjunction with all other skin care products.