Ultrasound skin tightening

Dermatol Clin. 2014 Jan;32(1):71-7. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2013.09.001.


Ultrasound skin tightening is a noninvasive, nonablative method that allows for energy deposition into the deep dermal and subcutaneous tissue while avoiding epidermal heating. Ultrasound coagulation is confined to arrays of 1-mm(3) zones that include the superficial musculoaponeurotic system and connective tissue. This technology gained approval from the Food and Drug Administration as the first energy-based skin "lifting" device, specifically for lifting lax tissue on the neck, submentum, and eyebrows. Ultrasound has the unique advantage of direct visualization of treated structures during treatment. Ultrasound is a safe and efficacious treatment for mild skin tightening and lifting.

Keywords: Photo-rejuvenation; Photoaging; Skin lifting; Skin tightening; Ultrasound.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cosmetic Techniques*
  • Erythema / etiology
  • Eyebrows
  • Face
  • Humans
  • Neck
  • Pain / etiology
  • Rejuvenation*
  • Skin
  • Skin Aging*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ultrasonic Therapy / adverse effects
  • Ultrasonic Therapy / methods*