The Unknown Facts About Skin Ultrasounds

The Unknown Facts About Skin Ultrasounds

Did you know, according to HonorHealth.com, an ultrasound can be as high as $373? That’s just for a traditional ultrasound, you know the ones where you have to squint and tilt your head to see if that’s your little ones nose or foot? Now some doctors offices have what you call a 3D ultrasound, the 3D ultrasound almost looks like your baby is in your arms and your looking at all her features clearly. Not only can ultrasounds determine what’s going on inside you but according to my research, Mesa AZ Ultrasound can tighten the skin! Yes, I said it!

First, lets talk about why you feel the need to have this ultrasound. Maybe you see the visible signs of your facial skin, but you won’t always see changes on the surface on the skin. First changes will happen underneath the skin such as: dilated blood vessels, defective collagen, lack of elasticity etc. There are different stages of skin aging and it’s good to research and know what’s going on with your skin. Visible changes you will see, are wrinkles, fine lines and loose skin hanging from the neck. 

How does this ultrasound work? This ultrasound reaches five millimeters under the skin, it penetrates the second layer of muscles. This device has to go deep in the skin because your skin makes new collagen. Ultrasound therapy is non-invasive, this means it’s not like your other traditional facelifts. There is no cutting or stitching or recovery process, but with every procedure comes aftermath. You will have some swelling for a couple of days, your skin can be tender to the touch, and you can possibly have bruising. 

A lot of patients want to know if this procedure cost the same as a regular facelift. The average cost of a traditional facelift is around $7,448, according to 2017 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Meanwhile some people will be paying close to $10,000 for a traditional facelift, using Ultrasound Therapy you could be paying between $1,500 to $3,500 depending on the procedure. Just like a traditional facelift, most medical insurance companies don’t cover this procedure. 

Lets talk about how to prepare for the procedure. According to American Society for Dermatologic Surgery You’re doctor will review your medical history, there are things that can prevent you from going through with this procedure such as: Cancer, Trouble with your thyroid gland, Cold sores and Shingles etc. You and your doctor should discuss some expectations and some risks that you could possibly have after the procedure. You don’t have to do too much of a preparation for the procedure but your doctor would most likely recommend you to get over the counter pain relief prior to your procedure, if not they will probably prescribe you some main medication. 

I recommend for you to do your research before you go though with this Ultrasound. A lot of people walk into doctors offices and don’t really know what they are getting themselves into. Don’t just stop at this article, Google for more information.

 

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